1 Samuel 7:11
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English Standard Version
And the men of Israel went out from Mizpah and pursued the Philistines and struck them, as far as below Beth-car.

King James Bible
And the men of Israel went out of Mizpeh, and pursued the Philistines, and smote them, until they came under Bethcar.

American Standard Version
And the men of Israel went out of Mizpah, and pursued the Philistines, and smote them, until they came under Beth-car.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the men of Israel going out of Masphath pursued after the Philistines, and made slaughter of them till they came under Bethchar.

English Revised Version
And the men of Israel went out of Mizpah, and pursued the Philistines, and smote them, until they came under Beth-car.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the men of Israel went out of Mizpeh, and pursued the Philistines, and smote them, until they came under Beth-car.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Victory obtained over the Philistines through Samuel's prayer. - 1 Samuel 7:5, 1 Samuel 7:6. When Israel had turned to the Lord with all its heart, and had put away all its idols, Samuel gathered together all the people at Mizpeh, to prepare them for fighting against the Philistines by a solemn day for penitence and prayer. For it is very evident that the object of calling all the people to Mizpeh was that the religious act performed there might serve as a consecration for battle, not only from the circumstance that, according to 1 Samuel 7:7, when the Philistines heard of the meeting, they drew near to make war upon Israel, but also from the contents of 1 Samuel 7:5 : "Samuel said (sc., to the heads or representatives of the nation), Gather all Israel to Mizpeh, and I will pray for you unto the Lord." His intention could not possibly have been any other than to put the people into the right relation to their God, and thus to prepare the way for their deliverance out of the bondage of the Philistines. Samuel appointed Mizpeh, i.e., Nebi Samwil, on the western boundary of the tribe of Benjamin (see at Joshua 18:26), as the place of meeting, partly no doubt on historical grounds, viz., because it was there that the tribes had formerly held their consultations respecting the wickedness of the inhabitants of Gibeah, and had resolved to make war upon Benjamin (Judges 20:1.), but still more no doubt, because Mizpeh, on the western border of the mountains, was the most suitable place for commencing the conflict with the Philistines.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Beth-car This place was probably situated in the tribe of Dan. Josephus calls it (); the LXX. (); Targum, Beth-saron; Syriac and Arabic Beth-jasan; by which Houbigant supposes is meant Beth-shan.

Cross References
1 Samuel 7:10
As Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to attack Israel. But the LORD thundered with a mighty sound that day against the Philistines and threw them into confusion, and they were defeated before Israel.

1 Samuel 7:12
Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen and called its name Ebenezer; for he said, "Till now the LORD has helped us."

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