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1 Samuel 6 :: Darby Translation (DBY)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:1 - And the ark of Jehovah was in the country of the Philistines seven months.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:2 - And the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners, saying, What shall we do with the ark of Jehovah? tell us wherewith we shall send it to its place.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:3 - And they said, If ye send away the ark of the God of Israel, send it not empty; ye must at any rate return him a trespass-offering: then ye shall be healed, and it shall be known to you why his hand is not removed from you.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:4 - Then they said, What is the trespass-offering which we shall return to him? And they said, Five golden hemorrhoids, and five golden mice, the number of the lords of the Philistines; for one plague is upon them all, and upon your lords.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:5 - And ye shall make images of your hemorrhoids, and images of your mice that destroy the land, and give glory to the God of Israel: perhaps he will lighten his hand from off you, and from off your gods, and from off your land.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:6 - And why will ye harden your heart, as the Egyptians and Pharaoh hardened their heart? When he had wrought mightily among them, did they not let them go, and they departed?

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:7 - And now make a new cart, and take two milch kine, on which there has come no yoke, and tie the kine to the cart, and bring their calves home from them;

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:8 - and take the ark of Jehovah, and lay it upon the cart, and the golden jewels, which ye return him as a trespass-offering, put in the coffer by the side thereof; and send it away that it may go.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:9 - And see, if it go up by the way of its own border to Beth-shemesh, it is he who has done us this great evil; if not, then we shall know that it is not his hand that touched us; it was a chance that happened to us.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:10 - And the men did so, and took two milch kine, and tied them to the cart, and shut up their calves at home.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:11 - And they laid the ark of Jehovah upon the cart, and the coffer with the golden mice and the images of their sores.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:12 - And the kine went straight forward on the way to Beth-shemesh; they went by the one high way, lowing as they went; and they turned not aside to the right hand or to the left; and the lords of the Philistines went after them as far as the border of Beth-shemesh.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:13 - And they of Beth-shemesh were reaping the wheat-harvest in the valley; and they lifted up their eyes and saw the ark, and rejoiced to see it.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:14 - And the cart came into the field of Joshua the Beth-shemeshite, and stood there; and a great stone was there. And they clave the wood of the cart, and offered up the kine as a burnt-offering to Jehovah.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:15 - And the Levites took down the ark of Jehovah, and the coffer that was with it, in which were the golden jewels, and put them on the great stone; and the men of Beth-shemesh offered up burnt-offerings and sacrificed sacrifices the same day to Jehovah.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:16 - And the five lords of the Philistines saw it, and returned to Ekron the same day.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:17 - And these are the golden sores which the Philistines returned as a trespass-offering to Jehovah: for Ashdod one, for Gazah one, for Ashkelon one, for Gath one, for Ekron one;

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:18 - and the golden mice, according to the number of all the cities of the Philistines belonging to the five lords, both fortified cities and villages of the peasantry; and they brought them as far as the great stone of Abel, whereon they set down the ark of Jehovah, which is to this day in the field of Joshua the Beth-shemeshite.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:19 - And he smote among the men of Beth-shemesh, because they had looked into the ark of Jehovah, and smote of the people seventy men; and the people lamented, because Jehovah had smitten the people with a great slaughter.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:20 - And the men of Beth-shemesh said, Who is able to stand before Jehovah, this holy God? and to whom shall he go up from us?

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:21 - And they sent messengers to the inhabitants of Kirjath-jearim, saying, The Philistines have brought again the ark of Jehovah; come down, fetch it up to you.
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J. N. Darby translated the bible in 1890. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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