the hand(A) of the Lord will bring a terrible plague(B) on your livestock in the field—on your horses, donkeys and camels and on your cattle, sheep and goats.

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The Lord’s hand(A) was heavy on the people of Ashdod and its vicinity; he brought devastation(B) on them and afflicted them with tumors.[a](C)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 5:6 Hebrew; Septuagint and Vulgate tumors. And rats appeared in their land, and there was death and destruction throughout the city

When the people of Ashdod saw what was happening, they said, “The ark of the god of Israel must not stay here with us, because his hand is heavy on us and on Dagon our god.”

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For day and night
    your hand was heavy(A) on me;
my strength was sapped(B)
    as in the heat of summer.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 32:4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 5 and 7.