Gen 10:14

(NIV)
Pathrusites, Kasluhites (from whom the Philistines came) and Caphtorites.
(ESV)
Pathrusim, Casluhim (from whom the Philistines came), and Caphtorim.

Gen 21:32

(NIV)
After the treaty had been made at Beersheba, Abimelek and Phicol the commander of his forces returned to the land of the Philistines.
(ESV)
So they made a covenant at Beersheba. Then Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his army rose up and returned to the land of the Philistines.

Gen 21:34

(NIV)
And Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines for a long time.

(ESV)
And Abraham sojourned many days in the land of the Philistines.

Gen 26:1

(NIV)
Now there was a famine in the land – besides the previous famine in Abraham’s time – and Isaac went to Abimelek king of the Philistines in Gerar.
(ESV)
Now there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Gerar to Abimelech king of the Philistines.

Gen 26:8

(NIV)
When Isaac had been there a long time, Abimelek king of the Philistines looked down from a window and saw Isaac caressing his wife Rebekah.
(ESV)
When he had been there a long time, Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out of a window and saw Isaac laughing with Rebekah his wife.

Gen 26:14

(NIV)
He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him.
(ESV)
He had possessions of flocks and herds and many servants, so that the Philistines envied him.

Gen 26:15

(NIV)
So all the wells that his father’s servants had dug in the time of his father Abraham, the Philistines stopped up, filling them with earth.

(ESV)
(Now the Philistines had stopped and filled with earth all the wells that his father’s servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father.)

Gen 26:18

(NIV)
Isaac reopened the wells that had been dug in the time of his father Abraham, which the Philistines had stopped up after Abraham died, and he gave them the same names his father had given them.

(ESV)
And Isaac dug again the wells of water that had been dug in the days of Abraham his father, which the Philistines had stopped after the death of Abraham. And he gave them the names that his father had given them.

Exod 13:17

(NIV)
When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, ‘If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.’
(ESV)
When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near. For God said, “Lest the people change their minds when they see war and return to Egypt.”

Exod 23:31

(NIV)
‘I will establish your borders from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, and from the desert to the Euphrates River. I will give into your hands the people who live in the land, and you will drive them out before you.
(ESV)
And I will set your border from the Red Sea to the Sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the Euphrates for I will give the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you shall drive them out before you.

Josh 13:2

(NIV)
‘This is the land that remains: all the regions of the Philistines and Geshurites,
(ESV)
This is the land that yet remains: all the regions of the Philistines, and all those of the Geshurites

Josh 13:3

(NIV)
from the River Shihor on the east of Egypt to the territory of Ekron on the north, all of it counted as Canaanite though held by the five Philistine rulers in Gaza, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Gath and Ekron; the territory of the Avvites
(ESV)
(from the Shihor, which is east of Egypt, northward to the boundary of Ekron, it is counted as Canaanite; there are five rulers of the Philistines, those of Gaza, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Gath, and Ekron), and those of the Avvim,

Judg 3:3

(NIV)
the five rulers of the Philistines, all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites living in the Lebanon mountains from Mount Baal Hermon to Lebo Hamath.
(ESV)
These are the nations: the five lords of the Philistines and all the Canaanites and the Sidonians and the Hivites who lived on Mount Lebanon, from Mount Baal-hermon as far as Lebo-hamath.

Judg 3:31

(NIV)
After Ehud came Shamgar son of Anath, who struck down six hundred Philistines with an ox-goad. He too saved Israel.

(ESV)
After him was Shamgar the son of Anath, who killed 600 of the Philistines with an oxgoad, and he also saved Israel.

Judg 10:6

(NIV)
Again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the  Lord. They served the Baals and the Ashtoreths, and the gods of Aram, the gods of Sidon, the gods of Moab, the gods of the Ammonites and the gods of the Philistines. And because the Israelites forsook the  Lord and no longer served him,
(ESV)
The people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of the  Lord and served the Baals and the Ashtaroth, the gods of Syria the gods of Sidon, the gods of Moab, the gods of the Ammonites, and the gods of the Philistines. And they forsook the  Lord and did not serve him.

Judg 10:7

(NIV)
he became angry with them. He sold them into the hands of the Philistines and the Ammonites,
(ESV)
So the anger of the  Lord was kindled against Israel, and he sold them into the hand of the Philistines and into the hand of the Ammonites,

Judg 10:11

(NIV)
The  Lord replied, ‘When the Egyptians, the Amorites, the Ammonites, the Philistines,
(ESV)
And the  Lord said to the people of Israel, “Did I not save you from the Egyptians and from the Amorites, from the Ammonites and from the Philistines?

Judg 13:1

(NIV)
Again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the  Lord, so the  Lord delivered them into the hands of the Philistines for forty years.

(ESV)
And the people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of the  Lord, so the  Lord gave them into the hand of the Philistines for forty years.

Judg 13:5

(NIV)
You will become pregnant and have a son whose head is never to be touched by a razor because the boy is to be a Nazirite, dedicated to God from the womb. He will take the lead in delivering Israel from the hands of the Philistines.’

(ESV)
for behold, you shall conceive and bear a son. No razor shall come upon his head, for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb, and he shall begin to save Israel from the hand of the Philistines.”

Judg 14:1

(NIV)
Samson went down to Timnah and saw there a young Philistine woman.
(ESV)
Samson went down to Timnah, and at Timnah he saw one of the daughters of the Philistines.

Judg 14:2

(NIV)
When he returned, he said to his father and mother, ‘I have seen a Philistine woman in Timnah; now get her for me as my wife.’

(ESV)
Then he came up and told his father and mother, “I saw one of the daughters of the Philistines at Timnah. Now get her for me as my wife.”

Judg 14:3

(NIV)
His father and mother replied, ‘Isn’t there an acceptable woman among your relatives or among all our people? Must you go to the uncircumcised Philistines to get a wife?’

But Samson said to his father, ‘Get her for me. She’s the right one for me.’
(ESV)
But his father and mother said to him, “Is there not a woman among the daughters of your relatives, or among all our people, that you must go to take a wife from the uncircumcised Philistines?” But Samson said to his father, “Get her for me, for she is right in my eyes.”

Judg 14:4

(NIV)
(His parents did not know that this was from the  Lord, who was seeking an occasion to confront the Philistines; for at that time they were ruling over Israel.)

(ESV)
His father and mother did not know that it was from the  Lord, for he was seeking an opportunity against the Philistines. At that time the Philistines ruled over Israel.

Judg 15:3

(NIV)
Samson said to them, ‘This time I have a right to get even with the Philistines; I will really harm them.’
(ESV)
And Samson said to them, “This time I shall be innocent in regard to the Philistines, when I do them harm.”

Judg 15:5

(NIV)
lit the torches and let the foxes loose in the standing corn of the Philistines. He burned up the shocks and standing corn, together with the vineyards and olive groves.

(ESV)
And when he had set fire to the torches, he let the foxes go into the standing grain of the Philistines and set fire to the stacked grain and the standing grain, as well as the olive orchards.

Judg 15:6

(NIV)
When the Philistines asked, ‘Who did this?’ they were told, ‘Samson, the Timnite’s son-in-law, because his wife was given to his companion.’

So the Philistines went up and burned her and her father to death.
(ESV)
Then the Philistines said, “Who has done this?” And they said, “Samson, the son-in-law of the Timnite, because he has taken his wife and given her to his companion.” And the Philistines came up and burned her and her father with fire.

Judg 15:9

(NIV)
The Philistines went up and camped in Judah, spreading out near Lehi.
(ESV)
Then the Philistines came up and encamped in Judah and made a raid on Lehi.

Judg 15:11

(NIV)
Then three thousand men from Judah went down to the cave in the rock of Etam and said to Samson, ‘Don’t you realise that the Philistines are rulers over us? What have you done to us?’

He answered, ‘I merely did to them what they did to me.’

(ESV)
Then 3,000 men of Judah went down to the cleft of the rock of Etam, and said to Samson, “Do you not know that the Philistines are rulers over us? What then is this that you have done to us?” And he said to them, “As they did to me, so have I done to them.”

Judg 15:12

(NIV)
They said to him, ‘We’ve come to tie you up and hand you over to the Philistines.’

Samson said, ‘Swear to me that you won’t kill me yourselves.’

(ESV)
And they said to him, “We have come down to bind you, that we may give you into the hands of the Philistines.” And Samson said to them, “Swear to me that you will not attack me yourselves.”

Judg 15:14

(NIV)
As he approached Lehi, the Philistines came towards him shouting. The Spirit of the  Lord came powerfully upon him. The ropes on his arms became like charred flax, and the bindings dropped from his hands.
(ESV)
When he came to Lehi, the Philistines came shouting to meet him. Then the Spirit of the  Lord rushed upon him, and the ropes that were on his arms became as flax that has caught fire, and his bonds melted off his hands.

Judg 15:20

(NIV)
Samson led Israel for twenty years in the days of the Philistines.

(ESV)
And he judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty years.

Judg 16:5

(NIV)
The rulers of the Philistines went to her and said, ‘See if you can lure him into showing you the secret of his great strength and how we can overpower him so that we may tie him up and subdue him. Each one of us will give you eleven hundred shekels of silver.’

(ESV)
And the lords of the Philistines came up to her and said to her, “Seduce him, and see where his great strength lies, and by what means we may overpower him, that we may bind him to humble him. And we will each give you 1,100 pieces of silver.”

Judg 16:8

(NIV)
Then the rulers of the Philistines brought her seven fresh bow-strings that had not been dried, and she tied him with them.
(ESV)
Then the lords of the Philistines brought up to her seven fresh bowstrings that had not been dried, and she bound him with them.

Judg 16:9

(NIV)
With men hidden in the room, she called to him, ‘Samson, the Philistines are upon you!’ But he snapped the bow-strings as easily as a piece of string snaps when it comes close to a flame. So the secret of his strength was not discovered.

(ESV)
Now she had men lying in ambush in an inner chamber. And she said to him, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” But he snapped the bowstrings, as a thread of flax snaps when it touches the fire. So the secret of his strength was not known.

Judg 16:12

(NIV)
So Delilah took new ropes and tied him with them. Then, with men hidden in the room, she called to him, ‘Samson, the Philistines are upon you!’ But he snapped the ropes off his arms as if they were threads.

(ESV)
So Delilah took new ropes and bound him with them and said to him, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” And the men lying in ambush were in an inner chamber. But he snapped the ropes off his arms like a thread.

Judg 16:14

(NIV)
and tightened it with the pin.

Again she called to him, ‘Samson, the Philistines are upon you!’ He awoke from his sleep and pulled up the pin and the loom, with the fabric.

(ESV)
So while he slept, Delilah took the seven locks of his head and wove them into the web. And she made them tight with the pin and said to him, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” But he awoke from his sleep and pulled away the pin, the loom, and the web.

Judg 16:18

(NIV)
When Delilah saw that he had told her everything, she sent word to the rulers of the Philistines, ‘Come back once more; he has told me everything.’ So the rulers of the Philistines returned with the silver in their hands.
(ESV)
When Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called the lords of the Philistines, saying, “Come up again, for he has told me all his heart.” Then the lords of the Philistines came up to her and brought the money in their hands.

Judg 16:20

(NIV)
Then she called, ‘Samson, the Philistines are upon you!’

He awoke from his sleep and thought, ‘I’ll go out as before and shake myself free.’ But he did not know that the  Lord had left him.

(ESV)
And she said, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” And he awoke from his sleep and said, “I will go out as at other times and shake myself free.” But he did not know that the  Lord had left him.

Judg 16:21

(NIV)
Then the Philistines seized him, gouged out his eyes and took him down to Gaza. Binding him with bronze shackles, they set him to grinding corn in the prison.
(ESV)
And the Philistines seized him and gouged out his eyes and brought him down to Gaza and bound him with bronze shackles. And he ground at the mill in the prison.

Judg 16:23

(NIV)
Now the rulers of the Philistines assembled to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god and to celebrate, saying, ‘Our god has delivered Samson, our enemy, into our hands.’

(ESV)
Now the lords of the Philistines gathered to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god and to rejoice, and they said, “Our god has given Samson our enemy into our hand.”

Judg 16:27

(NIV)
Now the temple was crowded with men and women; all the rulers of the Philistines were there, and on the roof were about three thousand men and women watching Samson perform.
(ESV)
Now the house was full of men and women. All the lords of the Philistines were there, and on the roof there were about 3,000 men and women, who looked on while Samson entertained.

Judg 16:28

(NIV)
Then Samson prayed to the  Lord, ‘Sovereign Lord, remember me. Please, God, strengthen me just once more, and let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes.’
(ESV)
Then Samson called to the  Lord and said, “O Lord  God, please remember me and please strengthen me only this once, O God, that I may be avenged on the Philistines for my two eyes.”

Judg 16:30

(NIV)
Samson said, ‘Let me die with the Philistines!’ Then he pushed with all his might, and down came the temple on the rulers and all the people in it. Thus he killed many more when he died than while he lived.

(ESV)
And Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines.” Then he bowed with all his strength, and the house fell upon the lords and upon all the people who were in it. So the dead whom he killed at his death were more than those whom he had killed during his life.

1Sam 4:1

(NIV)
And Samuel’s word came to all Israel.

Now the Israelites went out to fight against the Philistines. The Israelites camped at Ebenezer, and the Philistines at Aphek.
(ESV)
And the word of Samuel came to all Israel.

Now Israel went out to battle against the Philistines. They encamped at Ebenezer, and the Philistines encamped at Aphek.

1Sam 4:2

(NIV)
The Philistines deployed their forces to meet Israel, and as the battle spread, Israel was defeated by the Philistines, who killed about four thousand of them on the battlefield.
(ESV)
The Philistines drew up in line against Israel, and when the battle spread, Israel was defeated before the Philistines, who killed about four thousand men on the field of battle.

1Sam 4:3

(NIV)
When the soldiers returned to camp, the elders of Israel asked, ‘Why did the  Lord bring defeat on us today before the Philistines? Let us bring the ark of the  Lord’s covenant from Shiloh, so that he may go with us and save us from the hand of our enemies.’

(ESV)
And when the people came to the camp, the elders of Israel said, “Why has the  Lord defeated us today before the Philistines? Let us bring the ark of the covenant of the  Lord here from Shiloh, that it may come among us and save us from the power of our enemies.”

1Sam 4:6

(NIV)
Hearing the uproar, the Philistines asked, ‘What’s all this shouting in the Hebrew camp?’

When they learned that the ark of the  Lord had come into the camp,
(ESV)
And when the Philistines heard the noise of the shouting, they said, “What does this great shouting in the camp of the Hebrews mean?” And when they learned that the ark of the  Lord had come to the camp,

1Sam 4:7

(NIV)
the Philistines were afraid. ‘A god has come into the camp,’ they said. ‘Oh no! Nothing like this has happened before.
(ESV)
the Philistines were afraid, for they said, “A god has come into the camp.” And they said, “Woe to us! For nothing like this has happened before.

1Sam 4:9

(NIV)
Be strong, Philistines! Be men, or you will be subject to the Hebrews, as they have been to you. Be men, and fight!’

(ESV)
Take courage, and be men, O Philistines, lest you become slaves to the Hebrews as they have been to you; be men and fight.”

1Sam 4:10

(NIV)
So the Philistines fought, and the Israelites were defeated and every man fled to his tent. The slaughter was very great; Israel lost thirty thousand foot soldiers.
(ESV)
So the Philistines fought, and Israel was defeated, and they fled, every man to his home. And there was a very great slaughter, for thirty thousand foot soldiers of Israel fell.

1Sam 4:17

(NIV)
The man who brought the news replied, ‘Israel fled before the Philistines, and the army has suffered heavy losses. Also your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God has been captured.’

(ESV)
He who brought the news answered and said, “Israel has fled before the Philistines, and there has also been a great defeat among the people. Your two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God has been captured.”

1Sam 5:1

(NIV)
After the Philistines had captured the ark of God, they took it from Ebenezer to Ashdod.
(ESV)
When the Philistines captured the ark of God, they brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod.

1Sam 5:2

(NIV)
Then they carried the ark into Dagon’s temple and set it beside Dagon.
(ESV)
Then the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it into the house of Dagon and set it up beside Dagon.

1Sam 5:8

(NIV)
So they called together all the rulers of the Philistines and asked them, ‘What shall we do with the ark of the god of Israel?’

They answered, ‘Let the ark of the god of Israel be moved to Gath.’ So they moved the ark of the God of Israel.

(ESV)
So they sent and gathered together all the lords of the Philistines and said, “What shall we do with the ark of the God of Israel?” They answered, “Let the ark of the God of Israel be brought around to Gath.” So they brought the ark of the God of Israel there.

1Sam 5:11

(NIV)
So they called together all the rulers of the Philistines and said, ‘Send the ark of the god of Israel away; let it go back to its own place, or it will kill us and our people.’ For death had filled the city with panic; God’s hand was very heavy on it.
(ESV)
They sent therefore and gathered together all the lords of the Philistines and said, “Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and let it return to its own place, that it may not kill us and our people.” For there was a deathly panic throughout the whole city. The hand of God was very heavy there.

1Sam 6:1

(NIV)
When the ark of the  Lord had been in Philistine territory for seven months,
(ESV)
The ark of the  Lord was in the country of the Philistines seven months.

1Sam 6:2

(NIV)
the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners and said, ‘What shall we do with the ark of the  Lord? Tell us how we should send it back to its place.’

(ESV)
And the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners and said, “What shall we do with the ark of the  Lord? Tell us with what we shall send it to its place.”

1Sam 6:4

(NIV)
The Philistines asked, ‘What guilt offering should we send to him?’

They replied, ‘Five gold tumours and five gold rats, according to the number of the Philistine rulers, because the same plague has struck both you and your rulers.
(ESV)
And they said, “What is the guilt offering that we shall return to him?” They answered, “Five golden tumors and five golden mice, according to the number of the lords of the Philistines, for the same plague was on all of you and on your lords.

1Sam 6:12

(NIV)
Then the cows went straight up towards Beth Shemesh, keeping on the road and lowing all the way; they did not turn to the right or to the left. The rulers of the Philistines followed them as far as the border of Beth Shemesh.

(ESV)
And the cows went straight in the direction of Beth-shemesh along one highway, lowing as they went. They turned neither to the right nor to the left, and the lords of the Philistines went after them as far as the border of Beth-shemesh.

1Sam 6:16

(NIV)
The five rulers of the Philistines saw all this and then returned that same day to Ekron.

(ESV)
And when the five lords of the Philistines saw it, they returned that day to Ekron.

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