17 So the Israelites set out and reached the Gibeonite cities on the third day. Now their cities were Gibeon, Chephirah, Beeroth, and Kiriath-jearim.(A)

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21 They sent messengers to the residents of Kiriath-jearim,(A) saying, “The Philistines have returned the ark of the Lord. Come down and get it.”[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 6:21 Lit and bring it up to you

Victory at Mizpah

Time went by until twenty years had passed since the ark had been taken to Kiriath-jearim. Then the whole house of Israel longed for the Lord.

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