1 And the ark of the LORD was in the country of the Philistines seven months.
1 Samuel 6:1 Cross References - KJV
1 And the Philistines took the ark of God, and brought it from Ebenezer unto Ashdod.
3 And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the LORD. And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again.
10 Therefore they sent the ark of God to Ekron. And it came to pass, as the ark of God came to Ekron, that the Ekronites cried out, saying, They have brought about the ark of the God of Israel to us, to slay us and our people. 11 So they sent and gathered together all the lords of the Philistines, and said, Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and let it go again to his own place, that it slay us not, and our people: for there was a deadly destruction throughout all the city; the hand of God was very heavy there.
61 And delivered his strength into captivity, and his glory into the enemy's hand.