1 The men of Kiriath-Jearim came and, taking up the ark of Yahweh, brought it to the house of Abinadab on the hill, and consecrated his son Eleazar to guard the ark of Yahweh.
1Chr 13:5-7 1Sam 6:21 2Sam 6:2-4 Isa 52:11 Josh 18:14 Ps 132:6
2 From the day when the ark was installed at Kiriath-Jearim, a long time went by -- twenty years -- and the whole House of Israel longed for Yahweh.
2Cor 7:10-11 Jer 3:13 Jer 3:22-25 Jer 31:9 Judg 2:4 Matt 5:4 Zech 12:10-11
3 Samuel then spoke as follows to the whole House of Israel, 'If you are returning to Yahweh with all your heart, banish the foreign gods and Astartes which you now have, and set your heart on Yahweh and serve him alone; and he will deliver you from the power of the Philistines.'
Luke 4:8 Deut 13:4 Matt 4:10 Deut 6:13 Isa 55:7 Josh 24:23 Josh 24:14
4 And the Israelites banished the Baals and Astartes and served Yahweh alone.
Hos 14:8 1Kgs 11:33 Hos 14:3 Judg 2:11 Judg 2:13 Judg 10:15-16
5 Samuel then said, 'Muster all Israel at Mizpah and I shall plead with Yahweh for you.'
Judg 20:1 1Sam 7:12 1Sam 7:16 1Sam 10:17 1Sam 12:23 2Kgs 25:23 Joel 2:16
6 So they mustered at Mizpah and drew water and poured it out before Yahweh. They fasted that day and declared, 'We have sinned against Yahweh.' And Samuel was judge over the Israelites at Mizpah.
2Sam 14:14 Judg 10:10 1Sam 1:15 Jer 9:1 Ps 106:6 1Kgs 8:47 Joel 2:12
7 When the Philistines heard that the Israelites had mustered at Mizpah, the Philistine chiefs marched on Israel; and when the Israelites heard this, they were afraid of the Philistines.
1Sam 17:11 1Sam 13:6 2Chr 20:3 Exod 14:10
8 They said to Samuel, 'Do not stop calling on Yahweh our God to rescue us from the power of the Philistines.'
Isa 37:4 1Sam 12:19-24 Jas 5:16 Isa 62:1 Isa 62:6-7
9 Samuel took a sucking lamb and presented it as a burnt offering to Yahweh, and he called on Yahweh on behalf of Israel and Yahweh heard him.
Ps 99:6 Jer 15:1 1Sam 7:17 Jas 5:16 Ps 50:15 1Kgs 18:30-38 1Sam 6:14-15
10 While Samuel was in the act of presenting burnt offering, the Philistines joined battle with Israel, but that day Yahweh thundered violently over the Philistines, threw them into panic and Israel defeated them.
1Sam 2:10 2Sam 22:14-15 Josh 10:10 Judg 5:20 1Sam 12:17 Deut 20:3-4 Exod 9:23-25
11 The men of Israel sallied out from Mizpah in pursuit of the Philistines and beat them all the way to below Beth-Car.
12 Samuel then took a stone and erected it between Mizpah and the Tooth, and gave it the name Ebenezer, saying, 'Yahweh helped us as far as this.'
Josh 4:9 2Cor 1:10 Acts 26:22 Gen 35:14 1Sam 5:1 Gen 31:45-52 Gen 28:18-19
13 So the Philistines were humbled and no longer came into Israelite territory; Yahweh oppressed the Philistines throughout the life of Samuel.
Judg 13:1 1Sam 13:1-5 1Sam 14:6-16 1Sam 14:20-23 1Sam 17:49-53 1Sam 28:3-5 1Sam 31:1-7
14 The towns which the Philistines had taken from Israel were given back to Israel, from Ekron all the way to Gath, and Israel freed their territory from the power of the Philistines. There was peace, too, between Israel and the Amorites.
Deut 7:2 Deut 7:16 Judg 4:17 Ps 106:34
15 Samuel was judge over Israel throughout his life.
1Sam 7:6 Judg 2:16 1Sam 12:1 1Sam 12:11 1Sam 25:1 Acts 13:20-21 Judg 3:10-11
16 Each year he went on circuit through Bethel and Gilgal and Mizpah and judged Israel in all these places.
Judg 5:10 Judg 10:4 Judg 12:14 Ps 75:2 Ps 82:3-4
17 He would then return to Ramah, since his home was there; there too he judged Israel. And there he built an altar to Yahweh.
1Sam 1:19 1Sam 1:1 1Sam 8:4 1Kgs 18:30-36 1Sam 11:15 1Sam 19:18-23 Gen 12:7-8