1 Samuel 4:11
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New International Version
The ark of God was captured, and Eli's two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, died.

New Living Translation
The Ark of God was captured, and Hophni and Phinehas, the two sons of Eli, were killed.

English Standard Version
And the ark of God was captured, and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, died.

New American Standard Bible
And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, died.

King James Bible
And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were slain.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The ark of God was captured, and Eli's two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, died.

International Standard Version
The Ark of God was captured, and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phineas, died.

NET Bible
The ark of God was taken, and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phineas, were killed.

New Heart English Bible
The ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were slain.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The ark of God was captured. Both of Eli's sons, Hophni and Phinehas, died.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were slain.

New American Standard 1977
And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, died.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the ark of God was taken, and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were slain.

King James 2000 Bible
And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were slain.

American King James Version
And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were slain.

American Standard Version
And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were slain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the ark of God was taken: and the two sons of Heli, Ophni and Phinees, were slain.

Darby Bible Translation
And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, died.

English Revised Version
And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were slain.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were slain.

World English Bible
The ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were slain.

Young's Literal Translation
and the ark of God hath been taken, and the two sons of Eli have died, Hophni and Phinehas.
Study Bible
The Philistines Capture the Ark
10So the Philistines fought and Israel was defeated, and every man fled to his tent; and the slaughter was very great, for there fell of Israel thirty thousand foot soldiers. 11And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, died. 12Now a man of Benjamin ran from the battle line and came to Shiloh the same day with his clothes torn and dust on his head.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 2:31
'Behold, the days are coming when I will break your strength and the strength of your father's house so that there will not be an old man in your house.

1 Samuel 2:34
'This will be the sign to you which will come concerning your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas: on the same day both of them will die.

1 Samuel 4:21
And she called the boy Ichabod, saying, "The glory has departed from Israel," because the ark of God was taken and because of her father-in-law and her husband.

Psalm 78:56
Yet they tempted and rebelled against the Most High God And did not keep His testimonies,

Psalm 78:60
So that He abandoned the dwelling place at Shiloh, The tent which He had pitched among men,

Jeremiah 7:12
"But go now to My place which was in Shiloh, where I made My name dwell at the first, and see what I did to it because of the wickedness of My people Israel.
Treasury of Scripture

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

the ark

1 Samuel 2:32 And you shall see an enemy in my habitation, in all the wealth which …

Psalm 78:61 And delivered his strength into captivity, and his glory into the enemy's hand.

the two sons

1 Samuel 2:34 And this shall be a sign to you, that shall come on your two sons, …

Psalm 78:64 Their priests fell by the sword; and their widows made no lamentation.

Isaiah 3:11 Woe to the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his …

were slain [heb] died

(11) And the ark of God was taken.--The bare fact, without comment or note, is given of this, the greatest calamity that had yet happened to Israel. All the people would know by this terrible sign that their invisible King had withdrawn His countenance from them; but the loss of the Ark to the heathen taught another lesson, not merely for the Israel of the days of Eli and Samuel--the eternal truth that "the living God does not bind His presence to a dead thing" (Erdmann). But though it was a dead thing, it was inexpressibly precious to the patriot Israelite. Was it not the ark "which Moses had made by God's command at Sinai, and on which the Divine presence was enshrined in the Holy of Holies; and which had accompanied Israel in their marches through the wilderness, and before which the waters of Jordan had fled backward, and the walls of Jericho had fallen down?--that ark was taken by idolaters."--Bishop Wordsworth.

The two sons of Eli . . . were slain.--This was in strict accordance with the saying of the man of God. (See 1Samuel 2:34.)

Verse 11. - Moreover, the ark of God was taken, and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were slain, according to the prediction of the man of God. Probably the last resistance was made round the ark, and the sons of Eli at least died "as men" (1 Samuel 2:33). THE OVERTHROW OF ELI'S HOUSE (vers. 12-22). And the ark of God was taken,.... By the Philistines; which was suffered partly as a punishment to the Israelites, for fetching it from the tabernacle without the will of God, and for their vain confidence in it; and partly that the Philistines might have an experiment of the power and might of God, as Procopius Gazaeus observes, by what they would suffer through having it among them; some have thought that this was an emblem of Christ being delivered into the hands of the Gentiles, and of the Gospel being translated from the Jews to them: and the two sons of Eli:

Hophni and Phinehas, were slain; which fulfilled the prophecy of the man of God, that they should both die in one day, 1 Samuel 2:34. It is very probable they stood fast by the ark, and chose rather to die than to give it up freely; having received a charge from their father, that if the ark was taken, not to desire life, nor ever dare to come into his presence more, as Josephus (a) relates.

(a) Antiqu. l. 5. c. 11. sect. 2.4:10,11 The taking of the ark was a great judgment upon Israel, and a certain token of God's displeasure. Let none think to shelter themselves from the wrath of God, under the cloak of outward profession.
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