1. Judges 16:24 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What is ironic about the Philistines' singing?

Judges 16:24 (ESV)

24 And when the people saw him, they praised their god. For they said, “Our god has given our enemy into our hand, the ravager of our country, who has killed many of us.”

The Philistines here are singing the very kinds of songs that should have come from the lips of the Israelites to the Lord.1 The Philistines believe Dagon, not the Lord, gave them this victory.