|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 4:18 (King James Version)
And it came to pass, when he made mention of the ark of God, that he fell from off the seat backward by the side of the gate, and his neck brake, and he died: for he was an old man, and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years.
- when he made
- 1 Samuel 4:21 1 Samuel 4:22 ; Psalms 26:8 ; Psalms 42:3 Psalms 42:10 69:9 Lamentations 2:15-19
- his neck
- 1 Samuel 2:31 1 Samuel 2:32 1 Samuel 3:12 1 Samuel 3:13 Leviticus 10:3 ; 1 Corinthians 11:30-32 ; 1 Peter 4:17 1 Peter 4:18
- And he had
- "He seems to have been a judge to do justice only, and that in south-west Israel."