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1 Samuel 6:4-5 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

They asked, “What restitution offering should we send back to Him?”

And they answered, “Five gold tumors and five gold mice corresponding to the number of Philistine rulers, since there was one plague for both you[a] and your rulers. Make images of your tumors and of your mice that are destroying the land. Give glory to Israel’s God, and perhaps He will stop oppressing you,[b] your gods, and your land.


  1. 1 Samuel 6:4 Some Hb mss, LXX; other Hb mss read them
  2. 1 Samuel 6:5 Lit will lighten the heaviness of His hand from you

1 Samuel 6:11 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

11 Then they put the ark of the Lord on the cart, along with the box containing the gold mice and the images of their tumors.

1 Samuel 6:18 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

18 The number of gold mice also corresponded to the number of Philistine cities of the five rulers, the fortified cities and the outlying villages. The large rock[a] on which the ark of the Lord was placed is in the field of Joshua of Beth-shemesh to this day.


  1. 1 Samuel 6:18 Some Hb mss, DSS, LXX, Tg; other Hb mss read meadow

Isaiah 66:17 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

17 “Those who dedicate and purify themselves to enter the groves following their leader,[a] eating meat from pigs, vermin, and rats, will perish together.”

This is the Lord’s declaration.


  1. Isaiah 66:17 Hb obscure

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