1 Samuel 4:2

Overview - 1 Samuel 4
The Israelites are overcome by the Philistines at Ebenezer.
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.
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1 Samuel 4:2  (King James Version)
And the Philistines put themselves in array against Israel: and when they joined battle, Israel was smitten before the Philistines: and they slew of the army in the field about four thousand men.

1 Samuel 17:8 1 Samuel 17:21

they joined battle
Hebrew the battle was spread. Israel.
Joshua 7:5-8 Joshua 7:12 ; Psalms 44:9 Psalms 44:10

and they
Psalms 79:7 Psalms 79:8 ; Psalms 106:40 Psalms 106:41 Lamentations 3:40

the army
Hebrew the array.