1 Samuel 5:7
And when the men 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 upon us and upon our god Dagon."
Cross References
1 Samuel 5:6
Now the hand of the LORD was heavy on the people of Ashdod and its vicinity, ravaging them and afflicting them with tumors.

1 Samuel 5:8
So they called together all the rulers of the Philistines and asked, "What shall we do with the ark of the God of Israel?" "It must be moved to Gath," they replied. So they carried away the ark of the God of Israel.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


1 Samuel 4:8
Woe to us! Who will deliver us from the hand of these mighty gods? These are the gods who struck the Egyptians with all kinds of plagues in the wilderness.

Exodus 8:8, 28
Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, "Pray to the LORD to take the frogs away from me and my people. Then I will let your people go, that they may sacrifice to the LORD." . . .

Exodus 9:28
Pray to the LORD, for there has been enough of God's thunder and hail. I will let you go; you do not need to stay any longer."

Exodus 10:7
Pharaoh's officials asked him, "How long will this man be a snare to us? Let the people go, so that they may worship the LORD their God. Do you not yet realize that Egypt is in ruins?"

Exodus 12:33
And in order to send them out of the land quickly, the Egyptians urged the people on. "For otherwise, " they said, "we are all going to die!"

The ark

1 Samuel 6:20
The men of Beth-shemesh asked, "Who can stand in the presence of the LORD, this holy God? To whom should the ark go up from here?"

2 Samuel 6:9
That day David feared the LORD and asked, "How can the ark of the LORD ever come to me?"

1 Chronicles 13:11-13
Then David became angry because the LORD had burst forth against Uzzah; so he named that place Perez-uzza, as it is called to this day. . . .

1 Chronicles 15:13
It was because you Levites were not with us the first time that the LORD our God burst forth in anger against us. For we did not consult Him about the proper order."

upon Dagon our god

1 Samuel 5:3, 4
When the people of Ashdod got up early the next morning, there was Dagon, fallen on his face before the ark of the LORD. So they took Dagon and returned him to his place. . . .

Jeremiah 46:25
The LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: "Behold, I am about to punish Amon god of Thebes, along with Pharaoh, Egypt and her gods and kings, and those who trust in Pharaoh.

Jeremiah 48:7
Because you trust in your works and treasures, you too will be captured, and Chemosh will go into exile with his priests and officials.

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