The Lord’s hand was heavy on the people of Ashdod.(A) He terrified(B) the people of Ashdod and its territory and afflicted them with tumors.[a][b](C)

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  1. 5:6 LXX adds He brought up mice against them, and they swarmed in their ships. Then mice went up into the land and there was a mortal panic in the city.
  2. 5:6 Perhaps bubonic plague

After they had moved it, the Lord’s hand was against the city of Gath,(A) causing a great panic. He afflicted the people of the city, from the youngest to the oldest, with an outbreak of tumors.(B)

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