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 1 Samuel 4:1 - 11
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   Book of 1 Samuel
   Chapter 4
4:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And Samuel's word came to all Israel. Now the Israelites went out to fight against the Philistines. The Israelites camped at Ebenezer, and the Philistines at Aphek.
 
4:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The Philistines deployed their forces to meet Israel, and as the battle spread, Israel was defeated by the Philistines, who killed about four thousand of them on the battlefield.
 
4:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the soldiers returned to camp, the elders of Israel asked, "Why did the LORD bring defeat upon us today before the Philistines? Let us bring the ark of the LORD's covenant from Shiloh, so that it F15 may go with us and save us from the hand of our enemies."
 
4:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So the people sent men to Shiloh, and they brought back the ark of the covenant of the LORD Almighty, who is enthroned between the cherubim. And Eli's two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God.
 
4:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the ark of the LORD's covenant came into the camp, all Israel raised such a great shout that the ground shook.
 
4:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Hearing the uproar, the Philistines asked, "What's all this shouting in the Hebrew camp?" When they learned that the ark of the LORD had come into the camp,
 
4:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
the Philistines were afraid. "A god has come into the camp," they said. "We're in trouble! Nothing like this has happened before.
 
4:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Woe to us! Who will deliver us from the hand of these mighty gods? They are the gods who struck the Egyptians with all kinds of plagues in the desert.
 
4:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Be strong, Philistines! Be men, or you will be subject to the Hebrews, as they have been to you. Be men, and fight!"
 
4:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So the Philistines fought, and the Israelites were defeated and every man fled to his tent. The slaughter was very great; Israel lost thirty thousand foot soldiers.
 
4:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The ark of God was captured, and Eli's two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, died.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F15 Or he

 
 

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