The Strange Acts of God – 1st Samuel 5

1 Samuel 5:1 And the Philistines took the ark of God, and  brought it from Eben-ezer unto Ashdod. 

1 Samuel 5:2 When the  Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the  house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon.  

1 Samuel 5:3 And when they of Ashdod arose early on the  morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the  earth before the ark of the LORD. And they took Dagon,  and set him in his place again. 

1 Samuel 5:4 And when they arose  early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen  upon his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD; and  the head of Dagon and both the 
palms of his hands were  cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was  left to him. 

1 Samuel 5:5 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. 

1 Samuel 5:6 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. 

1 Samuel 5:7 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: for his hand is sore upon  us, and upon Dagon our god. 

1 Samuel 5:8 They sent therefore and  gathered all the lords of the Philistines unto them, and said,  What shall we do with the ark of the God of Israel? And  they answered, Let the ark of the God of Israel be carried  about unto Gath. And they carried the ark of the God of  Israel about 
thither. 

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1 Samuel 5:9 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: and he smote the men of  the city, both small and great, and they had emerods in their  secret parts.   

1 Samuel 5:10 Therefore they sent the ark of God to Ekron. And  it came to pass, as the ark of God came to Ekron, that the  Ekronites cried out, saying, They have brought about the  ark of the God of Israel to us, to slay us and our people.  

1 Samuel 5:11 So they sent and gathered together all the lords of  the Philistines, and said, Send away the ark of the God of  Israel, and let it go again to his own place, that it slay us  not, and our people: for there was a deadly destruction  throughout all the city; the hand of God was very heavy  there. 

1 Samuel 5:12 And the men that died not were smitten with  the emerods: and the cry of the city went up to heaven.  KJV

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