And when the people of Ashdod arose early in the morning, there was Dagon, (A)fallen on its face to the earth before the ark of the Lord. So they took Dagon and (B)set it in its place again.

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And when they arose early the next morning, there was Dagon, fallen on its face to the ground before the ark of the Lord. (A)The head of Dagon and both the palms of its hands were broken off on the threshold; only [a]Dagon’s torso was left of it.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 5:4 So with LXX, Syr., Tg., Vg.; MT Dagon

(A)So the craftsman encouraged the (B)goldsmith;[a]
He who smooths with the hammer inspired him who strikes the anvil,
Saying, [b]“It is ready for the soldering”;
Then he fastened it with pegs,
(C)That it might not totter.

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  1. Isaiah 41:7 refiner
  2. Isaiah 41:7 Or The soldering is good

(A)They bear it on the shoulder, they carry it
And set it in its place, and it stands;
From its place it shall not move.
Though (B)one cries out to it, yet it cannot answer
Nor save him out of his trouble.

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For the customs of the peoples are [a]futile;
For (A)one cuts a tree from the forest,
The work of the hands of the workman, with the ax.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 10:3 Lit. vanity