Thematic Bible: 1 Samuel 7




1 Samuel 7:1 (show verse)

And the men of Kiriath-jearim came and took the ark of the LORD and brought it into the house of Abinadab on the hill, and consecrated Eleazar his son to keep the ark of the LORD.

1 Samuel 7:2 (show verse)

From the day that the ark remained at Kiriath-jearim, the time was long, for it was twenty years; and all the house of Israel lamented after the LORD.

1 Samuel 7:3 (show verse)

Then Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, "If you return to the LORD with all your heart, remove the foreign gods and the Ashtaroth from among you and direct your hearts to the LORD and serve Him alone; and He will deliver you from the hand of the Philistines."

1 Samuel 7:4 (show verse)

So the sons of Israel removed the Baals and the Ashtaroth and served the LORD alone.

1 Samuel 7:5 (show verse)

Then Samuel said, "Gather all Israel to Mizpah and I will pray to the LORD for you."

1 Samuel 7:6 (show verse)

They 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.

1 Samuel 7:7 (show verse)

Now 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.

1 Samuel 7:8 (show verse)

Then 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."

1 Samuel 7:9 (show verse)

Samuel 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.

1 Samuel 7:10 (show verse)

Now 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.

1 Samuel 7:11 (show verse)

The men of Israel went out of Mizpah and pursued the Philistines, and struck them down as far as below Beth-car.

1 Samuel 7:12 (show verse)

Then Samuel took a stone and set it between Mizpah and Shen, and named it Ebenezer, saying, "Thus far the LORD has helped us."

1 Samuel 7:13 (show verse)

So 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.

1 Samuel 7:14 (show verse)

The 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.

1 Samuel 7:15 (show verse)

Now Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.

1 Samuel 7:16 (show verse)

He used to go annually on circuit to Bethel and Gilgal and Mizpah, and he judged Israel in all these places.

1 Samuel 7:17 (show verse)

Then his return was to Ramah, for his house was there, and there he judged Israel; and he built there an altar to the LORD.