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1 Samuel 4:17-18

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 17 And the messenger answered and said, "Israel has fled from the Philistines, and there has been also a great slaughter among the people; your two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God has been captured."

 18 And it occurred that when the messenger made mention of the ark of God, that Eli fell from off the seat backward by the side of the gate, broken his neck, and died for he was an old man, and heavy. He had judged Israel forty years.

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