1 Samuel 7:5
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New American Standard Bible
Then Samuel said, "Gather all Israel to Mizpah and I will pray to the LORD for you."

King James Bible
And Samuel said, Gather all Israel to Mizpeh, and I will pray for you unto the LORD.

Darby Bible Translation
And Samuel said, Gather all Israel to Mizpah, and I will pray Jehovah for you.

World English Bible
Samuel said, "Gather all Israel to Mizpah, and I will pray for you to Yahweh."

Young's Literal Translation
and Samuel saith, 'Gather all Israel to Mizpeh, and I pray for you unto Jehovah.'

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Ebenezer!
I beg you, therefore, dear friends, for a little time this morning, to fix your thoughts upon your God in connection with yourselves; and, while we think of Samuel piling the stones and saying, "Hitherto hath the Lord helped us," let us lay the emphasis upon the last word and say, "Hitherto hath the Lord helped US," and if you can put it in the singular, and say, "Hitherto hath the Lord helped ME," so much the better. Again, it is a very delightful exercise to remember the various ways in which the
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 9: 1863

Of the Public Fast.
A public fast is when, by the authority of the magistrate (Jonah iii. 7; 2 Chron. xx. 3; Ezra viii. 21), either the whole church within his dominion, or some special congregation, whom it concerneth, assemble themselves together, to perform the fore-mentioned duties of humiliation; either for the removing of some public calamity threatened or already inflicted upon them, as the sword, invasion, famine, pestilence, or other fearful sickness (1 Sam. vii. 5, 6; Joel ii. 15; 2 Chron. xx.; Jonah iii.
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Cross References
Genesis 20:7
"Now therefore, restore the man's wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not restore her, know that you shall surely die, you and all who are yours."

Genesis 31:49
and Mizpah, for he said, "May the LORD watch between you and me when we are absent one from the other.

Judges 10:17
Then the sons of Ammon were summoned and they camped in Gilead. And the sons of Israel gathered together and camped in Mizpah.

Judges 20:1
Then all the sons of Israel from Dan to Beersheba, including the land of Gilead, came out, and the congregation assembled as one man to the LORD at Mizpah.

1 Samuel 7:4
So the sons of Israel removed the Baals and the Ashtaroth and served the LORD alone.

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.

1 Samuel 8:6
But the thing was displeasing in the sight of Samuel when they said, "Give us a king to judge us." And Samuel prayed to the LORD.

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