1 Samuel 7:9-12

9So Samuel took a nursing lamb and offered it as a whole burnt offering to the  Lord. And a  Samuel cried out to the  Lord for Israel, and the  Lord answered him. 10As Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to attack Israel. b  But the  Lord thundered with a mighty sound that day against the Philistines and threw them into confusion, and they were defeated before Israel. 11And the men of Israel went out from Mizpah and pursued the Philistines and struck them, as far as below Beth-car.

12Then Samuel c  took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen
Hebrew; Septuagint, Syriac Jeshanah
and called its name Ebenezer;
 Ebenezer means stone of help
for he said, “Till now the  Lord has helped us.”

1 Samuel 12:18-24

18So Samuel called upon the  Lord, and the  Lord sent thunder and rain that day, f  and all the people greatly feared the  Lord and Samuel.

19And all the people said to Samuel, g  Pray for your servants to the  Lord your God, that we may not die, for we have added to all our sins this evil, to ask for ourselves a king.” 20And Samuel said to the people, “Do not be afraid; you have done all this evil. Yet h  do not turn aside from following the  Lord, but serve the  Lord with all your heart. 21And i  do not turn aside after j  empty things that cannot profit or deliver, for they are empty. 22 k  For the  Lord will not forsake his people l  for his great name’s sake, because m  it has pleased the  Lord to make you a people for himself. 23Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the  Lord by ceasing n  to pray for you, o  and I will instruct you in the good and the right way. 24 p  Only fear the  Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider q  what great things he has done for you.

Jeremiah 15:1

The  Lord Will Not Relent

1Then the  Lord said to me, r  “Though s  Moses t  and Samuel u  stood before me, yet my heart would not turn toward this people. Send them out of my sight, and let them go!
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