New International Version
Then Samuel said, "Assemble all Israel at Mizpah, and I will intercede with the LORD for you."
King James Bible
And Samuel said, Gather all Israel to Mizpeh, and I will pray for you unto the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
And Samuel said, Gather all Israel to Mizpah, and I will pray Jehovah for you.
World English Bible
Samuel said, "Gather all Israel to Mizpah, and I will pray for you to Yahweh."
Young's Literal Translation
and Samuel saith, 'Gather all Israel to Mizpeh, and I pray for you unto Jehovah.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Gather all Israel to Mizpeh - This appears to have been an armed assembly, though probably collected principally for religious and political purposes; but Samuel knew that an unarmed multitude could not safely be convened in the vicinity of the Philistines.
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LibrarySermon at the Faribault Celebration of the Centennial of the Inauguration of George Washington, 1789-1889.
"Then Samuel took a stone and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebeneser, saying, Hitherto hath the Lord helped us."-- 1 SAMUEL vii. 12. No words are more fitting on this Centennial day. One hundred years ago George Washington was inaugurated the first President of the United States. Words are powerless to express the grateful thoughts which swell patriot hearts. Save that people whom God led out of Egypt with His pillar of fire and His pillar of cloud, I know of no nation …
H.B. Whipple—Five Sermons
Now return the man's wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not return her, you may be sure that you and all who belong to you will die."
It was also called Mizpah, because he said, "May the LORD keep watch between you and me when we are away from each other.
When the Ammonites were called to arms and camped in Gilead, the Israelites assembled and camped at Mizpah.
Then all Israel from Dan to Beersheba and from the land of Gilead came together as one and assembled before the LORD in Mizpah.
1 Samuel 7:4
So the Israelites put away their Baals and Ashtoreths, and served the LORD only.
1 Samuel 7:16
From year to year he went on a circuit from Bethel to Gilgal to Mizpah, judging Israel in all those places.
1 Samuel 8:6
But when they said, "Give us a king to lead us," this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the LORD.
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