1st Samuel 4

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The First Book of Samuel

Chapter 5


And the Philistines took1 the ark of God, and brought55 it from Ebenezer unto Ashdod.


When the Philistines took4 the ark of God, they brought55 it into the house of Dagon, and set55 it by Dagon.


And when they of Ashdod arose early55 on the morrow, behold, Dagon [was] fallen6 upon his face to the earth before the ark of the LORD. And they took4 Dagon, and set him in his place again.55


And when they arose early55 on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon [was] fallen6 upon his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands [were] cut off7 upon the threshold; only [the stump of] Dagon was left8 to him.


Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any that come6 into Dagon's house, tread4 on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod unto this day.


But the hand of the LORD was heavy4 upon them of Ashdod, and he destroyed55 them, and smote55 them with emerods, 6076 [even] Ashdod and the coasts thereof.


And when the men of Ashdod saw4 that [it was] so, they said,1 The ark of the God of Israel shall not abide4 with us: for his hand is sore1 upon us, and upon Dagon our god.


They sent4 therefore and gathered4 all the lords of the Philistines unto them, and said,4 What shall we do4 with the ark of the God of Israel? And they answered,4 Let the ark of the God of Israel be carried about11 unto Gath. And they carried55 the ark of the God of Israel about [thither].


And it was [so], that, after they had carried it about,52 the hand of the LORD was against the city with a very great destruction: and he smote55 the men of the city, both small and great, and they had emerods 6076 in their secret parts.11


Therefore they sent17 the ark of God to Ekron. And it came to pass, as the ark of God came2 to Ekron, that the Ekronites cried out,4 saying,2 They have brought about52 the ark of the God of Israel to us, to slay53 us and our people.


So they sent4 and gathered4 together all the lords of the Philistines, and said,4 Send away16 the ark of the God of Israel, and let it go again4 to his own place, that it slay55 us not, and our people: for there was a deadly destruction throughout all the city; the hand of God was very heavy1 there.


And the men that died1 not were smitten90 with the emerods: 6076 and the cry of the city went up4 to heaven.

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