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1 Samuel 7 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:1 - Then the people of Kiriath Jearim came and took the ark of the LORD; they brought it to the house of Abinadab located on the hill. They consecrated Eleazar his son to guard the ark of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:2 - It was quite a long time - some twenty years in all - that the ark stayed at Kiriath Jearim. All the people of Israel longed for the LORD.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:3 - Samuel said to all the people of Israel, "If you are really turning to the LORD with all your hearts, remove from among you the foreign gods and the images of Ashtoreth. Give your hearts to the LORD and serve only him. Then he will deliver you from the hand of the Philistines."

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:4 - So the Israelites removed the Baals and images of Ashtoreth. They served only the LORD.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:5 - Then Samuel said, "Gather all Israel to Mizpah, and I will pray to the LORD on your behalf."

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:6 - After they had assembled at Mizpah, they drew water and poured it out before the LORD. They fasted on that day, and they confessed there, "We have sinned against the LORD." So Samuel led the people of Israel at Mizpah.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:7 - When the Philistines heard that the Israelites had gathered at Mizpah, the leaders of the Philistines went up against Israel. When the Israelites heard about this, they were afraid of the Philistines.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:8 - The Israelites said to Samuel, "Keep crying out to the LORD our God so that he may save us from the hand of the Philistines!"

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:9 - So Samuel took a nursing lamb and offered it as a whole burnt offering to the LORD. Samuel cried out to the LORD on Israel's behalf, and the LORD answered him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:10 - As Samuel was offering burnt offerings, the Philistines approached to do battle with Israel. But on that day the LORD thundered loudly against the Philistines. He caused them to panic, and they were defeated by Israel.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:11 - Then the men of Israel left Mizpah and chased the Philistines, striking them down all the way to an area below Beth Car.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:12 - Samuel took a stone and placed it between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, "Up to here the LORD has helped us."

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:13 - So the Philistines were defeated; they did not invade Israel again. The hand of the LORD was against the Philistines all the days of Samuel.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:14 - The cities that the Philistines had captured from Israel were returned to Israel, from Ekron to Gath. Israel also delivered their territory from the control of the Philistines. There was also peace between Israel and the Amorites.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:15 - So Samuel led Israel all the days of his life.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:16 - Year after year he used to travel the circuit of Bethel, Gilgal, and Mizpah; he used to judge Israel in all of these places.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:17 - Then he would return to Ramah, because his home was there. He also judged Israel there and built an altar to the LORD there.
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