If you want to continue using the old site, you still can here.


1 Samuel 4 - AMP

2 The Philistines drew up against Israel, and when the battle spread, Israel was smitten by the Philistines, who slew about 4,000 men on the battlefield. 3 When the troops had come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Why has the Lord smitten us today before the Philistines? Let us bring the ark of the covenant of the Lord here from Shiloh, that He may come among us and save us from the power of our enemies. 4 So the people sent to Shiloh and brought from there the ark of the covenant of the Lord of hosts, Who dwells above the cherubim. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were 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 resounded. 6 And when the Philistines heard the noise of the shout, they said, What does this great shout in the camp of the Hebrews mean? When they understood that the ark of the Lord had come into the camp, 7 The Philistines were afraid, for they said, God has come into the camp. And they said, Woe to us! For such a thing has not happened before. 8 Woe to us! Who shall deliver us out of the hand of these mighty gods? These are the gods that smote the Egyptians with every kind of plague in the wilderness. 9 Be strong, and acquit yourselves like men, O you Philistines, that you may not become servants to the Hebrews, as they have been to you; behave yourselves like men, and fight! 10 And the Philistines fought; Israel was smitten and they fled every man to his own home. There was a very great slaughter; for 30,000 foot soldiers of Israel fell. 11 And the ark of God was taken, and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were slain. 12 Now a man of Benjamin ran from the battle line and came to Shiloh that day, with his clothes torn and earth on his head. 13 When he arrived, Eli was sitting by the road watching, for his heart trembled for the ark of God. When the man told the news in the city, all the city cried out. 14 When Eli heard the noise of the crying, he said, What is this uproar? And the man came hastily and told Eli. 15 Now Eli was 98 years old; his eyes were dim so that he could not see. 16 The man said to Eli, I have come from the battle; I fled from the battle today. Eli said, How did it go, my son? 17 The messenger replied, Israel fled before the Philistines, and there has been a great slaughter among the people. Also your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God is captured. 18 And when he mentioned the ark of God, Eli fell off the seat backward by the side of the gate. His neck was broken and he died, for he was an old man and heavy. He had judged Israel forty years. 19 Now his daughter-in-law, Phinehas' wife, was with child, about to be delivered. And when she heard that the ark of God was captured and that her father-in-law and her husband were dead, she bowed herself and gave birth, for her pains came upon her. 20 And about the time of her death the women attending her said to her, Fear not, for you have borne a son. But she did not answer or notice. 21 And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel!--because the ark of God had been captured and because of her father-in-law and her husband. 22 She said, The glory is gone from Israel, for the ark of God has been taken.



Sermons on 1 Samuel 4 More sermons: 1 Samuel 4

Perry Greene avatar
Failed Glory
Shared by: Perry Greene on Sep, 2016
Summary: When we settle for sinful or the status quo, we lose the glory of God.
Manny Salva Cruz avatar
Consequences of Not Hearing from God
Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on Aug, 2016
Summary: We will learn from this chapter that there will be corresponding negative consequences that can happen in our lives whenever we do not hear from God. God wants us to obey His voice always.
Series: 1 Samuel
W Pat Cunningham avatar
The Joy of the Gospel and Freedom from Slavery
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Jan, 2016
Summary: We must spread the joy of the Gospel as we fight all kinds of enslavement.
Michael Deutsch avatar
Excellence - God's Holiness
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Mar, 2016
Summary: God is Holy. Leads to our call to be excellent!
Series: Excellence!
Scripture: 1 Samuel 4:1-6:20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 251
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Neither a Slave nor a Slave-owner
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Jan, 2016
Summary: We must stand up for the freedom of the Gospel and the rights of pre-born humans.
Christian Cheong avatar
Losing God in Religion
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Nov, 2015
Summary: We lose God when we emphasize a ritual or object over and above our relationship with God. Don't expect God's blessings without repentance.
Christian Cheong avatar
Hearing God
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Oct, 2015
Summary: It is possible to hear God’s voice and not know it, to hear it but reject it, and to hear it and know Him more and more.
Thomas Swope avatar
I’m Outta Here
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Oct, 2015
Summary: A study of the book of 1 Samuel 4: 1 – 22
Series: 1 Samuel
John Gaston avatar
WHEN DAGON FELL ON HIS FACE
Shared by: John Gaston on May, 2015
Summary: God is the Living God; He is able to uphold his own Name & honor. He’s not a fabrication of human ingenuity; He’s independent of us. What a miracle when he enters a human life.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 4:2-5:12
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,349
David DeWitt avatar
Ichabod or Ebenezer
Shared by: David DeWitt on Dec, 2014
Summary: We choose our level of closeness to God
Scripture: 1 Samuel 4:16-22
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 1,227
Paul Clemente avatar
Persevere In Faith
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Oct, 2014
Summary: Whatever happens do what God says!
Series: 1 Samuel
Dave McFadden avatar
“In Times Of Change”
Shared by: Dave McFadden on May, 2013
Summary: God calls to us to guide us through times of change.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 3:1-4:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,045
Rick Boyne avatar
Ichabod
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Jul, 2012
Summary: God’s presence brings His glory.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 4:10-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,620
John Lowe avatar
Show Me That Our God Is In The Camp
Shared by: John Lowe on Jun, 2012
Summary: Today, I will attempt to show you how often, and in how many ways men try to find a cure for what ails them, rather than take the only treatment that will work, to take the case to God.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 4:7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,581
bala samson avatar
DID NOT RESTRAIN
Shared by: bala samson on Apr, 2012
Summary: When we fail to obey His voice, He would stop talking to us...
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 4:1
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,403
Troy Richards avatar
The Retrun Of The Ark
Shared by: Troy Richards on Oct, 2011
Summary: A look at the story of how the Ark of the Covenant was returned to the people of Israel and how they worshipped God because of it.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 4:1
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 465
Troy Richards avatar
The Retrun Of The Ark
Shared by: Troy Richards on Oct, 2011
Summary: A look at the story of how the Ark of the Covenant was returned to the people of Israel and how they worshipped God because of it.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 4:1
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 622
Gregory Mc Donald Sr. avatar
DO GOOD MEN MAKE GOOD FATHERS?
Shared by: Gregory Mc Donald Sr. on Sep, 2011
Summary: Training and proper discipline based on love will result in a family that will be a true testimony of God's grace. And the buck stops with you, dad! You are the one who will stand before a holy God and answer for the way your children are raised.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 2:1-4:1
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 743
Merv Budd avatar
Samuel the Boy
Shared by: Merv Budd on May, 2011
Summary: We look at a foundational practice that Samuel started as a young boy and that allowed him to build a life of integrity; it is the practice of telling God’s truth.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 3:1-4:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,396
Jerry Shirley avatar
What Did Your Mother Do to You?
Shared by: Jerry Shirley on Apr, 2011
Summary: This ’outside the box’ Mother’s Day sermon honors moms, but it also speaks of Father God and Israel, and we can apply some great truths to mothering in America today, which is one of the greatest challenges of all of human history.
based on 45 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 4:1-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,181
Norbert Garcia avatar
Come, Follow Me
Shared by: Norbert Garcia on Mar, 2011
Summary: What happens when we decide to take matters into our own hands instead of following Christ?
Scripture: 1 Samuel 4:1-11
Denomination: Adventist
Views: 1,647
Rick Boyne avatar
No Glory
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Mar, 2011
Summary: What happens when we try to do things under our own power rather than God's power? God gets no glory.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 4:12-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,624
Joseph Smith avatar
Available for Life-Shaping
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Nov, 2010
Summary: To be available for what God wants to do in us we must downplay disappointments, pick perceptive people, consider the consequences, and accept affirmation. Revision of an earlier message
Joseph Smith avatar
Available for Life-Shaping
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Nov, 2010
Summary: We can become what God wants us to become if we downplay disappointment, pick perceptive people, consider consequences, and accept affirmation. Revised from a 2003 message.
David Rigg avatar
Temperance In Eating
Shared by: David Rigg on Mar, 2009
Summary: How many "fat" preachers do you know? Is that acceptable? Here’s a sermon that deals with that question.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 4:10-18
Views: 2,572
Richard Healey avatar
Samuel and discipleship (02B)
Shared by: Richard Healey on Jan, 2009
Summary: Five principles of discernment
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 382
Steve Ely avatar
The Big Bounce
Shared by: Steve Ely on Oct, 2008
Summary: The bounce is painful but planned!
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 7,046
Robert Higgins avatar
What's Missing In Worship
Shared by: Robert Higgins on Oct, 2007
Summary: What is missing from our worship? Do we know it is missing? Why is it missing? How do we get it back?
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 4:1-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,815
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
How did I get here?
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Sep, 2007
Summary: It is easy to gradually drift off course. Even a dead fish can go down stream. We need to stay focused and press against all odds.
based on 21 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 4:4-17
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 2,064
Eric Lones avatar
What To Do When the Glory's Gone
Shared by: Eric Lones on Jan, 2007
Summary: Principles about reconnecting with God’s presence taken from 1 Samuel chapter 4.
based on 32 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 4:1-22
Views: 7,406