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Eli reproveth his sons.


The Lord calleth Samuel.

Gen. 14. 19.

See Zech.8.4.

Ich 1. 28
I Gen 21.1.

rer. 2 Judg. 13. 24. c. 3. 19. Like 1.80 星之 20.

1 Chr. 2. 22 Ez. 44. 15.

k 2 Sam. 7. 11, 27.

11. 38. 1 Ps. 2. 2. & 18. 50.

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B. C. up with her husband to offer the which God shall give Israel: and B. C. about 1165. yearly sacrifice.

there shall not be an old man in about 1165. 20 | And Eli i blessed Elkanah and thine house for ever.

his wife, and said, The LORD give | 33 And the man of thine, whom I Or, petition thee seed of this woman for the Il loan shall not cut off from mine altar,

which is alent to the LORD. And shall be to consume thine eyes, and asked, &c.

they went unto their own home. to grieve thine heart: and all the in

21 And the Lord 'visited Hannah, crease of thine house shall die t in the 1 Heb. men.
so that she conceived, and bare three flower of their age.
sons and two daughters. And the 34 And this shall be sa sign unto 81 Kings 13.3.
child Samuel “grew before the Lord. thee, that shall come upon thy two

22 | Now Eli was very old, and sons, on Hophni and Phinehas; "in 1 ch. 4. 11.

heard all that his sons did unto all one day they shall die both of them. a se E1.3.8. Israel ; and how they lay with the 35 And I will raise me up a faith- 1 Kings 2. 35.

women that fassembled at the door of ful priest, that shall do according to bedly trupe. the tabernacle of the congregation. that which is in mine heart and in my 23 And he said unto them, Why do mind : and I will build him a sure

1 Kings 1 Or, I hear ye such things ? for ! I hear of your house; and he shall walk before 'mine

evil dealings by all this people. anointed for ever.
24 Nay, my sons; for it is no good 36 And it shall come to pass, that

m 1 Kings 2.
report that I hear: ye make the Lord's every one that is left in thine house
people I to transgress.

shall come and crouch to him for a 25 If one man sin against another, piece of silver and a morsel of bread,

the judge shall judge him: but if a and shall say, + Put me, I pray thee, + Heb. Join. kum. 15. SO. man sin against the LORD, who shall into one of the priests' offices, that I l Or, some entreat for him? Notwithstanding, may eat a piece of bread.

the priestthey hearkened not unto the voice of ploch. 11. 20. their father, Pbecause the LORD would

CHAPTER III. slay them.

How the word of the Lord was first rerealed to Sam. f. 21.

26 And the child Samuel "grew on, uel. 11 God foretelleth to Samuel the destruction of
and was 'in favour both with the

Eli's house. 15 Samuel, though unwilling, telleth
LORD, and also with men.

[ of God
i Kings 13. 1.

ed unto the LORD before Eli. ! Ex 4. 14, 27. saith the LORD, 'Did I plainly appear | And the word of the Lord was

unto the house of thy father, when precious in those days; there was no
they were in Egypt in Pharaoh's open


2 And it came to pass at that time, about 1141. . Ec 32.1.4 28 And did I choose him out of all when Eli was laid down in his place,

the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to and his eyes began to wax dim, that "Gen. 27. 1. &
offer upon mine altar, to burn incense, he could not see ;
to wear an ephod before me? and * did 3 And ere the lamp of God went out
I give unto the house of thy father all in the temple of the LORD, where the

Lev. 24. 3.
the offerings made by fire of the chil- ark of God was, and Samuel was laid
dren of Israel?

down to sleep;
29 Wherefore " kick ye at my sac- 4 That the Lord called Samuel: and

rifice and at mine offering, which I he answered, Here am I.
: Deat. 12,5,6., have commanded in my 2 habitation; 5 And he ran unto Eli, and said,

and honourest thy sons above me, Here am l; for thou calledst me.
to make yourselves fat with the chief- And he said, I called not; lie down
est of all the offerings of Israel my again. And he went and lay down.

6 And the Lord called yet again,
30 Wherefore the Lord God of Samuel : and Samuel arose and went

Israel saith, “I said indeed that thy to Eli, and said, Here am I; for - 17. 18. 9,10,' house, and the house of thy father, thou didst call me. And he anPa 2. ki should walk before me for ever: but swered, I called not, my son; lie

now the LORD saith, Be it far from down again.
me; for them that honour me I will 7 Now Samuel ' did not yet know 10r. Thus did

honour, and they that despise me the Lord, neither was the word of fore he knew 3.2 11.3. shall be lightly esteemed.

the LORD yet revealed unto him.

the LORD,

and before 31 Behold, the days come, that I 8 And the LORD called Samuel

the LORD will cut off thine arm, and the arm of again the third time. And he arose

ncas rercaled thy father's house, that there shall not and went to Eli, and said, Here am tan shich be an old man in thine house.

I; for thou didst call me. And Eli

See Acts 19. 32 And thou shalt see an enemy perceived that the Lord had called in my habitation, in all the wealth the child.

unto Eli, and said unto him, Thug AND "the child Samuel minister- a ch. 2. 11.

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Samuel telleth Eli the vision.


The Israelites are overcome.

7. 12 † Heb. the


12. Jer. 19.3.

un to us.

ing. 11 Or, And I


Ps. 80. l. 92. 1. e Ex. 25. 18, 22 89.

cd not upon them.

k Ez. 7. 3. & 18. 30.


n Num. 15. 30,

B. C. 9 Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, and pitched beside * Eben-ezer: and B.C. about 1141. Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he the Philistines pitched in Aphek.

about 1141. call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, 2 And the Philistines put them

a ch. 5. 1. LORD;

for thy servant heareth. So selves in array against Israel : and Samuel went and lay down in his when they joined battle, Israel was

battle was place. smitten before the Philistines : and

spread. 10 And the LORD came, and stood, they slew of † the army in the field + Heb. the and called as at other times, Samuel, about four thousand men. Samuel. Then Samuel answered, 3 | And when the people were come Speak; for thy servant heareth. into the camp, the elders of Israel

11 | And the Lord said to Samuel, said, Wherefore hath the LORD smit

Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, ten us to day before the Philistines? 8 2 Kings 21. 6 at which both the ears of every one Let us + fetch the ark of the covenant + Heb. ezke that heareth it shall tingle.

of the Lord out of Shiloh unto us, 12 In that day I will perform against that, when it cometh among us, it h ch, 2, 30-35. Eli Wall things which I have spoken may save us out of the hand of our + Heb. begin- concerning his house : + when I begin, enemies. ning and end I will also make an end.

4 So the people sent to Shiloh, that 13 | For I have told him that I will they might bring from thence the will tell him, judge his house for ever for the ini- ark of the covenant of the LORD of

quity which he knoweth ; because' his hosts, which dwelleth between the 12 Sam. 6. 2 11 Or, ac- sons made themselves llvile, and he cherubim : and the two sons of Eli, tm restrained them not.

Hophni and Phinehas, were there with † Heb. frown14 And therefore I have sworn unto the ark of the covenant of God.

Num. 7. the house of Eli, that the iniquity of 5 And when the ark of the covCh.22.29 , 30, Eli's house "shall not be purged with enant of the Lord came into the camp, sacrifice nor offering for ever.

all Israel shouted with a great shout, 1 ch. 2. 12, 17, 15 | And Samuel lay until the morn

so that the earth rang again.
ing, and opened the doors of the house 6 And when the Philistines heard
mch. 2, 23, 25. of the Lord. And Samuel feared to the noise of the shout, they said,
31. Is. 22. 14. shew Eli the vision.

What meaneth the noise of this great
16 Then Eli called Samuel, and said, shout in the camp of the Hebrews?
Samuel, my son: and he answered, And they understood that the ark of
Here am I.

the Lord was come into the camp.
17 And he said, What is the thing 7 And the Philistines were afraid;
that the LORD hath said unto thee? for they said, God is come into the

I pray thee hide it not from me: camp. And they said, Woe unto us! + Heb. so ad... God do so to thee, and t more also, for there hath not been such a thing il Or, word

+ Heb. yester if thou hide any I thing from me of theretofore.

day, or, ide all the things that he said unto 8 Woe unto us! who shall deliver

third day thee.

us out of the hand of these mighty † Heb.all the 18 And Samuel told him tevery Gods? these are the Gods that smote things, or,

whit, and hid nothing from him. the Egyptians with all the plagues p Job 1, 21. & And he said, 'It is the Lord: let in the wilderness. 2. 10. Ps. 39. him do what seemeth him good. 9. IB. 39. 8.

9 Be strong, and quit yourselves d i Cor. 16. 13. 19 And Samuel grew, and 'the like men, 0 ye Philistines, that ye r Gen. 39.2, LORD was with him, sand did let be not servants unto the Hebrews,

none of his words fall to the ground. € as they have been to you: + quit + Nen t Judg. 20. 1. 20 And all Israel * from Dan even yourselves like men, and fight.

to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was 10 | And the Philistines fought, and || Or,faithful. ll established to be a prophet of the 'Israel was smitten, and they fled 'ver. 3 Lord. every man into his tent: and there

Deut. 23

Ps. 78. 9, 62 21 And the Lord appeared again in was a very great slaughter; for there Shiloh : for the Lord revealed him- fell of Israel thirty thousand footmen. self to Samuel in Shiloh by the word 11 And the ark of God was taken; sch. 2. S2 of the Lord.

and "the two sons of Eli, Hophni

and Phinehas, twere slain. CHAPTER IV.

12 | And there ran a man of Ben-h ch. 2. 54. The Israelites are overcome by the Philistines at jamin out of the army,

and i

i 2 Sann. 1. 2
Philistines 10 They are smitten aguin, the ark is to Shiloh the same day with his
taken, and Hophni and Phinchas slain. 12 Eli, clothes rent, and k with earth upon Josh. 7.6.
19 Phinehas wife, in her travail with Ichabod, his head.
13 And when he came, lo, Eli sat


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to all Israel. Now Israel went ing: for his heart trembled for the out against the Philistines to battle, ark of God. And when the man

2 Sam. 13. 19. & 15. 32


Job 2. 12 1 ch. 1. 9.



The death of Eli.


The fall of Dagon.

d 18. 46. 7.

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B. C. came into the city, and told it, all the took Dagon, and a set him in his place B. C. about 1141, city cried out.


about 1141. 14 And when Eli heard the noise of 4 And when they arose early on the the crying, he said, What meaneth the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was noise of this tumult? And the man fallen upon his face to the ground came in hastily, and told Eli.

before the ark of the Lord; and the mch. s. 2 15 Now Eli was ninety and eight head of Dagon and both the palms of

Mic. 1.7. years old; and his eyes t were dim, his hands were cut ofl' upon the threshthat he could not see.

old; only the stump of Dagon was 11 Or, the fishy 16 And the man said unto Eli, I left to him.

am he that came out of the army, 5 Therefore neither the priests of 22 San. 1.4.

and I fled to day out of the army. Dagon, nor any that come into Da+ Het is the And he said, "What tis there done, gon's house, 'tread on the threshold See Zeph. 1. my son ?

of Dagon in Ashdod unto this day.
17 And the messenger answered and 6 But 6 the hand of the Lord was
said, Israel is fled before the Philis- heavy upon them of Ashdod, and he
tines, and there hath been also a great destroyed them, and smote them
slaughter among the people, and thy with 'emerods, even Ashdod and the
two sons also, Hophni and Phine- coasts thereof.
has, are dead, and the ark of God is And when the men of Ashdod saw

that it was so, they said, The ark of
18 And it came to pass, when he the God of Israel shall not abide with
made inention of the ark of God, that us: for his hand is sore upon us, and
he fell from off the seat backward by upon Dagon our god.
the side of the gate, and his neck 8 They sent therefore and gathered
brake, and he died : for he was an old all the lords of the Philistines unto
man, and heavy. And he had judged them, and said, What shall we do
Israel forty years.

with the ark of the God of Israel?
19 | And his daughter in law, Phin-| And they answered, Let the ark of
ehas' wife, was with child, near ll to the God of Israel be carried about un-
be delivered: and when she heard the to Gath. And they carried the ark of
tidings that the ark of God was taken, the God of Israel about thither.
and that her father in law and her 9 And it was so, that, after they
husband were dead, she bowed her had carried it about, k the hand of the
self and travailed; for her pains tcame Lord was against the city with a very

great destruction : and mhe smote the I ver. 11.
20 And about the time of her death men of the city, both small and great,
the women that stood by her said and they had emerods in their secret
unto her, Fear not; for thou hast parts.

borne a son. But she answered not, 10 [ Therefore they sent the ark of Heh. set act t neither did she regard it.

God to Ekron. And it came to pass, 21 And she named the child | P Ich- as the ark of God came to Ekron, Were the abod, saying, "The glory is departed that the Ekronites cried out, saying,

from Israel : because the ark of God They have brought about the ark of
was taken, and because of her father the God of Israel to tus, to slay us | Heb. me, to

slay me and in law and her husband.

and our people.
22 And she said, The glory is de- 11 So they sent and gathered to-
parted from Israel : for the ark of gether all the lords of the Philistines,
God is taken.

and said, Send away the ark of the

God of Israel, and let it go again to

his own place, that it slay tus not, and
The Philistines bring the ark into the house of Dagon our people: for there was a deadly de-
at Ashdor. 3 Dugon falleth doun before the ark; struction throughout all the city; "the n ver. 6, 9.
& The ark being brought to Gath and to Ekron, the hand of God was very heavy there.
same judgments follows.

12 And the men that died not were
ND the Philistines took the ark smitten with the emerods : and the
ich 1.1.&

Eben-ezer unto Ashdod.
2 When the Philistines took the

ark of God, they brought it into the After scren months the Philistines take counsel how to
15. 16. 2. house of » Dagon, and set it by Da-

send back the ark. 10 They bring it on a new cart

unto Beth-shemesh. 19 The people of that place are gon.

smillen for looking into the ark. 21 They send to

the men of kirjath-jearim to fetch it. 3 [ And when they of Ashdod arose en rely on the morning win be hold, Dagon AND the ark of the Lord was in about 1140. before the ark of the LORD. And they seven months.

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The Philistines take counsel.


The ark sent to Beth-shemesh.

a Gen. 41. 8.

Ex. 7.11. Dan. 2. 2. & 5. 7. Matt. 2. 4.

b Ex. 23. 15. Deut. 16. 16.

d ver. 9.

e See ver. 17, 18. Josh. 13.

+ Heb. than.

1 ch. 5. 6.

.ver. 4.

Is. 42. 12. Mal, 2. 2. John 9. 24.

11. Ps. 39. 10.

B. C. 2 And the Philistines à called for the reaping their wheat harvest in the B. C. about 1140. priests and the diviners, saying, What valley: and they lifted


about 11.10.
shall we do to the ark of the Lord? and saw the ark, and rejoiced to see
tell us wherewith we shall send it to it.
his place.

14 And the cart came into the field 3 And they said, If ye send away of Joshua, a Beth-shemite, and stood the ark of the God of Israel, send it there, where there was a great stone :

not bempty ; but in any wise return and they clave the wood of the cart, © Lev.5.15, 16.

him a trespass offering : then ye and offered the kine a burnt offering
shall be healed, and it shall be unto the Lord.
known to you why his hand is not 15 And the Levites took down the
removed from you.

ark of the Lord, and the coffer that
4 Then said they, What shall be was with it, wherein the jewels of
the trespass offering which we shall gold were, and put them on the great
return to him? They answered, Five stone: and the men of Beth-shemesh
golden emerods, and five golden mice, offered burnt offerings and sacrifi-

"according to the number of the lords ced sacrifices the same day unto the 3. Judg. 3.3. of the Philistines : for one plague was LORD. on + you all, and on your lords.

16 And when 'the five lords of the - Josh. 13. 3 5 Wherefore ye shall make images Philistines had seen it, they returned of your emerods, and images of your to Ekron the same day. mice that mar the land; and


shall 17 And these are the golden eme& Josh. 7. 19. 5 give glory unto the God of Israel: rods which the Philistines returned

peradventure he will lighten his for a trespass offering unto the Lord;

hand from off you, and from off your for Ashdod one, for Gaza one, for - See ch 3, 6, gods, and from off your land. Ashkelon one, for Gath one, for Eki ch. 5. 3, 4, 7.

6 Wherefore then do ye harden your ron one ;
k Ex. 7. 13. & hearts, kas the Egyptians and Pharaoh 18 And the golden mice, according
8. 15. & 14. 17. hardened their hearts? when he had to the number of all the cities of the

Or reproach wrought I wonderfully among them, Philistines belonging to the five lords,

did they not let t the people go, and both of fenced cities, and of country
they departed ?

villages, even unto the great stone of Or. great
7 Now therefore make ma new cart, Abel, whereon they set down the ark
and take two milch kine, "on which of the Lord: which stone remaineth
there hath come no yoke, and tie the unto this day in the field of Joshua,
kine to the cart, and bring their calves the Beth-shemite.
home from them :

19 | And 'he 'smote the men of See Ex. 19. 8 And take the ark of the Lord, and Beth-shemesh, because they had looko ver. 4, 5. lay it upon the cart; and put o the ed into the ark of the Lord, even he

jewels of gold, which ye return him smote of the people fifty thousand
for a trespass offering, in a coffer by and threescore and ten men : and the
the side thereof; and send it away, people lamented, because the LORD
that it may go:

had smitten many of the people with
9 And see, if it goeth up by the way a great slaughter.
p Josh. 15. 10. of his own coast to p Beth-shemesh, 20 And the men of Beth-shemesh
I Or, it.

then ! he hath done us this great evil : said, “Who is able to stand before u 2 Sam. 6. 9.
but if not, then we shall know that this holy Lord God? and to whom
it is not his hand that smote us; it shall he go up from us?
was a chance that happened to us. 21 [ And they sent messengers to

10 | And the men did so; and took the inhabitants of Kirjath-jearim, Josh. 18. IL
two milch kine, and tied them to saying, The Philistines have brought
the cart, and shut up their calves at again the ark of the Lord; come ye
home :

down, and fetch it up to you.
11 And they laid the ark of the
Lord upon the cart, and the coffer

with the mice of gold and the images They of Kirjath-jenrim bring the ark into the house
of their emerods.

of Abinadıb, where it remaineth (wenty years. 3
12 And the kine took the straight

The Israelites, at Samuel's cxhortation, repent at

Mizpeh. 9 While Samuel priyeth and sacrificeth,
way to the way of Beth-shemesh, the Lord discomfiteth the Philistines. 13 They are
and went along the highway, lowing

subdued. 15 Samuel judgeth Israel.
as they went, and turned not aside ND the men of Kirjath-jearim

| Heb. them.
1 Ex. 12. 31.
m 2 Sam. 6. 3.
n Num. 19. 2


21. Kun.
5, 15, 30.
2 Sam. 6. 7.

Mal. 3. 2

q ver. 3.

Judy. 18. 12 1 Chr. 19.5, 6.

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the lords of the Philistines went after of the Lord, and brought it into the
them unto the border of Beth-she- house of b Abinadab in the hill, and 6 2 Sam. 6. 4.

sanctified Eleazar his son to keep the
13 And they of Beth-shemesh were ark of the Lord.

The Israelites repent.


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B. C. 2 And it came to pass, while the 14 And the cities which the Phi- B. C. about 1140. ark abode in Kirjat? -jearim, that the listines had taken from Israel were

about 1120. time was long; for it was twenty restored to Israel, from Ekron even about 1120. years: and all the house of Israel unto Gath; and the coasts thereof lamented after the LORD.

did Israel deliver out of the hands 3 [ And Samuel spa:e unto all the of the Philistines. And there was • Deat. Sn. 2- house of Israel, saying, If ye do "re- peace between Israel and the Amo10 1 Kings

turn unto the LORD with all your rites. 848. Is. Si, 1. Hos 6.1. hearts, then put away the strange 15 And Samuel "judged Israel all Joel 2 12

11. Judg. 2. Ashtaroth from among the days of his life. gods and Id Geo S5, 2. Josti. 24. 14, you, and 'prepare your hearts unto 16 And he went from year to year

the Lord, and 3 serve him only: and in circuit to Beth-el, and Gilgal, + Heb. and he i. Judg. 2 13.

circuited. 12 Chr. 30. 19. he will deliver you out of the hand and Mizpeh, and judged Israel in all Joo 11.13, 14. of the Philistines.

those places. 4 Then the children of Israel did 17 And "his return was to Ramah; uch. 8. 4. Male 4. 10. put away Baalim and Ashtaroth, for there was his house; and there Judg. 2. 11. and served the Lord only.

he judged Israel ; and there he built - Judg. 21. 4. 5 And Samuel said, 'Gather all Is- an altar unto the Lord. 2 Kings 25.

rael to Mizpeh, and I will pray for
you unto the Lord.

6 And they gathered together to The Israelites ask a king. 6 Samucl. displeased there-

at, is comforted of God. 10 He describeth to them Mizpeh, k and drew water, and poured the manner of a king. 19 Because of their impor. 'I Net 9. 1, 2

it out before the LORD, and 'fasted on tunity, God directeth Samuel to make them a king,

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Deut. 17, 14.
Hog. 13. 10.
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evil in the eyes of Samwel.

sinned Lord. And Sam- uel was oldthat he amade his Kino 2. 17. uel judged the children of Israel in sons judges over Israel. Mizpeh.

2 Now the name of his firstborn was 7 And when the Philistines heard Joel; and the name of his second, | Vashni, that the children of Israel were gath- Abiah : they were judges in Beer

b See Judg. 10. ered together to Mizpeh, the lords of sheba. the Philistines went up against Is- 3 And his sons walked not in his compared

with Judg. rael. And when the children of Is- ways, but turned aside d after lucre, rael heard it, they were afraid of the and took bribes, and perverted judg

c Jer. 22. 15,

16, 17. Philistines.

ment. 8 And the children of Israel said 4 Then all the elders of Israel gath- about 1095.

d Ex. 18. 21. Heh. Bezot to Samuel, + Cease not to cry unto ered themselves together, and came

the Lord our God for us, that he to Samuel unto Ramah,
will save us out of the hand of the 5 And said unto him, Behold, thou

art old, and thy sons walk not in
99 And Samuel took a sucking lamb, thy ways: now make us a king to
and offered it for a burnt offering judge us like all the nations.
wholly unto the Lord: and Samuel 6 s But the thing + displeased Sam- 1 Heb. was

cried unto the Lord for Israel; and uel, when they said, Give us a king Os, answer the Lord I heard him.

to judge us. And Samuel prayed
10 And as Samuel was offering up unto the LORD.
the burnt offering, the Philistines 7 And the Lord said unto Samuel,

drew near to battle against Israel : Hearken unto the voice of the peoPsice Jinsh. 10. 'Pbut the LORD thundered with a ple in all that they say unto thee :

great thunder on that day upon the for 5 they have not rejected thee, but See Ex. 16.
Philistines, and discomfited them; "they have rejected me, that I should
and they were smitten before Is- not reign over them.

8 According to all the works which

Hos. 13. 10, 11 And the men of Israel went out they have done since the day that I of Mizpeh, and pursued the Philis- brought them up out of Egypt even tines, and smote them, until they unto this day, wherewith they have came under Beth-car.

forsaken me, and served other gods, 12 Then Samuel took a stone, and so do they also unto thee.

set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and 9 Now therefore I hearken unto their | Or, obey. i That is, The called the name of it " Eben-ezer, voice : ! howbeit yet protest solemnly or notwithtime of help: saying, Hitherto hath the Lord help- unto them, and 'shew them the manner of the king that shall reign over

hast solemnly Judg, 13. 1.

13 9 'So the Philistines were sub- them.
dued, and they came no more into 10 And Samuel told all the words
the coast of Israel : and the hand of of the Lord unto the people that ask-
the Lord was against the Philistines ed of him a king.
all the days of Samuel.

11 And he said, “This will be the

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