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1 Samuel 5:3

    1 Samuel 5:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the LORD. And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen on his face to the earth before the ark of the LORD. And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of Jehovah. And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when the people of Ashdod got up early on the morning after, they saw that Dagon had come down to the earth on his face before the ark of the Lord. And they took Dagon up and put him in his place again.

    Webster's Revision

    And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of Jehovah. And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again.

    World English Bible

    When they of Ashdod arose early on the next day, behold, Dagon was fallen on his face to the ground before the ark of Yahweh. They took Dagon, and set him in his place again.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD. And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again.

    Definitions for 1 Samuel 5:3

    Ark - Box; chest.
    Morrow - Next day; tomorrow.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 5:3

    They of Ashdod arose early on the morrow - Probably to perform some act of their superstition in the temple of their idol.

    Dagon was fallen upon his face - This was one proof, which they little expected, of the superiority of the God of Israel.

    Set him in his place again - Supposing his fall might have been merely accidental.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Samuel 5:3

    5:3 They - The priests of Dagon. Set him - Supposing his fall was casual.