1 Samuel 12:24
New International Version
But be sure to fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.

New Living Translation
But be sure to fear the LORD and faithfully serve him. Think of all the wonderful things he has done for you.

English Standard Version
Only fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.

Berean Study Bible
Above all, fear the LORD and serve Him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things He has done for you.

King James Bible
Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.

New King James Version
Only fear the LORD, and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.

New American Standard Bible
Only fear the LORD and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.

NASB 1995
"Only fear the LORD and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.

NASB 1977
“Only fear the LORD and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.

Amplified Bible
Only fear the LORD [with awe and profound reverence] and serve Him faithfully with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.

Christian Standard Bible
Above all, fear the LORD and worship him faithfully with all your heart; consider the great things he has done for you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Above all, fear the LORD and worship Him faithfully with all your heart; consider the great things He has done for you.

American Standard Version
Only fear Jehovah, and serve him in truth with all your heart; for consider how great things he hath done for you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But stand in awe of LORD JEHOVAH and work for him in the truth with all your heart and with all your soul, and see that he has been great with you

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Only fear the Lord, and serve him in truth and with all your heart, for ye see what great things he has wrought with you.

Contemporary English Version
You also must obey the LORD--you must worship him with all your heart and remember the great things he has done for you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in truth and with your whole heart, for you have seen the great works which he hath done among you.

English Revised Version
Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.

Good News Translation
Obey the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart. Remember the great things he has done for you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Fear the LORD, and serve him sincerely. Consider the great things he did for you.

International Standard Version
Only, fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart. Indeed, consider what great things he has done for you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Only fear the LORD, and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider how great things He hath done for you.

Literal Standard Version
only, fear YHWH, and you have served Him in truth with all your heart, for see that which He has made great with you;

NET Bible
However, fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart. Just look at the great things he has done for you!

New Heart English Bible
Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things he has done for you.

World English Bible
Only fear Yahweh, and serve him in truth with all your heart; for consider how great things he has done for you.

Young's Literal Translation
only, fear ye Jehovah, and ye have served Him in truth with all your heart, for see that which He hath made great with you;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Samuel's Farewell Address
23As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you. And I will continue to teach you the good and right way. 24Above all, fear the LORD and serve Him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things He has done for you. 25But if you persist in doing evil, both you and your king will be swept away.”…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 10:21
He is your praise and He is your God, who has done for you these great and awesome wonders that your eyes have seen.

Joshua 24:14
Now, therefore, fear the LORD and serve Him in sincerity and truth; cast aside the gods your fathers served beyond the Euphrates and in Egypt, and serve the LORD.

Psalm 126:2
Then our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with shouts of joy. Then it was said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."

Ecclesiastes 12:13
When all has been heard, the conclusion of the matter is this: Fear God and keep His commandments, because this is the whole duty of man.

Isaiah 5:12
At their feasts are the lyre and harp, tambourines and flutes and wine. They disregard the actions of the LORD and fail to see the work of His hands.


Treasury of Scripture

Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he has done for you.

fear the Lord

Job 28:28
And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Proverbs 1:7
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Exodus 12:13
And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.

in truth

Psalm 119:80
Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.

John 1:47
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

consider

Ezra 9:13,14
And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds, and for our great trespass, seeing that thou our God hast punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and hast given us such deliverance as this; …

Isaiah 5:12
And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of his hands.

Romans 12:1
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

how great things.

Deuteronomy 10:21
He is thy praise, and he is thy God, that hath done for thee these great and terrible things, which thine eyes have seen.

Psalm 126:2,3
Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them…









Verse 24. - For consider, etc. Samuel concludes his address by appealing to the mighty deeds wrought in old time by Jehovah for his people; literally, it is, "For consider how grandly he hath wrought with you."





Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Above all,
אַ֣ךְ ׀ (’aḵ)
Adverb
Strong's 389: A particle of affirmation, surely

fear
יְר֣אוּ (yə·r·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

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

and serve
וַעֲבַדְתֶּ֥ם (wa·‘ă·ḇaḏ·tem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 5647: To work, to serve, till, enslave

Him
אֹת֛וֹ (’ō·ṯōw)
Direct object marker | third person masculine singular
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

faithfully
בֶּאֱמֶ֖ת (be·’ĕ·meṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 571: Stability, certainty, truth, trustworthiness

with all
בְּכָל־ (bə·ḵāl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

your heart;
לְבַבְכֶ֑ם (lə·ḇaḇ·ḵem)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

consider
רְא֔וּ (rə·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 7200: To see

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

great things He has done
הִגְדִּ֖ל (hiḡ·dil)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1431: To grow up, become great

for you.
עִמָּכֶֽם׃ (‘im·mā·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's 5973: With, equally with


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