A.(20) And Samuel said unto the people, Fear not: ye have done all this wickedness: yet turn not aside from following the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart;
B.(21) And turn ye not aside: for then should ye go after vain things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain.
C.(22) For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great name’s sake:
C’. because it hath pleased the LORD to make you his people.
B’.(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:
A’.(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.