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 1 Samuel 5:1 - 12
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   Book of 1 Samuel
   Chapter 5
5:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
After the Philistines had captured the ark of God, they took it from Ebenezer to Ashdod.
 
5:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then they carried the ark into Dagon's temple and set it beside Dagon.
 
5:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the people of Ashdod rose early the next day, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the LORD! They took Dagon and put him back in his place.
 
5:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But the following morning when they rose, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the LORD! His head and hands had been broken off and were lying on the threshold; only his body remained.
 
5:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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That is why to this day neither the priests of Dagon nor any others who enter Dagon's temple at Ashdod step on the threshold.
 
5:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The LORD's hand was heavy upon the people of Ashdod and its vicinity; he brought devastation upon them and afflicted them with tumors. F18
 
5:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the men of Ashdod saw what was happening, they said, "The ark of the god of Israel must not stay here with us, because his hand is heavy upon us and upon Dagon our god."
 
5:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So they called together all the rulers of the Philistines and asked them, "What shall we do with the ark of the god of Israel?" They answered, "Have the ark of the god of Israel moved to Gath." So they moved the ark of the God of Israel.
 
5:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But after they had moved it, the LORD's hand was against that city, throwing it into a great panic. He afflicted the people of the city, both young and old, with an outbreak of tumors. F19
 
5:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So they sent the ark of God to Ekron. As the ark of God was entering Ekron, the people of Ekron cried out, "They have brought the ark of the god of Israel around to us to kill us and our people."
 
5:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So they called together all the rulers of the Philistines and said, "Send the ark of the god of Israel away; let it go back to its own place, or it F20 will kill us and our people." For death had filled the city with panic; God's hand was very heavy upon it.
 
5:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Those who did not die were afflicted with tumors, and the outcry of the city went up to heaven.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F18 Hebrew; Septuagint and Vulgate tumors. And rats appeared in their land, and death and destruction were throughout the city
F19 Or with tumors in the groin (see Septuagint)
F20 Or he

 
 

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