Context4So 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. 6They 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.
7Now when the Philistines heard that the sons of Israel had gathered to Mizpah, the lords of the Philistines went up against Israel. And when the sons of Israel heard it, they were afraid of the Philistines. 8Then the sons of Israel said to Samuel, Do not cease to cry to the LORD our God for us, that He may save us from the hand of the Philistines. 9Samuel took a suckling lamb and offered it for a whole burnt offering to the LORD; and Samuel cried to the LORD for Israel and the LORD answered him. 10Now Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, and the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel. But the LORD thundered with a great thunder on that day against the Philistines and confused them, so that they were routed before Israel. 11The men of Israel went out of Mizpah and pursued the Philistines, and struck them down as far as below Beth-car.
12Then Samuel took a stone and set it between Mizpah and Shen, and named it Ebenezer, saying, Thus far the LORD has helped us. 13So the Philistines were subdued and they did not come anymore within the border of Israel. And the hand of the LORD was against the Philistines all the days of Samuel. 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. 17Then his return was to Ramah, for his house was there, and there he judged Israel; and he built there an altar to the LORD.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Then the children of Israel did put away the Baalim and the Ashtaroth, and served Jehovah only.
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;
LibrarySermon at the Faribault Celebration of the Centennial of the Inauguration of George Washington, 1789-1889.
"Then Samuel took a stone and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebeneser, saying, Hitherto hath the Lord helped us."-- 1 SAMUEL vii. 12. No words are more fitting on this Centennial day. One hundred years ago George Washington was inaugurated the first President of the United States. Words are powerless to express the grateful thoughts which swell patriot hearts. Save that people whom God led out of Egypt with His pillar of fire and His pillar of cloud, I know of no nation …
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Faithlessness and Defeat
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