5:3 When the residents of Ashdod got up early the next day, 1 Dagon was lying on the ground before the ark of the Lord. So they took Dagon and set him back in his place.
1 Samuel 5:6Context
1 Samuel 5:9Context
1 Samuel 6:9Context
6:9 But keep an eye on it. If it should go up by the way of its own border to Beth Shemesh, then he has brought this great calamity on us. But if that is not the case, then we will know that it was not his hand that struck us; rather, it just happened to us by accident.”
1 tc The LXX adds “they entered the temple of Dagon and saw.”
2 tn Heb “the hand of the
3 tn The words “the people of” are supplied in the translation for clarification.
4 tc The LXX and Vulgate add the following: “And mice multiplied in their land, and the terror of death was throughout the entire city.”
tn Or “tumors” (so ASV, NASB, NIV, NRSV, NLT); NCV “growths on their skin”; KJV “emerods”; NAB “hemorrhoids.”
5 tn Heb “the hand of the
6 tn Heb “and he struck the men of the city from small and to great.”