1 Samuel 7
They of Kirjath-Jearim bring the Ark into the house of Abinadab, and sanctify Eleazar his son to keep it.
1 Samuel 7:1 And so the men of Kariathiarim came, and fet vp the arck of the Lord: and brought it into the house of Aminadab in Gibea, & sanctifyed Eleazar his sonne, to kepe the arck of the Lorde:
After twenty years
1 Samuel 7:2 and whyle the arcke abode in Kariathiarim, the dayes multiyplied, and ther passed ouer .xx. yeres, and the house of Israel lamented after the Lorde.
the Israelites, by Samuel's means, solemnly repent at Mizpeh.
1 Samuel 7:3 And Samuel spake vnto all þe house of Israel, saying: yf ye be come agayne vnto the Lorde with all your hertes, then put awaye the straunge goddes and Astharoth from amonge you: and prepare your hertes vnto the Lorde, and serue hym only: for he shall ryd you out of the hande of the Philistines. 1 Samuel 7:4 Then the chyldren of Israel dyd put awaye Baalim and Astaroth, and serued the Lorde onely. 1 Samuel 7:5 And Samuel sayde: gather all Israel to Mizpa, and I wyll praye for you vnto the Lorde. 1 Samuel 7:6 And they gathred together to Mizpa, and drewe water: and powred it out before the Lorde, & fasted the same daye and sayde there: we haue synned against the Lorde. And Samuel iudged the chyldren of Israel in Mizpa. 1 Samuel 7:7 When the Philistines heard þt the chyldren of Israel were gathered together to Mizpa, þe lordes of þe Philistines went vp against Israel. And when the children of Israel heard þt they were afrayed of þe Philistines, 1 Samuel 7:8 & the children of Israel saide to Samuel: ceasse not to crye vnto the Lorde oure God for vs, that he maye saue vs out of the hand of the Philistines.
While Samuel prayeth and sacrificeth, the LORD discomfiteth the Philistines by thunder at Eben-ezer.
1 Samuel 7:9 And Samuel toke a suckyng lambe, and offered it all together for a burntoffrynge vnto the Lorde: & cryed vnto the Lorde for Israel, & the Lord heard him. 1 Samuel 7:10 And as Samuel offred þe burntoffring, the Philistines came to fyght agenst Israel. But the Lorde thondered a great thonder þt same daye amonge the Philistines, and scatered them, þt they fell before Israel. 1 Samuel 7:11 And þe men of Israel went out of Mizpa, and pursued the Philistines, & folowed vpon them, vntyll the place that is vnder Bethcar. 1 Samuel 7:12 And then Samuel toke a stone, and pitched it betwene Mizpa and the mark of the rock, and called the name therof, þe stone of helpe, saying: Hitherto hath the Lord helped vs.
The Philistines are subdued.
1 Samuel 7:13 And so the Philistines were brought vnder, & they came nomore into the coastes of Israel: & the hand of the Lord was agaynst þe Philistines all þe dayes of Samuel. 1 Samuel 7:14 Therto, the cities which the þe Philistines had taken from Israel, were restored agayne to Israel, euen from Acaron to Gath, wt the coastes of the same, & Israel plucked them out of the handes of the Philistines. And there was peace betwene Israel & the Amorites.
Samuel peaceably and religiously judgeth Israel.
1 Samuel 7:15 Samuel iudged Israel all the dayes of his lyfe, 1 Samuel 7:16 and went about yere by yere to Bethel, Gilgal, and Mizpa, & iudged Israel in all those places, 1 Samuel 7:17 & came agayne to Rama: for there was his house, & ther he iudged Israel also, & there he buylt an aulter vnto the Lorde.