1 Samuel 5:1
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New International Version
After the Philistines had captured the ark of God, they took it from Ebenezer to Ashdod.

King James Bible
And the Philistines took the ark of God, and brought it from Ebenezer unto Ashdod.

Darby Bible Translation
And the Philistines took the ark of God, and brought it from Eben-ezer to Ashdod.

World English Bible
Now the Philistines had taken the ark of God, and they brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod.

Young's Literal Translation
And the Philistines have taken the ark of God, and bring it in from Eben-Ezer to Ashdod,

1 Samuel 5:1 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Brought it from Eben-ezer unto Ashdod - Ashdod or Azotus was one of the five satrapies or lordships of the Philistines.

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1 Samuel 4:11,17,18,22 And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were slain...

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

Eben-ezer

1 Samuel 4:1 And the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out against the Philistines to battle, and pitched beside Ebenezer...

1 Samuel 7:12 Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying...

Ashdod Ashdod, called azotus by the Greeks, was one of the five satraphies of the Philistines, and a place of great strength and consequence. It was situated near the Mediterranean, between Askelon and Jamnia, thirty-four miles north of Gaza, according to Diodorus Sciculus, and the Antonine and Jerusalem Itineraries. it is now called Shdood; and Dr. Richardson says they neither saw nor heard of any ruins there. `The site of the town is on the summit of a grassy hill; and, if we are to believe historians, was anciently as strong as it was beautiful.

Joshua 11:22 There was none of the Anakims left in the land of the children of Israel: only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod, there remained.

Acts 8:40 But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.

Azotus

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Cross References
Acts 8:40
Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.

Joshua 11:22
No Anakites were left in Israelite territory; only in Gaza, Gath and Ashdod did any survive.

Joshua 13:3
from the Shihor River on the east of Egypt to the territory of Ekron on the north, all of it counted as Canaanite though held by the five Philistine rulers in Gaza, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Gath and Ekron; the territory of the Avvites

1 Samuel 4:1
And Samuel's word came to all Israel. Now the Israelites went out to fight against the Philistines. The Israelites camped at Ebenezer, and the Philistines at Aphek.

1 Samuel 4:22
She said, "The Glory has departed from Israel, for the ark of God has been captured."

1 Samuel 7:12
Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, "Thus far the LORD has helped us."

Isaiah 20:1
In the year that the supreme commander, sent by Sargon king of Assyria, came to Ashdod and attacked and captured it--

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