Now the Philistinestook the ark of God and 1brought it from Ebenezer to 2Ashdod.
Then the Philistinestook the ark of God and brought it to 3the house of Dagon and set it by Dagon.
When the Ashdoditesaroseearly the nextmorning, behold, 4Dagon had fallen on his face to the groundbefore the ark of the LORD. So they tookDagon and 5set him in his placeagain.
But when they aroseearly the nextmorning, behold, 6Dagon had fallen on his face to the groundbefore the ark of the LORD. And the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cutoff on the threshold ; aonly the trunk of Dagon was left to him.
5Thereforeneither the priests of Dagonnorall who enterDagon'shouse7tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod to thisday.