So the Philistines were subdued1 and did not invade Israelite territory again. Throughout Samuel's lifetime, the hand of the LORD was against the Philistines.
The towns from Ekron2 to Gath that the Philistines had captured from Israel were restored to her, and Israel delivered the neighboring territory from the power of the Philistines. And there was peace between Israel and the Amorites.315
Samuel4 continued as judge5 over Israel all6 the days of his life.
From year to year he went on a circuit from Bethel7 to Gilgal8 to Mizpah, judging9 Israel in all those places.
But he always went back to Ramah,10 where his home was, and there he also judged11 Israel. And he built an altar12 there to the LORD.