2 Samuel 6:9

“And David was afraid of the LORD that day, and said, How shall the ark of the LORD come to me?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Samuel 6:9

And Dauid was afraide of the Lord that day, and said, How shall the Arke of the Lord come to me?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So David was afraid of the LORD that day; and he said, "How can the ark of the LORD come to me?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And David was afraid of Jehovah that day; and he said, How shall the ark of Jehovah come unto me?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And such was David's fear of the Lord that day, that he said, How may I let the ark of God come to me?
- Basic English Bible

And David was afraid of Jehovah that day, and said, How shall the ark of Jehovah come to me?
- Darby Bible

And David was afraid of the LORD that day, and said, How shall the ark of the LORD come to me?
- Webster's Bible

David was afraid of Yahweh that day; and he said, "How shall the ark of Yahweh come to me?"
- World English Bible

and David feareth Jehovah on that day, and saith, `How doth the ark of Jehovah come in unto me?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And David was afraid of the LORD that day; and he said: 'How shall the ark of the LORD come unto me?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Samuel 6:9

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 6:9


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.

6:8 Displeased - Or, grieved, both for the sin, and for God's heavy judgment; whereby their hopes were dashed, and their joys interrupted. Perez - uzzah - That is, the breach of Uzzah.

6:10 House of Obed - edom - Obed - edom knew what slaughter the ark had made among the Philistines and the Bethshemites. He saw Uzzah struck dead; yet invites it to his house, and opens his doors without fear, knowing it was a savour of death, only to them that treated it ill. O the courage, says Bishop Hall, of an honest and faithful heart! Nothing can make God otherwise than amiable to him: even his justice is lovely.

6:11 The Lord blessed, &c. - The same hand that punished Uzzah's presumption, rewarded Obed - edom's humble boldness. None ever had, or ever shall have reason to say, that it is in vain to serve God. Piety is the best friend to prosperity. His household too shared in the blessing. It is good living in a family that entertains the ark; for all about it will fare the better for it.


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