Capture of the Ark Provokes God
1 Now the Philistines° took° the ark° of God° and abrought° it from Ebenezer° to bAshdod°. 2 Then the Philistines° took° the ark° of God° and brought° it to athe house° of Dagon° and set° it by Dagon°. 3 When the Ashdodites° arose° early° the next° morning°, behold°, aDagon° had fallen° on his face° to the ground° before° the ark° of the LORD°. So they took° Dagon° and bset° him in his place° again°. 4 But when they arose° early° the next° morning°, behold°, aDagon° 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°; Ionly° the trunk of Dagon° was left° to him. 5 Therefore°° neither° the priests° of Dagon° nor° all° who enter° Dagon’s° house° atread° on the threshold° of Dagon° in Ashdod° to this° day°.
 a1S 4:1; 7:12 bJsh 13:3
 aJg 16:23-30; 1Ch 10:8-10
 aIs 19:1; 46:1, 2 bIs 46:7
 ISo with ancient versions; Heb only Dagon aEzk 6:4, 6; Mi 1:7
 aZp 1:9
6 ¶ Now athe hand° of the LORD° was heavy° on the Ashdodites°, and bHe ravaged° them and smote° them with ctumors°, both Ashdod° and its territories°. 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°.” 8 So they sent° and agathered° 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]. 9 After° they had brought° it around°, athe 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 btumors° broke° out on them. 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 Ius, to kill° Ius and IIour people°.” 11 They asent° 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° Ius and IIour people°.” For there was a deadly° confusion° throughout° the city°; bthe hand° of God° was very° heavy° there°. 12 And the men° who° did not die° were smitten° with tumors° and athe cry° of the city° went° up to heaven°.
 aEx 9:3; 1S 5:7, 11; Ps 32:4; 145:20; 147:6; Ac 13:11 b1S 6:5 cDt 28:27; Ps 78:66
 a1S 5:11; 29:6-11
 aDt 2:15; 1S 5:11; 7:13; 12:15 b1S 5:6
 ILit me IILit my
 ILit me IILit my a1S 5:8 b1S 5:6, 9
 aEx 12:30; Is 15:3
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The Philistines having brought the Ark into Ashdod set it in the house of Dagon.
1 ¶ And the Philistinesº tookºª² the arkº of God,º and broughtºª it from Ebenezerº² unto Ashdod.º 2 When the Philistinesº tookºª² the arkº of God,º they broughtºª it into the houseº of Dagon,º and setºª it byº Dagon.º
 Jsh 11:22; 1S 4:1, 11, 17, 22; 7:12; Ps 78:61; Ac 8:40.
 Jg 16:23; 1Ch 10:10; Dn 5:2, 23; Hab 1:11, 16.
Dagon is smitten down and cut in pieces, and they of Ashdod smitten with emerods.
3 ¶ And when they of Ashdod¹² arose earlyºª on the morrow,º² behold,² Dagonº [was] fallenºª upon his faceº to the earthº beforeº the arkº of the LORD.º And they tookºª² Dagon,º and setºª him in his placeº again.¹ª 4 And when they arose earlyºª on the morrowº² morning,º behold,² Dagonº [was] fallenºª upon his faceº to the groundº beforeº the arkº of the LORD;º and the headº of Dagonº and bothº the palmsº of his handsº [were] cut offºª upon² the threshold;º only² [the stump of] Dagonº was leftºª to² him. 5 Therefore²² neither² the priestsº of Dagon,º nor any² that comeºª into Dagon'sº house,º treadºª on² the thresholdº of Dagonº in Ashdodº unto² this² day.º 6 But the handº of the LORDº was heavyºª upon² them of Ashdod,¹² and he destroyedºª them, and smoteºª them with emerods,º¹ª [even]² Ashdodº and the coastsº thereof. 7 And when the men¹² of Ashdodº sawºª that² [it was] so,² they said,ºª The arkº of the Godº of Israelº shall not² abideºª with² us: for² his handº is soreºª upon² us, and upon² Dagonº our god.º
 Ex 12:12; Ps 97:7; Is 19:1; 40:20; 41:7; 44:17; 46:1, 7; Jr 10:8; Zp 2:11; Mk 3:11; Lk 10:18; 2Co 6:14.
 Is 2:18; 27:9; Jr 10:11; 50:2; Ezk 6:4; Dn 11:8; Mi 1:7.
 Jsh 5:15; Ps 115:4; 135:15; Zp 1:9.
 Ex 9:3; Dt 28:27; 1S 5:7, 9, 11; 6:4, 5; Jb 31:3; Ps 32:4; 78:66; Ac 13:11.
 Ex 8:8, 28; 9:28; 10:7; 12:33; 1S 4:8; 5:3; 6:20; 2S 6:9; 1Ch 13:11; 15:13; Jr 46:25; 48:7.
So God dealeth with them of Gath, when it was brought thither:
8 They sentºª therefore and gatheredºª² all² the lordsº of the Philistinesº unto² them, and said,ºª What² shall we doºª with the arkº of the Godº of Israel?º And they answered,ºª Let the arkº of the Godº of Israelº be carried aboutºª unto Gath.º And they carriedºª² the arkº of the Godº of Israelº about¹ª [thither]. 9 And it was² [so], that, afterº they had carried it about,ºª² the handº of the LORDº was² against the cityº with a veryº greatº destruction:º and he smoteºª² the men¹² of the city,º both smallº² and great,º and they had emerodsº¹ª in their secret parts.ºª
and so with them of Ekron, when it was brought thither.
10 ¶ Therefore they sentºª² the arkº of Godº to Ekron.º And it came to pass,² as the arkº of Godº cameºª to Ekron,º that the Ekronitesº cried out,ºª saying,ºª They have brought aboutºª² the arkº of the Godº of Israelº to² us, to slayºª us and our people.º 11 So they sentºª and gathered togetherºª² all² the lordsº of the Philistines,º and said,ºª Send awayºª² the arkº of the Godº of Israel,º and let it go againºª to his own place,º that it slayºª us not,² and our people:º for² there was² a deadlyº destructionº throughout all² the city;º the handº of Godº was veryº heavyºª there.² 12 And the men¹² that² diedºª not² were smittenºª with the emerods:º¹ª and the cryº of the cityº went upºª to heaven.º
 Jsh 15:45; Jg 1:18; 2K 1:2; Am 1:8.
 1S 5:6, 9; Is 13:7; Jr 48:42.
 Ex 12:30; 1S 9:16; 1K 19:17; Is 15:3; Jr 14:2; 25:34; 48:3; Am 5:19.
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