New Living Translation
Then Samuel told them, "Gather all of Israel to Mizpah, and I will pray to 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.'
1 Samuel 7:5 Parallel
Commentary1 Samuel 7:5 Parallel Commentaries
"From Beth-horon to Emmaus it was hilly."--It was sixty furlongs distant from Jerusalem.--"To eight hundred only, dismissed the army, (Vespasian) gave a place, called Ammaus, for them to inhabit: it is sixty furlongs distant from Jerusalem." I inquire, whether this word hath the same etymology with Emmaus near Tiberias, which, from the 'warm baths,' was called Chammath. The Jews certainly do write this otherwise... "The family (say they) of Beth-Pegarim, and Beth Zipperia was out of Emmaus."--The …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
Now return the woman to her husband, and he will pray for you, for he is a prophet. Then you will live. But if you don't return her to him, you can be sure that you and all your people will die."
But it was also called Mizpah (which means "watchtower"), for Laban said, "May the LORD keep watch between us to make sure that we keep this covenant when we are out of each other's sight.
At that time the armies of Ammon had gathered for war and were camped in Gilead, and the people of Israel assembled and camped at Mizpah.
Then all the Israelites were united as one man, from Dan in the north to Beersheba in the south, including those from across the Jordan in the land of Gilead. The entire community assembled in the presence of the LORD at Mizpah.
1 Samuel 7:4
So the Israelites got rid of their images of Baal and Ashtoreth and worshiped only the LORD.
1 Samuel 7:16
Each year he traveled around, setting up his court first at Bethel, then at Gilgal, and then at Mizpah. He judged the people of Israel at each of these places.
1 Samuel 8:6
Samuel was displeased with their request and went to the LORD for guidance.
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