The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
a thing heretofore.
SA1 4:8 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.
SA1 4:9 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.
SA1 4:10 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.
SA1 4:11 And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni
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