1 Samuel 12:21
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
3808 [e]וְלֹ֖א
wə-lō
and notConj-w | Adv-NegPrt
5493 [e]תָּס֑וּרוּ
tā-sū-rū;
do turn asideV-Qal-Imperf-2mp
3588 [e]כִּ֣י ׀
for [then you would go]Conj
310 [e]אַחֲרֵ֣י
’a-ḥă-rê
afterPrep
8414 [e]הַתֹּ֗הוּ
hat-tō-hū,
empty thingsArt | N-ms
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֧ר
’ă-šer
whichPro-r
3808 [e]לֹֽא־
lō-
cannotAdv-NegPrt
3276 [e]יוֹעִ֛ילוּ
yō-w-‘î-lū
profitV-Hifil-Imperf-3mp
3808 [e]וְלֹ֥א
wə-lō
orConj-w | Adv-NegPrt
5337 [e]יַצִּ֖ילוּ
yaṣ-ṣî-lū
deliverV-Hifil-Imperf-3mp
3588 [e]כִּי־
kî-
forConj
8414 [e]תֹ֥הוּ
ṯō-hū
nothingN-ms
1992 [e]הֵֽמָּה׃
hêm-māh.
they [are]Pro-3mp









Hebrew Texts
שמואל א 12:21 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְלֹ֖א תָּס֑וּרוּ כִּ֣י ׀ אַחֲרֵ֣י הַתֹּ֗הוּ אֲשֶׁ֧ר לֹֽא־יֹועִ֛ילוּ וְלֹ֥א יַצִּ֖ילוּ כִּי־תֹ֥הוּ הֵֽמָּה׃

שמואל א 12:21 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ולא תסורו כי ׀ אחרי התהו אשר לא־יועילו ולא יצילו כי־תהו המה׃

שמואל א 12:21 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ולא תסורו כי ׀ אחרי התהו אשר לא־יועילו ולא יצילו כי־תהו המה׃

שמואל א 12:21 Hebrew Bible
ולא תסורו כי אחרי התהו אשר לא יועילו ולא יצילו כי תהו המה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"You must not turn aside, for then you would go after futile things which can not profit or deliver, because they are futile.

King James Bible
And turn ye not aside: for then should ye go after vain things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't turn away to follow worthless things that can't profit or deliver you; they are worthless.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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cannot profit

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