Woe Unto Them – 1st Samuel 4

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 Eben-ezer: and the Philistines pitched in Aphek.  
1 Samuel 4:2 And the Philistines put themselves in array against  Israel: and when they joined battle, Israel was smitten  before the Philistines: and they slew of the army in the field  about four thousand men.  

1 Samuel 4:3 And when the people were come into the camp, the  elders of Israel said, Wherefore hath the LORD smitten us  to day before the Philistines? Let us fetch the ark of the  covenant of the LORD out of Shiloh unto us, that, when it  cometh among us, it may save us out of the hand of our  enemies. 

1 Samuel 4:4 So the people sent to Shiloh, that they might  bring from thence the ark of the covenant of the LORD of  hosts, which dwelleth between the cherubims: and the two  sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were there with the ark  of the covenant of God. 

1 Samuel 4:5 And when the ark of the  covenant of the LORD came into the camp, all Israel  shouted with a great shout, so that the earth rang again.  

1 Samuel 4:6 And when the Philistines heard the noise of the shout,  they said, What meaneth the noise of this great shout in  the camp of the Hebrews? And they understood that the ark  of the LORD was come into the camp. 

1 Samuel 4:7 And the  Philistines were afraid, for they said, God is come into the  camp. And they said, Woe unto us! for there hath not been  such a thing heretofore. 

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1 Samuel 4:8 Woe unto us! who shall  deliver us out of the hand of these mighty Gods? these are  the Gods that smote the Egyptians with all the plagues in  the wilderness. 

1 Samuel 4:9 Be strong, and quit yourselves like  men, O ye Philistines, that ye be not servants unto the  Hebrews, as they have been to you: quit yourselves like  men, and fight.  

1 Samuel 4:10 And the Philistines fought, and Israel was smitten,  and they fled every man into his tent: and there was a very  great slaughter; for there fell of Israel thirty thousand  footmen. 

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

1 Samuel 4:12 And there ran a man of Benjamin out of the army,  and came to Shiloh the same day with his clothes rent, and  with earth upon his head. 

1 Samuel 4:13 And when he came, lo, Eli  sat upon a seat by the wayside watching: for his heart  trembled for the ark of God. And when the man came into  the city, and told it, all the city cried out. 

1 Samuel 4:14 And  when Eli heard the noise of the crying, he said, What  meaneth the noise of this tumult? And the man came in  hastily, and told Eli. 

1 Samuel 4:15 Now Eli was ninety and eight  years old; and his eyes were dim, that he could not see.  

1 Samuel 4:16 And the man said unto Eli, I am he that came out  of the army, and I fled to day out of the army. And he said,  What is there done, my son? 

1 Samuel 4:17 And the messenger  answered and said, Israel is fled before the Philistines, and  there hath been also a great slaughter among the people, and  thy two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the  ark of God is taken. 

1 Samuel 4:18 And it came to pass, when he  made mention of the ark of God, that he fell from off the  seat backward by the side of the gate, and his neck brake,  and he died: for he was an old man, and heavy. And he had  judged Israel forty years.  

1 Samuel 4:19 And his daughter in law, Phinehas’ wife, was with  child, near to be delivered: and when she heard the tidings  that the ark of God was taken, and that her father in law and  her husband were dead, she bowed herself and travailed; for  her pains came upon her. 

1 Samuel 4:20 And about the time of her  death the women that stood by her said unto her, Fear not;  for thou hast born a son. But she answered not, neither did  she regard it. 

1 Samuel 4:21 And she named the child I-chabod,  saying, The glory is departed from Israel: because the ark of  God was taken, and because of her father in law and her  husband. 

1 Samuel 4:22 And she said, The glory is departed from  Israel: for the ark of God is taken. KJV

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