2 Samuel 6:7

“And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah, and God smote him there for his errour, and there he died by the Arke of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And the anger of the LORD burned against Uzzah, and God struck him down there for his irreverence; and he died there by the ark of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the wrath of the Lord, burning against Uzzah, sent destruction on him because he had put his hand on the ark, and death came to him there by the ark of God.
- Basic English Bible

And the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.
- Darby Bible

And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah, and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.
- Webster's Bible

The anger of Yahweh was kindled against Uzzah; and God struck him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.
- World English Bible

and the anger of Jehovah burneth against Uzzah, and God smiteth him there for the error, and he dieth there by the ark of God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 6:7


6:7 He died - This may seem very severe, considering his intention was pious, and his transgression not great. But, besides that, men are improper judges of the actions of God; and that God's judgments are always just, though sometimes obscure: it is reasonable, God should make some present examples of his high displeasure against sins, seemingly small; partly, for the demonstration of his own exact and impartial holiness; partly, for the establishment of discipline, and for the greater terror and caution of mankind, who are very prone to have slight thoughts of sin, and to give way to small sins, and thereby to be led on to greater; all which is, or may be prevented by such instances of severity: and consequently there is more of God's mercy, than of his justice, in such actions, because the justice is confined to one particular person, but the benefit of it common to mankind in that, and all future ages.


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