1 Samuel 6:16
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English Standard Version
And when the five lords of the Philistines saw it, they returned that day to Ekron.

King James Bible
And when the five lords of the Philistines had seen it, they returned to Ekron the same day.

American Standard Version
And when the five lords of the Philistines had seen it, they returned to Ekron the same day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the five princes of the Philistines saw, and they returned to Accaron the same day.

English Revised Version
And when the five lords of the Philistines had seen it, they returned to Ekron the same day.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when the five lords of the Philistines had seen it, they returned to Ekron the same day.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The God of Israel actually did what the idolatrous priests hardly considered possible. When the Philistines, in accordance with the advice given them by their priests, had placed the ark of the covenant and the expiatory gifts upon the cart to which the two cows were harnessed, "the cows went straight forward on the way to Bethshemesh; they went along a road going and lowing (i.e., lowing the whole time), and turned not to the right or to the left; and the princes of the Philistines went behind them to the territory of Bethshemesh." בּדּרך ישּׁרנה, lit., "they were straight in the way," i.e., they went straight along the road. The form ישּׁרנה for יישׁרנה is the imperf. Kal, third pers. plur. fem., with the preformative י instead of ת, as in Genesis 30:38 (see Ges. 47, Anm. 3; Ewald, 191, b.). Bethshemesh, the present Ain-shems, was a priests' city on the border of Judah and Dan (see at Joshua 15:10).

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the five

1 Samuel 6:4,12 Then said they, What shall be the trespass offering which we shall return to him? They answered, Five golden tumors...

Joshua 13:3 From Sihor, which is before Egypt, even to the borders of Ekron northward, which is counted to the Canaanite...

Judges 3:3 Namely, five lords of the Philistines, and all the Canaanites, and the Sidonians, and the Hivites that dwelled in mount Lebanon...

Judges 16:5,23-30 And the lords of the Philistines came up to her, and said to her, Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lies...

they returned

1 Samuel 5:10 Therefore they sent the ark of God to Ekron. And it came to pass, as the ark of God came to Ekron, that the Ekronites cried out, saying...

Cross References
Joshua 13:3
(from the Shihor, which is east of Egypt, northward to the boundary of Ekron, it is counted as Canaanite; there are five rulers of the Philistines, those of Gaza, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Gath, and Ekron), and those of the Avvim,

Judges 3:3
These are the nations: the five lords of the Philistines and all the Canaanites and the Sidonians and the Hivites who lived on Mount Lebanon, from Mount Baal-hermon as far as Lebo-hamath.

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