The Lord’s hand was heavy on the people of Ashdod.(A) He terrified(B) the people of Ashdod and its territory and afflicted them with tumors.[a][b](C)

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Footnotes

  1. 5:6 LXX adds He brought up mice against them, and they swarmed in their ships. Then mice went up into the land and there was a mortal panic in the city.
  2. 5:6 Perhaps bubonic plague

11 The Ekronites called all the Philistine rulers together.(A) They said, “Send the ark of Israel’s God away. Let it return to its place so it won’t kill us and our people!” [a] For the fear of death pervaded the city; God’s hand was oppressing them.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. 5:11 DSS, LXX read “Why don’t you return it to... people?”

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