1 Samuel 7:4
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New International Version
So the Israelites put away their Baals and Ashtoreths, and served the LORD only.

New Living Translation
So the Israelites got rid of their images of Baal and Ashtoreth and worshiped only the LORD.

English Standard Version
So the people of Israel put away the Baals and the Ashtaroth, and they served the LORD only.

New American Standard Bible
So the sons of Israel removed the Baals and the Ashtaroth and served the LORD alone.

King James Bible
Then the children of Israel did put away Baalim and Ashtaroth, and served the LORD only.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the Israelites removed the Baals and the Ashtoreths and only worshiped the LORD.

International Standard Version
So the Israelis removed the Baals and Ashtaroth, and served the LORD only.

NET Bible
So the Israelites removed the Baals and images of Ashtoreth. They served only the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the Israelites got rid of the statues of Baal and Astarte and served only the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the sons of Israel did put away the Baalim and Ashtaroth and served the LORD only.

King James 2000 Bible
Then the children of Israel did put away Baalim and Ashtaroth, and served the LORD only.

American King James Version
Then the children of Israel did put away Baalim and Ashtaroth, and served the LORD only.

American Standard Version
Then the children of Israel did put away the Baalim and the Ashtaroth, and served Jehovah only.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the children of Israel put away Baalim and Astaroth, and served the Lord only.

Darby Bible Translation
And the children of Israel put away the Baals and the Ashtoreths and served Jehovah only.

English Revised Version
Then the children of Israel did put away the Baalim and the Ashtaroth, and served the LORD only.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the children of Israel put away Baalim, and Ashtaroth, and served the LORD only.

World English Bible
Then the children of Israel did put away the Baals and the Ashtaroth, and served Yahweh only.

Young's Literal Translation
And the sons of Israel turn aside the Baalim and Ashtaroth, and serve Jehovah alone;
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:1-4 God will find a resting-place for his ark; if some thrust it from them, the hearts of others shall be inclined to receive it. It is no new thing for God's ark to be in a private house. Christ and his apostles preached from house to house, when they could not have public places. Twenty years passed before the house of Israel cared for the want of the ark. During this time the prophet Samuel laboured to revive true religion. The few words used are very expressive; and this was one of the most effectual revivals of religion which ever took place in Israel.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 4. - Then the children of Israel did put away [the] Baalim and [the] Ashtaroth. This must have been done by a public act, by which at some time previously arranged the images of their Baals and Astartes were torn from their shrines, thrown down, and broken in pieces. Of course this was an overt act of rebellion, for these deities were especially Phoenician idols, and subsequently it was the Phoenician Jezebel who tried so fanatically to introduce their worship into Israel in Ahab's time. To cast off the Philistine deities was equivalent to a rebellion generally against Philistine supremacy. Baal and Astarte, the husband and the wife, represented the reproductive powers of nature, and under various names were worshipped throughout the East, and usually with lewd and wanton orgies.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then the children of Israel did put away Baalim and Ashtaroth,.... Both their male and female deities, of which see Judges 2:13.

and served the Lord Only; Dr. Lightfoot (i) observes, that a spirit of repentance and conversion came generally upon all the people; a matter and a time as remarkable as almost any we read of in Scripture, one only parallel to it; and that is in Acts, chapters two and three, at the great conversion there.

(i) Works, vol. 1. p. 54.



1 Samuel 7:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
Samuel Subdues the Philistines
3Then Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, "If you return to the LORD with all your heart, remove the foreign gods and the Ashtaroth from among you and direct your hearts to the LORD and serve Him alone; and He will deliver you from the hand of the Philistines." 4So the sons of Israel removed the Baals and the Ashtaroth and served the LORD alone. 5Then Samuel said, "Gather all Israel to Mizpah and I will pray to the LORD for you."…
Cross References
1 Samuel 7:3
So Samuel said to all the Israelites, "If you are returning to the LORD with all your hearts, then rid yourselves of the foreign gods and the Ashtoreths and commit yourselves to the LORD and serve him only, and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines."

1 Samuel 7:5
Then Samuel said, "Assemble all Israel at Mizpah, and I will intercede with the LORD for you."

1 Kings 8:48
and if they turn back to you with all their heart and soul in the land of their enemies who took them captive, and pray to you toward the land you gave their ancestors, toward the city you have chosen and the temple I have built for your Name;

1 Kings 11:5
He followed Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molek the detestable god of the Ammonites.
Treasury of Scripture

Then the children of Israel did put away Baalim and Ashtaroth, and served the LORD only.

Judges 2:11,13 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and …

Judges 10:15,16 And the children of Israel said to the LORD, We have sinned: do you …

1 Kings 11:33 Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth …

Hosea 14:3,8 Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride on horses: neither will …

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