1 Samuel 4:1
4:1 Samuel revealed the word of the Lord1 to all Israel.
The Ark of the Covenant is Lost to the Philistines
tn Heb “and the word of Samuel was.” The present translation understands Samuel to be the speaker of the divine word (“Samuel” is a subjective genitive in this case), although the statement could mean that he was the recipient of the divine word (“Samuel” is an objective genitive in this case) who in turn reported it to Israel.
tn Heb “and Israel went out to meet the Philistines for battle.”