1 Samuel 5:6
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English Standard Version
The hand of the LORD was heavy against the people of Ashdod, and he terrified and afflicted them with tumors, both Ashdod and its territory.

King James Bible
But the hand of the LORD was heavy upon them of Ashdod, and he destroyed them, and smote them with emerods, even Ashdod and the coasts thereof.

American Standard Version
But the hand of Jehovah was heavy upon them of Ashdod, and he destroyed them, and smote them with tumors, even Ashdod and the borders thereof.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the hand of the Lord was heavy upon the Azotians, and he destroyed them, and afflicted Azotus and the coasts thereof with emerods. And in the villages and fields in the midst of that country, there came forth a multitude of mice, and there was the confusion of a great mortality in the city.

English Revised Version
But the hand of the LORD was heavy upon them of Ashdod, and he destroyed them, and smote them with tumours, even Ashdod and the borders thereof.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the hand of the LORD was heavy upon them of Ashdod, and he destroyed them, and smote them with emerods, even Ashdod, and its borders.

1 Samuel 5:6 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The judgment which fell upon Eli through this stroke extended still further. His daughter-in-law, the wife of Phinehas, was with child (near) to be delivered. ללת, contracted from ללדת (from ילד: see Ges. 69, 3, note 1; Ewald, 238, c.). When she heard the tidings of the capture (אל־הלּקח, "with regard to the being taken away") of the ark of God, and the death of her father-in-law and husband, she fell upon her knees and was delivered, for her pains had fallen upon her (lit. had turned against her), and died in consequence. Her death, however, was but a subordinate matter to the historian. He simply refers to it casually in the words, "and about the time of her death," for the purpose of giving her last words, in which she gave utterance to her grief at the loss of the ark, as a matter of greater importance in relation to his object. As she lay dying, the women who stood round sought to comfort her, by telling her that she had brought forth a son; but "she did not answer, and took no notice (לב שׁוּת equals לב שׂוּם, animum advertere; cf. Psalm 62:11), but called to the boy (i.e., named him), Ichabod (כבוד אי, no glory), saying, The glory of Israel is departed," referring to the capture of the ark of God, and also to her father-in-law and husband. She then said again, "Gone (גּלה, wandered away, carried off) is the glory of Israel, for the ark of God is taken." The repetition of these words shows how deeply the wife of the godless Phinehas had taken to heart the carrying off of the ark, and how in her estimation the glory of Israel had departed with it. Israel could not be brought lower. With the surrender of the earthly throne of His glory, the Lord appeared to have abolished His covenant of grace with Israel; for the ark, with the tables of the law and the capporeth, was the visible pledge of the covenant of grace which Jehovah had made with Israel.

1 Samuel 5:6 Parallel Commentaries

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the hand

1 Samuel 5:7,11 And when the men of Ashdod saw that it was so, they said, The ark of the God of Israel shall not abide with us...

Exodus 9:3 Behold, the hand of the LORD is on your cattle which is in the field, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels, on the oxen...

Psalm 32:4 For day and night your hand was heavy on me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.

Acts 13:11 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is on you, and you shall be blind, not seeing the sun for a season...

emerods

1 Samuel 5:9,11 And it was so, that, after they had carried it about, the hand of the LORD was against the city with a very great destruction...

1 Samuel 6:5 Why you shall make images of your tumors, and images of your mice that mar the land; and you shall give glory to the God of Israel...

Deuteronomy 28:27 The LORD will smite you with the botch of Egypt, and with the tumors, and with the scab, and with the itch...

Job 31:3 Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?

Psalm 78:66 And he smote his enemies in the hinder parts: he put them to a perpetual reproach.

thereof
The LXX. and Vulgate add: () Et ebullierunt villae et agri in medio regionis illius, et nati sunt mures; et facta est confusio mortis magnae in civitate; `And the cities and fields in Vulgate the midst of that region produced mice; [Vulgate burst up, and mice were produced;] and there was the confusion of a great death in the city.'

1 Samuel 6:4,5 Then said they, What shall be the trespass offering which we shall return to him? They answered, Five golden tumors...

Cross References
Acts 13:11
And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind and unable to see the sun for a time." Immediately mist and darkness fell upon him, and he went about seeking people to lead him by the hand.

Exodus 9:3
behold, the hand of the LORD will fall with a very severe plague upon your livestock that are in the field, the horses, the donkeys, the camels, the herds, and the flocks.

Deuteronomy 28:27
The LORD will strike you with the boils of Egypt, and with tumors and scabs and itch, of which you cannot be healed.

1 Samuel 5:7
And when the men of Ashdod saw how things were, they said, "The ark of the God of Israel must not remain with us, for his hand is hard against us and against Dagon our god."

1 Samuel 5:9
But after they had brought it around, the hand of the LORD was against the city, causing a very great panic, and he afflicted the men of the city, both young and old, so that tumors broke out on them.

1 Samuel 5:11
They sent therefore and gathered together all the lords of the Philistines and said, "Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and let it return to its own place, that it may not kill us and our people." For there was a deathly panic throughout the whole city. The hand of God was very heavy there.

1 Samuel 6:4
And they said, "What is the guilt offering that we shall return to him?" They answered, "Five golden tumors and five golden mice, according to the number of the lords of the Philistines, for the same plague was on all of you and on your lords.

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