The Israelites being overcome by the Philistines, send for the ark of God: but they are beaten again, the sons of Heli are killed, and the ark taken: upon the hearing of the news Heli falleth backward and dieth.
1 And it came to pass in those days, that the Philistines gathered themselves together to fight: and Israel went out to war against the Philistines, and camped by the Stone of help. And the Philistines came to Aphec,
Et factum est in diebus illis, convenerunt Philisthiim in pugnam : et egressus est Israel obviam Philisthiim in praelium, et castrametatus est juxta lapidem Adjutorii. Porro Philisthiim venerunt in Aphec,
2 And put their army in array against Israel. And when they had joined battle, Israel turned their backs to the Philistines, and there was slain in that fight here and there in the fields about four thousand men.
et instruxerunt aciem contra Israel. Inito autem certamine, terga vertit Israel Philisthaeis : et caesa sunt in illo certamine passim per agros, quasi quatuor millia virorum.
3 And the people returned to the camp: and the ancients of Israel said: Why hath the Lord defeated us today before the Philistines? Let us fetch unto us the ark of the covenant of the Lord from Silo, and let it come in the midst of us, that it may save us from the hand of our enemies.
Et reversus est populus ad castra : dixeruntque majores natu de Israel : Quare percussit nos Dominus hodie coram Philisthiim? Afferamus ad nos de Silo arcam foederis Domini, et veniat in medium nostri, ut salvet nos de manu inimicorum nostrorum.
4 So the people sent to Silo, and they brought from thence the ark of the covenant of the Lord of hosts sitting upon the cherubims: and the two sons of Heli, Ophni and Phinees, were with the ark of the covenant of God.
Misit ergo populus in Silo, et tulerunt inde arcam foederis Domini exercituum sedentis super cherubim : erantque duo filii Heli cum arca foederis Dei, Ophni et Phinees.
5 And when the ark of the covenant of the Lord was come into the camp, all Israel shouted with a great shout, and the earth rang again.
Cumque venisset arca foederis Domini in castra, vociferatus est omnis Israel clamore grandi, et personuit terra.
6 And the Philistines heard the noise of the shout, and they said: What is this noise of a great shout in the camp of the Hebrews? And they understood that the ark of the Lord was come into the camp.
Et audierunt Philisthiim vocem clamoris, dixeruntque : Quaenam est haec vox clamoris magni in castris Hebraeorum? Et cognoverunt quod arca Domini venisset in castra.
7 And the Philistines were afraid, saying: God is come into the camp. And sighing, they said:
Timueruntque Philisthiim, dicentes : Venit Deus in castra. Et ingemuerunt, dicentes :
8 Woe to us: for there was no such great joy yesterday and the day before: Woe to us. Who shall deliver us from the hand of these high gods? these are the gods that struck Egypt with all the plagues in the desert.
Vae nobis : non enim fuit tanta exultatio heri et nudiustertius : vae nobis. Quis nos salvabit de manu deorum sublimium istorum? hi sunt dii, qui percusserunt Aegyptum omni plaga in deserto.
9 Take courage and behave like men, ye Philistines: lest you come to be servants to the Hebrews, as they have served you: take courage and fight.
Confortamini, et estote viri, Philisthiim : ne serviatis Hebraeis, sicut et illi servierunt vobis : confortamini, et bellate.
10 So the Philistines fought, and Israel was overthrown, and every man fled to his own dwelling: and there was an exceeding great slaughter; for there fell of Israel thirty thousand footmen.
Pugnaverunt ergo Philisthiim, et caesus est Israel, et fugit unusquisque in tabernaculum suum : et facta est plaga magna nimis : et ceciderunt de Israel triginta millia peditum.
11 And the ark of God was taken: and the two sons of Heli, Ophni and Phinees, were slain.
Et arca Dei capta est : duo quoque filii Heli mortui sunt, Ophni et Phinees.
12 And there ran a man of Benjamin out of the army, and came to Silo the same day, with his clothes rent, and his head strewed with dust.
Currens autem vir de Benjamin ex acie, venit in Silo in die illa, scissa veste, et conspersus pulvere caput.
13 And when he was come, Heli sat upon a stool over against the way watching. For his heart was fearful for the ark of God. And when the man was come into the city, he told it: and all the city cried out.
Cumque ille venisset, Heli sedebat super sellam contra viam spectans. Erat enim cor ejus pavens pro arca Dei. Vir autem ille postquam ingressus est, nuntiavit urbi : et ululavit omnis civitas.
14 And Heli heard the noise of the cry, and he said: What meaneth the noise of this uproar? But he made haste, and came, and told Heli.
Et audivit Heli sonitum clamoris, dixitque : Quis est hic sonitus tumultus hujus? At ille festinavit, et venit, et nuntiavit Heli.
15 Now Heli was ninety and eight years old, and his eyes were dim, and he could not see.
Heli autem erat nonaginta et octo annorum, et oculi ejus caligaverant, et videre non poterat.
16 And he said to Heli: I am he that came from the battle, and have fled out of the field this day. And he said to him: What is there done, my son?
Et dixit ad Heli : Ego sum qui veni de praelio, et ego qui de acie fugi hodie. Cui ille ait : Quid actum est, fili mi?
17 And he that brought the news answered, and said: Israel has fled before the Philistines, and there has been a great slaughter of the people: moreover thy two sons, Ophni and Phinees, are dead: and the ark of God is taken.
Respondens autem ille, qui nuntiabat : Fugit, inquit, Israel coram Philisthiim, et ruina magna facta est in populo : insuper et duo filii tui mortui sunt, Ophni et Phinees : et arca Dei capta est.
18 And when he had named the ark of God, he fell from his stool backwards by the door, and broke his neck, and died. For he was an old man, and far advanced in years: and he judged Israel forty years.
Cumque ille nominasset arcam Dei, cecidit de sella retrorsum juxta ostium, et fractis cervicibus mortuus est. Senex enim erat vir et grandaevus : et ipse judicavit Israel quadraginta annis.
19 And his daughter in law the wife of Phinees, was big with child, and near her time: and hearing the news that the ark of God was taken, and her father in law, and her husband, were dead, she bowed herself and fell in labour: for her pains came upon her on a sudden.
Nurus autem ejus, uxor Phinees, praegnans erat, vicinaque partui : et audito nuntio quod capta esset arca Dei, et mortuus esset socer suus, et vir suus, incurvavit se et peperit : irruerant enim in eam dolores subiti.
20 And when she was upon the point of death, they that stood about her said to her: Fear not, for thou hast borne a son. She answered them not, nor gave heed to them.
In ipso autem momento mortis ejus, dixerunt ei quae stabant circa eam : Ne timeas, quia filium peperisti. Quae non respondit eis, neque animadvertit.
21 And she called the child Ichabod, saying: The glory is gone from Israel, because the ark of God was taken, and for her father in law, and her husband:
Et vocabit puerum, Ichabod, dicens : Translata est gloria de Israel, quia capta est arca Dei, et pro socero suo et pro viro suo;
22 And she said: The glory is departed from Israel, because the ark of God was taken.
et ait : Translata est gloria ab Israel, eo quod capta esset arca Dei.