|Overview - 1 Samuel 4|
|1||The Israelites are overcome by the Philistines at Ebenezer.|
|3||They fetch the ark unto the terror of the Philistines.|
|10||They are smitten again, the ark taken, and Hophni and Phinehas are slain.|
|12||Eli at the news, falling backward, breaks his neck.|
|19||Phinehas's wife, discouraged in her travail with I-chabod, dies.|
1 Samuel 4:17 (King James Version)
And the messenger answered and said, Israel is fled before the Philistines, and there hath been also a great slaughter among the people, and thy two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God is taken.