New International Version
He abandoned the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent he had set up among humans.
King James Bible
So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which he placed among men;
Darby Bible Translation
And he forsook the tabernacle at Shiloh, the tent where he had dwelt among men,
World English Bible
So that he forsook the tent of Shiloh, the tent which he placed among men;
Young's Literal Translation
And He leaveth the tabernacle of Shiloh, The tent He had placed among men,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh - The Lord, offended with the people, and principally with the priests, who had profaned his holy worship, gave up his ark into the hands of the Philistines. And so true it is that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, that he never returned to it again. See 1 Samuel 6:1; 2 Samuel 6; 1 Kings 8:1; where the several removals of the ark are spoken of, and which explain the remaining part of this Psalm. Because God suffered the Philistines to take the ark, it is said, Psalm 78:61 : "He delivered his strength into captivity, and his glory into the enemy's hand;" and Psalm 78:67, that "he refused the tabernacle of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim;" for Shiloh was in the tribe of Ephraim the son of Joseph; and God did not suffer his ark to return thither, but to go to Kirjath-jearim, which was in the tribe of Benjamin, from thence to the house of Obed-edom: and so to Zion in the tribe of Judah, as it follows, Psalm 78:68.
The tabernacle which Moses had constructed in the wilderness remained at Shiloh even after the ark was taken by the Philistines and afterwards sent to Kirjath-jearim. From Shiloh it was transported to Nob; afterwards to Gibeon, apparently under the reign of Saul; and it was there at the commencement of Solomon's reign, for this prince went thither to offer sacrifices, 1 Kings 3:4. From the time in which the temple was built, we know not what became of the tabernacle of Moses: it was probably laid up in some of the chambers of the temple. See Calmet.
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The whole assembly of the Israelites gathered at Shiloh and set up the tent of meeting there. The country was brought under their control,
1 Samuel 4:11
The ark of God was captured, and Eli's two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, died.
Then he rejected the tents of Joseph, he did not choose the tribe of Ephraim;
"'Go now to the place in Shiloh where I first made a dwelling for my Name, and see what I did to it because of the wickedness of my people Israel.
Therefore, what I did to Shiloh I will now do to the house that bears my Name, the temple you trust in, the place I gave to you and your ancestors.
then I will make this house like Shiloh and this city a curse among all the nations of the earth.'"
eighty men who had shaved off their beards, torn their clothes and cut themselves came from Shechem, Shiloh and Samaria, bringing grain offerings and incense with them to the house of the LORD.
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