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1 Samuel 7:16

    1 Samuel 7:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he went from year to year in circuit to Bethel, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh, and judged Israel in all those places.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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 (ASV)

    And he went from year to year in circuit to Beth-el and Gilgal, and Mizpah; and he judged Israel in all those places.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    From year to year he went in turn to Beth-el and Gilgal and Mizpah, judging Israel in all those places.

    Webster's Revision

    And he went from year to year in circuit to Beth-el and Gilgal, and Mizpah; and he judged Israel in all those places.

    World English Bible

    He went from year to year in circuit to Bethel and Gilgal, and Mizpah; and he judged Israel in all those places.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he went from year to year in circuit to Beth-el, and Gilgal, and Mizpah; and he judged Israel in all those places.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 7:16

    He went from year to year in circuit - When he was at Beth-el, 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, might have easy access to him; and when at Mizpeh, he was within reach of Judah, Simeon, and Gad; but 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, 1 Samuel 7:17, that there (viz., at Ramah) he built an altar unto the Lord. This altar, being duly consecrated, the worship performed at it was strictly legal. Ramah, which is said to be about six miles from Jerusalem, was the seat of prophecy during the life of Samuel; and there it is probable all Israel came to consult him on matters of a spiritual nature, as there was the only altar of God in the land of Israel.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 7:16

    Gilgal - It is uncertain whether Gilgal in the valley of the Jordan, or the modern Jiljulieh, the Gilgal of 2 Kings 2:1; 2 Kings 4:38, be meant; but far more probably the former (see 1 Samuel 11:14 and note).

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Samuel 7:16

    7:16 In all places - He went to those several places, in compliance with the people, whose convenience he was willing to purchase with his own trouble, as an itinerant judge and preacher; and by his presence in several parts, he could the better observe, and rectify all sorts of miscarriages.