12 And the men that died not were smitten with the emerods: and the cry of the city went up to heaven.
12 Those who did not die were afflicted with tumors, and the outcry of the city went up to heaven.
12 The men who did not die were struck with tumors, and the cry of the city went up to heaven.
12 Those who didn't die were hit with tumors. All over the city cries of pain and lament filled the air.
12 And the men who did not die were stricken with the tumors, and the cry of the city went up to heaven.
12 Those who didn't die were afflicted with tumors; and the cry from the town rose to heaven.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Samuel 5:12
Commentary on 1 Samuel 5:6-12
(Read 1 Samuel 5:6-12)
The hand of the Lord was heavy upon the Philistines; he not only convinced them of their folly, but severely chastised their insolence. Yet they would not renounce Dagon; and instead of seeking God's mercy, they desired to get clear of his ark. Carnal hearts, when they smart under the judgments of God, would rather, if it were possible, put him far from them, than enter into covenant or communion with him, and seek him for their friend. But their devices to escape the Divine judgments only increase them. Those that fight against God will soon have enough of it.