Introduction to 1 Samuel Chapter 5

This chapter relates how that the ark being brought by the Philistines to Ashdod, and placed in the temple of their idol, that fell down before it, 1 Samuel 5:1, that the hand of the Lord was upon the men of Ashdod, and smote them with emerods, 1 Samuel 5:6 and being carried to Gath, the men of Gath were smitten likewise with the same, 1 Samuel 5:8, and after that the men of Ekron, whither it also was carried, 1 Samuel 5:10.