1 Samuel 6:16

“And when the five lords of the Philistines had seen it, they returned to Ekron the same day.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Samuel 6:16

And when the fiue lordes of the Philistines had seene it, they returned to Ekron the same day.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When the five lords of the Philistines saw it, they returned to Ekron that day.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when the five lords of the Philistines had seen it, they returned to Ekron the same day.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the five lords of the Philistines, having seen it, went back to Ekron the same day.
- Basic English Bible

And the five lords of the Philistines saw [it], and returned to Ekron the same day.
- Darby Bible

And when the five lords of the Philistines had seen it, they returned to Ekron the same day.
- Webster's Bible

When the five lords of the Philistines had seen it, they returned to Ekron the same day.
- World English Bible

and the five princes of the Philistines have seen [it], and turn back [to] Ekron, on that day.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And when the five lords of the Philistines had seen it, they returned to Ekron the same day.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Samuel 6:16

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 6:16


6:14 They - Not the lords of the Philistines, but the Beth - shemites, the priest that dwelt there. Offered the kine - There may seem to he a double error in this act. First, that they offered females for a burnt - offering, contrary to #Levit 1:3|. Secondly, that they did it in a forbidden place, #Deut 12:5|,6. But this case being extraordinary, may in some sort excuse it, if they did not proceed by ordinary rules.

6:18 Villages - This is added for explication of that foregoing phrase, all the cities; either to shew, that under the name of the five cities were comprehended all the villages and territories belonging to them, in whose name, and at whose charge these presents were made; or to express the difference between this and the former present, the emerods being only five, according to the five cities mentioned, ver.#17|, because it may seem, the cities only, or principally, were pestered with that disease; and the mice being many more according to the number of all the cities, as is here expressed: the word city being taken generally so, as to include not only fenced cities, but also the country villages, and the fields belonging to them. Abel - This is mentioned as the utmost border of the Philistines territory, to which the plague of mice extended. And this place is here called Abel, by anticipation from the great mourning mentioned in the following verse. It is desirable, to see the ark in its habitation, in all the circumstances of solemnity. But it is better to have it on a great stone, and in the fields of the wood, than to be without it. The intrinsic grandeur of divine ordinances ought not to be diminished in our eyes, by the meanness and poverty of the place, where they are administered.


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