1 Samuel 4:18
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English Standard Version
As soon as he mentioned the ark of God, Eli fell over backward from his seat by the side of the gate, and his neck was broken and he died, for the man was old and heavy. He had judged Israel forty years.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, when he made mention of the ark of God, that he fell from off the seat backward by the side of the gate, and his neck brake, and he died: for he was an old man, and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, when he made mention of the ark of God, that Eli feel from off his seat backward by the side of the gate; and his neck brake, and he died: for he was an old man, and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he had named the ark of God, he fell from his stool backwards by the door, and broke his neck, and died. For he was an old man, and far advanced in years: and he judged Israel forty years.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, when he made mention of the ark of God, that he fell from off his seat backward by the side of the gate, and his neck brake, and he died: for he was an old man, and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when he made mention of the ark of God, that he fell from off the seat backward by the side of the gate, and his neck broke, and he died: for he was an old man, and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The tidings of this calamity were brought by a Benjaminite, who came as a messenger of evil tidings, with his clothes rent, and earth upon his head - a sign of the deepest mourning (see Joshua 7:6), - to Shiloh, where the aged Eli was sitting upon a seat by the side (יך is a copyist's error for יד) of the way watching; for his heart trembled for the ark of God, which had been taken from the sanctuary into the camp without the command of God. At these tidings the whole city cried out with terror, so that Eli heard the sound of the cry, and asked the reason of this loud noise (or tumult), whilst the messenger was hurrying towards him with the news.

1 Samuel 4:18 Parallel Commentaries

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when he made

1 Samuel 4:21,22 And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel: because the ark of God was taken...

Psalm 26:8 LORD, I have loved the habitation of your house, and the place where your honor dwells.

Psalm 42:3,10 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say to me, Where is your God...

Psalm 69:9 For the zeal of your house has eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached you are fallen on me.

Lamentations 2:15-19 All that pass by clap their hands at you; they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying...

his neck

1 Samuel 2:31,32 Behold, the days come, that I will cut off your arm, and the arm of your father's house...

1 Samuel 3:12,13 In that day I will perform against Eli all things which I have spoken concerning his house: when I begin, I will also make an end...

Leviticus 10:3 Then Moses said to Aaron, This is it that the LORD spoke, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come near me...

1 Corinthians 11:30-32 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep...

1 Peter 4:17,18 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us...

And he had. `He seems to have been a judge to do justice only, and that in south-west Israel.'

Cross References
1 Samuel 4:13
When he arrived, Eli was sitting on his seat by the road watching, for his heart trembled for the ark of God. And when the man came into the city and told the news, all the city cried out.

1 Samuel 4:17
He who brought the news answered and said, "Israel has fled before the Philistines, and there has also been a great defeat among the people. Your two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God has been captured."

1 Samuel 4:19
Now his daughter-in-law, the wife of Phinehas, was pregnant, about to give birth. And when she heard the news that the ark of God was captured, and that her father-in-law and her husband were dead, she bowed and gave birth, for her pains came upon her.

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