SEV Biblia, Chapter 12:14 Si temiereis al SEÑOR y le sirviereis, y oyereis su voz, y no fuereis rebeldes a la palabra del SEÑOR, así vosotros como el rey que reina sobre vosotros, seréis en pos del SEÑOR vuestro Dios.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Samuel 12:14 Verse 14. If ye will fear the Lord, &c.] On condition that ye rebel no more, God will take you and your king under his merciful protection, and he and his kingdom shall be confirmed and continued.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 14. If ye will fear the Lord, and serve him, and obey his voice , etc.] All worship and service of God, and obedience to his word and ordinances, should spring from fear and reverence of him; and therefore the whole of worship, both external and internal, is sometimes expressed by the fear of the Lord: and not rebel against the commandment of the Lord ; break it, and thereby exasperate him, and provoke him to wrath and bitterness: then shall both ye, and also the king that reigneth over you , continue following the Lord your God; the Targum is, “after the worship of the Lord your God;” which was their duty to do, and is expressed in the preceding clauses; and this therefore is rather a promise of some benefit and privilege to their duty, and to encourage them to it, since it stands opposed to the threatening of punishment in the next verse; and the words in the original are, “then shall ye etc. be after the Lord your God” f232 : that is, though they had in effect rejected the Lord from being their King, by asking and having one; yet notwithstanding, if they and their king were obedient to the commands of the Lord, he would not cast them off; but they should follow him as their guide, leader, and director, and he would protect and defend them as a shepherd does his sheep that follow after him; so Jarchi takes it to be a promise of long life and happiness to them and their king, “ye shall be established to length of days, both ye and the king.”
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 6-15 - The work of ministers is to reason with people; not only to exhort an direct, but to persuade, to convince men's judgments, and so to gai their wills and affections. Samuel reasons of the righteous acts of the Lord. Those who follow God faithfully, he will enable to continu following him. Disobedience would certainly be the ruin of Israel. We mistake if we think that we can escape God's justice, by trying to shake off his dominion. If we resolve that God shall not rule us, ye he will judge us.
Original Hebrew אם 518 תיראו 3372 את 853 יהוה 3068 ועבדתם 5647 אתו 853 ושׁמעתם 8085 בקלו 6963 ולא 3808 תמרו 4784 את 854 פי 6310 יהוה 3068 והיתם 1961 גם 1571 אתם 859 וגם 1571 המלך 4428 אשׁר 834 מלך 4427 עליכם 5921 אחר 310 יהוה 3068 אלהיכם׃ 430