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And all of Israel was influenced by Samuel’s words.

[In those days, the Philistines warred against Israel,][a] and the warriors of Israel went out to fight them. They camped at Ebenezer while the Philistine forces made camp at Aphek. The Philistines lined up against Israel; and when they advanced, they defeated Israel, killing about 4,000 of Israel’s warriors on the battlefield.

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  1. 4:1 Hebrew manuscripts omit this portion.