1 When the Philistines had captured the ark of God, they took it from Ebenezer to Ashdod.
1Sam 7:12 1Sam 4:1 Josh 13:3 1Sam 4:11 1Sam 4:17-18 1Sam 4:22 Acts 8:40
2 Taking the ark of God, the Philistines put it in the temple of Dagon, setting it down beside Dagon.
Judg 16:23 1Chr 10:10 Dan 5:2 Dan 5:23 Hab 1:11 Hab 1:16
3 When the people of Ashdod got up the following morning and went to the temple of Dagon, there lay Dagon face down on the ground before the ark of Yahweh. They picked Dagon up and put him back in his place.
Isa 19:1 Isa 46:1-2 Isa 46:7 2Cor 6:14-16 Exod 12:12 Isa 40:20 Isa 41:7
4 But when they got up on the following morning, there lay Dagon face down on the ground before the ark of Yahweh, and Dagon's head and two hands lay severed on the threshold; only the trunk of Dagon was left in its place.
Mic 1:7 Jer 50:2 Dan 11:8 Ezek 6:4-6 Isa 2:18-19 Isa 27:9 Jer 10:11
5 This is why the priests of Dagon and the people frequenting Dagon's temple never step on Dagon's threshold in Ashdod, even today.
Zeph 1:9 Josh 5:15 Ps 115:4-7 Ps 135:15-18
6 Yahweh oppressed the people of Ashdod; he ravaged them and afflicted them with tumours -- Ashdod and its territory. When the people of Ashdod saw what was happening they said,
1Sam 5:11 Acts 13:11 Deut 28:27 Exod 9:3 Ps 32:4 1Sam 5:7 Ps 78:66
7 'The ark of the God of Israel must not stay here with us, for he is oppressing us and our god Dagon.'
Exod 12:33 1Chr 13:11-13 1Chr 15:13 1Sam 4:8 1Sam 5:3-4 1Sam 6:20 2Sam 6:9
8 So they summoned all the Philistine chiefs to them, and said, 'What shall we do with the ark of the God of Israel?' They decided, 'The ark of the God of Israel shall be taken away to Gath.' So they took the ark of the God of Israel to Gath.
1Sam 5:11 1Sam 17:4 Amos 6:2 Zech 12:3
9 But after they had taken it there, Yahweh oppressed that town and a great panic broke out; afflicting the people of the town from highest to lowest, he brought them out in tumours too.
1Sam 5:6 1Sam 7:13 Deut 2:15 1Sam 12:15 Ps 78:66 1Sam 5:11 1Sam 6:4-5
10 They then sent the ark of God to Ekron, but when it came to Ekron the Ekronites shouted, 'They have brought me the ark of the God of Israel to kill me and my people!'
Amos 1:8 2Kgs 1:2 Josh 15:45 Judg 1:18
11 They summoned all the Philistine chiefs and said, 'Send the ark of the God of Israel away; let it go back to where it belongs and not kill me and my people' -- for there was mortal panic throughout the town; God was oppressing them.
1Sam 5:6 1Sam 5:8-9 Isa 13:7-9 Jer 48:42-44
12 The people who did not die were afflicted with tumours, and the wailing from the town rose to the sky.
Exod 12:30 1Kgs 19:17 1Sam 9:16 Amos 5:19 Isa 15:3-5 Jer 14:2 Jer 25:34