1 Samuel 4:15-22New American Standard Bible (NASB)
15 Now Eli was ninety-eight years old, and his eyes were set so that he could not see.16 The man said to Eli, “I am the one who came from the battle line. Indeed, I escaped from the battle line today.” And he said, “How did things go, my son?”17 Then the one who brought the news replied, “Israel has fled before the Philistines and there has also been a great slaughter among the people, and your two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God has been taken.”18 When he mentioned the ark of God, [a]Eli fell off the seat backward beside the gate, and his neck was broken and he died, for [b]he was old and heavy. Thus he judged Israel forty years.
19 Now his daughter-in-law, Phinehas’s wife, was pregnant and about to give birth; and when she heard the news that the ark of God was taken and that her father-in-law and her husband had died, she kneeled down and gave birth, for her pains came upon her.20 And about the time of her death the women who stood by her said to her, “Do not be afraid, for you have given birth to a son.” But she did not answer or pay attention.21 And she called the boy [c]Ichabod, saying, “The glory has departed from Israel,” because the ark of God was taken and because of her father-in-law and her husband.22 She said, “The glory has departed from Israel, for the ark of God was taken.”
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