1 Samuel 7

CHAPTER 7

The Ark Brought into the House of Abinadab

And [4came 1the 2men 3of Kirjath-jearim], and they led up the ark of the covenant of the  lord. And they brought it into the house of Abinadab on the hill. And [2Eleazar 3his son 1they sanctified] to guard the ark of the covenant of the  lord. And it came to pass from which day [3was 1the 2ark] in Kirjath-jearim, [3were multiplied 1the 2days]. And they became twenty years; and [4looked 1all 2the house 3of Israel] after the  lord. And Samuel said to all the house of Israel, saying, If with [2entire 3heart 1your] you turn to the  lord, remove the gods of the aliens from your midst, and the sacred groves, and prepare your hearts to the  lord, and serve him alone! and he will rescue you from out of the hand of the Philistines. And [4removed 1the 2sons 3of Israel] the Baalim, and the sacred groves of Ashtaroth, and served to the  lord alone.

Samuel Judges Israel in Mizpeh

And Samuel said, Gather all Israel unto Mizpeh! and I will pray to the  lord for you. And [3gathered together 1the 2people] in Mizpeh, and drew water, and poured it out before the  lord upon the ground. And they fasted in that day, and said, We have sinned against the  lord. And Samuel adjudicated for the sons of Israel in Mizpeh. And [3heard 1the 2Philistines] that [5were gathered together 1all 2the 3sons 4of Israel] in Mizpeh. And [5ascended 1the 2satraps 3of the 4Philistines] against Israel. and [4heard 1the 2sons 3of Israel], and they were fearful from the face of the Philistines. And [4said 1the 2sons 3of Israel] to Samuel, Do not remain silent from us! to not yell to the  lord your God, that he shall deliver us from out of the hand of the Philistines. And Samuel took [3lamb 2suckling 1one], and he offered it a whole burnt-offering to the  lord with all the people. And Samuel yelled to the  lord over Israel, and [3heeded 4him 1the 2  lord].

Israel Strikes the Philistines

10 And Samuel was offering the whole burnt-offering. And the Philistines led forward for war against Israel. And the  lord thundered with [2voice 1a great] in that day against the Philistines, and they were confounded, and failed before Israel. 11 And [3came forth 1the men 2of Israel] from out of Mizpeh, and they pursued the Philistines, and they struck them unto under Beth-car. 12 And Samuel took [2stone 1one], and set it between Mizpeh and between the old city. And he called the name of it, Ebenezer, signifying, Stone of the Helper. And he said, Unto here [3helped 4us 1the 2  lord]. 13 And the  lord humbled the Philistines, and they did not proceed any longer to come unto the border of Israel. And [3was 1the hand 2of the  lord] against the Philistines all the days of Samuel. 14 And [3were given back 1the 2cities] which [3took 1the 2Philistines] from the sons of Israel -- from Ekron unto Gath. And the border of Israel was removed from the hand of the Philistines. And there was peace between Israel and between the Amorite. 15 And Samuel adjudicated for Israel all the days of his life. 16 And he went according to year by year and circled about Beth-el, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh. And he adjudicated for Israel in all these places. 17  And his returning was unto Ramah; for [2was there 1his house]; and he adjudicated for Israel there, and he built there an altar to the  lord.
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