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And the word of Samuel came to all Israel.

The Ark of God Captured

In those days the Philistines mustered for war against Israel,[a] and Israel went out to battle against them;[b] they encamped at Ebenezer, and the Philistines encamped at Aphek. The Philistines drew up in line against Israel, and when the battle was joined,[c] Israel was defeated by the Philistines, who killed about four thousand men on the field of battle.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 4:1 Gk: Heb lacks In those days the Philistines mustered for war against Israel
  2. 1 Samuel 4:1 Gk: Heb against the Philistines
  3. 1 Samuel 4:2 Meaning of Heb uncertain
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