New American Standard Bible
And gave up His strength to captivity And His glory into the hand of the adversary.
King James Bible
And delivered his strength into captivity, and his glory into the enemy's hand.
Darby Bible Translation
And gave his strength into captivity, and his glory into the hand of the oppressor;
World English Bible
and delivered his strength into captivity, his glory into the adversary's hand.
Young's Literal Translation
And He giveth His strength to captivity, And His beauty into the hand of an adversary,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And delivered his strength into captivity - That is, the ark, considered as the symbol of his power. This constituted the defense of the people; this was the emblem of the presence of God, which, when with them, was their real protection. The allusion here is to the time when the ark was taken by the Philistines in the days of Eli. See 1 Samuel 4:3-11.
And his glory - That which was emblematic of his glory, to wit, the ark.
Into the enemy's hand - The hand or power of the Philistines.
Among such sins of the first table is that described in our text. It is consequently one of the masterpieces of iniquity, and we shall do well to purge ourselves of it. It is full of evil to ourselves, and is calculated to dishonor both God and man, therefore let us be in earnest to cut it up both root and branch. I think we have all been guilty of this in our measure; and we are not free from it even to this day. Whether we be saints or sinners, we may stand here and make our humble confession that …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859
"The Sun of Righteousness"
A Jealous God
1 Samuel 4:17
Then the one who brought the news replied, "Israel has fled before the Philistines and there has also been a great slaughter among the people, and your two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God has been taken."
Thus I have seen You in the sanctuary, To see Your power and Your glory.
Arise, O LORD, to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your strength.
then I will make this house like Shiloh, and this city I will make a curse to all the nations of the earth."'"
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