Now, the Philistines, having taken the ark of God, - brought it in from Eben-ezer, unto Ashdod.
And so it was, when the word of Samuel had reached all Israel, that Israel went forth to meet the Philistines in battle, and they encamped near Eben-ezer, while, the Philistines, encamped in Aphek.
And Samuel took a certain stone, and set it between Mizpah and Yeshanah, and called the name thereof Eben-ezer, - and said, Hitherto, hath Yahweh helped us.
from the Shihor which faceth Egypt, even as far as the boundary of Ekron, northward, to the Canaanites, is it counted, - five princes of Philistines, the Gazites, and the Ashdodites, the Ashkalonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites, also the Avvim
There was left remaining none of the Anakim, in the land of the sons of Israel, - save only, in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod, did some remain.
And, the ark of God, was taken, - and, the two sons of Eli, were slain, Hophni and Phinehas.
And the bearer of tidings answered, and said - Israel hath fled before the Philistines, Moreover also, a great smiting, hath taken place among the people, - Moreover also, thy two sons, are slain, Hophni and Phinehas, And, the ark of God, is taken.
So she said - Exiled is the glory from Israel, - For the ark of God hath been taken.
Yea he gave up, into captivity, his strength, And his beauty into the hand of an adversary;
Now Philip was found at Azotus; and, passing through, he was telling the glad tidings unto all the cities, until he came unto Caesarea.