1 Samuel 7:17

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And his returne was to Ramah: for there was his house: and there hee iudged Israel, and there hee built an altar vnto the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then his return {was} to Ramah, for his house {was} there, and there he judged Israel; and he built there an altar to the LORD.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And his return was to Ramah, for there was his house; and there he judged Israel: and he built there an altar unto Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And his base was at Ramah, where his house was; there he was judge of Israel and there he made an altar to the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

And his return was to Ramah; for there was his house, and there he judged Israel; and there he built an altar to Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

And his return was to Ramah; for there was his house; and there he judged Israel; and there he built an altar to the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

His return was to Ramah, for there was his house; and there he judged Israel: and he built there an altar to Yahweh.
- World English Bible

and his returning [is] to Ramath, for there [is] his house, and there he hath judged Israel, and he buildeth there an altar to Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And his return was to Ramah, for there was his house; and there he judged Israel; and he built there an altar unto the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 7:17


7:17 Built an altar - That by joining sacrifices with his prayers, he might the better obtain direction and assistance from God upon all emergencies. And this was done by prophetical inspiration, as appears by God's acceptance of the sacrifices offered upon it. Indeed Shiloh being now laid waste, and no other place yet appointed for them to bring their offerings to, the law which obliged them to one place, was for the present suspended. Therefore, as the patriarchs did, he built an altar where he lived: and that not only for the use of his own family, but for the good of the country who resorted to it.


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