17 But he always went back to Ramah, where his home was, and there he also held court for Israel. And he built an altar there to the Lord.
17 And his return was to Ramah; for there was his house; and there he judged Israel; and there he built an altar unto the Lord.
17 Then he would return to Ramah, for his home was there, and there also he judged Israel. And he built there an altar to the Lord.
17 But always he would return to Ramah, where he lived, and preside from there. That is where he built an altar to God.
17 But he always returned to Ramah, for his home was there. There he judged Israel, and there he built an altar to the Lord.
17 Then he would return to his home at Ramah, and he would hear cases there, too. And Samuel built an altar to the Lord at Ramah.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Samuel 7:17
Commentary on 1 Samuel 7:13-17
(Read 1 Samuel 7:13-17)
In this great revival of true religion, the ark was neither removed to Shiloh, nor placed with the tabernacle any where else. This disregard to the Levitical institutions showed that their typical meaning formed their chief use; and when that was overlooked, they became a lifeless service, not to be compared with repentance, faith, and the love of God and man.