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1 Samuel 5 :: New International Version (NIV)

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The Ark in Ashdod and Ekron

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:1 - After the Philistines had captured the ark of God, they took it from Ebenezer to Ashdod.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:2 - Then they carried the ark into Dagon’s temple and set it beside Dagon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:3 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:4 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:5 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:6 - The LORD’s hand was heavy on the people of Ashdod and its vicinity; he brought devastation on them and afflicted them with tumors.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:7 - When the people 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 on us and on Dagon our god.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:8 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:9 - 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.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:10 - 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.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:11 - 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[fn] will kill us and our people.” For death had filled the city with panic; God’s hand was very heavy on it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:12 - Those who did not die were afflicted with tumors, and the outcry of the city went up to heaven.
NIV Footnotes
Hebrew; Septuagint and Vulgate tumors. And rats appeared in their land, and there was death and destruction throughout the city
Or with tumors in the groin (see Septuagint)
Or he
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