1 SAMUEL 12:14

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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:”

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1 Samuel 12:14 Translation & Meaning

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If אִם Used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not If
ye will fear תִּֽירְא֣וּ To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten fear
the Lord, יְהוָ֗ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
and serve וַֽעֲבַדְתֶּ֤ם To work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc serve
him, and obey וּשְׁמַעְתֶּ֣ם To hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.) obey
his voice, בְּקוֹל֔וֹ A voice or sound voice
and not וְלֹ֥א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
rebel against תַמְר֖וּ To be (causatively, make) bitter (or unpleasant); (figuratively) to rebel (or resist; causatively, to provoke) rebel against
the commandment פִּ֣י The mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literal or figurative (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to commandment
of the Lord, יְהוָ֑ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
then shall both גַּם Properly, assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correl. both...and then both
ye אַתֶּ֗ם Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you ye
and also וְגַם Properly, assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correl. both...and also
the king הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ A king king
that אֲשֶׁ֣ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
reigneth מָלַ֣ךְ To reign; inceptively, to ascend the throne; causatively, to induct into royalty reigneth
over עֲלֵיכֶ֔ם Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications over
you continue וִֽהְיִתֶ֣ם To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) continue
following אַחַ֖ר Properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses) following
the Lord יְהוָ֥ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
your God: אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶֽם׃ Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God

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  • 12  And when ye saw that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon came against you, ye said unto me, Nay; but a king shall reign over us: when the Lord your God was your king.

  • 13  Now therefore behold the king whom ye have chosen, and whom ye have desired! and, behold, the Lord hath set a king over you.

  • 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 your fathers.

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




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