1 Samuel 12:16
New International Version
“Now then, stand still and see this great thing the LORD is about to do before your eyes!

New Living Translation
“Now stand here and see the great thing the LORD is about to do.

English Standard Version
Now therefore stand still and see this great thing that the LORD will do before your eyes.

Berean Study Bible
Now, therefore, stand and see this great thing that the LORD will do before your eyes.

King James Bible
Now therefore stand and see this great thing, which the LORD will do before your eyes.

New King James Version
“Now therefore, stand and see this great thing which the LORD will do before your eyes:

New American Standard Bible
Even now, take your stand and see this great thing which the LORD is going to do before your eyes.

NASB 1995
“Even now, take your stand and see this great thing which the LORD will do before your eyes.

NASB 1977
“Even now, take your stand and see this great thing which the LORD will do before your eyes.

Amplified Bible
So now, take your stand and see this great thing which the LORD will do before your eyes.

Christian Standard Bible
“Now, therefore, present yourselves and see this great thing that the LORD will do before your eyes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
“Now, therefore, present yourselves and see this great thing that the LORD will do before your eyes.

American Standard Version
Now therefore stand still and see this great thing, which Jehovah will do before your eyes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And now, be ready and see this great response that LORD JEHOVAH makes to you

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And now stand still, and see this great thing, which the Lord will do before your eyes.

Contemporary English Version
Just stand here and watch the LORD show his mighty power.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now then stand, and see this great thing which the Lord will do in your sight.

English Revised Version
Now therefore stand still and see this great thing, which the LORD will do before your eyes.

Good News Translation
So then, stand where you are, and you will see the great thing which the LORD is going to do.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now then, stand still and watch this great thing the LORD is going to do right before your eyes.

International Standard Version
"Now then, stand up and see this great thing that the LORD is about to do before your eyes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now therefore stand still and see this great thing, which the LORD will do before your eyes.

Literal Standard Version
Also now, station yourselves and see this great thing which YHWH is doing before your eyes;

NET Bible
"So now, take your positions and watch this great thing that the LORD is about to do in your sight.

New Heart English Bible
"Now therefore stand still and see this great thing, which the LORD will do before your eyes.

World English Bible
"Now therefore stand still and see this great thing, which Yahweh will do before your eyes.

Young's Literal Translation
'Also now, station yourselves and see this great thing which Jehovah is doing before your eyes;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Samuel's Farewell Address
15But if you disobey the LORD and rebel against His command, then the hand of the LORD will be against you as it was against your fathers. 16Now, therefore, stand and see this great thing that the LORD will do before your eyes. 17Is it not the wheat harvest today? I will call on the LORD to send thunder and rain, so that you will know and see what a great evil you have committed in the sight of the LORD by asking for a king.”…

Cross References
Exodus 14:13
But Moses told the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the LORD's salvation, which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians you see today, you will never see again.

Exodus 14:31
When Israel saw the great power that the LORD had exercised over the Egyptians, the people feared the LORD and believed in Him and in His servant Moses.


Treasury of Scripture

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

stand

1 Samuel 12:7
Now therefore stand still, that I may reason with you before the LORD of all the righteous acts of the LORD, which he did to you and to your fathers.

1 Samuel 15:16
Then Samuel said unto Saul, Stay, and I will tell thee what the LORD hath said to me this night. And he said unto him, Say on.

Exodus 14:13,31
And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever…









(16) This great thing, which the Lord will do.--Then, to give greater emphasis to his warning words, Samuel adds: "O, ye elders, stand forth. I will show you by means of a Voice from heaven that this very asking for a king, though the Eternal has granted your prayer, is evil in His sight." Their wishing for an earthly king was the crown of a long course of rebellion against the Supreme will. It was, in fact, the breaking up for ever of the glorious ideal which had been for so long before the eyes of the noblest spirits in Israel.

Verse 16. - Stand. Better stand forth, as in ver. 7; take your places in solemn order.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Now,
עַתָּה֙ (‘at·tāh)
Adverb
Strong's 6258: At this time

therefore,
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

stand
הִתְיַצְּב֣וּ (hiṯ·yaṣ·ṣə·ḇū)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 3320: To set or station oneself, take one's stand

and see
וּרְא֔וּ (ū·rə·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 7200: To see

this
הַזֶּ֑ה (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

great
הַגָּד֖וֹל (hag·gā·ḏō·wl)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent

thing
הַדָּבָ֥ר (had·dā·ḇār)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

that
אֲשֶׁ֣ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

the LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

will do
עֹשֶׂ֖ה (‘ō·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

before your eyes.
לְעֵינֵיכֶֽם׃ (lə·‘ê·nê·ḵem)
Preposition-l | Noun - cdc | second person masculine plural
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain


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