1st Samuel 3

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The First Book of Samuel

Chapter 4

1

And the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out4 against2 the Philistines to battle, and pitched4 beside Ebenezer: and the Philistines pitched1 in Aphek.

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And the Philistines put themselves in array4 against2 Israel: and when they joined4 battle, Israel was smitten11 before the Philistines: and they slew55 of the army in the field about four thousand men.

3

And when the people were come4 into the camp, the elders of Israel said,4 Wherefore hath the LORD smitten1 us to day before the Philistines? Let us fetch4 the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of Shiloh unto us, that, when it cometh4 among us, it may save55 us out of the hand of our enemies.6

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So the people sent4 to Shiloh, that they might bring4 from thence the ark of the covenant of the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth6 [between] the cherubims: and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, [were] there with the ark of the covenant of God.

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And when the ark of the covenant of the LORD came2 into the camp, all Israel shouted55 with a great shout, so that the earth rang again.11

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And when the Philistines heard4 the noise of the shout, they said,4 What [meaneth] the noise of this great shout in the camp of the Hebrews? And they understood4 that the ark of the LORD was come1 into the camp.

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And the Philistines were afraid,4 for they said,1 God is come1 into the camp. And they said,4 Woe unto us! for there hath not been such a thing heretofore. 8032

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Woe unto us! who shall deliver55 us out of the hand of these mighty Gods? these [are] the Gods that smote56 the Egyptians with all the plagues in the wilderness.

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Be strong,100 and quit3 yourselves like men, O ye Philistines, that ye be not servants4 unto the Hebrews, as they have been1 to you: quit3 yourselves like men, and fight.8

10

And the Philistines fought,11 and Israel was smitten,11 and they fled4 every man into his tent: and there was a very great slaughter; for there fell4 of Israel thirty thousand footmen.

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And the ark of God was taken;8 and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were slain.1

12

And there ran4 a man of Benjamin out of the army, and came4 to Shiloh the same day with his clothes rent,7 and with earth upon his head.

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And when he came,4 lo, Eli sat6 upon a seat by the wayside 3027 3197 watching:18 for his heart trembled for the ark of God. And when the man came6 into the city, and told53 [it], all the city cried out.4

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And when Eli heard4 the noise of the crying, he said,4 What [meaneth] the noise of this tumult? And the man came4 in hastily,14 and told55 Eli.

15

Now Eli was ninety and eight years old; and his eyes were dim,1 that he could1 not see.2

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And the man said4 unto Eli, I [am] he that came6 out of the army, and I fled1 to day out of the army. And he said,4 What is there done, my son?

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And the messenger18 answered4 and said,4 Israel is fled1 before the Philistines, and there hath been also a great slaughter among the people, and thy two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead,1 and the ark of God is taken.8

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And it came to pass, when he made mention53 of the ark of God, that he fell4 from off the seat backward by the side of the gate, and his neck brake,11 and he died:4 for he was an old1 man, and heavy.1 And he had judged1 Israel forty years.

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And his daughter in law, Phinehas' wife, was with child, [near] to be delivered:2 and when she heard4 the tidings that the ark of God was taken,9 and that her father in law and her husband were dead,1 she bowed4 herself and travailed;4 for her pains came8 upon her.

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And about the time of her death2 the women that stood12 by her said17 unto her, Fear4 not; for thou hast born1 a son. But she answered1 not, neither did she regard1 3820 [it].

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And she named4 the child Ichabod, saying,2 The glory is departed1 from Israel: because the ark of God was taken,9 and because of her father in law and her husband.

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And she said,4 The glory is departed1 from Israel: for the ark of God is taken.8

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