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"shall not be purged with sacrifice nor of-
fering for ever.

15 II And Samuel lay until the morning,
and opened the doors of the house of the






about 1165.

about lies.

a ch. 2. 11.

b Ps. 74. 0.

Amos 8. IL

See vcr. 21.

about 1141.

c Gon. 27. 1.
U 48. 10.

o Ruth 1.

ch. 2. 22. &

4. 15.

t Heb.

so add.

d Kio(1.27.

II Or.


Lev. 24. 3.
2 Chron. 13.

t Heb.
all the

e ch. 1. 0.

things, or,

p Job 1. 21.

& 2. 10.

Ps. 39. 9.

Isai. 39. 8.

q ch, 2. 21.

r Gen. .39.

2, 21, 23.

• ch, 9. 6,


II Or,


about 1141.


u ver, 1, 4.

II Or,

Thus did

Samuel be-

fore he knevj

the Lord,

and before

the word of

Ike Lord


unto him.

t See AcH


[1 Or, eaiM



a ch. 5. 1.

&7. 12.


Ute botUe

was spread.


tlic array.

Jer. 19. 3.

t Heb. toJie

unto us.



J Heb.


aud ending.

II Or,

b 2 Sam. G.

Jlnd I will


tell him, Src.

Ps. 80. 1. &

i ch. 2. 29

99. 1.

30, 31. &c.


k fezek. 7. 3.
& 18. 30.

18, 22.
Numb. 7.89.

I ch. 2. 12,

17, 22.

II Or,


t Heb.

frowned not

upon tlism.

m ch. 2. 23,


n Numb.

15. 30, 31.

Isai. 2e. 14.

The Israelites are overcome.

Lord : and Samuel feared to shew Eli the

16 Then Eli called Samuel, and said,
Samuel, my son. And he answered. Here
am I.

17 And he said, What is the thing that the
LORD hath said unto thee? I pray thee
hide it not from me : ° God do so to thee, and
tmore also, if thou hide any || thing from me,
of all the things that he said unto thee.

18 And Samuel told him f every whit,
and hid nothing from him. And he said,
Pit is the Lord: let him do what seemeth
him good.

19 1 And Samuel "Jgrew, and 'the Lord
was with him, "and did let none of his words
fall to the ground.

20 And all Israel, *from Dan even to Beer-
sheba, knew that Samuel was || established to
he a prophet of the Lord.

21 And the Lord appeared again in
Shiloh : for the Lord revealed himself to
Samuel in Shiloh by "the word of the Lord.


1 The Israelites are overcome by the Philistines at Eben-
ezer. 3 They fetch the ark unto the terror of the
Philistines. 10 They are smitten again, the ark taken,
Hophni and Phinehas are slain. 12 Eli, at the news,
falling backward, breaketh his neck. 19 Phinehas'
wife, discouraged in her travail with I-chalod, dieth.

AND the word of Samuel [| f came to
all Israel. Now Israel went out against
the Philistines to battle, and pitched beside
"Eben-ezer: and the Philistines pitched in

2 And the Philistines put themselves in
array against Israel : and when t they joined
battle, Israel was smitten before the Phi-
listines : and they slew of fthe army in the
field about four thousand men.

3 H And when the people were come into
the camp, the elders of Israel said. Where-
fore hath the Lord smitten us to-day before
the Phihstines ? Let us f 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.

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.

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.

6 And when the Philistines heard the
noise of the shout, they said, What meaneth
the noise of this great shout in the camp ot


The arlt is taken. Eli's death.

the Hebrews ? And they understood that the
ark of the Lord was come into the camp.

7 And the Phihstines were afraid, for they
said, God is come into the camp. And they
said. Wo unto us ! for there hath not been
such a thing theretofore.

8 Wo 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.

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 : t quit yourselves like men, and fight.

10 11 And the Philistines fought, and ^Is-
rael was smitten, and they fled every man
into his tent : and there was a very great
slaughter, for there fell of Israel thirty thou-
sand footmen.

11 And ^the ark of God was taken; and
•■the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas,
fwere slain.

12 IT 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.

13 And when he came, lo, Eli sat upon
'a seat by the way-side 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.

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.

15 Now Eli was ninety and eight years
old ; and ™ his eyes f were dim, that he
could not see.

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 fis
there done, my son ?

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

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.

19 IT 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 t came upon her.


about 1141.

t Heb.

or, the tltird

i 1 Cor. 16.

e Judg. 13.

be men.
f vor. 2.
Lev. 26. 17.
Deul. 28. 2.5,
Ps. 78. a, 02.

S ch. 2. 32.
Ps. 78. 61.
h ch. 2. 34.
Ps. 78. M.
t Hob.

12 Sam. 1.2.

kJosh. 7. 6.
2 Sdm. 13.
)!1. & 1.5. 32.
Neb. 9. 1.
Job 2. 13.

I ch. 1. 9.

m ch. 3. 2.
\ Heb.

n 2 Sam. 1.4.
t Heb. IS
Vie tiling 1

abont 1141.

II He seems
to have been
a Judge lo
do justice
only, and
that in
II Or.
to cry out.

t Hob.
were turned.

about 1141.

o Gen. 35.

t Heb.

set not her


II That is,

Khcre is the

glory 1 or,

there is no


p ch. 14. 3.

q Ps. 26. 8.

& 76. 61.

a ch. 4. 1

& 7. 12.

b Judg. 16.

c Isai. IS. 1,
& 46. 1, 2.

o Jer. 50. 2.
Ezek. 6.4,6.
Mic. 1. 7.

II Or, the
fishy part.


ff vor. 7, 11.
E.xoil. 9. 3.
Pb. .S2. 4.
Act.s 13. 11.
h ch. 6. 5.
i Deut. 28.
Ps. 78. 66.

k Dout 2.


ch. 7. 13. &

12. 15.

I ver. 11.

m v(!r. 6.

Ps. 78. 66.

Dagon falleth before the arh.

20 And about the time of her death, "the
women that stood by her said unto her, Fear
not; for thou hast borne a son. But she an-
swered not, f neither did she regard it.

21 And she named the child ||pl-chabod,
saying, iThe glory is departed from Israel:
( because the ark of God was taken, and be-
cause of her father-in-law and her husband.)

22« And she said, The glory is departed
from Israel : for the ark of God is taken.


1 The Philistines having brought the ark into Ashdod,
set it in the house of Dagon. 3 Dagon is smitten down
and cut in pieces, and they of Ashdod smitten with
emerods. 8 So God dealeth with them of Gath, when
it was brought thither / 10 and so with them ofEkron,
when it was brought thither.

AND the Philistines took the ark of God,
and brought it ^from Eben-ezer unto

2 When the Phihstines took the ark of
God, they brought it into the house of
'' Dagon, and set it by Dagon.

3 U 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.

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
ofi" upon the threshold ; only || the stump of
Dagon was left to him.

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.

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.

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.

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 thitlier.

9 And it was so, that after they had car-
ried it about, ''the hand of the Lord was
against the city 'with a very great destruc-
tion : and ""he smote the men of the city
both small and great, and they had emerods
in their secret parts.


The Philistines take counsel

10 T[ 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 t us, to slay
us and our people. •

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 tus
not, and our people : for there was a deadly
destruction throughout all the city; "the
hand of God was very heavy there.

12 And the men that died not, were smit-
ten with the emerods: and the cry of the
city went up to heaven.




After seven months the Philistines take counsel how to
send back the ark. 10 They bring it on a new cart
with an offering unto Beth-shemesh. 19 The people
are smitten for looking into the ark. 21 They send
to them of Kirjath-jearim to fetch it. -

AND the ark of the Lord was in the
country of the Philistines seven months.

2 And the Philistines '^called for the priests
and the diviners, saying. What shall we do
to the ark of the Lord? tell us wherewith
we shall send it to his place.

3 And they said. If ye send away the ark
of the God of Israel, send it not •'empty;
but in anywise return him •'a trespass-offer-
ing: then ye shall be healed, and it shall "^bc
known to you why his hand is not removed
from you.

4 Then said they. What shall he the tres-
pass-offering which we shall return to him?
They answered. Five golden emerods, and
five golden mice, "according to the number
of the lords of the Philistines : for one plague
was on tyou all, and on your lords.

5 Wherefore ye shall make images of your
emerods, and images of your mice that ''mar
the land ; and ye shall s give glory unto
the God of Israel : peradventure he will
•^ lighten his hand from off you, and from
off 'your gods, and from off your land.

6 Wherefore then do ye harden your
hearts, ''as the Egyptians and Pharaoh har-
dened their hearts ? when he had wrought
|] wonderfully among them, ■ did they not let
fthe people go, and they departed ?

7 Now therefore make ""a new cart, and
take two milch-kine "on which there hath
come no yoke, and tic the kine to the cart,
and bring their calves home from them:

8 And take the ark of the Lord, and lay
it upon the cart; and put "the jewels of gold
which ye return him for a trespass-offering,
in a coffer by the side thereof; and send it
away, that it may go.


about 1141.

t Ileb
me. to alay
me and my.

t Hcb.
me not, and

about 1140.

a Gen. 41. 8.
Exod. 7. 11.
Dan. 2. % &
5. 7.
Matt. 2. 4.

b Eiod. 23.


Deut. IG. in.

c Lev. 5. 15.


a vor. 9.

e See vcr.
17, 18.
Josh. n. 3.
Judg. 3. 3.

t Hub.

f ch. 5. 6.

eJosh. 7. 19.
Isai. 42. 12.
Mai. 2. 2.
John 9. 24.

h See

cli. 5. 6, 11.
Ps. 39. 10.

k Exod. 7.
13. & 8. 15.
& 14. 17.

II Or, m-

Exod. 12.

t Heb.

m 2 Sam. G.

n Numb. 19.

o ver. 4, 5.

about 1140.


Josh. 15.

. Or, it.
a ver. 3.

II Or,
great stone.

t See Exod.
Numb. 4. 5,
1.1 20.
2 Sam. 8. 7.

u 2 Sam. 6.


Mai. 3. 2.

how to send bach the arh.

9 And see, .if it goeth up by the way of
his own coast to p Beth-shemesh, then ||he
hath done us this great evil : but if not,
then qwe shall know that it is not his hand
that smote us; it was a chance that hap-
pened to us.

10 IT And the men did so; and took two
milch-kine, and tied them to the cart, and
shut up their calves at home :

11 And they laid the ark of the Lord
upon the cart, and the coffer with the mice
of gold and the images of their emerods.

12 And the kine took the straight way to
the way of Beth-shemesh, and went along
the highway, lowing as they went, and turned
not aside to the right hand or to the left; and
the lords of the Philistines went after them
unto the border of Beth-shemesh.

13 And they o/" Beth-shemesh were reap-
ing their wheat harvest in the valley : and
they lifted up their eyes, and saw the ark,
and rejoiced to see it.

14 And the cart came into the field of
Joshua, a Beth-shemite, and stood there,
where there was a great stone: and they
clave the wood of the cart, and offered the
kine a burnt-offering unto the Lord.

15 And the Levites took down the ark of
the Lord, and the coffer that was with it,
wherein the jewels of gold were, and put
them on the great stone : and the men of Beth-
shemesh offered burnt-offerings and sacri-
ficed sacrifices the same day unto the Lord.

16 And when ■'the five lords of the Phi-
listines had seen it, they returned to Ekron
the same day.

17 *And these are the golden emerods
which the Philistines returnedybr a trespass-
offering unto the Lord; for Ashdod one,
for Gaza one, for Askelon one, for Gath one,
for Ekron one;

18 And the golden mice, according to the
number of all the cities of the Philistines
belonging to the five lords, both of fenced
cities, and of country villages, even unto the
II great stone q/" Abel, whereon they set down
the ark of the Lord : which stone remaineth
unto this day in the field of Joshua the Beth-

19 TAnd 'he smote the men of Beth-
shemesh, because they had looked into the
ark of the Lord, even he smote of the peo-
ple fifty thousand and threescore and ten
men : and the people lamented, because the
Lord had smitten many of the people with
a great slaughter.

20 And the men of Beth-shemesh said,
"Who is able to stand before this holy
Lord God? and to whom shall he go up

from us ?


The Israelites repent at Mizpeh.

21 IF And they sent messengers to the in-
liabitants of ^ Kirjath-jearim, saying, The
Philistines have brought again the ark of
the Lord; come ye down, and fetch it up to


1 They of Kirjath-jearim bring the arh into the home of
Abinadab, and sanctify Eleazar his son to keep it.
2 After twenty years 3 the Israelites, by Samicel's
mea?is, solemnly repent at MizpeK. 9 While Samuel
prayeth and sacrijiceth, the Lord discomfiteth the Phi-
listines by thunder at Eben-ezer. 13 The Philistines
a.re subdued. 15 Samuel peaceably and religiously
judgeth Israel.

AND the men of * Kirjath-jearim came,
and fetched up the ark of the Lord,
and brought it into the house of ''Abinadab
in the hill, and sanctified Eleazar his son to
keep the ark of the Lord.

2 And it came to pass, while the ark
abode in Kirjath-jearim, that the time was
long ; for it was twenty years : and all the
house of Israel lamented after the Lord.

3 IT And Samuel spake unto all the house
of Israel, saying. If ye do ■= return unto the
Lord with all your hearts, then "^ put away
the strange gods, and "Ashtaroth, from among
you, and ''prepare your hearts unto the Lord,
and ^ serve him only: and he will deliver you
out of the hand of the Philistines.

4 Then the children of Israel did put
away '' Baalim, and Ashtaroth, and served the
Lord only.

5 And Samuel said, 'Gather all Israel to
Mizpeh, and I will pray foryou unto the Lord.

6 And they gathered together to Mizpeh,
■"and drew water, and poured it out before
the Lord, and 'fasted on that day, and said
there, ™We have sinned against the Lord.
And Samuel judged the children of Israel
in Mizpeh.

7 And when the Philistines heard that
the children of Israel were gathered together
to Mizpeh, the lords of the Philistines went
up against Israel. And when the children of
Israel heard it, they were afraid of the Phi-

8 And the children of Israel said to Sa-
muel, t° Cease not to cry unto the Lord our
God for us, that he will save us out of the
hand of the Philistines.

9 IF And Samuel took a sucking lamb,
and offered it for a burnt-offering wholly unto
the Lord: and ") Samuel cried unto the Lord
for Israel; and the Lord ||heard him.

10 And as Samuel was offering up the
burnt-offering, the Philistines drew near to
battle against Israel : 'but the Lord thun-
dered with a great thunder on that day upon
the Philistines, and discomfited them; and
they were smitten before Israel.


about 1140.

X Josh. 18.

Judg. 18. 12.
1 Chron. 13.
3, 6.

a ch. 6. 21.
Ps. 132. 6.

b 2 Sam. 6.

about 1120.

c Deut. 30.

1 Kings 8.

isai. 55. 7.
Hos. 6. 1.
Joel 2. 12.
d Gen. 33.

Josh. 24. 14,


e Judg. 2.

f 2 Chron.
:«. 19.
Job 11. 13,

c Deut. 6.
13. & 10.20.
«t 13. 4.
Matt. 4. 10.
Luke 4. 8.
h Judg. 2.


i Judg. 20.1.

2 Kings 25.

k 2 Sam. 14.


Dan. 9. 3, 4,


Joel 2. 12.

ni Judg. 10.


1 Kings 8.


Pa. 106. 6.

t Heb. Be
Vdt silent
from U3

n Ps. on 6.
Jcr. 15. 1.
11 Or.

r See Josh.
10 10.
Judi.. 4. 15.
Sl 5.20.
cli 2 10.
2 Sum, 22.
14, 15.

about 1120.

s Gen. 28.
18. & 31.45.
& 35. 14.
.losh. 4. 9.
& 24. 26.
II That is,
77fe sttme of
ch. 4. 1.
t Judg. 13.1.

X ver. 6.
ch. 12. 11.
Judg. 2. 16.

t Heb. end
he circuited.

y ch. 8. 4.

z Judg. 21.

a Deut 16.


2Cliron. 19.


b See .ludg.

10. 4. 1 12.



wirb Judg.

5. 10.

II Vashni,

1 Chron. 6.


c Jer. 22.

15, 16. 17.

d kxod. 18.


1 Tim. 3. 3.

& 6. 10.

e Deut. 16.


Ps. 15. 5.

f vcr. 19, 20.
Deut. 17. 14.
Hos. 13, 10.
Arts 1.3.21.
t Het). was
evil in Vie
cues of

£ Seo

Exod. 16. 8.
b cb. 10. 19.
&12. 17, 19.
Hos. 13. 10,

They desire a king.

1 1 And the men of Israel went out of Miz-
peh, and pursued the Philistines, and smote
them, until they came under Beth-car.

12 Then Samuel nook a stone, and set it
between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the
name of it ||Eben-ezer, saying, Hitherto hath
the Lord helped us.

13 IF' So the Phihstines were subdued, and
they " came no more into the coast of Israel :
and the hand of the Lord was against the
Philistines all the days of Samuel.

14 And the cities which the Philistines
had taken from Israel were restored to Israel,
from Ekron even unto Gath ; and the coasts
thereof did Israel deliver out of the hands of
the Philistines : and there was peace between
Israel and the Amorites.

15 And Samuel ^judged Israel all the
days of his life.

16 And he went from year to year fin
circuit to Beth-el, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh,
and judged Israel in all those places.

17 And yhis return was to Ramah; for
there was his house; and there he judged
Israel ; and there he ^ built an altar unto the

CHAP. vm.

I By occasion of the ill government of Samuel's sons, the
Israelites ask a king. 6 Samuel praying in grief, is
comforted by God : 10 He telleth the manner of a king.
19 God willeth Samuel to yield unto the importunity
of the people.

AN D it came to pass, when Samuel was
old, that he ^made his ''sons judges over

2 Now the name of his first-born was

II Joel ; and the name of his second, Abiah :
thexj were judges in Beer-sheba.

3 And his sons " walked not in his ways,
but turned aside ^ after lucre, and "^took
bribes, and perverted judgment.

4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered
themselves together, and came to Samuel
unto Ramah,

5 And said unto him, Behold, thou art
old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways : now
•"make us a king to judge us like all the na-

6 IF But the thing f displeased Samuel,
when they said. Give us a king to judge us :
and Samuel prayed unto the Lord.

7 And the Lord said unto Samuel, Heark-
en unto the voice of the people in all that
they say unto thee : for s they have not re-
jected thee, but ''they have rejected me, that
I should not reign over them.

8 According to all the works which they
have done since the day that I brought them
up out of Egypt even unto this day, where-
with they have forsaken me, and served other
gods, so do they also unto thee.


Samuel telletk the manner of a king.

9 Now therefore || hearken unto their
voice : || howbeit, yet protest solemnly unto
them, and 'shew them the manner of the king
that shall reign over them.

10 IT And Samuel told all the words of the
Lord unto the people that asked of him a

1 1 And he said, ''This will be the manner
of the king that shall reign over you : ' He
will take your sons, and appoint them for
himself, for his chariots, and to be his
horsemen ; and some shall run before his

12 And he will appoint him captains over
thousands, and captains over fifties ; and will
set them to ear his ground, and to reap his
harvest, and to make his instruments of war,
and instruments of his chariots.

13 And he will take your daughters to be
confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be

14 And ""he will take your fields, and your
vineyards, and your olive-yards, even the best
of them, and give them to his servants.

15 And he will take the tenth of your
seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his
t officers, and to his servants.

16 And he will take your men-servants,
and your maid-servants, and your goodliest
young men, and your asses, and put them to
his work.

17 He will take the tenth of your sheep :
and ye shall be his servants.

18 And ye shall cry out in that day be-
cause of your king which ye shall have
chosen you ; and the Lord "will not hear
you in that day.

19 IF Nevertheless, the people ° refused to
obey the voice of Samuel ; and they said,
Nay ; but we will have a king over us ;

20 That we also may be Plike all the na-
tions ; and that our king may judge us, and
go out before us, and fight our battles.

21 And Samuel heard all the words of the
people, and he rehearsed them in the ears of
the Lord.

22 And the Lord said to Samuel, i Hearken
unto their voice, and make them a king. And
Samuel said unto the men of Israel, Go ye
every man unto his city,


1 Said despairing to find his father's asses, 6 by the
counsel of his servant, 11 and direction of young
maidens, 15 according to God's revelation, 18 cometh
to Samuel. 19 Samuel entertaineth Saul at the feast.
25 Samuel, after secret communication, bringeth Saul
on his way.

"VrOW there was a man of Benjamin

_L\( whose name was ''Kish, the son of

Abielj the son of Zeror, the son of Becho-


about 1005.

Or, obey.
II Or, not-
ing wlien
lliou ha^t
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tkou Shalt
shea. Src.
i ver. 11.
k Soo Deut.
17. 16, &o.
ch. 10. 25.
1 ch. 14. 52.

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