1 Samuel 12:22

22 For the sake of his great name the LORD will not reject his people, because the LORD was pleased to make you his own.

1 Samuel 12:22 in Other Translations

KJV
22 For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great name's sake: because it hath pleased the LORD to make you his people.
ESV
22 For the LORD will not forsake his people, for his great name's sake, because it has pleased the LORD to make you a people for himself.
NLT
22 The LORD will not abandon his people, because that would dishonor his great name. For it has pleased the LORD to make you his very own people.
MSG
22 There's nothing to them. They can't help you. They're nothing but ghost-gods! God, simply because of who he is, is not going to walk off and leave his people. God took delight in making you into his very own people.
CSB
22 The Lord will not abandon His people, because of His great name and because He has determined to make you His own people.

1 Samuel 12:22 In-Context

20 “Do not be afraid,” Samuel replied. “You have done all this evil; yet do not turn away from the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart.
21 Do not turn away after useless idols. They can do you no good, nor can they rescue you, because they are useless.
22 For the sake of his great name the LORD will not reject his people, because the LORD was pleased to make you his own.
23 As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by failing to pray for you. And I will teach you the way that is good and right.
24 But be sure to fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Psalms 25:11; Psalms 106:8; Isaiah 48:9,11; Jeremiah 14:7; Daniel 9:19
  • 2. S Joshua 7:9; 2 Samuel 7:23; John 17:12
  • 3. S Leviticus 26:11; S Deuteronomy 31:6; 1 Kings 6:13
  • 4. Deuteronomy 7:7; 1 Peter 2:9
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