English Standard Version
And he went on a circuit year by year to Bethel, Gilgal, and Mizpah. And he judged Israel in all these places.
King James Bible
And he went from year to year in circuit to Bethel, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh, and judged Israel in all those places.
American Standard Version
And he went from year to year in circuit to Beth-el and Gilgal, and Mizpah; and he judged Israel in all those places.
And he went every year about to Bethel and to Galgal and to Masphath, and he judged Israel in the aforesaid places.
English Revised Version
And he went from year to year in circuit to Beth-el, and Gilgal, and Mizpah; and he judged Israel in all those places.
Webster's Bible Translation
And he went from year to year in circuit to Beth-el, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh, and judged Israel in all those places.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
When the Philistines advanced during the offering of the sacrifice to fight against Israel, "Jehovah thundered with a great noise," i.e., with loud peals, against the Philistines, and threw them into confusion, so that they were smitten before Israel. The thunder, which alarmed the Philistines and threw them into confusion (יהמּם, as in Joshua 10:10), was the answer of God to Samuel's crying to the Lord.
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he went When he was at Bethel, the tribe of Ephraim and all the northern parts of the country could attend him; when at Gilgal, the tribe of Benjamin and those beyond Jordan could have easy access to him; and when at Mizpeh, he was within the reach of Judah, Simeon, and Gad: but at Ramah was the place of his ordinary abode; and there he held his court, for there he judged Israel: and as it is probable that Shiloh was destroyed, it is said (ver.
) that there, i.e, at Ramah, `he build an altar to the Lord.'
in circuit [heb] and he circuited
He called the name of that place Bethel, but the name of the city was Luz at the first.
And Jacob came to Luz (that is, Bethel), which is in the land of Canaan, he and all the people who were with him,
And the LORD said to Joshua, "Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you." And so the name of that place is called Gilgal to this day.
While the people of Israel were encamped at Gilgal, they kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month in the evening on the plains of Jericho.
1 Samuel 7:5
Then Samuel said, "Gather all Israel at Mizpah, and I will pray to the LORD for you."
1 Samuel 11:14
Then Samuel said to the people, "Come, let us go to Gilgal and there renew the kingdom."
but do not seek Bethel, and do not enter into Gilgal or cross over to Beersheba; for Gilgal shall surely go into exile, and Bethel shall come to nothing."
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