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1 Samuel 12:18-24

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12:18 So Samuel called to the Lord, and the Lord made it thunder and rain that day. All the people were very afraid of both the Lord and Samuel. 12:19 All the people said to Samuel, “Pray to the Lord your God on behalf of us – your servants – so we won’t die, for we have added to all our sins by asking for a king.” 1 

12:20 Then Samuel said to the people, “Don’t be afraid. You have indeed sinned. 2  However, don’t turn aside from the Lord. Serve the Lord with all your heart. 12:21 You should not turn aside after empty things that can’t profit and can’t deliver, since they are empty. 3  12:22 The Lord will not abandon his people because he wants to uphold his great reputation. 4  The Lord was pleased to make you his own people. 12:23 As far as I am concerned, far be it from me to sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you! I will instruct you in the way that is good and upright. 12:24 However, fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. Just look at the great things he has done for you!

1 tn Heb “for we have added to all our sins an evil [thing] by asking for ourselves a king.”

2 tn Heb “you have done all this evil.”

3 tn Or “useless” (so NIV, NRSV, NLT); NAB “nothing”; NASB “futile”; TEV “are not real.”

4 tn Heb “on account of his great name.”



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