1 Samuel 7:2 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

1 Samuel 7:2, NIV: The ark remained at Kiriath Jearim a long time--twenty years in all. Then all the people of Israel turned back to the LORD.

1 Samuel 7:2, ESV: From the day that the ark was lodged at Kiriath-jearim, a long time passed, some twenty years, and all the house of Israel lamented after the LORD.

1 Samuel 7:2, KJV: 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.

1 Samuel 7:2, NASB: From the day that the ark remained at Kiriath-jearim, the time was long, for it was twenty years; and all the house of Israel mourned after the LORD.

1 Samuel 7:2, NLT: The Ark remained in Kiriath-jearim for a long time--twenty years in all. During that time all Israel mourned because it seemed the LORD had abandoned them.

1 Samuel 7:2, CSB: Time went by until twenty years had passed since the ark had been taken to Kiriath-jearim. Then the whole house of Israel longed for the Lord.

What does 1 Samuel 7:2 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

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