And they got··up··early on the morrow morning, and, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to▵ the earth before the ark of Jehovah; and the head of Dagon and the two palms of his hands were cut··off upon the threshold; only Dagon* was··left of him.
And they sent and gathered all the satraps* of the Philistines unto▵ them, and said, What shall we do to the ark of the God of Israel? And they said, Let the ark of the God of Israel be brought··around unto Gath. And they brought··around the ark of the God of Israel.
And it was, after they had brought· it ·about, that the hand of Jehovah was against the city with a very great upset; and He smote the men◦ of the city, from small even··to great, and hemorrhoids broke··out◦ with them.
And they sent the ark of God to Ekron. And it was, as the ark of God came to Ekron, that the Ekronites cried out, saying, They have turned··around the ark of the God of Israel to put··to··death me* and my people.
And they sent and gathered all the satraps 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 ·put· me ·to··death and my people; for there was a deadly upset in all the city; the hand of God was· very ·heavy there.