Ang Kahon sang Kasugtanan sang Dios didto sa mga Filistinhon

Sang naagaw sang mga Filistinhon ang Kahon sang Dios, gindala nila ini halin sa Ebenezer pakadto sa Ashdod. Dayon gindala nila ini sa templo ni Dagon nga ila dios-dios kag ginbutang sa iya tupad. Aga pa gid sang madason nga adlaw, nakita sang mga taga-Ashdod ang imahen ni Dagon nga nagahapa sa atubangan sang Kahon sang Ginoo. Ginpatindog nila ini kag ginbalik sa iya nahamtangan. Pero sang madason nga aga, nakita naman nila ini nga nagahapa sa atubangan sang Kahon sang Ginoo. Ang iya ulo kag duha ka kamot nautod, kag ara ini sa may puwertahan dampi; ang iya lang lawas ang nabilin. Amo gani nga hasta subong ang mga pari ni Dagon kag ang mga nagasulod sa iya templo didto sa Ashdod wala nagatapak sa puwertahan dampi.

Ginsilutan sang Ginoo ang mga taga-Ashdod sing puwerte gid kag ang mga lugar sa palibot sini. Ginpatubuan sila sang Ginoo sang tumor sa pagpaantos sa ila. Sang makita sang mga taga-Ashdod ang mga nagakalatabo, nagsiling sila, “Indi dapat nga magpabilin diri sa aton ang Kahon sang Dios sang Israel tungod nga ginasilutan niya kita kag si Dagon nga aton dios.” Gani ginpatawag nila ang tanan nga pangulo sang mga Filistinhon kag ginpamangkot, “Ano ang himuon naton sa Kahon sang Dios sang Israel?” Nagsabat sila, “Dal-on ini sa Gat.” Gani gindala nila sa Gat ang Kahon sang Dios sang Israel.

Pero sang nag-abot na ini didto, ginsilutan man sang Ginoo ang katawhan sang sadto nga banwa. Nagsinala-sala gid sila kay ginpatubuan man sila sang Ginoo sang mga tumor, bata man ukon tigulang. 10 Gani ginpadala nila sa Ekron ang Kahon sang Dios. Kag samtang ginapasulod ini sa Ekron, nagreklamo ang katawhan sang Ekron. Siling nila, “Gindala nila diri ang Kahon sang Dios sang Israel agod patyon kita tanan.” 11 Gani ginpatawag nila ang tanan nga pangulo sang mga Filistinhon kag ginsilingan, “Ibalik ninyo ang Kahon sang Dios sang Israel sa iya lugar, kay kon indi, magakalamatay kami tanan.” Amo ina ang ila ginsiling tungod kay nagsugod na ang puwerte nga pagsilot sang Dios sa ila banwa. Nagsinala-sala sila kay madamo ang nagkalamatay. 12 Ang mga wala nagkalamatay gintubuan sang tumor, kag ang ila pagpangayo sang bulig nakaabot sa langit.

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The Ark in Ashdod and Ekron

After the Philistines had captured the ark of God, they took it from Ebenezer(A) to Ashdod.(B) Then they carried the ark into Dagon’s temple and set it beside Dagon.(C) When the people of Ashdod rose early the next day, there was Dagon, fallen(D) on his face on the ground before the ark of the Lord! They took Dagon and put him back in his place. But the following morning when they rose, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the Lord! His head and hands had been broken(E) off and were lying on the threshold; only his body remained. That is why to this day neither the priests of Dagon nor any others who enter Dagon’s temple at Ashdod step on the threshold.(F)

The Lord’s hand(G) was heavy on the people of Ashdod and its vicinity; he brought devastation(H) on them and afflicted them with tumors.[a](I) When the people of Ashdod saw what was happening, they said, “The ark of the god of Israel must not stay here with us, because his hand is heavy on us and on Dagon our god.” So they called together all the rulers(J) of the Philistines and asked them, “What shall we do with the ark of the god of Israel?”

They answered, “Have the ark of the god of Israel moved to Gath.(K)” So they moved the ark of the God of Israel.

But after they had moved it, the Lord’s hand was against that city, throwing it into a great panic.(L) He afflicted the people of the city, both young and old, with an outbreak of tumors.[b] 10 So they sent the ark of God to Ekron.(M)

As the ark of God was entering Ekron, the people of Ekron cried out, “They have brought the ark of the god of Israel around to us to kill us and our people.” 11 So they called together all the rulers(N) of the Philistines and said, “Send the ark of the god of Israel away; let it go back to its own place, or it[c] will kill us and our people.” For death had filled the city with panic; God’s hand was very heavy on it. 12 Those who did not die(O) were afflicted with tumors, and the outcry of the city went up to heaven.

Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 5:6 Hebrew; Septuagint and Vulgate tumors. And rats appeared in their land, and there was death and destruction throughout the city
  2. 1 Samuel 5:9 Or with tumors in the groin (see Septuagint)
  3. 1 Samuel 5:11 Or he
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