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Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO FIRST SAMUEL 5\\

This chapter relates how that the ark being brought by the
Philistines to Ashdod, and placed in the temple of their idol, that
fell down before it, \\#1Sa 5:1-5\\, that the hand of the Lord was
upon the men of Ashdod, and smote them with emerods, \\#1Sa 5:6,7\\
and being carried to Gath, the men of Gath were smitten likewise with
the same, \\#1Sa 5:8,9\\, and after that the men of Ekron, whither
it also was carried, \\#1Sa 5:10-12\\.