1 Samuel 4:16

“And the man said unto Eli, I am he that came out of the army, and I fled to day out of the army. And he said, What is there done, my son?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Samuel 4:16

And the man said vnto Eli, I am he, that came out of the army, and I fled to day out of the army. And he said, What is there done, my sonne?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The man said to Eli, "I am the one who came from the battle line. Indeed, I escaped from the battle line today. And he said, "How did things go, my son?""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the man said unto Eli, I am he that came out of the army, and I fled to-day out of the army. And he said, How went the matter, my son?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the man said to Eli, I have come from the army and have come in flight today from the fight. And he said, How did it go, my son?
- Basic English Bible

And the man said to Eli, I am he that came out of the battle, and I have fled to-day out of the battle. And he said, What has taken place, my son?
- Darby Bible

And the man said to Eli, I am he that came out of the army, and I fled to-day out of the army. And he said, What is there done, my son?
- Webster's Bible

The man said to Eli, "I am he who came out of the army, and I fled today out of the army." He said, "How did the matter go, my son?"
- World English Bible

And the man saith unto Eli, `I [am] he who hath come out of the ranks, and I out of the ranks have fled to-day;' and he saith, `What hath been the matter, my son?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the man said unto Eli: 'I am he that came out of the army, and I fled to-day out of the army.' And he said: 'How went the matter, my son?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Samuel 4:16

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 4:16


4:18 He fell - Being so oppressed with grief and astonishment, that he had no strength left to support him. The gate - The gate of the city, which was most convenient for the speedy understanding of all occurrences. Old - Old, and therefore weak and apt to fall; heavy, and therefore his fall more dangerous. So fell the high - priest and judge of Israel! So fell his heavy head, when he had lived within two of an hundred years! So fell the crown from his head, when he had judged Israel forty years: thus did his sun set under a cloud. Thus was the wickedness of those sons of his, whom he had indulged, his ruin. Thus does God sometimes set marks of his displeasure on good men, that others may hear and fear. Yet we must observe, it was the loss of the ark that was his death, and not the slaughter of his sons. He says in effect, Let me fall with the ark! Who can live, when the ordinances of God are removed? Farewell all in this world, even Life itself, if the ark be gone!


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