1 Samuel 5:5
New International Version
That is why to this day neither the priests of Dagon nor any others who enter Dagon's temple at Ashdod step on the threshold.

New Living Translation
That is why to this day neither the priests of Dagon nor anyone who enters the temple of Dagon in Ashdod will step on its threshold.

English Standard Version
This is why the priests of Dagon and all who enter the house of Dagon do not tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day.

Berean Study Bible
That is why, to this day, the priests of Dagon and everyone who enters the temple of Dagon in Ashdod do not step on the threshold.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore neither the priests of Dagon nor all who enter Dagon's house tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day.

King James Bible
Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any that come into Dagon's house, tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod unto this day.

Christian Standard Bible
That is why, still today, the priests of Dagon and everyone who enters the temple of Dagon in Ashdod do not step on Dagon's threshold.

Contemporary English Version
This is why the priests and everyone else step over that part of the doorway when they enter the temple of Dagon in Ashdod.

Good News Translation
That is why even today the priests of Dagon and all his worshipers in Ashdod step over that place and do not walk on it.)

Holman Christian Standard Bible
That is why, to this day, the priests of Dagon and everyone who enters the temple of Dagon in Ashdod do not step on Dagon's threshold.

International Standard Version
This is why neither the priests of Dagon nor anyone who enters the temple of Dagon step on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day.

NET Bible
(For this reason, to this very day, neither Dagon's priests nor anyone else who enters Dagon's temple step on Dagon's threshold in Ashdod.)

New Heart English Bible
Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any who come into Dagon's house, tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod, to this day.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is why the priests of Dagon and everyone else who comes into Dagon's temple in Ashdod still don't step on the temple's threshold.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any that come into Dagon's house, tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod unto this day.

New American Standard 1977
Therefore neither the priests of Dagon nor all who enter Dagon’s house tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore, neither the priests of Dagon nor any that come into Dagon's temple tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod unto this day.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any that come into Dagon's house, tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod unto this day.

American King James Version
Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any that come into Dagon's house, tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day.

American Standard Version
Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any that come into Dagon's house, tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod, unto this day.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Therefore the priests of Dagon, and every one that enters into the house of Dagon, do not tread upon the threshold of the house of Dagon in Azotus until this day, for they step over.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And only the stump of Dagon remained in its place. For this cause neither the priests of Dagon, nor any that go into the temple tread on the threshold of Dagon in Azotus unto this day.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore neither the priests of Dagon nor any that come into Dagon's house tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day.

English Revised Version
Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any that come into Dagon's house, tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod, unto this day.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any that come into Dagon's house, tread on the threshhold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day.

World English Bible
Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any who come into Dagon's house, tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod, to this day.

Young's Literal Translation
therefore the priests of Dagon, and all those coming into the house of Dagon, tread not on the threshold of Dagon, in Ashdod, till this day.
Study Bible
The Ark Afflicts the Philistines
4But when they got up early the next morning, there was Dagon, fallen on his face before the ark of the LORD, with his head and his hands broken off and lying on the threshold. Only the torso remained. 5That is why, to this day, the priests of Dagon and everyone who enters the temple of Dagon in Ashdod do not step on the threshold. 6Now the hand of the LORD was heavy on the people of Ashdod and its vicinity, ravaging them and afflicting them with tumors.…
Cross References
Judges 19:27
In the morning, when her master got up and opened the doors of the house to go out on his journey, there was his concubine, collapsed in the doorway of the house, with her hands on the threshold.

Zephaniah 1:9
On that day I will punish all who leap over the threshold, who fill the house of their master with violence and deceit.

Treasury of Scripture

Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any that come into Dagon's house, tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day.

neither

Psalm 115:4-7
Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands…

Psalm 135:15-18
The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands…

tread

Joshua 5:15
And the captain of the LORD'S host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.

Zephaniah 1:9
In the same day also will I punish all those that leap on the threshold, which fill their masters' houses with violence and deceit.







Lexicon
That is why,
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

to
עַ֖ד (‘aḏ)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

this
הַזֶּֽה׃ (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2088: This, that

day,
הַיּ֥וֹם (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

the priests
כֹהֲנֵ֨י (ḵō·hă·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 3548: Priest

of Dagon
דָג֜וֹן (ḏā·ḡō·wn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1712: Dagon -- a god and an idol of the Philistines

and everyone
וְכָֽל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

who enters
הַבָּאִ֧ים (hab·bā·’îm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

the temple
בֵּית־ (bêṯ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

of Dagon
דָּג֛וֹן (dā·ḡō·wn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1712: Dagon -- a god and an idol of the Philistines

in Ashdod
בְּאַשְׁדּ֑וֹד (bə·’aš·dō·wḏ)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 795: Ashdod -- a city of the Philistines

do not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

step
יִדְרְכוּ֩ (yiḏ·rə·ḵū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1869: To tread, to walk, to string a, bow

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the threshold.
מִפְתַּ֥ן (mip̄·tan)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4670: A stretcher, a sill
(5) Unto this day.--This curious "memory" of the disaster to the Dagon image in this Philistine temple at Ashdod long existed among the worshippers of the fish-god. Zephaniah (1Samuel 1:9), in the reign of King Josiah, mentions this among idolatrous observances which he condemns: "In the same day I will punish all those that leap on (or over) the threshold."

Verse 5. - Henceforward, therefore, his priests and other worshippers carefully abstained from treading on the door sill, where his nobler members had lain, unto this day. Apparently the Books of Samuel were written some time after the events recorded in them took place, and we have remarkable evidence of the permanence of the custom in Zephaniah 1:9, where the Philistines are described as "those that leap on," or more correctly over, "the threshold." The custom, so curious in itself and so long continued, bears strong testimony to the historical truth of the narrative. 5:1-5 See the ark's triumph over Dagon. Thus the kingdom of Satan will certainly fall before the kingdom of Christ, error before truth, profaneness before godliness, and corruption before grace in the hearts of the faithful. When the interests of religion seem to be ready to sink, even then we may be confident that the day of their triumph will come. When Christ, the true Ark of the covenant, really enters the heart of fallen man, which is indeed Satan's temple, all idols will fall, every endeavour to set them up again will be vain, sin will be forsaken, and unrighteous gain restored; the Lord will claim and possess the throne. But pride, self-love, and worldly lusts, though dethroned and crucified, still remain within us, like the stump of Dagon. Let us watch and pray that they may not prevail. Let us seek to have them more entirely destroyed.
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