Bible: 1 Sam 4:1-11
4:1 Samuel revealed the word of the
The Ark of the Covenant is Lost to the Philistines
Then the Israelites went out to fight the Philistines. 2 They camped at Ebenezer, 3 and the Philistines camped at Aphek. 4:2 The Philistines arranged their forces to fight 4 Israel. As the battle spread out, 5 Israel was defeated by 6 the Philistines, who 7 killed about four thousand men in the battle line in the field.
4:3 When the army 8 came back to the camp, the elders of Israel said, “Why did the
4:4 So the army 11 sent to Shiloh, and they took from there the ark of the covenant of the
4:6 When the Philistines heard the sound of the shout, they said, “What is this loud shout in the camp of the Hebrews?” Then they realized that the ark of the
4:10 So the Philistines fought. Israel was defeated; they all ran home. 15 The slaughter was very great; thirty thousand foot soldiers fell in battle. 4:11 The ark of God was taken, and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phineas, were killed.