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1 Samuel 7:4

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7:4 So the Israelites 1  removed the Baals and images of Ashtoreth. They served only the Lord.

1 Samuel 12:10

Context
12:10 Then they cried out to the Lord and admitted, 2  ‘We have sinned, for we have forsaken the Lord and have served the Baals and the images of Ashtoreth. 3  Now deliver us from the hand of our enemies so that we may serve you.’ 4 

1 tn Heb “the sons of Israel.”

2 tn Heb “and said.”

3 tn Heb “the Ashtarot” (plural). The words “images of” are supplied in both vv. 3 and 4 for clarity.

sn The Semitic goddess Astarte was associated with love and war in the ancient Near East. See the note on the same term in 7:3.

4 tn After the imperative, the prefixed verbal form with the prefixed conjunction indicates purpose/result.



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