52 The men of Israel and Judah rallied, shouting their battle cry, and chased the Philistines to the entrance of the valley and to the gates of Ekron.[a](A) Philistine bodies were strewn all along the Shaaraim road(B) to Gath and Ekron.

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Footnotes

  1. 17:52 LXX reads Ashkelon

17 Then Abijah and his people struck them with a mighty blow, and five hundred thousand fit young men of Israel were killed.

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Your altars will be desolated and your shrines[a] smashed. I will throw down your slain in front of your idols.

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Footnotes

  1. 6:4 Or incense altars, also in v. 6

The slain will fall among you, and you will know that I am the Lord.

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26 Those who eat his provisions(A) will destroy him; his army will be swept away, and many will fall slain.

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