Matthew Bible

1 Samuel 5

The Philistines having brought the Ark into Ashdod set it in the house of Dagon.

1 Samuel 5:1 And the Philistines toke þe arcke of God, & caried it from the helpe stone vnto Asdod, & broughte it 1 Samuel 5:2 into the house of Dagon, & set it by Dagon.

Dagon is smitten down and cut in pieces, and they of Ashdod smitten with emerods.

1 Samuel 5:3 And when they of Asdod were vp in the morning, behold, Dagon lay grouelynge vpon the earthe before the arcke of the Lorde. And they toke Dagon & set him in his place agayne. 1 Samuel 5:4 And when they were vp erlye þe next mornyng, beholde, Dagon laye grouelyng vpon the grounde before the arcke of the Lorde, & hys head & hys two handes cut of vpon the tresholde, that the body onely was lefte on hym. 1 Samuel 5:5 Wherfore nether the priestes of Dagon, nether any man that cometh into Dagons house myght treade on þe tresholde of Dagon in Asdod, vnto this daye. 1 Samuel 5:6 But the hand of the Lorde was heuye vpon them of Asdod, & he destroied them, & smote them wt Emerodes, both Asdod & all the coastes there of. 1 Samuel 5:7 And when the men of Asdod sawe þt it was so, they sayd: the arcke of the God of Israell shall not abyde here wyth vs, for his hand is sore vpon vs, & vpon Dagon our God.

So God dealeth with them of Gath, when it was brought thither:

1 Samuel 5:8 And so they sente and gathered all the Lordes of the Philistines vnto them, & said: what shall we do with the arcke of the God of Israel. Then sayd they of Get: let the arcke of the God of Israel be caryed about. 1 Samuel 5:9 And they caryed the arcke of the God of Israel about. And when they had caried it about, the hand of the Lord was in the cytye with a myghty great plage, and he smote the men of the cytye both smal & great: and they were smyten in theyr secrete places, with the Emerodes.

and so with them of Ekron, when it was brought thither.

1 Samuel 5:10 Then they sente the arcke of God to Akaron. And as sone as the arcke of God came to Akaron, the Akaronites cryed out saying: they haue brought the Arcke of the God of Israel to vs: to slee vs & oure people. 1 Samuel 5:11 Then they sent and fette all the Lordes of the Philistines vnto them, and sayde: sende awaye the arcke of the God of Israel, and let it go home agayne vnto hys owne place, that it slee vs not wyth our people. For there was a plage of death thorowout all the cytye, and the hand of God was excedyng sore there, 1 Samuel 5:12 in so much that they which dyed not, were smiten with the Emerades: so that the crye of the cytye went vp to heauen.

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