1 Samuel 5:4
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
7925 [e]וַיַּשְׁכִּ֣מוּ
way-yaš-ki-mū
And when they aroseConj-w | V-Hifil-ConsecImperf-3mp
1242 [e]בַבֹּקֶר֮
ḇab-bō-qer
the earlyPrep-b, Art | N-ms
4283 [e]מִֽמָּחֳרָת֒
mim-mā-ḥo-rāṯ
next morningPrep-m | N-fs
2009 [e]וְהִנֵּ֣ה
wə-hin-nêh
and there wasConj-w | Interjection
1712 [e]דָג֗וֹן
ḏā-ḡō-wn,
DagonN-proper-ms
5307 [e]נֹפֵ֤ל
nō-p̄êl
fallenV-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
6440 [e]לְפָנָיו֙
lə-p̄ā-nāw
on its facePrep-l | N-cpc | 3ms
776 [e]אַ֔רְצָה
’ar-ṣāh,
to the groundN-fs | 3fs
6440 [e]לִפְנֵ֖י
lip̄-nê
beforePrep-l | N-cpc
727 [e]אֲר֣וֹן
’ă-rō-wn
the arkN-csc
3068 [e]יְהוָ֑ה
Yah-weh;
of YahwehN-proper-ms
7218 [e]וְרֹ֨אשׁ
wə-rōš
and the headConj-w | N-msc
1712 [e]דָּג֜וֹן
dā-ḡō-wn
of DagonN-proper-ms
8147 [e]וּשְׁתֵּ֣י ׀
ū-šə-tê
and the twoConj-w | Number-fdc
3709 [e]כַּפּ֣וֹת
kap-pō-wṯ
palmsN-fpc
3027 [e]יָדָ֗יו
yā-ḏāw,
of its handsN-fdc | 3ms
3772 [e]כְּרֻתוֹת֙
kə-ru-ṯō-wṯ
[were] broken offV-Qal-QalPassPrtcpl-fp
413 [e]אֶל־
’el-
onPrep
4670 [e]הַמִּפְתָּ֔ן
ham-mip̄-tān,
the thresholdArt | N-ms
7535 [e]רַ֥ק
raq
onlyAdv
1712 [e]דָּג֖וֹן
dā-ḡō-wn
Dagon's [torso]N-proper-ms
7604 [e]נִשְׁאַ֥ר
niš-’ar
was leftV-Nifal-Perf-3ms
5921 [e]עָלָֽיו׃
‘ā-lāw.
of itPrep | 3ms









Hebrew Texts
שמואל א 5:4 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיַּשְׁכִּ֣מוּ בַבֹּקֶר֮ מִֽמָּחֳרָת֒ וְהִנֵּ֣ה דָגֹ֗ון נֹפֵ֤ל לְפָנָיו֙ אַ֔רְצָה לִפְנֵ֖י אֲרֹ֣ון יְהוָ֑ה וְרֹ֨אשׁ דָּגֹ֜ון וּשְׁתֵּ֣י ׀ כַּפֹּ֣ות יָדָ֗יו כְּרֻתֹות֙ אֶל־הַמִּפְתָּ֔ן רַ֥ק דָּגֹ֖ון נִשְׁאַ֥ר עָלָֽיו׃

שמואל א 5:4 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
וישכמו בבקר ממחרת והנה דגון נפל לפניו ארצה לפני ארון יהוה וראש דגון ושתי ׀ כפות ידיו כרתות אל־המפתן רק דגון נשאר עליו׃

שמואל א 5:4 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
וישכמו בבקר ממחרת והנה דגון נפל לפניו ארצה לפני ארון יהוה וראש דגון ושתי ׀ כפות ידיו כרתות אל־המפתן רק דגון נשאר עליו׃

שמואל א 5:4 Hebrew Bible
וישכמו בבקר ממחרת והנה דגון נפל לפניו ארצה לפני ארון יהוה וראש דגון ושתי כפות ידיו כרתות אל המפתן רק דגון נשאר עליו׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
But when they arose early the next morning, behold, Dagon had fallen on his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD. And the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off on the threshold; only the trunk of Dagon was left to him.

King James Bible
And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But when they got up early the next morning, there was Dagon, fallen with his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD. This time, both Dagon's head and the palms of his hands were broken off and lying on the threshold. Only Dagon's torso remained.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the head

Isaiah 2:18,19 And the idols he shall utterly abolish…

Isaiah 27:9 By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this …

Jeremiah 10:11 Thus shall you say to them, The gods that have not made the heavens …

Jeremiah 50:2 Declare you among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; …

Ezekiel 6:4-6 And your altars shall be desolate, and your images shall be broken: …

Daniel 11:8 And shall also carry captives into Egypt their gods, with their princes, …

Micah 1:7 And all the graven images thereof shall be beaten to pieces, and …

of Dagon The name of this idol, Dagon, signifies a fish: and it is supposed to be the Atergatis of the Syrians, corruptly called Derceto by the Greeks, which had the upper part of a woman, and the lower part like a fish; as Lucian informs us: () `In Phoenicia I saw the image of Derceto; a strange sight truly! For she had the half of a woman, but from the thighs downward a fish's tail.' Diodorus, describing the same idol, as represented at Askelon, say, (), `It had the head of a woman, but all the rest of the body a fish's. Probably Horace alludes to this idol, in De Art. Poet. v.

1 Samuel 5:4 And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was …

the stump. or, the fishy part

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