1 Samuel 4:3
Text Analysis
935 [e]וַיָּבֹ֣א
And when had comeConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
5971 [e]הָעָם֮
the peopleArt | N-ms
413 [e]אֶל־
4264 [e]הַֽמַּחֲנֶה֒
the campArt | N-cs
559 [e]וַיֹּֽאמְרוּ֙
and saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3mp
2205 [e]זִקְנֵ֣י
the eldersAdj-mpc
3478 [e]יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל
of IsraelN-proper-ms
4100 [e]לָ֣מָּה
whyPrep-l | Interrog
5062 [e]נְגָפָ֧נוּ
has defeated usV-Qal-Perf-3ms | 1cp
3068 [e]יְהוָ֛ה
3117 [e]הַיּ֖וֹם
todayArt | N-ms
6440 [e]לִפְנֵ֣י
beforePrep-l | N-cpc
6430 [e]פְלִשְׁתִּ֑ים
the PhilistinesN-proper-mp
3947 [e]נִקְחָ֧ה
let us bringV-Qal-Imperf.Cohort-1cp
413 [e]אֵלֵ֣ינוּ
to usPrep | 1cp
7887 [e]מִשִּׁלֹ֗ה
from ShilohPrep-m | N-proper-fs
853 [e]אֶת־
727 [e]אֲרוֹן֙
the arkN-csc
1285 [e]בְּרִ֣ית
of the covenant ofN-fsc
3068 [e]יְהוָ֔ה
935 [e]וְיָבֹ֣א
that when it comesConj-w | V-Qal-ConjImperf.Jus-3ms
7130 [e]בְקִרְבֵּ֔נוּ
among usPrep-b | N-msc | 1cp
3467 [e]וְיֹשִׁעֵ֖נוּ
and it may save usConj-w | V-Hifil-ConjImperf-3ms | 1cp
3709 [e]מִכַּ֥ף
from the handPrep-m | N-fsc
341 [e]אֹיְבֵֽינוּ׃
of our enemiesV-Qal-Prtcpl-mpc | 1cp

Hebrew Texts
שמואל א 4:3 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיָּבֹ֣א הָעָם֮ אֶל־הַֽמַּחֲנֶה֒ וַיֹּֽאמְרוּ֙ זִקְנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל לָ֣מָּה נְגָפָ֧נוּ יְהוָ֛ה הַיֹּ֖ום לִפְנֵ֣י פְלִשְׁתִּ֑ים נִקְחָ֧ה אֵלֵ֣ינוּ מִשִּׁלֹ֗ה אֶת־אֲרֹון֙ בְּרִ֣ית יְהוָ֔ה וְיָבֹ֣א בְקִרְבֵּ֔נוּ וְיֹשִׁעֵ֖נוּ מִכַּ֥ף אֹיְבֵֽינוּ׃

שמואל א 4:3 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויבא העם אל־המחנה ויאמרו זקני ישראל למה נגפנו יהוה היום לפני פלשתים נקחה אלינו משלה את־ארון ברית יהוה ויבא בקרבנו וישענו מכף איבינו׃

שמואל א 4:3 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויבא העם אל־המחנה ויאמרו זקני ישראל למה נגפנו יהוה היום לפני פלשתים נקחה אלינו משלה את־ארון ברית יהוה ויבא בקרבנו וישענו מכף איבינו׃

שמואל א 4:3 Hebrew Bible
ויבא העם אל המחנה ויאמרו זקני ישראל למה נגפנו יהוה היום לפני פלשתים נקחה אלינו משלה את ארון ברית יהוה ויבא בקרבנו וישענו מכף איבינו׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
When the people came into the camp, the elders of Israel said, "Why has the LORD defeated us today before the Philistines? Let us take to ourselves from Shiloh the ark of the covenant of the LORD, that it may come among us and deliver us from the power of our enemies."

King James Bible
And when the people were come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Wherefore hath the LORD smitten us to day before the Philistines? Let us fetch the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of Shiloh unto us, that, when it cometh among us, it may save us out of the hand of our enemies.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the troops returned to the camp, the elders of Israel asked, "Why did the LORD let us be defeated today by the Philistines? Let's bring the ark of the LORD's covenant from Shiloh. Then it will go with us and save us from the hand of our enemies."
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