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The Battle of Aphek

And the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out to meet the Philistines for battle, and they encamped at Ebenezer, and the Philistines encamped at Aphek. The Philistines lined up for the battle to meet Israel, and the battle was prolonged[a] until Israel was defeated before the Philistines, who[b] killed about four thousand men on the battlefield.[c]

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  1. 1 Samuel 4:2 Or “drawn out”
  2. 1 Samuel 4:2 Literally “and they”
  3. 1 Samuel 4:2 Literally “in the battle line in the field”