Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

In response, the people said, "Far be it from us that we should abandon the LORD to serve other gods,

New American Standard Bible

The people answered and said, "Far be it from us that we should forsake the LORD to serve other gods;

King James Version

And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods;

Holman Bible

The people replied, "We will certainly not abandon the Lord to worship other gods!

A Conservative Version

And the people answered and said, Far be it from us that we should forsake LORD, to serve other gods.

American Standard Version

And the people answered and said, Far be it from us that we should forsake Jehovah, to serve other gods;

Amplified

The people answered, Far be it from us to forsake the Lord to serve other gods;

Bible in Basic English

Then the people in answer said, Never will we give up the Lord to be the servants of other gods;

Darby Translation

And the people answered and said, Far be it from us that we should forsake Jehovah, to serve other gods;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then the people answered and said, May it never happen that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods.

Julia Smith Translation

An the people will answer and say, Woe to us forsaking Jehovah to serve other gods;

King James 2000

And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods;

Lexham Expanded Bible

And the people answered and said, "Far be it from us that we would forsake Yahweh to serve other gods,

Modern King James verseion

And the people answered and said, Far be it from us to forsake Jehovah to serve other gods.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the people answered and said, "God forbid that we should forsake the LORD and serve strange gods.

NET Bible

The people responded, "Far be it from us to abandon the Lord so we can worship other gods!

New Heart English Bible

The people answered, "Far be it from us that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods;

The Emphasized Bible

Then responded the people, and said, Far be it from us, that we should forsake Yahweh, - to serve other gods;

Webster

And the people answered, and said, Be it far from us that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods;

World English Bible

The people answered, "Far be it from us that we should forsake Yahweh, to serve other gods;

Youngs Literal Translation

And the people answer and say, 'Far be it from us to forsake Jehovah, to serve other gods;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And the people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

and said

Usage: 0

חללה חלילה 
Chaliylah 
God forbid, far be it, be...far, Lord forbid,
Usage: 20

the Lord

Usage: 0

to serve
עבד 
`abad 
Usage: 288

אחר 
'acher 
Usage: 166

References

Context Readings

The Israelites Promise To Serve Yahweh

15 If you think it's the wrong thing for you to serve the LORD, then choose for yourselves today whom you will serve the gods whom your ancestors served on the other side of the Euphrates River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose territories you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD." 16 In response, the people said, "Far be it from us that we should abandon the LORD to serve other gods, 17 since the LORD our God is the one who brought us and our ancestors up from the land of Egypt, from a life of slavery. He did those great things right in front of us, preserving us along the way that we traveled and among all the nations through whose territory we passed.


Cross References

1 Samuel 12:23

Now as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you. I'll also instruct you in the way that is good and right.

Romans 3:6

Of course not! Otherwise, how could God judge the world?

Romans 6:2

Of course not! How can we who died as far as sin is concerned go on living in it?

Hebrews 10:38-39

but my righteous one will live by faith, and if he turns back, my soul will take no pleasure in him."

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