1 SAMUEL 12:24

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Only fear the Lord, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.”

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1 Samuel 12:24 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Only אַ֣ךְ׀ A particle of affirmation, surely; hence (by limitation) only Only
fear יְר֣אוּ 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 וַֽעֲבַדְתֶּ֥ם To work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc serve
him in truth בֶּֽאֱמֶ֖ת Stability; (figuratively) certainty, truth, trustworthiness truth
with all בְּכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
your heart: לְבַבְכֶ֑ם The heart (as the most interior organ) heart
for כִּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
consider רְא֔וּ To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) consider
how אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc how
great he hath done הִגְדִּ֖ל To be (causatively make) large (in various senses, as in body, mind, estate or honor, also in pride) great done
things (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
for עִמָּכֶֽם׃ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) for
you. עִמָּכֶֽם׃ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) you

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  • 22  For the Lord will not forsake his people for his great name's sake: because it hath pleased the Lord to make you his people.

  • 23  Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way:

  • 24  Only fear the Lord, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.

  • 25  But if ye shall still do wickedly, ye shall be consumed, both ye and your king.




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