The ark is placed in Kirjath-jearim; Eleazar’s son is sanctified to keep it, 1, 2. Samuel exhorts them to repent, and put away their idols; they obey him. A fast at Mizpeh, 3-6. The Philistines intend to set upon the Israelites, who are afraid, 7. Samuel offereth and prayeth for Israel: God heareth; terrifieth the Philistines with thunder, and they are smitten; are subdued; and the cities which they had taken from the Israelites are recovered, 8-14. Samuel visiteth all the cities of Israel, and returns to Ramah; there builds an altar to the Lord, 15-17.