1 Samuel 12:16
New International Version
"Now then, stand still and see this great thing the LORD is about to do before your eyes!

New Living Translation
"Now stand here and see the great thing the LORD is about to do.

English Standard Version
Now therefore stand still and see this great thing that the LORD will do before your eyes.

Berean Study Bible
Now, therefore, stand and see this great thing that the LORD will do before your eyes.

New American Standard Bible
"Even now, take your stand and see this great thing which the LORD will do before your eyes.

King James Bible
Now therefore stand and see this great thing, which the LORD will do before your eyes.

Christian Standard Bible
"Now, therefore, present yourselves and see this great thing that the LORD will do before your eyes.

Contemporary English Version
Just stand here and watch the LORD show his mighty power.

Good News Translation
So then, stand where you are, and you will see the great thing which the LORD is going to do.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Now, therefore, present yourselves and see this great thing that the LORD will do before your eyes.

International Standard Version
"Now then, stand up and see this great thing that the LORD is about to do before your eyes.

NET Bible
"So now, take your positions and watch this great thing that the LORD is about to do in your sight.

New Heart English Bible
"Now therefore stand still and see this great thing, which the LORD will do before your eyes.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now then, stand still and watch this great thing the LORD is going to do right before your eyes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now therefore stand still and see this great thing, which the LORD will do before your eyes.

New American Standard 1977
“Even now, take your stand and see this great thing which the LORD will do before your eyes.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now, therefore, stand and see this great thing, which the LORD will do before your eyes.

King James 2000 Bible
Now therefore stand and see this great thing, which the LORD will do before your eyes.

American King James Version
Now therefore stand and see this great thing, which the LORD will do before your eyes.

American Standard Version
Now therefore stand still and see this great thing, which Jehovah will do before your eyes.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And now stand still, and see this great thing, which the Lord will do before your eyes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now then stand, and see this great thing which the Lord will do in your sight.

Darby Bible Translation
Now therefore stand and see this great thing which Jehovah will do before your eyes.

English Revised Version
Now therefore stand still and see this great thing, which the LORD will do before your eyes.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now therefore stand and see this great thing, which the LORD will do before your eyes.

World English Bible
"Now therefore stand still and see this great thing, which Yahweh will do before your eyes.

Young's Literal Translation
'Also now, station yourselves and see this great thing which Jehovah is doing before your eyes;
Study Bible
Samuel's Farewell Address
15But if you disobey the LORD and rebel against His command, then the hand of the LORD will be against you as it was against your fathers. 16Now, therefore, stand and see this great thing that the LORD will do before your eyes. 17Is it not the wheat harvest today? I will call on the LORD to send thunder and rain, so that you will know and see what a great evil you have committed in the sight of the LORD by asking for a king.”…
Cross References
Exodus 14:13
But Moses told the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the LORD's salvation, which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians you see today, you will never see again.

Exodus 14:31
When Israel saw the great power that the LORD had exercised over the Egyptians, the people feared the LORD and believed in Him and in His servant Moses.

Treasury of Scripture

Now therefore stand and see this great thing, which the LORD will do before your eyes.

stand

1 Samuel 12:7
Now therefore stand still, that I may reason with you before the LORD of all the righteous acts of the LORD, which he did to you and to your fathers.

1 Samuel 15:16
Then Samuel said unto Saul, Stay, and I will tell thee what the LORD hath said to me this night. And he said unto him, Say on.

Exodus 14:13,31
And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever…







Lexicon
Now,
עַתָּה֙ (‘at·tāh)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 6258: At this time

therefore,
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

stand
הִתְיַצְּב֣וּ (hiṯ·yaṣ·ṣə·ḇū)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3320: To set or station oneself, take one's stand

and see
וּרְא֔וּ (ū·rə·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

this
הַזֶּ֑ה (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2088: This, that

great
הַגָּד֖וֹל (hag·gā·ḏō·wl)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1419: Great, older, insolent

thing
הַדָּבָ֥ר (had·dā·ḇār)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

that
אֲשֶׁ֣ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

the LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

will do
עֹשֶׂ֖ה (‘ō·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

before your eyes.
לְעֵינֵיכֶֽם׃ (lə·‘ê·nê·ḵem)
Preposition-l | Noun - cdc | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain
(16) This great thing, which the Lord will do.--Then, to give greater emphasis to his warning words, Samuel adds: "O, ye elders, stand forth. I will show you by means of a Voice from heaven that this very asking for a king, though the Eternal has granted your prayer, is evil in His sight." Their wishing for an earthly king was the crown of a long course of rebellion against the Supreme will. It was, in fact, the breaking up for ever of the glorious ideal which had been for so long before the eyes of the noblest spirits in Israel.

Verse 16. - Stand. Better stand forth, as in ver. 7; take your places in solemn order. 12:16-25 At Samuel's word, God sent thunder and rain, at a season of the year when, in that country, the like was not seen. This was to convince them they had done wickedly in asking a king; not only by its coming at an unusual time, in wheat harvest, and on a clear day, but by the prophet's giving notice of it before. He showed their folly in desiring a king to save them, rather than God, or Samuel; promising themselves more from an arm of flesh, than from the arm of God, or from the power of prayer. Could their prince command such forces as the prophet could do by his prayers? It startled them very much. Some will not be brought to see their sins by any gentler methods than storms and thunders. They entreat Samuel to pray for them. Now they see their need of him whom shortly before they slighted. Thus many who will not have Christ to reign over them, would yet be glad to have him intercede for them, to turn away the wrath of God. Samuel aims to confirm the people in their religion. Whatever we make a god of, we shall find it deceive us. Creatures in their own places are good; but when put in God's place, they are vain things. We sin if we restrain prayer, and in particular if we cease praying for the church. They only asked him to pray for them; but he promises to do more, to teach them. He urges that they were bound in gratitude to serve God, considering what great things he had done for them; and that they were bound in interest to serve him, considering what he would do against them, if they should still do wickedly. Thus, as a faithful watchman, he gave them warning, and so delivered his own soul. If we consider what great things the Lord hath done for us, especially in the great work of redemption, we can neither want motive, encouragement, nor assistance in serving him.
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