1 Samuel 7:15
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New International Version
Samuel continued as Israel's leader all the days of his life.

New Living Translation
Samuel continued as Israel's judge for the rest of his life.

English Standard Version
Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.

New American Standard Bible
Now Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.

King James Bible
And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.

Christian Standard Bible
Samuel judged Israel throughout his life.

Contemporary English Version
Samuel was a leader in Israel all his life.

Good News Translation
Samuel ruled Israel as long as he lived.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Samuel judged Israel throughout his life.

International Standard Version
Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.

NET Bible
So Samuel led Israel all the days of his life.

New Heart English Bible
Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Samuel judged Israel as long as he lived.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.

New American Standard 1977
Now Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.

King James 2000 Bible
And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.

American King James Version
And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.

American Standard Version
And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life:

Darby Bible Translation
And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.

English Revised Version
And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.

World English Bible
Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.

Young's Literal Translation
And Samuel judgeth Israel all the days of his life,
Study Bible
Samuel Judges Israel
14The cities which the Philistines had taken from Israel were restored to Israel, from Ekron even to Gath; and Israel delivered their territory from the hand of the Philistines. So there was peace between Israel and the Amorites. 15Now Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life. 16He used to go annually on circuit to Bethel and Gilgal and Mizpah, and he judged Israel in all these places.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 7:6
They gathered to Mizpah, and drew water and poured it out before the LORD, and fasted on that day and said there, "We have sinned against the LORD." And Samuel judged the sons of Israel at Mizpah.

1 Samuel 7:16
He used to go annually on circuit to Bethel and Gilgal and Mizpah, and he judged Israel in all these places.
Treasury of Scripture

And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.

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1 Samuel 7:6 And they gathered together to Mizpeh, and drew water, and poured …

1 Samuel 12:1 And Samuel said to all Israel, Behold, I have listened to your voice …

1 Samuel 25:1 And Samuel died; and all the Israelites were gathered together, and …

Judges 2:16 Nevertheless the LORD raised up judges, which delivered them out …

Judges 3:10,11 And the Spirit of the LORD came on him, and he judged Israel, and …

Acts 13:20,21 And after that he gave to them judges about the space of four hundred …

(15) And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.--The influence and supreme power of Samuel only ended with his life. For a very long period--probably for at least twenty years after the decisive battle of Eben-ezer--Samuel, as "judge," exercised the chief authority in Israel. The time at length arrived when, convinced by clear Divine monition that it was best for the people that a king should rule over them, Samuel the seer, then advanced in years, voluntarily laid down his high office in favour of the new king, Saul; but his influence remained, and his authority, whenever he chose to exercise it, seems to have continued undiminished, and on momentous occasions (see, for instance, 1Samuel 15:33) we find king and nation submitting to his counsel and expressed will.

Verses 15, 16. - And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life. As long as Samuel lived there was no clear]imitation of his powers as shophet compared with those of Saul as king. In putting Agag to death (1 Samuel 15:33) he even claimed a higher authority, and though he voluntarily left as a rule all civil and military matters to the king, yet he never actually resigned the supreme control, and on fitting occasions even exercised it. It was, however, practically within narrow limits that he personally exercised his functions as judge in settling the causes of the people; for Bethel, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh were all situated in the tribe of Benjamin. Both Bethel and Mizpah were holy spots, and so also, probably, was Gilgal; and therefore we may conclude that it was the famous sanctuary of that name (see 1 Samuel 11:14), and not the Gilgal mentioned, in 2 Kings 2:1; 2 Kings 4:38. For this latter, situated to the southwest of Shiloh, near the road to Jerusalem, had no religious importance, and would not, therefore, attract so many people to it as one that was frequented for sacrifice. Probably, too, it was upon the occasion of religious solemnities that Samuel visited these places, and heard the people's suits. And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life. Not only before Saul was made king, but afterwards; for though he had not the exercise of the supreme government of the nation, yet he might act as a judge under Saul, and hear and try causes brought before him, and execute justice and judgment; and as a prophet he taught and instructed the people, and reformed abuses among them; and besides, he held and exercised his extraordinary office, to which he was raised up of God, and even took upon him to reprove Saul himself, and to kill Agag. The Jews say (q) he judged Israel thirteen years only, eleven by himself, and two with Saul; but his government must be much larger, his with Saul is reckoned forty years, Acts 13:21.

(q) Seder Olam Rabba, c. 13. p. 35. Midrash Tillim apud Abarbinel in loc. Kimchi in loc. 7:13-17 In this great revival of true religion, the ark was neither removed to Shiloh, nor placed with the tabernacle any where else. This disregard to the Levitical institutions showed that their typical meaning formed their chief use; and when that was overlooked, they became a lifeless service, not to be compared with repentance, faith, and the love of God and man.
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