1 Samuel 4:2
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
The Philistines drew up in line against Israel, and when the battle spread, Israel was defeated before the Philistines, who killed about four thousand men on the field of battle.

King James Bible
And the Philistines put themselves in array against Israel: and when they joined battle, Israel was smitten before the Philistines: and they slew of the army in the field about four thousand men.

American Standard Version
And the Philistines put themselves in array against Israel: and when they joined battle, Israel was smitten before the Philistines; and they slew of the army in the field about four thousand men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And put their army in array against Israel. And when they had joined battle, Israel turned their backs to the Philistines, and there was slain in that fight here and there in the fields about four thousand men.

English Revised Version
And the Philistines put themselves in array against Israel: and when they joined battle, Israel was smitten before the Philistines: and they slew of the army in the field about four thousand men.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the Philistines put themselves in array against Israel: and when they joined battle, Israel was smitten before the Philistines: and they slew of the army in the field about four thousand men.

1 Samuel 4:2 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When Samuel was called by Eli and asked concerning the divine revelation that he had received, he told him all the words, without concealing anything; whereupon Eli bowed in quiet resignation to the purpose of God: "It is the Lord; let Him do what seemeth Him good." Samuel's communication, however, simply confirmed to the aged Eli what God had already made known to him through a prophet, But his reply proves that, with all his weakness and criminal indulgence towards his wicked sons, Eli was thoroughly devoted to the Lord in his heart. And Samuel, on the other hand, through his unreserved and candid communication of the terribly solemn word of God with regard to the man, whom he certainly venerated with filial affection, not only as high priest, but also as his own parental guardian, proved himself to be a man possessing the courage and the power to proclaim the word of the Lord without fear to the people of Israel.

1 Samuel 4:2 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

put

1 Samuel 17:8,21 And he stood and cried to the armies of Israel, and said to them, Why are you come out to set your battle in array...

they joined battle [heb] the battle was spread
Israel

Joshua 7:5-8,12 And the men of Ai smote of them about thirty and six men: for they chased them from before the gate even to Shebarim...

Psalm 44:9,10 But you have cast off, and put us to shame; and go not forth with our armies...

and they

Psalm 79:7,8 For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling place...

Psalm 106:40,41 Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, so that he abhorred his own inheritance...

Lamentations 3:40 Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.

the army [heb] the array

Cross References
1 Samuel 4:1
And the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out to battle against the Philistines. They encamped at Ebenezer, and the Philistines encamped at Aphek.

1 Samuel 4:3
And when the people came to the camp, the elders of Israel said, "Why has the LORD defeated us today before the Philistines? Let us bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD here from Shiloh, that it may come among us and save us from the power of our enemies."

1 Samuel 4:10
So the Philistines fought, and Israel was defeated, and they fled, every man to his home. And there was a very great slaughter, for thirty thousand foot soldiers of Israel fell.

Jump to Previous
Army Array Battle Defeated Deployed Drew Hard Israel Joined Killed Line Meet Order Overcome Philistines Routed Slew Smite Smitten Spread Spreadeth Struck Sword Themselves Thousand
Jump to Next
Army Array Battle Defeated Deployed Drew Hard Israel Joined Killed Line Meet Order Overcome Philistines Routed Slew Smite Smitten Spread Spreadeth Struck Sword Themselves Thousand
Links
1 Samuel 4:2 NIV
1 Samuel 4:2 NLT
1 Samuel 4:2 ESV
1 Samuel 4:2 NASB
1 Samuel 4:2 KJV

1 Samuel 4:2 Bible Apps
1 Samuel 4:2 Biblia Paralela
1 Samuel 4:2 Chinese Bible
1 Samuel 4:2 French Bible
1 Samuel 4:2 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
1 Samuel 4:1
Top of Page
Top of Page