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1 Samuel 5:6-7


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 Samuel 5:9


5:9 But after it had been moved the Lord attacked 6  that city as well, causing a great deal of panic. He struck all the people of that city 7  with sores. 8 

1 Samuel 5:11

5:11 So they assembled 9  all the leaders of the Philistines and said, “Get the ark of the God of Israel out of here! Let it go back to its own place so that it won’t kill us 10  and our 11  people!” The terror 12  of death was throughout the entire city; God was attacking them very severely there. 13 

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.”

6 tn Heb “the hand of the Lord was against the city.”

7 tn Heb “and he struck the men of the city from small and to great.”

8 tn See the note on this term in v. 6. Cf. KJV “and they had emerods in their secret parts.”

9 tn Heb “and they sent and gathered.”

10 tn Heb “me.”

11 tn Heb “my.”

12 tn Or “panic.”

13 tn Heb “the hand of God was very heavy there.”

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