1 Samuel 4
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated Par ▾ 
1And the word of Shemueil was over all Israel, and Israel went out to a meeting of the Philistines for battle, and they camped on Keepha d’Eudrana – “The Rock of Help” and the Philistines camped in Apheq 2And the Philistines were arrayed against Israel and there was a battle, and Israel was defeated before the Philistines, and about four thousand men in array were killed in the field 3And the people came to the encampment and the Elders of Israel said: “Why has LORD JEHOVAH broken us today before the Philistines? We will take to ourselves the Ark of the Covenant of LORD JEHOVAH of Hosts from Shiloh, and it shall go with us and it shall save us from the hand of our enemies!” 4And the people sent to Shiloh and they picked up from there the Ark of the Covenant of LORD JEHOVAH of Hosts, dwelling on the Cherubim, and there were the two sons of Eli with the Ark of the Covenant of LORD JEHOVAH, Khaphni and Phinkhas

5And it happened when the Ark of the Covenant of LORD JEHOVAH came to the encampment, all Israel shouted a great shout and the land was in an uproar 6And the Philistines heard the sound of shouting and they said: “What is this sound of shouting in the camp of the Hebrews?” And they knew that the Ark of LORD JEHOVAH had come to the encampment 7And the Philistines were afraid because they said: “God has come to the encampment!” And they said: “Woe to us, for nothing like this has ever happened before! 8Woe to us! Who will save us from the hands of the mighty God? This is the God who struck all Egypt with every plague in the wilderness 9Be strengthened and be men, Philistines, lest you serve the Hebrews as they served you and be men and fight with them!”

10And the Philistines fought with Israel and Israel was defeated, and they fled, each man, to his tent, and there was a very great plague in Israel, and thirty thousand Foot Soldiers of Israel fell on that day 11And the Ark of LORD JEHOVAH was taken and the two sons of Eli, Khaphni and Phinkhas, died

12And a man ran from those of the house of Benjamin from the front line, and he came to Shiloh on that day as he ripped his garments and had earth on his head 13And Eli was sitting on a seat on the side of the road, and behold it was because his heart trembled for the Ark of God, and the man came to tell it in the city, and all the city wailed 14And Eli heard the sound of the wailing and he said: “What is this sound of tumult?” And the man hurried and came and he told Eli 15And Eli was a son of seventy and eight years, and his eyes were dim, and he could not see 16And that man said to Eli: “I have come from the front line and I fled from the front line to come today!” And he said to him: “What is the message my son?” 17And the Messenger answered and said: “Israel fled from before the Philistines, also a great slaughter was among the people, also your two sons Khaphni and Phinkhas are dead, and the Ark of God has been taken!” 18And it was that when Eli called to mind the Ark of God, he fell from the seat backward at the side of the gate and his neck was broken, and he died, because the man was old and heavy, and he had judged Israel forty years

19And his daughter in law, the wife of Phinkhas, was pregnant and was about to give birth, and when she heard the report that the Ark of God was taken and that her father in law and her husband had died, she bowed and she gave birth, because her labors returned upon her 20And in the hour of her death, those who stood above her said: “Do not be afraid, for you have delivered a boy!”, and she did not answer and she did not take it to heart 21And she called the name of the boy Yukabar and she said: “The glory has passed from Israel”, because the Ark of God was taken, and because of her father in law and because of her husband 22And she said: “The glory has passed from Israel!”, because the ark of LORD JEHOVAH the God of Israel was taken

The Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Translated by Glenn David Bauscher
Glenn David Bauscher
Lulu Publishing
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3rd edition Copyright © 2019

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