|1st Samuel 3|
King James Bible
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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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