New International Version
The five rulers of the Philistines saw all this and then returned that same day to Ekron.
King James Bible
And when the five lords of the Philistines had seen it, they returned to Ekron the same day.
Darby Bible Translation
And the five lords of the Philistines saw [it], and returned to Ekron the same day.
World English Bible
When the five lords of the Philistines had seen it, they returned to Ekron the same day.
Young's Literal Translation
and the five princes of the Philistines have seen it, and turn back to Ekron, on that day.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Levites took down - It appears there were some of the tribe of Levi among the people of Beth-shemesh: to them appertained the service of the tabernacle.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Practice of Piety in Glorifying God in the Time of Sickness, and when Thou Art Called to Die in the Lord.
As soon as thou perceivest thyself to be visited with any sickness, meditate with thyself: 1. That "misery cometh not forth of the dust; neither doth affliction spring out of the earth." Sickness comes not by hap or chance (as the Philistines supposed that their mice and emrods came, 1 Sam. vi. 9), but from man's wickedness, which, as sparkles, breaketh out. "Man suffereth," saith Jeremiah, "for his sins." "Fools," saith David, "by reason of their transgressions, and because of their iniquities, …
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety
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
the five rulers of the Philistines, all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites living in the Lebanon mountains from Mount Baal Hermon to Lebo Hamath.
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