7:9 So Samuel took a nursing lamb 1 and offered it as a whole burnt offering to the Lord. Samuel cried out to the Lord on Israel’s behalf, and the Lord answered him.
7:10 As Samuel was offering burnt offerings, the Philistines approached to do battle with Israel. 2 But on that day the Lord thundered loudly against the Philistines. He caused them to panic, and they were defeated by 3 Israel. 7:11 Then the men of Israel left Mizpah and chased the Philistines, striking them down all the way to an area below Beth Car.
1 tn Heb “a lamb of milk”; NAB “an unweaned lamb”; NIV “a suckling lamb”; NCV “a baby lamb.”
2 tn Heb “approached for battle against Israel.”
3 tn Heb “before.”
4 tn Cf. NAB, NRSV, NLT “Jeshanah.”
5 sn The name Ebenezer (אֶבֶן הָעָזֶר) means “stone of help” in Hebrew (cf. TEV); NLT adds the meaning parenthetically after the name.