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1 Samuel 5:6-7

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5:6 The Lord attacked 1  the residents of Ashdod severely, bringing devastation on them. He struck the people of 2  both Ashdod and the surrounding area with sores. 3  5:7 When the people 4  of Ashdod saw what was happening, they said, “The ark of the God of Israel should not remain with us, for he has attacked 5  both us and our god Dagon!”

1 tn Heb “the hand of the Lord was heavy upon.”

2 tn The words “the people of” are supplied in the translation for clarification.

3 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.”

4 tn Heb “men.”

5 tn Heb “for his hand is severe upon.”



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