1 Et factum est in diebus illis, convenerunt Philisthim in pu gnam; et egressus est Israel obviam Philisthim in proelium et castrametatus est iuxta Abenezer. Porro Philisthim venerunt in Aphec
2 et instruxerunt aciem contra Israel. Crescente autem certamine, terga vertit Israel Philisthaeis; et caesi sunt in illo certamine passim per agros quasi quattuor milia virorum.
3 Et reversus est populus ad castra, dixeruntque maiores natu de Israel: "Quare percussit nos Dominus hodie coram Philisthim? Afferamus ad nos de Silo arcam foederis Domini, et veniat in medium nostri, ut salvet nos de manu inimicorum nostrorum".
4 Misit ergo populus in Silo, et tulerunt inde arcam foederis Domini exercituum sedentis super cherubim; erantque duo filii Heli cum arca foederis Dei, Ophni et Phinees.
5 Cumque venisset arca foederis Domini in castra, vociferatus est omnis Israel clamore grandi, et personuit terra.
6 Et audierunt Philisthim vocem clamoris dixeruntque: "Quaenam est haec vox clamoris magni in castris Hebraeorum?". Et cognoverunt quod arca Domini venisset in castra.
7 Timueruntque Philisthim dicentes: "Venit Deus in castra!". Et ingemuerunt dicentes:
4:8" Vae nobis! Non enim fuit tanta exsultatio heri et nudiustertius. Vae nobis! Quis nos servabit de manu deorum sublimium istorum? Hi sunt dii, qui percusserunt Aegyptum omni plaga in deserto.
9 Confortamini et estote viri, Philisthim, ne serviatis Hebraeis, sicut illi servierunt vobis. Estote viri et bellate!".
10 Pugnaverunt ergo Philisthim, et caesus est Israel, et fugit unusquisque in tabernaculum suum; et facta est plaga magna nimis, et ceciderunt de Israel triginta milia peditum.
11 Et arca Dei capta est; duoque filii Heli mortui sunt, Ophni et Phinees.
12 Currens autem vir de Beniamin ex acie venit in Silo in die illo scissa veste et conspersus pulvere caput.
13 Cumque ille venisset, Heli sedebat super sellam iuxta portam aspectans viam; erat enim cor eius pavens pro arca Dei. Vir autem ille, postquam ingressus est, nuntiavit urbi; et ululavit omnis civitas.
14 Et audivit Heli sonitum clamoris dixitque: "Quis est hic sonitus tumultus huius?". At ille festinavit et venit et nuntiavit Heli.
15 Heli autem erat nonaginta et octo annorum, et oculi eius caligaverant, et videre non poterat.
16 Et dixit ad Heli: "Ego sum qui veni de proelio et ego qui de acie fugi hodie". Cui ille ait: "Quid actum est, fili mi?".
17 Respondens autem, qui nuntiabat: "Fugit, inquit, Israel coram Philisthim, et ruina magna facta est in populo; insuper et duo filii tui mortui sunt, Ophni et Phinees, et arca Dei capta est".
18 Cumque ille nominasset arcam Dei, cecidit de sella retrorsum iuxta ostium et, fractis cervicibus, mortuus est; senex enim erat vir et gravis. Et ipse iudicavit Israel quadraginta annis.
19 Nurus autem eius, uxor Phinees, praegnans erat vicinaque partui. Et, audito nuntio quod capta esset arca Dei et mortuus socer suus et vir suus, incurvavit se et peperit; irruerant enim in eam dolores subiti.
20 In ipso autem momento mortis eius dixerunt ei, quae stabant circa eam: "Ne timeas, quia filium peperisti". Quae non respondit eis neque animadvertit.
21 Et vocavit puerum Ichabod dicens: "Translata est gloria de Israel!", quia capta est arca Dei et pro socero suo et pro viro suo.
22 Et ait: "Translata est gloria ab Israel, eo quod capta est arca Dei!".
King James Version
1 And the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out against the Philistines to battle, and pitched beside Eben-ezer: and the Philistines pitched in Aphek.
2 And the Philistines put themselves in array against Israel: and when they joined battle, Israel was smitten before the Philistines: and they slew of the army in the field about four thousand men.
3 ¶ And when the people were come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Wherefore hath the LORD smitten us to day before the Philistines? Let us fetch the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of Shiloh unto us, that, when it cometh among us, it may save us out of the hand of our enemies.
4 So the people sent to Shiloh, that they might bring from thence the ark of the covenant of the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth between the cherubims: and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God.
5 And when the ark of the covenant of the LORD came into the camp, all Israel shouted with a great shout, so that the earth rang again.
6 And when the Philistines heard the noise of the shout, they said, What meaneth the noise of this great shout in the camp of the Hebrews? And they understood that the ark of the LORD was come into the camp.
7 And the Philistines were afraid, for they said, God is come into the camp. And they said, Woe unto us! for there hath not been such a thing heretofore.
8 Woe unto us! who shall deliver us out of the hand of these mighty Gods? these are the Gods that smote the Egyptians with all the plagues in the wilderness.
9 Be strong, and quit yourselves like men, O ye Philistines, that ye be not servants unto the Hebrews, as they have been to you: quit yourselves like men, and fight.
10 ¶ And the Philistines fought, and Israel was smitten, and they fled every man into his tent: and there was a very great slaughter; for there fell of Israel thirty thousand footmen.
11 And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were slain.
12 ¶ And there ran a man of Benjamin out of the army, and came to Shiloh the same day with his clothes rent, and with earth upon his head.
13 And when he came, lo, Eli sat upon a seat by the wayside watching: for his heart trembled for the ark of God. And when the man came into the city, and told it, all the city cried out.
14 And when Eli heard the noise of the crying, he said, What meaneth the noise of this tumult? And the man came in hastily, and told Eli.
15 Now Eli was ninety and eight years old; and his eyes were dim, that he could not see.
16 And the man said unto Eli, I am he that came out of the army, and I fled to day out of the army. And he said, What is there done, my son?
17 And the messenger answered and said, Israel is fled before the Philistines, and there hath been also a great slaughter among the people, and thy two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God is taken.
18 And it came to pass, when he made mention of the ark of God, that he fell from off the seat backward by the side of the gate, and his neck brake, and he died: for he was an old man, and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years.
19 ¶ And his daughter in law, Phinehas' wife, was with child, near to be delivered: and when she heard the tidings that the ark of God was taken, and that her father in law and her husband were dead, she bowed herself and travailed; for her pains came upon her.
20 And about the time of her death the women that stood by her said unto her, Fear not; for thou hast born a son. But she answered not, neither did she regard it.
21 And she named the child I-chabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel: because the ark of God was taken, and because of her father in law and her husband.
22 And she said, The glory is departed from Israel: for the ark of God is taken.