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1 Samuel 5 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Capture of the Ark Provokes God

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:1 - Now the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:2 - Then the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it to the house of Dagon and set it by Dagon.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:3 - When the Ashdodites arose early the next morning, behold, Dagon had fallen on his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD. So they took Dagon and set him in his place again.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:4 - But when they arose early the next morning, behold, Dagon had fallen on 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 off on the threshold; [fn]only the trunk of Dagon was left to him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:5 - Therefore neither the priests of Dagon nor all who enter Dagon’s house tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:6 - Now the hand of the LORD was heavy on the Ashdodites, and He ravaged them and smote them with tumors, both Ashdod and its territories.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:7 - When the men of Ashdod saw that it was so, they said, “The ark of the God of Israel must not remain with us, for His hand is severe on us and on Dagon our god.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:8 - So they sent and gathered all the lords of the Philistines to them and said, “What shall we do with the ark of the God of Israel?” And they said, “Let the ark of the God of Israel be brought around to Gath.” And they brought the ark of the God of Israel around.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:9 - After they had brought it around, the hand of the LORD was against the city with very great confusion; and He smote the men of the city, both young and old, so that tumors broke out on them.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:10 - So they sent the ark of God to Ekron. And as the ark of God came to Ekron the Ekronites cried out, saying, “They have brought the ark of the God of Israel around to [fn]us, to kill [fn]us and [fn]our people.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:11 - They sent therefore and gathered all the lords of the Philistines and said, “Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and let it return to its own place, so that it will not kill [fn]us and [fn]our people.” For there was a deadly confusion throughout the city; the hand of God was very heavy there.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:12 - And the men who did not die were smitten with tumors and the cry of the city went up to heaven.
NASB Footnotes
So with ancient versions; Heb only Dagon
Literally: me
Literally: my
Literally: me
Literally: my
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