1 Samuel 5:2-3

2 Then the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it into the house of Dagon and set it up beside 1Dagon.
3 And when the people of Ashdod rose early the next day, behold, 2Dagon had fallen face downward on the ground before the ark of the LORD. So they took Dagon and put him back in his place.

1 Samuel 5:2-3 Meaning and Commentary


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.

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