And the Philistinestook the ark of God, and brought it from Ebenezer unto Ashdod.2
When the Philistinestook the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it byDagon.3
And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earthbefore the ark of the LORD. And they tookDagon, and set him in his placeagain .
And when they arose early on the morrowmorning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the groundbefore the ark of the LORD; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him.
Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any that come into Dagon'shouse,tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod unto this day.