1 Samuel 7:2

Overview - 1 Samuel 7
They of Kirjath-jearim bring the ark into the house of Abinadab, and sanctify Eleazar, his son to keep it.
After twenty years,
the Israelites, by Samuel's means, solemnly repent at Mizpeh.
While Samuel prays and sacrifices, the Lord discomfits the Philistines by thunder at Eben-ezer.
13 The Philistines are subdued.
15 Samuel judges Israel.
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1 Samuel 7:2  (King James Version)
And it came to pass, while the ark abode in Kirjathjearim, that the time was long; for it was twenty years: and all the house of Israel lamented after the LORD.

Judges 2:4 ; Jeremiah 3:13 Jeremiah 3:22-25 ; 31:9 Zechariah 12:10 Zechariah 12:11 ; Matthew 5:4 ; 2 Corinthians 7:10 2 Corinthians 7:11