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.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
Only, fear Jehovah, and serve him in truth, with all your heart; for see how 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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Only fear the Lord - Know, respect, and reverence him.
Serve him - Consider him your Lord and Master; consider yourselves his servants.
In truth - Be ever honest, ever sincere; with all your heart - have every affection engaged in the work of obedience; act not merely from a principle of duty, but also from a pious, affectionate sense of obligation. Act towards your God as an affectionate child should act towards a tender and loving parent.
Consider how great things - Review the history of your fathers, review your own life; see what interpositions of power, mercy, goodness, and truth, God has displayed in your behalf! Has he not daily loaded you with his benefits?
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'Now therefore behold the king whom ye have chosen, and whom ye have desired! and, behold, the Lord hath set a king over yon. 14. If ye will fear the Lord, and serve Him, and obey His voice, and not rebel against the commandment of the Lord; then shall both ye, and also the king that reigneth over you, continue following the Lord your God: 15. But if ye will not obey the voice of the Lord, but rebel against the commandment of the Lord; then shall the hand of the Lord be against you, as it was against …
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He is the one you praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes.
"Now fear the LORD and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD.
Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."
Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.
They have harps and lyres at their banquets, pipes and timbrels and wine, but they have no regard for the deeds of the LORD, no respect for the work of his hands.
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