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sanctified Eleazar his son to keep the ark of the LORD.
SA1 7:2 And it came to pass, while the ark abode in Kirjathjearim, that
the time was long; for it was twenty years: and all the house of Israel
lamented after the LORD.
SA1 7:3 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
SA1 7:4 Then the children of Israel did put away Baalim and Ashtaroth,
and served the LORD only.
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