Then Samuel took a stone and set it between Mizpah and Shen, and named it Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the Lord has helped us.”
Jacob set up a pillar in the place where He had spoken with him, a pillar of stone, and he poured out a drink offering on it; he also poured oil on it.
Then Joshua set up twelve stones in the middle of the Jordan at the place where the feet of the priests who carried the ark of the covenant were standing, and they are there to this day.
Abraham called the name of that place The Lord Will Provide, as it is said to this day, “In the mount of the Lord it will be provided.”
So Jacob rose early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on its top.
Then Jacob took a stone and set it up as a pillar.
Moses built an altar and named it The Lord is My Banner;
Those twelve stones which they had taken from the Jordan, Joshua set up at Gilgal.
And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God; and he took a large stone and set it up there under the oak that was by the sanctuary of the Lord.
Thus the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out to meet the Philistines in battle and camped beside Ebenezer while the Philistines camped in Aphek.
Now the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod.
By You I have been sustained from my birth;
You are He who took me from my mother’s womb;
My praise is continually of You.
O God, You have taught me from my youth,
And I still declare Your wondrous deeds.
In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the Lord near its border.
“Listen to Me, O house of Jacob,
And all the remnant of the house of Israel,
You who have been borne by Me from birth
And have been carried from the womb;
So, having obtained help from God, I stand to this day testifying both to small and great, stating nothing but what the Prophets and Moses said was going to take place;
who delivered us from so great a peril of death, and will deliver us, He on whom we have set our hope. And He will yet deliver us,