"Do not be afraid," Samuel replied. "You have done all this evil;1 yet do not turn away from the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart.
Do not turn away after useless2 idols.3 They can do you no good, nor can they rescue you, because they are useless.
For the sake4 of his great name5 the LORD will not reject6 his people, because the LORD was pleased to make7 you his own.
As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by failing to pray8 for you. And I will teach9 you the way that is good and right.
But be sure to fear10 the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart;11 consider12 what great13 things he has done for you.
Yet if you persist14 in doing evil, both you and your king15 will be swept16 away."