1 Samuel 7:15-17

15 Samuel continued as Israel’s leader all the days of his life.
16 From year to year he went on a circuit from Bethel to Gilgal to Mizpah, judging Israel in all those places.
17 But he always went back to Ramah, where his home was, and there he also held court for Israel. And he built an altar there to the LORD.

1 Samuel 7:15-17 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO FIRST SAMUEL 7

This chapter gives an account of the ark being brought to Kirjathjearim, where it continued twenty years, 1Sa 7:1,2 of the exhortation of Samuel to the people of Israel to reform from idolatry, and which had its desired effect, 1Sa 7:3,4 of Samuel's praying for the people, and offering sacrifices for them, and of the success thereof, victory over their enemies, 1Sa 7:5-14, and of his administration of justice to them, and constancy in it, 1Sa 7:15-17.

1 Samuel 7:15-17 In-Context

13 So the Philistines were subdued and they stopped invading Israel’s territory. Throughout Samuel’s lifetime, the hand of the LORD was against the Philistines.
14 The towns from Ekron to Gath that the Philistines had captured from Israel were restored to Israel, and Israel delivered the neighboring territory from the hands of the Philistines. And there was peace between Israel and the Amorites.
15 Samuel continued as Israel’s leader all the days of his life.
16 From year to year he went on a circuit from Bethel to Gilgal to Mizpah, judging Israel in all those places.
17 But he always went back to Ramah, where his home was, and there he also held court for Israel. And he built an altar there to the LORD.

Cross References 9

  • 1. ver 6; 1 Samuel 12:11
  • 2. S Judges 2:16
  • 3. Judges 2:18
  • 4. S Genesis 12:8
  • 5. S Joshua 10:43; S 1 Samuel 10:8; Amos 5:5
  • 6. ver 6; Acts 13:20
  • 7. S Joshua 18:25; 1 Samuel 8:4">1Sa 1 Samuel 8:4; 1 Samuel 15:34; 1 Samuel 19:18; 1 Samuel 25:1; 1 Samuel 28:3; 1 Samuel 1:19; 1 Samuel 8:4
  • 8. ver 6
  • 9. 1 Samuel 9:12; 1 Samuel 14:35; 1 Samuel 20:6; 2 Samuel 24:25; Judges 21:4
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