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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 1 Samuel 6:18


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    King James Bible - 1 Samuel 6:18

    And the golden mice, according to the number of all the cities of the Philistines belonging to the five lords, both of fenced cities, and of country villages, even unto the great stone of Abel, whereon they set down the ark of the LORD: which stone remaineth unto this day in the field of Joshua, the Beth-shemite.

    World English Bible

    and the golden
    mice, according to the number of all the cities of the Philistines belonging to the five lords, both of fortified cities and of country villages, even to the great stone, whereon they set down the ark of Yahweh, [which stone remains] to this day in the field of Joshua of Beth Shemesh.

    Douay-Rheims - 1 Samuel 6:18

    And the golden
    mice according to the number of the cities of the Philistines, of the five provinces, from the fenced city to the village that was without wall, and to the great Abel (the stone) whereon they set down the ark of the Lord, which was till that day in the field of Josue the Bethsamite.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And the golden
    mice, according to the number of all the cities of the Philistines belonging to the five lords, both of fortified cities, and of country villages, even to the great stone of Abel, on which they set down the ark of the LORD: which stone remaineth to this day in the field of Joshua the Beth-shemite.

    Original Hebrew

    ועכברי
    5909 הזהב 2091 מספר 4557 כל 3605 ערי 5892 פלשׁתים 6430 לחמשׁת 2568 הסרנים 5633 מעיר 5892 מבצר 4013 ועד 5704 כפר 3724 הפרזי 6521 ועד 5704 אבל 59  הגדולה 1419 אשׁר 834 הניחו 3240 עליה 5921 את 853 ארון 727 יהוה 3068 עד 5704 היום 3117 הזה 2088 בשׂדה 7704 יהושׁע 3091 בית  השׁמשׁי׃ 1030

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    VERSE (18) -
    :16 Jos 13:3

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 6:18

    y ratones de oro conforme al número de todas las ciudades de los filisteos pertenecientes a los cinco príncipes, desde las ciudades fuertes hasta las aldeas sin muro; y hasta la gran piedra sobre la cual pusieron el arca del SEÑOR, piedra que está en el campo de Josué, bet-semita hasta hoy.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Samuel 6:18

    Verse 18. And the golden
    mice] The desolation that had been made through the land by these animals had excited a general concern; and it appears from the text, that all the cities of the Philistines, as well fended as without walls, sent a golden mouse as a trespass-offering.

    Remaineth unto this day] Some think the ark is intended, which continued on the stone of Hebel for some considerable time after it was placed there; and that the memoranda from which this book was afterwards compiled, were made before it was removed: but it is not likely that it remained any time exposed in the open field. Therefore it is most natural to suppose that it is the stone of Hebel which is here intended; and so our translators have understood the place, and have used supplementary words to express this sentiment: "Which stone remaineth unto this day."


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 18. And the golden mice, according to the number of all the cities of the Philistines belonging to the five lords , etc.] That is, as many golden mice as there were cities under the jurisdiction of the five lords, which are the same before mentioned: both of fenced cities and of country villages ; walled and unwalled towns; it seems by this, as it was but reasonable it should be, that the several villages adjacent and belonging to the five principal cities contributed their part towards the expense of the five golden emerods, and five golden mice, since they were afflicted both in their persons, and especially in their fields, as well as those in the cities; though Kimchi and others think that the country villages sent each of them a golden emerod, and a golden mouse, fearing the presents of the five cities would not serve for them; and therefore, though the priests and diviners only ordered five of each, according to the number of the principal cities, yet they of themselves sent more: all the country villages that reached even unto the great stone of Abel ; the Targum is, “unto the great stone”; and so the Septuagint version, reading Eben instead of Ebal; or “lamed” is put for “nun”, as “nun” for “lamed”, ( Nehemiah 13:7,8). The Vulgate Latin version is unto great Abel, taking it for a city, as does Procopius Gazaeus, who calls it the great city Abel, through which they carried the ark of the Lord; so Jerom f128 , who takes it to be the same with Bethshemesh, called Abel because of the mourning in it for the men of Bethshemesh after slain; or to distinguish it from another Abel is called “great”, ( 2 Samuel 20:15) but it seems plainly to be the same with the great stone, ( 1 Samuel 6:14,15), here called Eben Gedolah, here Abel Gedolah, by the change of a letter, having its latter name by anticipation from the great mourning hereafter made, next mentioned: whereon they set down the ark of the Lord ; when it was taken out of the cart, as also the coffer in which were the presents, ( 1 Samuel 6:15), which: stone remaineth unto this day in the field of Joshua the Bethshemite : the supplement, which stone remaineth, seems necessary, lest it should be thought the ark remained there unto the time of the writing this book, which was not true, for it was soon after this fetched to Kirjathjearim; but the stone remained, and might be seen; and posterity in following times were told that was the stone on which the ark was put when it returned to Israel.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 10-18 - These two kine knew their owner, their great Owner, whom Hophin an Phinehas knew not.
    God's providence takes notice even of brut creatures, and serves its own purposes by them. When the reapers saw the ark, they rejoiced; their joy for that was greater than the joy of harvest. The return of the ark, and the revival of holy ordinances after days of restraint and trouble, are matters of great joy.


    Original Hebrew

    ועכברי 5909 הזהב 2091 מספר 4557 כל 3605 ערי 5892 פלשׁתים 6430 לחמשׁת 2568 הסרנים 5633 מעיר 5892 מבצר 4013 ועד 5704 כפר 3724 הפרזי 6521 ועד 5704 אבל 59  הגדולה 1419 אשׁר 834 הניחו 3240 עליה 5921 את 853 ארון 727 יהוה 3068 עד 5704 היום 3117 הזה 2088 בשׂדה 7704 יהושׁע 3091 בית  השׁמשׁי׃ 1030


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