Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then said they, What shall be the trespass offering which we shall return to him? They answered, Five golden emerods, and five golden mice, according to the number of the lords of the Philistines: for one plague was on you all, and on your lords.
1 Samuel 6:5
So you shall make likenesses of your tumors and likenesses of your mice that ravage the land, and
you shall give glory to the God of Israel; perhaps He will ease His hand from you, your gods, and your land.
1 Samuel 5:6
the hand of the Lord was heavy on the Ashdodites, and He ravaged them and smote them with tumors, both Ashdod and its territories.
Now the sons of Israel had done according to the word of Moses, for they had requested from the Egyptians articles of silver and articles of gold, and clothing;
from the Shihor which is
east of Egypt, even as far as the border of Ekron to the north (it is counted as Canaanite); the five lords of the Philistines: the Gazite, the Ashdodite, the Ashkelonite, the Gittite, the Ekronite; and the Avvite
These nations are: the five lords of the Philistines and all the Canaanites and the Sidonians and
the Hivites who lived in Mount Lebanon, from Mount Baal-hermon as far as Lebo-hamath.