1 Samuel 5:6; 1 Samuel 5:11; Psalm 38:2

wThe hand of the Lord was heavy against the people of Ashdod, and he terrified and afflicted them with xtumors, both Ashdod and its territory.


11 yThey sent therefore and gathered together all the lords of the Philistines and said, Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and let it return to its own place, that it may not kill us and our people. For there was a deathly panic throughout the whole city. wThe hand of God was very heavy there.


For your narrows have sunk into me,

and your hand ohas come down on me.