1 Samuel 7:4
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.

Berean Study Bible
So the Israelites put away the Baals and Ashtoreths and served only the LORD.

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.

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

Contemporary English Version
The people got rid of their idols of Baal and Astarte and began worshiping only the LORD.

Good News Translation
So the Israelites got rid of their idols of Baal and Astarte, and worshiped only the LORD.

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.

New Heart English Bible
Then the children of Israel removed the Baals and the Ashtaroth, and served the LORD only.

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then the children of Israel did put away the Baalim and the Ashtaroth, and served the LORD only.

New American Standard 1977
So the sons of Israel removed the Baals and the Ashtaroth and served the LORD alone.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the children of Israel took away Baalim and the groves of Astaroth, and served the Lord 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;
Study Bible
Samuel Subdues the Philistines
3Then Samuel said to all the house of Israel, “If you are returning to the LORD with all your hearts, then rid yourselves of the foreign gods and Ashtoreths among you, prepare your hearts for the LORD, and serve Him only. And He will deliver you from the hand of the Philistines.” 4So the Israelites put away the Baals and Ashtoreths and served only the LORD. 5Then Samuel said, “Gather all Israel to Mizpah, and I will pray to the LORD on your behalf.”…
Cross References
1 Samuel 7:3
Then Samuel said to all the house of Israel, "If you are returning to the LORD with all your hearts, then rid yourselves of the foreign gods and Ashtoreths among you, prepare your hearts for the LORD, and serve Him only. And He will deliver you from the hand of the Philistines."

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

1 Kings 8:48
and when they return to You with all their heart and soul in the land of the enemies who took them captive, and when they pray to You in the direction of the land that You gave to their fathers, the city You have chosen, and the house I have built for Your Name,

1 Kings 11:5
Solomon followed Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians and Molech the abomination 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 served Baalim: …

Judges 10:15,16
And the children of Israel said unto the LORD, We have sinned: do thou unto us whatsoever seemeth good unto thee; deliver us only, we pray thee, this day…

1 Kings 11:33
Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon, and have not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in mine eyes, and to keep my statutes and my judgments, as did David his father.







Lexicon
So the Israelites
בְּנֵ֣י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

put away
וַיָּסִ֙ירוּ֙ (way·yā·sî·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5493: To turn aside

the Baals
הַבְּעָלִ֖ים (hab·bə·‘ā·lîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1168: Baal -- a heathen god

and
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

Ashtoreths
הָעַשְׁתָּרֹ֑ת (hā·‘aš·tā·rōṯ)
Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6252: A place East of the Jordan

and served
וַיַּעַבְד֥וּ (way·ya·‘aḇ·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5647: To work, to serve, till, enslave

only
לְבַדּֽוֹ׃ (lə·ḇad·dōw)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 905: Separation, a part of the body, branch of a, tree, bar for, carrying, chief of

the LORD.
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
(4) Then the children of Israel did put away Baalim and Ashtaroth.--The answer of the people showed how well and thoroughly the prophet-statesman had done his Master's work. Through the land of Israel the graven images of the Ph?nician idols were thrown down, and their impious worship everywhere was boldly dishonoured, and once more, in bold defiance of the idol-worshipping Philistines, the Invisible and Eternal was throughout the land acknowledged as the one God. These acts, of course, were an open act of rebellion against that warlike people who for so long had ruled them with an iron rule.

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. 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.
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