1 Samuel 7:2-4 New Life Version (NLV)
Samuel Judges for Israel
2 The special box stayed in Kiriath-jearim a long time, for it was twenty years. And all the family of Israel cried with sorrow for the Lord.
3 Then Samuel said to all the family of Israel, “Return to the Lord with all your heart. Put away the strange gods and the false goddess Ashtaroth from among you. Turn your hearts to the Lord and worship Him alone. Then He will save you from the Philistines.” 4 So the people of Israel put away from among them the false gods of Baal and Ashtaroth and worshiped the Lord alone.