New Living Translation

1 Samuel 5

The Ark in Philistia

1After the Philistines captured the Ark of God, they took it from the battleground at Ebenezer to the town of Ashdod. They carried the Ark of God into the temple of Dagon and placed it beside an idol of Dagon. 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! So they took Dagon and put him in his place again. But the next morning the same thing happened—Dagon had fallen face down before the Ark of the Lord again. This time his head and hands had broken off and were lying in the doorway. Only the trunk of his body was left intact. That is why to this day neither the priests of Dagon nor anyone who enters the temple of Dagon in Ashdod will step on its threshold.

Then the Lord’s heavy hand struck the people of Ashdod and the nearby villages with a plague of tumors.[a] When the people realized what was happening, they cried out, “We can’t keep the Ark of the God of Israel here any longer! He is against us! We will all be destroyed along with Dagon, our god.” So they called together the rulers of the Philistine towns and asked, “What should we do with the Ark of the God of Israel?”

The rulers discussed it and replied, “Move it to the town of Gath.” So they moved the Ark of the God of Israel to Gath. But when the Ark arrived at Gath, the Lord’s heavy hand fell on its men, young and old; he struck them with a plague of tumors, and there was a great panic.

10 So they sent the Ark of God to the town of Ekron, but when the people of Ekron saw it coming they cried out, “They are bringing the Ark of the God of Israel here to kill us, too!” 11 The people summoned the Philistine rulers again and begged them, “Please send the Ark of the God of Israel back to its own country, or it[b] will kill us all.” For the deadly plague from God had already begun, and great fear was sweeping across the town. 12 Those who didn’t die were afflicted with tumors; and the cry from the town rose to heaven.

Notas al pie

  1. 5:6 Greek version and Latin Vulgate read tumors; and rats appeared in their land, and death and destruction were throughout the city.
  2. 5:11 Or he.

Ang Pulong Sang Dios

1 Samuel 5

Ang Kahon sang Kasugtanan sang Dios didto sa mga Filistinhon

1Sang naagaw sang mga Filistinhon ang Kahon sang Dios, gindala nila ini halin sa Ebenezer pakadto sa Ashdod. Dayon gindala nila ini sa templo ni Dagon nga ila dios-dios kag ginbutang sa iya tupad. Aga pa gid sang madason nga adlaw, nakita sang mga taga-Ashdod ang imahen ni Dagon nga nagahapa sa atubangan sang Kahon sang Ginoo. Ginpatindog nila ini kag ginbalik sa iya nahamtangan. Pero sang madason nga aga, nakita naman nila ini nga nagahapa sa atubangan sang Kahon sang Ginoo. Ang iya ulo kag duha ka kamot nautod, kag ara ini sa may puwertahan dampi; ang iya lang lawas ang nabilin. Amo gani nga hasta subong ang mga pari ni Dagon kag ang mga nagasulod sa iya templo didto sa Ashdod wala nagatapak sa puwertahan dampi.

Ginsilutan sang Ginoo ang mga taga-Ashdod sing puwerte gid kag ang mga lugar sa palibot sini. Ginpatubuan sila sang Ginoo sang tumor sa pagpaantos sa ila. Sang makita sang mga taga-Ashdod ang mga nagakalatabo, nagsiling sila, “Indi dapat nga magpabilin diri sa aton ang Kahon sang Dios sang Israel tungod nga ginasilutan niya kita kag si Dagon nga aton dios.” Gani ginpatawag nila ang tanan nga pangulo sang mga Filistinhon kag ginpamangkot, “Ano ang himuon naton sa Kahon sang Dios sang Israel?” Nagsabat sila, “Dal-on ini sa Gat.” Gani gindala nila sa Gat ang Kahon sang Dios sang Israel.

Pero sang nag-abot na ini didto, ginsilutan man sang Ginoo ang katawhan sang sadto nga banwa. Nagsinala-sala gid sila kay ginpatubuan man sila sang Ginoo sang mga tumor, bata man ukon tigulang. 10 Gani ginpadala nila sa Ekron ang Kahon sang Dios. Kag samtang ginapasulod ini sa Ekron, nagreklamo ang katawhan sang Ekron. Siling nila, “Gindala nila diri ang Kahon sang Dios sang Israel agod patyon kita tanan.” 11 Gani ginpatawag nila ang tanan nga pangulo sang mga Filistinhon kag ginsilingan, “Ibalik ninyo ang Kahon sang Dios sang Israel sa iya lugar, kay kon indi, magakalamatay kami tanan.” Amo ina ang ila ginsiling tungod kay nagsugod na ang puwerte nga pagsilot sang Dios sa ila banwa. Nagsinala-sala sila kay madamo ang nagkalamatay. 12 Ang mga wala nagkalamatay gintubuan sang tumor, kag ang ila pagpangayo sang bulig nakaabot sa langit.