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 1 Samuel 4:12 - 22
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   Book of 1 Samuel
   Chapter 4
4:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
That same day a Benjamite ran from the battle line and went to Shiloh, his clothes torn and dust on his head.
 
4:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When he arrived, there was Eli sitting on his chair by the side of the road, watching, because his heart feared for the ark of God. When the man entered the town and told what had happened, the whole town sent up a cry.
 
4:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Eli heard the outcry and asked, "What is the meaning of this uproar?" The man hurried over to Eli,
 
4:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
who was ninety-eight years old and whose eyes were set so that he could not see.
 
4:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He told Eli, "I have just come from the battle line; I fled from it this very day." Eli asked, "What happened, my son?"
 
4:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The man who brought the news replied, "Israel fled before the Philistines, and the army has suffered heavy losses. Also your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God has been captured."
 
4:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When he mentioned the ark of God, Eli fell backward off his chair by the side of the gate. His neck was broken and he died, for he was an old man and heavy. He had led F16 Israel forty years.
 
4:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
His daughter-in-law, the wife of Phinehas, was pregnant and near the time of delivery. When she heard the news that the ark of God had been captured and that her father-in-law and her husband were dead, she went into labor and gave birth, but was overcome by her labor pains.
 
4:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
As she was dying, the women attending her said, "Don't despair; you have given birth to a son." But she did not respond or pay any attention.
 
4:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
She named the boy Ichabod, F17 saying, "The glory has departed from Israel" - because of the capture of the ark of God and the deaths of her father-in-law and her husband.
 
4:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
She said, "The glory has departed from Israel, for the ark of God has been captured."
 

FOOTNOTES:
F16 Traditionally judged
F17 Ichabod means no glory.

 
 

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