1 Venerunt ergo viri Cariathiarim et duxerunt arcam Domini sursum et intulerunt eam in domum Abinadab in colle; Eleazarum autem filium eius sanctificaverunt, ut custodiret arcam Domini.
2 Et factum est, ex qua die mansit arca Domini in Cariathiarim, multiplicati sunt dies; erat quippe iam annus vicesimus, et ingemuit omnis domus Israel post Dominum.
3 Ait autem Samuel ad universam domum Israel dicens: "Si in toto corde vestro revertimini ad Dominum, auferte deos alienos de medio vestri et Astharoth et praeparate corda vestra Domino et servite ei soli, et eruet vos de manu Philisthim".
4 Abstulerunt ergo filii Israel Baalim et Astharoth et servierunt Domino soli.
5 Dixit autem Samuel: "Congregate universum Israel in Maspha, ut orem pro vobis Dominum".
6 Et convenerunt in Maspha hauseruntque aquam et effuderunt in conspectu Domini et ieiunaverunt in die illa et dixerunt ibi: "Peccavimus Domino". Iudicavitque Samuel filios Israel in Maspha.
7 Et audierunt Philisthim quod congregati essent filii Israel in Maspha, et ascenderunt principes Philisthinorum ad Israel. Quod cum audissent filii Israel, timuerunt a facie Philisthinorum
8 dixeruntque ad Samuel: "Ne cesses pro nobis clamare ad Dominum Deum nostrum, ut salvet nos de manu Philisthinorum".
9 Tulit ergo Samuel agnum lactantem unum et obtulit illum holocaustum integrum Domino; et clamavit Samuel ad Dominum pro Israel, et exaudivit eum Dominus.
10 Factum est autem cum Samuel offerret holocaustum, Philisthim iniere proelium contra Israel. Intonuit autem Dominus fragore magno in die illa super Philisthim et exterruit eos, et caesi sunt a facie Israel.
11 Egressique viri Israel de Maspha persecuti sunt Philisthaeos et percusserunt eos usque ad locum, qui erat subter Bethchar.
12 Tulit autem Samuel lapidem unum et posuit eum inter Maspha et inter Sen et vocavit nomen loci illius Abenezer (id est Lapis adiutorii) dixitque: "Hucusque auxiliatus est nobis Dominus".
13 Et humiliati sunt Philisthim nec apposuerunt ultra ut venirent in terminos Israel. Facta est itaque manus Domini super Philisthaeos cunctis diebus Samuel.
14 Et redditae sunt urbes, quas tulerant Philisthim ab Israel, Israeli ab Accaron usque Geth; et terminos earum liberavit Israel de manu Philisthinorum. Eratque pax inter Israel et Amorraeum.
15 Iudicabat quoque Samuel Israel cunctis diebus vitae suae
16 et ibat per singulos annos circumiens Bethel et Galgala et Maspha et iudicabat Israelem in supradictis locis. Revertebaturque in Rama; ibi enim erat domus eius, et ibi iudicabat Israelem. Aedificavit etiam ibi altare Domino.
King James Version
1 And the men of Kirjath-jearim came, and fetched up the ark of the LORD, and brought it into the house of Abinadab in the hill, and sanctified Eleazar his son to keep the ark of the LORD.
2 And it came to pass, while the ark abode in Kirjath-jearim, that the time was long; for it was twenty years: and all the house of Israel lamented after the LORD.
3 ¶ And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto the LORD with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the LORD, and serve him only: and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.
4 Then the children of Israel did put away Baalim and Ashtaroth, and served the LORD only.
5 And Samuel said, Gather all Israel to Mizpeh, and I will pray for you unto the LORD.
6 And they gathered together to Mizpeh, and drew water, and poured it out before the LORD, and fasted on that day, and said there, We have sinned against the LORD. And Samuel judged the children of Israel in Mizpeh.
7 And when the Philistines heard that the children of Israel were gathered together to Mizpeh, the lords of the Philistines went up against Israel. And when the children of Israel heard it, they were afraid of the Philistines.
8 And the children of Israel said to Samuel, Cease not to cry unto the LORD our God for us, that he will save us out of the hand of the Philistines.
9 ¶ And Samuel took a sucking lamb, and offered it for a burnt offering wholly unto the LORD: and Samuel cried unto the LORD for Israel; and the LORD heard him.
10 And as Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel: but the LORD thundered with a great thunder on that day upon the Philistines, and discomfited them; and they were smitten before Israel.
11 And the men of Israel went out of Mizpeh, and pursued the Philistines, and smote them, until they came under Beth-car.
12 Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Eben-ezer, saying, Hitherto hath the LORD helped us.
13 ¶ So the Philistines were subdued, and they came no more into the coast of Israel: and the hand of the LORD was against the Philistines all the days of Samuel.
14 And the cities which the Philistines had taken from Israel were restored to Israel, from Ekron even unto Gath; and the coasts thereof did Israel deliver out of the hands of the Philistines. And there was peace between Israel and the Amorites.
15 And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.
16 And he went from year to year in circuit to Beth-el, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh, and judged Israel in all those places.
17 And his return was to Ramah; for there was his house; and there he judged Israel; and there he built an altar unto the LORD.