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Samuel's vision.

The ark of God taken. and called as c at other times, Sa- B. C. 1141. Iof the covenant of the LORD out of muel, Samuel. Then Samuel an

(Shiloh unto us, that, when it cometh swered, Speak; for thy servant c ver.4,5,6,8, among us, it may save us out of the heareth.

Id 2Ki.21.12.

hand of our enemies. 11 And the LORD said to Samuel,

| 4 So the people sent to Shiloh, that Behold, I will do 3 thing in Israel,

they might bring from thence the at which d both the ears of every e ch.2.29,&c. ark of the covenant of the LORD one that heareth it shall tingle. 2 beginning of hosts, which dwelleth a between 12 In that day I will perform against and ending. the cherubims:b and the two sons Eli all things which I have spoken e 3 or. And I

Awi of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were

of concerning his house: 2 when I will tell there with the ark of the covenant begin, I also will make an end.

of God. 13 3 For I have told him that I J .ze. 160.

him that if Eze.7.3. 5 And when the ark of the covewill judge f his house for ever forg ch.2.12,23, nant of the LORD came into the the iniquity which he knoweth;

camp, all Israel shouted with a Because his song made themselves 4r,accursed.

Igreat shout, so that the earth rang * vile, and he 5 restrained them not.

again. 14 And therefore I have sworn

5 frowned 16 And when the Philistines heard into the house of Eli, that the ini

not upon the noise of the shout, they said,

them. quity of Eli's house shall not be

What meaneth the noise of this great purged h with sacrifice nor offering h Nu. 15.30. shout in the camp of the Hebrews? for ever.

P8,51.16. And they understood that the ark 15 And Samuel lay until the

Is. 22, 14. of the LORD was come into the morning, and opened the doors of fe, 10.4-10. camp. the house of the LORD. And Sa- i Ru.1.17. 7 And the Philistines were afraid, uuel feared to shew Eli the vision. 6 so add.

for they said, God is come into the 16 Then Eli called Samuel, and

camp. And they said, Wo unto us! said. Samuel my son. And he an-17 or, word for there hath not been such a thing swered, Here am I.

8 all the 5 heretofore. 17 And he said, What is the thing things, or, 1 8 Wo unto us! who shall deliver that the LORD Hath said unto thee? words. us out of the hand of these mighty I pray thee hide it not from me: Ik Job 1.21.

Gods? these are the Gods that smote Gud i do so to thee, and 6 more also, Ps.39.3.

the Egyptians with all the plagues if thou hide any 7thing from me of Is.39 8. in the wilderness. all the things that he said unto thee. gs that he said untotee. 1 ch.9.6.

9 Be c strong, and quit yourselves 18 And Samuel told him 8 every

like men, Oye Philistines, that ye whit, and hid nothing from him. 9 or, faithful he not servants unto the Hebrews. And he said, It k is the LORD: let CHAP 4.) as a mey may

as d they have been to you: 6 quit him do what seemeth him good.

yourselves like men, and fight.

1 10 9 And the Philistines fought, 191 And Samuel grew, and the I was, or, LORD was with him, and I did let

I did left came to and Israel e was smitten, and they

pass. none of his words fall to the ground.

fied every nian into his tent: and 2 And all Israel, from Dan even the battle there was a very great slaughter. to Beer-sheba, knew that Samuel was spread. for there fell of Israel thirty thou toas established to be a prophet of 3 the array. sand too! the LORD.

4 take unto

| 11 And the ark of God was taken: 21 And the LORD appeared again us.

and the two sons of Eli, Hoplini and m Shiloh: for the LORD revealed

Phinehas, 7 were slain. himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the

12 And there ran a man of Benword of the LORD.

la 2Sam.6.2. Tiamin out of the army, and came

1 Ps.80.1. CHAPTER IV.

to Shiloh the same day with his The Israelites are overcome by the l D Ex.25.18, clothes rent, and with earth unan Philistines at Eben-ezcr.

22. his head. I NU the word of Samuel 1 came 5 yesterday, 13 And when he came. lo. Eli sat A to all Israel. Now Israel went or, the upon a seat by the way-side, watch out against the Philistines to battle. third day. ing: for his heart trembled for the and pitched beside Eben-ezer: and c 1Co.16, 13. ark of God. And when the man the Philistines pitched in Aphek. d Ju. 13. 1. came into the city, and told it, all 2 And the Philistines put them-16 be men. the city cried out selves in array against Israel: ande Ps.78.60-64,

sa 14 And when Eli heard the noise

And when they joined battle, Israel

of the crying, he said, What meaneth was smilten before the Philistines:

the noise of this tumult? And the and they slew of 3 the army in the dud. man came in hastily, and told Eli. field about four thousand men.

g Jos. 7.6.

| 15 Now Eli was ninety and eight 3 And when the people were

years old, and his eyes 8 were dim, come into the camp, the elders of

Job 2.12.

that he could not see. Israel said, Wherefore hath the P's.

16 And the man said unto Eli, I LORD sitten us to day before the 8 stood. am he that came out of the army, Philistines? Let us 4 fetch the ark

and I fled to day out of the army.


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1 SAMUEL, V, Vi. The ark among the Philistines. And he said, What is 9 there done, B. C. 1141. with f emerods, even Ashdod, and my son?

- the coasts thereof. 17 And the messenger answered the thing. | 7 And when the men of Ashdod and said, Israel is fled before the i ch.2.32

saw that it was so, they said, The Philistines, and there hath been also IK He seems lark of the

ark of the God of Israel shall not a great slaughter among the people,

to have

abide with us : for his hand is sore and thy two sons also, Hophni and

been a
judge to do

opon us, and upon Dagon our god.
Phinehas, are dead, and the ark il
of God is taken.

8 They sent therefore, and gatherjustice

only, and ed all the lords of the Philistines 18 And it came to pass, when he that in unto them, and said, What shall we made mention of the ark of God, South-west do with the ark of the God of Israel? that he fell from off the seat back- Israel. And they answered, Let the ark of ward by the side of the gate, and 10 or, cry out. the God of Israel be carried about his neck brake, and he died: for he 11 were unto Gath. And they carried the was an old man, and heavy. And ki. turned. ark of the God of Israel about he had judged Israel forty years. 1. Ge.35.1? (thither. 19 T And his daughter-in-law, Phi

1 9 And it was so, that after they had nehas' wife, was with child, near to

13 i. e. where

carried it about, the o hand of the 10 be delivered: and when she heard

is the

LORD was against the city with a the tidings, that the ark of God was

glory? very great destruction: and he taken, and that her father-in-law

-law or, therc is smote the men of the city, both and her husband were dead, she no glory small and great, and they had emebowed herself and travailed; form Ps.78.61. i rods in their secret parts. her pains ll came upon her.

106.20. 10 T Therefore they sent the ark 20 And about the time of her death, Jer.2.11. lof God to Ekron.h And it came to the women that stood by her said n Hos.9.12. pass as the ark of God came to unto her, Fearl not ; for thou hast (CHAP.5.) Ekron, that the Ekronites cried out, borne a son. But she answered not,

not a ch.7.12.

saying, They have brought about 12 neither did she regard it.

b Ju.16.23.

the ark of the God of Israel to aus, 21 And she named the child 131-1


to slay us and our people. chabod, saying. The glory is de-1°8 1 | 11 So they sent and gathered toparted from Israel: because the ark d Jer.50.2. gether all the lords of the Philisof God was taken, and because of Eze. 6.4.6. tines, and said, Send away the ark her father-in-law and her hus- Mi. 1.7. of the God of Israel, and let it go band.

1 or, fishy

again to his own place, that it slay 22 And she said, The glory m is de- part.

3 us not, and our people for there parted from n Israel: for the ark e ver.7.11.

was a deadly destruction throughof God is taken.


out all the city; the hand of God CHAPTER V.

Ps. 32.4.

was very i heavy there. The ark is brought into Ashiod, and.

Ac. 13.11.

| 12 And the men that died not were

1 set in the house of Dagon.

De.28. 27. sinitten with the emerods: and
AND the Philistines took the ark

TK [Ps.75.66. the k cry of the city went up 10
A of God, and brought it from a g ch.7.13. heaven.
Eben-ezer unto Ashdod.


CHAPTER VI. 2 When the Philistines took the De.2.15. The Philistines take counsel horo 10 ark of God, they brought it into the h 2Ki.1.2.

send back the ark. house of Dagon, b and set it by 2 me, to slay 1 A ND the ark of the LORD was in Dagon.

me and my. A the country of the Philistines 39 And when they of Ashdod 3 me not,

seven months. arose carly on the morrow, behold.. and my. 12 And the Dh

2 And the Philistines called for the Dagon was fallen upon his face to ver.o.

priests and the diviners, a saying, the earth before the ark of the

Jer. 14.2. What shall we do to the ark of the LORD. And they took Dagon, and

(CHAP. 6.) LORD? tell us wherewith b we shall set chim in his place again.

a Ge.41.8. send it to his place. 4 And when they arose early on

Ex 7.11. | 3 And they said, If ye send away the morrow morning, behold, Da- Is.47.13. the ark of the God of Israel, send it gon was fallen upon his face to the Dan.2.2. not empty;c but in any wise retum ground before the ark of the LORD:


um a trespass offering :d then ye and d the head of Dagon and both Mat.2.4.

shall be healed, and it shall be the palms of his hands were cut off b Mi.6.6-9.

known to you why e his hand is not upon the threshold ; only the 1 stumpc De. 16. 16.

removed from you. of Dagon was left to him.

d Le.5. 15, 16, 5 Therefore neither the priests of

14 Then said they. What shall be the

e Job. 10.2. Pagon, nor any that come into Da-1

1 34.31.32. trespass offering which ye shall re-
If ver.17.18.

turn to him? They answered, Fire gon's horise, tread on the threshold Jos. 13.3, golden emerods, and five golden of Dagon in Ashdod unto this day. Ju.3.3. mice, according to the number of

6 But the hand e of the LORD was 1 them. the lords of the Philistines : for one heavy upon them of Ashdod, and g Rom.2.11. plague was on 1 you all, and on he destroyed them, and smote theini

- your lords.

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The ark at Beth-shemesh. 1 SAMUEL, VII. Israelites repent at Mizpeh. 5 Wherefore ye shall make images B. C. 1140. 17 And these are the golden emeof your emerods, and images of your

rods which the Philistines returned mice that mar the land: and ve h Jos.7.19. for a trespass offering unto the shall give h glory unto the God of is-Mal.2.2. LORD; for u Ashdod one, for Gaza v rael: peradventure he will lightenili ch.5.6,11. one, for Askelon w one, for Gath 2 his hand from off you, and from offk Ex.7.14. one, for Ekron one; your gods, and froni off your land. 8.15. 18 And the golden mice, according " Wherefore then do ye harden 14.17,23. to the number of all the cities of your hearts, as the Egyptians k and 2 or, re- the Philistines belonging to the five Pharaoh hardened their hearts? | proachfully. lords, both of fenced cities, and of when he had wrought 2 wonder-13 them. country villages, even unto the fully among them, did they not let i Ex.12.31. 1

5 great stone of Abel, whereon they 3 the people go and they departed ?

m 25a.6.3,

set down the ark of the LORD; 7 Now therefore make a new m

which stone remaineth unto this day cart, and take two milch kine, on n ver.4,5.

in the field of Joshua, the Bethwhich there hath come no yoke, lovos

shemite. and tie the kine to the cart, and 4 or, it. 19 1 And he smote the men of Drwg their calves home from them: pAm.3.6.

Beth-shemesh, because y they had 8 And take the ark of the LORD, 9 ver.3. looked into the ark of the LORD, and lay it upon the cart, and put

Is. 26.11.

even he smote of the people fifty the n jewels of gold, which ye re

thousand and threescore and ten turn him for a trespass offering, in

| 2Sa,24.22,

men: and the people lamented, bea coffer by the side thereof; and s ver.4.

cause the LORD had smitten many send it away, that it may go.

tch5.10. of the people with a great slaughter. 9 And see, if it goeth up by the

20 And the men of Beth-shemesh way of his own coast to Beth-shei m

said, Who z is able to stand before mesh, o then 4 he p hath done us u 2Ch.26.6. this holy LORD God? and to whom this great evil : but if not, then o Jer.25.20. shall he go up from us? a we shall know that it is not his Zec.9.5,6.1 21 T And they sent messengers to hand that smote us: it was a chance v Ju. 16.1,21. the inhabitants of Kirjath-jearim, b that happened to us.


saying, The Philistines have 10 9 And the men did so; and took 2 two milch kine, and tied them to

{ x 2Sa 21.22.

brought again the ark of the LORD; the cart, and shut up their calves sor, great


come ye down, and fetch it up to at home.

you ll And they laid the ark of the y Ex. 19.21.



They of Kirjain-) LORD upon the cart, and the coffer Nu.4.15,20. into the house of Abinadab, to with the mice of gold, and the Ch.13.9,1 keep it. images of their emerods.

LAND the men of Kirjath-jearim 12 And the kine took the straight - 282.6.7,9. n came and fetched a up the ark way to the way of Beth.shemesh! Ps.76.7. Sof the LORD, and brought it into und went along the highway. low Mal.3.2. the house of b Abinadab in the hill, ng as they went, and turned not Luke 3.8: and sanctified c Eleazar his son to aside to the right hand or to the

8.37. left; and the lords of the Philis

6 Jos. 18.14.

keep the ark of the LORD.

JUS 12 1 2 And it came to pass, while the tines went after them unto the bor- iCh.13,5,6,

113.5.6. ark abode in Kirjath-jearim, that der of Beth-shemesh.

the time was long; for it was 13 And they of Beth-shemesh were ILHAP: 1.) twenty years and all the house of reaping their wheat-harvest in the a ch.6.21. Israel lamented d after the LORD. valley: and they lifted up their eyes,

3 1 And Samuel spake unto all and saw the ark, and rejoiced to

the house of Israel, saying, If ye do see it.

c 18.52.11,

return e unto the LORD with all 11 And the cart came into the field" of Joshua, a Beth-shemite, andle Dě.30.2 10.


your hearts, then put f away the

strange gods and Ashtaroth from stood there, where there was a great 1K1.8.48.

among you, and prepare g your Suome: and r they clave the wood Joel .13. hearts unto the LORD, and serve of the cart, and offered the kine alf Ge.35.2. him h only: and he i will deliver burnt offering unto the LORD.

Jos.24.14, you out of the hand of the Philis15 And the Levites took down the

23. tines, ark of the LORD and the coffer that g 2Ch.30. 19. 4 Then the children of Israel did tods with it, wherein the jewels of JOD

put away Baalim k and Ashtaroth, gold were, and put them on the great

and served the LORD only. stone: and the men of Beth-she


| 5 And Samuel said, Gather all Ismesh offered burnt offerings and i Is.55.7.

A De, 13.4.

rael to Mizpeh, and I will pray for sacrificed sacrifices the same day Hos.6.1.

you unto the LORD. wto the LORD.

k Ju.2.1).

16 And they gathered together to And when the five s lords of the i Job 16.20. Mizpeh, and drew water, and pour

ustmes had seen it, they return-1 Jer.9.1. led i it out before the LORD, and ed to Ekron t the same day.

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The Philistines subdued. 1 SAMUEL, VIII.

The manner of a king. Wem have sinned against the LORD. B. C. 1140. second, Abiah: they were judges in And Samuel judged the children -

Beer-sheba. of Israel in Mizpeh.

3 And his sons walked not in his 7 And when the Philistines heard/mu.10.10. that the children of Israel were

Ps. 106.6.

ways, but turned aside after lucrea gathered together to Mizpeh, the

Je.3.13, 14.

and took bribes, b and perverted

judgment. lords of the Philistines went up 1 Be not si- 14 Then all the eldere of Teraal against Israel. And when the lent from

gathered themselves together, and children of Israel heard it, they us froin

came to Samuel unto Ramah, were afraid of the Philistines. crying 5 And said unto him, Behold, thou

8 And the children of Israel said n Is.37.4. art old, and thy sons walk not in to Samuel, 1 Cease not to cry unto

thy ways: now make us a king C the LORD our God forn us, that he 2 or, an

to judge us like all the nations. will save us out of the hand of the swered.

6 T But the thing ? displeased Philistines. 9 T And Samuel took a suckingo

o Ps.99.6. Samuel, when they said, Give us a

king to judge us: and Samuel larnb, and offered it for a burnt of

prayed unto the LORD. fering wholly unto the LORD and p Ps. 18.14. 17 And the LORD said unto Samuel, Samuel cried unto the LORD for Is

Hearken unto the voice of the peurael, and the LORD 2 heard o himq Ge.28.18,


ple in all that they say unto thee: 10 And as Samuel was offering up

for d they have not rejected thee, the burnt ofiering, the Philistines 3 i. e. The but they have rejected me, that! drew near to battle against Israel: stone of should not reign over them. but the LORD thundered with a help. | 8 According to all the works great thunder on that day upon the Philistines, and discomfited pl

which they have done since the 4 and he cir

day that I brought them up out of them; and they were smitten be- cu

Egypt even unto this day, wherefore Israel.

rch.8.4. with they have forsaken me, and 11 And the men of Israel went out

served other gods, so do they also of Mizpeh, and pursued the Philis

(CHAP. 8.) unto thee. tines, and smote them, until they

9 Now therefore 3 hearken into came under Beth-car.

1 Vashni.

their voice : 4 howbeit yet protest 12 Then Samuel took a stone, el Ch.6.28.

solemnly unto them, and shewe and set it between Mizpeh and

them the manner of the king that Shen, and called the name of it

shall reign over them. 3 Eben-ezer, saying, Hitherto hath

10 7 And Samuel told all the the LORD helped us.

a Ex. 18.21.

words of the LORD unto the people 13 T So the Philistines were sub- Ti.3.3.

that asked of him a king. dued, and they came no more into

b Pr. 29.4.

11 And he said, This will be the the coast of Israel: and the hand op

manner of the king that shall reign of the LORD was against the Philis- De 1714

over you: He will take your sons, tines all the days of Samuel.

Ho.13. 10. and appoint them for himself, 108 14 And the cities which the Phi

This chariots, and to be his horselistines had taken from Israel were 2 was evil in menar

men; and some shall run before restored to Israel, from Ekron even the eyes of his chariots. unto Gath; and the coasts thereof

12 And he will appoint him capdid Israel deliver out of the hands dEx, 16.8. of the Philistines : and there was

Mat. 10.40. tains over thousands, and captains

over fifties; and will set them to ear peace between Israel and the Amo- 2

This ground, and to reap his harvest. rites.

and to make his instruments of war, 15 And Samuel judged Israel all 4 or, not and instruments of his chariots. the days of his life.

withstand 13 And he will take your dauga16 And he went from year to year ing when ters to be confectionaries, and to DC 4 in circuit to Beth-el, and Gilgal, thou hast cooks, and to be bakers. and Mizpeh, and judged Israel in solemnly 14 And he will take your fields, all those places.


and your vineyards, and your olive. 17 And his return was to Ramah;r


When yards, even the best of them, and for there was his house, and there he judged Israel; and there he

theve he thou shalt

give them to his servants.

8 built an altar unto the LORD.


15 And he will take the tenth of CHAPTER VIII.

your seed, and of your vineyards, By occasion of the ill government of

e ch.10.25. and give to liis 5 officers, and to his

14.52. Samuel's sons, the Israelites ask a


16 And he will take your mell

Ifiki.21.7. AND it came to pass, when

servants, and your maid-servants.

Eze, 46.18. and your goodliest young men, an A Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.

5 eunuchs,

your asses, and put them to his work. 2 Now the name of his first born Ge.37.36.

17 He will take the tenth of your was 1 Joel; and the name of his

sheep: and ye shall be his servants.

18 And ye shall cry out in that 276

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