Bible > Commentaries > 1 Samuel 5:5 1 Samuel 5:5 Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any that come into Dagon's house, tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day. 50:2; Ezek. When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the temple of Dagon and set it by Dagon. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. Behold Dagon was fallen &c. — Which showed that his former fall was not by chance, but by the power of God, before whom he could not stand. only Dagon, i.e. Amplified® Darby K.J.V. 1 Samuel 5:4-5. {Intro and Resources for 1 Samuel 1-5} 4 Questions To Evaluate Your Walk With God For the New Year. No mere accident could account for what had happened. Bible > 1 Samuel > Chapter 5 > Verse 4 Library • Free Downloads • eBibles 2 They carried the Ark of God into the temple of Dagon and placed it beside an idol of Dagon. 6) The love of Jonathan and David and the marriage of the latter to the daughter of Saul (1 Samuel 18). All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. Learn more Start my trial Back . The folly of worshipping such a wretched god, who could not help himself, one should think, must now have appeared: yet, strange to tell! (Menochius). BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. We have here. Also included in this chapter is the first attempt of the jealous Saul to kill David. upon the threshold; there the trunk abode in the place where it fell, but the head and hands being violently cut off, were flung to distant and several places. The stump — Heb. This may be an emblem of the fall of idolatry in the Gentile world, before the preaching of Christ and his Gospel in it; or of the idol of man's righteousness, which is set up, though it cannot stand, against the righteousness of Christ, and of man's renouncing that, when convinced of the weakness and insufficiency of it, and submitting to the righteousness of Christ: only the stump of Dagon was left to him: his body, as the Targum, his head and hands being cut off; or, as it is in the Hebrew text, only Dagon was left; that is, the fishy part of this idol; for "Dag" signifies a fish; and, as Kimchi relates, this idol, from the navel upwards, had the form of a man, and from thence downwards the form of a fish; and it was the lower part that was left; See Gill on Judges 16:23. 1865-1868. 6:4, 6; Mic. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 5:4". 5:4 Cut off - The head is the seat of wisdom; the hands the instruments of action: both are cut off to shew that he had neither wisdom nor strength to defend himself or his worshippers. dagan, grain) was a grain god whom the Philistines worshipped as the source of bountiful harvests (fertility). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/1-samuel-5.html. All other rights reserved. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. The style of the Books of Samuel is clear, simple, and forcible, and the Hebrew remarkably pure and free from Chaldaisms. The stump - Heb. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. 1871-8. And the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands. To show them that he had neither wisdom nor power to help them, was this done. 5:4 Cut off - The head is the seat of wisdom; the hands the instruments of action: both are cut off to shew that he had neither wisdom nor strength to defend himself or his worshippers. 4. 3. (4) When they arose early on the morrow.—Strange to say, on the next day a new and startling circumstance aroused and disturbed the exultant Philistines. … they reverence the very place of his disgrace, and honour that threshold where his mutilated limbs were laid. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. 4. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-samuel-5.html. (2.) Good Morning Girls Resources {1 Samuel 6-10} Letting Go of Your Baggage – So You Can Have Peace. With solemnity they carry it down to their principal city Ashdod, and place it in the temple of their great idol Dagon, as a trophy of the glorious victory obtained under his auspices. Thus the priests by concealing Dagon's shame before, make it more evident and infamous. However, the principal factor in Dagon's name ([~dag]) means ` fish,' and Keil described this old idol as, "A bearded man, wearing the ordinary conical tiara of royalty ...and the lower part resembling the body of a fish. This may be an emblem of the fall of idolatry in the Gentile world, before the preaching of Christ and his Gospel in it; or of the idol of man's righteousness, which is set up, though it cannot stand, against the righteousness of Christ, and of man's renouncing that, when convinced of the weakness and insufficiency of it, and submitting to the righteousness of Christ: only the stump of Dagon was left to him: his body, as the Targum, his head and hands being cut off; or, as it is in the Hebrew text, only Dagon was left; that is, the fishy part of this idol; for "Dag" signifies a fish; and, as Kimchi relates, this idol, from the navel upwards, had the form of a man, and from thence downwards the form of a fish; and it was the lower part that was left; See Gill on Judges 16:23. And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him. Only the stump of Dagon was left to him — רק דגון נשׁאר עליו, only Dagon was left upon him; Septuagint, only the spine ( ραχις ) of Dagon was left; marginal reading, only the fishy part was left. But the following morning when they rose, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before … "Commentary on 1 Samuel 5:4". Thus the priests by concealing Dagon's shame before, make it more evident and infamous. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 5:4". 3, 4. they of Ashdod arose early—They were filled with consternation when they found the object of their stupid veneration prostrate before the symbol of the divine presence. John Trapp Complete Commentary. "[14] Therefore, we wonder if the Hebrew text of the O.T. That those that came to his temple to worship him might now tread upon him, as unsavoury salt, as a dunghill deity. "When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon." Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Ashdod--or Azotus, one of the five Philistine satrapies, and a place of great strength. In vain his worshippers seek to repair his disgrace, by fastening him again in his place: the next morning presents him still more despicable; his stump, the fishy tail, joined to the human body, only remained; his head and hands cut off lay on the threshold, presenting him a headless monster, emblem of their folly who worshipped him; and handless, to intimate the impotence of his arm to save himself or them. 2 When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon. "[13] To remedy this ` impossibility' the text was emended in all the versions to read,' only the trunk of Dagon was left. The cause of God is often sunk so low, that it seems past recovery, and given up into the enemy's hand. Only the stump of Dagon.—The Hebrew, rendered literally, would run, only Dagon was left to him: that is to say, only “the fish,” the least noble part of the idol image, was left standing; the human head and hands were tossed down for men as they passed in to trample on; “only the form of a fish was left in him.”—R. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". Those parts of the idol which resembled man, namely, the head and hands, were smitten off by Jehovah’s power, and thrown upon the sill of the door which led into the apartment of the temple where the idol stood; so there was left upon the pedestal only that part of the image which resembled a fish, and from which the idol received its characteristic name, Dagon. Thus the Lord shewed that there was no God besides him. Thus the priests by concealing Dagon's shame before, make it more evident and infamous. This the priests, by concealing Dagon’s shame before, make it more evident and infamous. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him. His ark, though taken captive and carried into a strange land, threw down their idol twice; thereby demonstrating that the Israelites were not overthrown for want of any power in their God to defend them, but for the iniquity of those who worshipped him. The head, saith Peter Martyr, signifieth wisdom, and the hands power. BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-samuel-5.html. Dag in Hebrew means fishy part. His head and hands had been broken v off and were lying on the threshold; only his body remained. Dagon. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 5:4". 1859. only . "Commentary on 1 Samuel 5:4". Upon the threshold.] Footnotes. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 46:1, 2] 1 Samuel 5:4: [Jer. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/1-samuel-5.html. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 5:4". Good Morning Girls Resources {1 Samuel 11-15} The Bible Is Not a Buffet: Why Picking and Choosing Is Not Okay. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 5:4". BibliographyTorrey, R. A. 1. REFLECTIONS.—Though Israel seem utterly to have neglected the ark of God, and neither by force nor treaty seek to recover it, yet God will not suffer the ungodly to triumph for ever. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". Cancel at any time. 1 Samuel 5:4 4 But when they rose early on the next morning, behold, Dagon had fallen face downward on the ground before the ark of the Lord , u and the head of … 1-samuel 5:2 When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, and … [1 Samuel 5:7] Woe, woe to our stupidity. 5) David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17). 1 After the Philistines captured the Ark of God, they took it from the battleground at Ebenezer to the town of Ashdod. The head of Dagon, and both his hands, were cut off —, Neither the priests tread on the threshold of Dagon —. Only the torso remained. The degradation of their idol, though concealed by the priests on the former occasion, was now more manifest and infamous. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/1-samuel-5.html. 1 Samuel 5:6 Hebrew; Septuagint and Vulgate tumors. 8 When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as Israel’s leaders. Note; (1.) The head of Dagon, and both his hands, were cut off — The head is the seat of wisdom; the hands the instruments of action; both are cut off, to show that he had neither wisdom nor strength to defend himself or his worshippers. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-samuel-5.html. 1 Samuel 4:7 Or “Gods have (see Septuagint) 1 Samuel 4:18 Traditionally judged; 1 Samuel 4:21 Ichabod means no glory. 1 Samuel 5:4 But when they got up early the next morning, there was Dagon, fallen on his face before the ark of the LORD, with his head and his hands broken off and lying on the threshold. And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him. BibliographyGill, John. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/1-samuel-5.html. 1832. D. Kimchi. And rats appeared in their land, and there was death and destruction throughout the city; 1 Samuel 5:9 Or with tumors in the groin (see Septuagint) 1 Samuel 5:11 Or he And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again. only dagon, that is, that part of it from which it was called Dagon, namely the fishy part, for Dag in Hebrew signifies a fish. John Trapp Complete Commentary. And when they arose early on the morrow morning,.... For the same purpose as before; unless they had any curiosity to indulge, to see whether the ark and Dagon agreed better together, if they had any suspicion that the former mischance was to be attributed to some variance and disagreement between them: behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the Lord: again, and in a worse condition than before: and the head of Dagon, and both the palms of his hands, were cut off upon the threshold; of the temple, upon which he fell with such force, that the threshold cut off his head, and both his hands; which signified he had neither wisdom to contrive for his own safety, nor strength and power to defend himself; and therefore of what advantage could he be to his votaries? The ark in the Philistine city of Ashdod. 2 Samuel 5:4-5. The hands and feet being gone, only Dagon (the fish part) remained. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". BibliographyWesley, John. BibliographyClarke, Adam. And the two sons … - It should be, “and there the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were priests to the Lord,” i. e. performed the functions of priests, in the old age of Eli 1 Samuel 4:18, who is represented 1 Samuel 1:9 as sitting on a seat in the temple. It was an inland town, thirty-four miles north of Gaza, now called Esdud. (2.) "Commentary on 1 Samuel 5:4". 1765. Only the stump of Dagon was left - Literally, Only דגן dagon (i.e., the little fish) was left. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. Israel Asks for a King. 4. 5: adversus Jud. The head and hands were severed from the image, and thrown contemptuously on the threshold of the temple, upon which the foot of every priest or worshipper as he passed into the sacred house must tread. . 1 Samuel 5:3: [Isa. 1999. 9:3; Ps. Used by Permission. 1. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 5:4". His head and hands had been broken off and were lying on the threshold; only his body remained. The way we see this purpose move forward in 1 Samuel is through the beginning of the kingship in Israel. Threshold. It has already been remarked that Dagon had the head, arms and hands of a man or woman, and that the rest of the idol was in the form of a fish, to which Horace is supposed to make allusion in the following words: -, "The upper part resembling a beautiful woman; the lower, a fish.". 1909-1922. 1 Samuel 4 1 Samuel 6 Chapter 5 It is now time to enquire what has become of the ark of God; we cannot but think that we shall hear more of that sacred treasure. 3 But when the citizens of Ashdod went to see it the next morning, Dagon had fallen with his face to the ground in front of the Ark of the Lord! 1685. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". The chief difficulties are the geographical statements of 2 Samuel 23:1-7; and the account of the mighty men which follows it, 1 Samuel 8:1, 1 Samuel 8:5Acts 13:212 Samuel 5:4 40. d . It lay in the attitude of a vanquished enemy and a suppliant, and this picture of humiliation significantly declared the superiority of the God of Israel. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. Learn more . Let the oppressed church be comforted, and the soul that is fainting under the power of corruption hang still upon God: their distress shall but magnify his glory and grace in their deliverance. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. Vae, vae stupori nostro. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on 1 Samuel 5:4". Ver. 1 Samuel 5:4 Context. Young's Compare all. Heb. And the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off on the threshold; only the trunk of Dagon was left to him. Only the stump of Dagon was left to him,] i.e., The fishy part, whence he had his name; for of his feet there is no mention made, and his shoulders, breast, and belly were battered and mutilated. 1 Samuel 5:5 Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any that come into Dagon’s house, tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod unto this day.. Ver. that part of it from which it was called Dagon, to wit, the fishy part, for dag in Hebrew signifies a fish. God’s purpose in setting apart Abraham and his descendants, the Israelites, was to bless the nations of the world. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. ", "The received text here has `only Dagon was left,' which is manifestly impossible. And the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off on the threshold; only the trunk of Dagon was left to him. The idol was again fallen, but this time broken. Go to. 1 of 1. All that was human in his form was broken off from what resembled a fish. Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, &c.] This they did either by way of veneration, as accounting the threshold sanctified by the touch of their idol. The Global Message of 1 Samuel First Samuel in Redemptive History. David was thirty years old when he began to reign — At this age the Levites were at first appointed to begin their ministrations, Numbers 4:3.About this age the Son of David entered upon his public ministry, Luke 3:23.And it is the age when men come to … 1 Samuel 5:6 Hebrew; Septuagint and Vulgate tumors. His head and hands had been broken off and were lying on the threshold; only his body remained." But they made no such good use of it, as appeareth by the sequel. Read commentary on this popular Bible verse and understand the real meaning behind God's Word using John Gill's Exposition of the Bible. Little honour does Dagon get from the vicinity of his captive. 5. Jerome, if indeed the addition in our text of the Vulgate really originated with him, and was not transferred into his version from the Itala, did not venture to suppress the clause interpolated in the Alexandrian version. And the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands.] But when they arose early the next morning, behold, Dagon had fallen on his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD. "E.W. Was left to him, or, upon it, i.e. The stump - Heb. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 5:4". Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. BibliographyTrapp, John. . 1874-1909. 1 Samuel 5:4 4 But the following morning when they rose, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the Lord ! The Philistines triumphing over their prisoner. Book Notes Barnes' Book Notes Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Book Notes Robertson's Book Notes (NT) Commentaries Adam Clarke Barnes' Notes Forerunner Commentary Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown John Wesley's Notes Matthew Henry People's Commentary (NT) … 1 Samuel 5:4. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 5:4". Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 5:4. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/1-samuel-5.html. Try it for 30 days FREE. Only the stump of Dagon.—The Hebrew, rendered literally, would run, only Dagon was left to him: that is to say, only “the fish,” the least noble part of the idol image, was left standing; the human head and hands were tossed down for men as they passed in to trample on; “only the form of a fish was left in him.”—R. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". 4) The anointing of David to be Saul's successor (1 Samuel 16). 1. BibliographyCoke, Thomas. "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". The idol is treated worse the second time. Dagon (cf. Behold, Dagon was fallen, &c.] This second fall convinced them that it was no chance, but the very finger of God. The popular teaching that the Philistines pictured him as being part man and part fish finds support in 1 Samuel 5:4. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. When his devotees arose to worship him, or his priests to rehearse the praises of his victory, behold the miserable idol on his face in the dust, prostrate before the ark, as if confessing his own vanity, and directing them to that God who is the only true object of worship. And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him. 1 Samuel 5:4 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Samuel 5:4, NIV: "But the following morning when they rose, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the LORD! https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/1-samuel-5.html. D. Kimchi. 1983-1999. And Eli’s two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God. 2. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/1-samuel-5.html. 7) Saul's second attempt on David's life (1 Samuel 19). Kimchi says, nothing but the form of a fish remained to him. 1801-1803. head is the seat of wisdom; the hands, the instruments of action: both are cut off, to show that he had neither wisdom nor strength to defend himself nor his worshippers. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 5:4". 1 And the Philistines took the ark of God, and brought it from Ebenezer unto Ashdod. 4 So the people sent men to Shiloh, and they brought back the ark of the covenant of the Lord Almighty, who is enthroned between the cherubim. behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the Lord: again, and in a worse condition than before: and the head of Dagon, and both the palms of his hands, were cut off upon the threshold; of the temple, upon which he fell with such force, that the threshold cut off his head, and both his hands; which signified he had neither wisdom to contrive for his own safety, nor strength and power to defend himself; and therefore of what advantage could he be to his votaries? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/1-samuel-5.html. (the received text) might be interpreted to mean that the head and hands (all the human parts of the idol) were cut off and only the fish part was left. 5 When the ark of the Lord’s covenant came … And rats appeared in their land, and there was death and destruction throughout the city; 1 Samuel 5:9 Or with tumors in the groin (see Septuagint); 1 Samuel 5:11 Or he NASB E-Prime R.S.V. THE PHILISTINES BRING THE ARK INTO THE HOUSE OF DAGON. Only the stump of Dagon, Heb. Related Commentaries for 1 Samuel 5. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. Note; Where superstition reigns, nothing is so absurd or impious but it may be consecrated into an act of religion, as we see in the church of Rome, even to the paying of respect unto dead men's bones, and the very broken pieces of their wretched images. Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen on his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off on the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him. See Bishop Patrick, and St. Chrysostom's Orat. The papist who worships the images of saints that never lived, is more culpable and abominable, in the eyes of God, than the Philistines who worshipped monsters that never existed. N.A.S.B. [] 2 The name of his firstborn was Joel and the name of his second was Abijah, and they served at Beersheba() 3 But his sons did not follow his waysThey turned aside after dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice.. 4 So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. It — Upon the threshold; there the trunk abode in the place where it fell, but the head and hands were slung to distant places. And hence their opinion seems most probable, that this idol of Dagon had in its upper parts a human shape, and in its lower parts the form of a fish; for such was the form of divers of the heathen gods, and particularly of a god of the Phoenicians, (under which name the Philistines are comprehended,) as Diodorus Siculus and Lucian both witness, though they call it by another name. What does 1 Samuel 5:5 mean? Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. 1 Samuel 5:4 And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon [was] fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands [were] cut off upon the threshold; only [the stump of] Dagon was left to him. "Thus he lay there in his true ugliness."[15]. Thus shall all the powers of darkness, error, and corruption, fall before the bright beams of truth, and the mighty work of God's spirit on the hearts of men. 1 Samuel 5 Matthew Henry's Commentary ... 1 Samuel 5:4. 1 Samuel 5:4 New International Version << 1 Samuel 4 | 1 Samuel 5 | 1 Samuel 6 >> 4 But the following morning when they rose, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the Lord! 29:26-27), at the end of the history of David’s life, shows us approximately the length of time since the combat with Goliath as some ten or twelve years. The last part of the addition to 1 Samuel 5:6 is taken verbatim from 1 Samuel 5:11, whilst the first part is a conjecture based upon 1 Samuel 6:4-5. Cut off — The head is the seat of wisdom; the hands the instruments of action: both are cut off to shew that he had neither wisdom nor strength to defend himself or his worshippers. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". Commentary for 1 Samuel 5:4. Enrich your faith and grow in spiritual maturity with the incredible Bible study and devotional books listed below. Only the stump of Dagon was left to him— In the Hebrew it is, only Dagon remained to him; where Dagon, says Houbigant, is taken for the principal part of his statue, or the trunk of his body. (1-5) God humiliates the idol Dagon. 1 Samuel 5:1 1 Samuel 5:2. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/1-samuel-5.html. Though set up, it fell again, and lay in a state of complete mutilation; its head and arms, severed from the trunk, were lying in distant and separate places, as if violently cast off, and only the fishy part remained. Then the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the Lord, and the head of Dagon, and both the palms of his hands, were cut off upon the threshold. 1905. Note; (1.) 2 Samuel 5:4"David [was] thirty years old when he began to reign, [and] he reigned forty years." In the New Testament the phrase only occurs once James 5:4. 1:7] 1 Samuel 5:5: 1 Samuel 5:6: [Ex. 1 Samuel 5:4 (King James Version) A.F.V A.S.V. 1-Samuel 5:5 But when they arose early the next morning, behold, Dagon had fallen on his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD. Here was a proof that the affair was not accidental; and these proofs of God's power and authority prepared the way for his judgments. 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