What does 1 Samuel 12:23 mean?
ESV: Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you, and I will instruct you in the good and the right way.
NIV: As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by failing to pray for you. And I will teach you the way that is good and right.
NASB: Furthermore, as for me, far be it from me that I would sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you; but I will instruct you in the good and right way.
CSB: "As for me, I vow that I will not sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you. I will teach you the good and right way.
NLT: As for me, I will certainly not sin against the Lord by ending my prayers for you. And I will continue to teach you what is good and right.
KJV: 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:
NKJV: Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you; but I will teach you the good and the right way.
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Book Summary:
First Samuel introduces the key figures who led Israel after the era of the judges. The books of 1 and 2 Samuel were originally part of a single text, split in certain translations shortly before the birth of Christ. Some of the Bible’s most famous characters are depicted in this book. These including the prophet Samuel, Israel’s first king, Saul, her greatest king, David, and other famous names such as Goliath and Jonathan. By the end of this book, Saul has fallen; the book of 2 Samuel begins with David’s ascension to the throne.
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