So the Philistines, after this stroke, made no more expeditions against
the Israelites, but lay still out of fear, and out of remembrance of what
had befallen them; and what courage the Philistines had formerly against
the Hebrews, that, after this victory, was transferred to the Hebrews.
Samuel also made an expedition against the Philistines, and slew many of
them, and entirely humbled their proud hearts, and took from them that
country, which, when they were formerly conquerors in battle, they had
cut off from the Jews, which was the country that extended from the borders
of Gath to the city of Ekron: but the remains of the Canaanites were at
this time in friendship with the Israelites.