2 Samuel 6:7
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New International Version
The LORD's anger burned against Uzzah because of his irreverent act; therefore God struck him down, and he died there beside the ark of God.

New Living Translation
Then the LORD's anger was aroused against Uzzah, and God struck him dead because of this. So Uzzah died right there beside the Ark of God.

English Standard Version
And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah, and God struck him down there because of his error, and he died there beside the ark of God.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the LORD's anger burned against Uzzah, and God struck him dead on the spot for his irreverence, and he died there next to the ark of God.

International Standard Version
Just then, the anger of the LORD blazed against Uzzah, and God struck him down right there because of his failure, and he died there beside the Ark of God.

NET Bible
The LORD was so furious with Uzzah, he killed him on the spot for his negligence. He died right there beside the ark of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD became angry with Uzzah, so God killed him there for his lack of respect. He died beside the ark of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah, and God smote him there for his effrontery, and there he died by the ark of God.

King James 2000 Bible
And the anger of the LORD burned against Uzzah; and God struck him there for his irreverence; and there he died by the ark of God.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the indignation of the Lord was enkindled against Oza, and he struck him for his rashness: and he died there before the ark of God.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
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 Translation
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.

World English 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.

Young's Literal Translation
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.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:6-11 Uzzah was struck dead for touching the ark. God saw presumption and irreverence in Uzzah's heart. Familiarity, even with that which is most awful, is apt to breed contempt. If it were so great a crime for one to lay hold on the ark of the covenant who had no right to do so, what is it for those to lay claim to the privileges of the covenant that come not up to the terms of it? Obed-edom opened his doors without fear, knowing the ark was a savour of death unto death to those only who treated it wrong. The same hand that punished Uzzah's proud presumption, rewarded Obed-edom's humble boldness. Let none think the worse of the gospel for the judgments on those that reject it, but consider the blessings it brings to all who receive it. Let masters of families be encouraged to keep up religion in their families. It is good to live in a family that entertains the ark, for all about it will fare the better.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7. - Error. The word so translated is one quite unknown, and Ewald renders it "unexpectedly." The Revised Version puts "rashness" in the margin. But all three alike are mere guesses, of which "error" is that approved by Keil and others. The Syriac has the same reading here as that found in 1 Chronicles 13:10, namely, "because he put his hand to the ark." This would require the insertion of four or five letters in the Hebrew. By the ark. The word translated "accompanying the ark" in ver. 4.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah,.... And which was manifest by smiting him:

and God smote him there for his error; committed at this time, which was complicated; as that the ark was put upon a cart, to which he might be the chief adviser, as Procopius Gazaeus notes, when it should have been carried on the shoulders of the Levites; and that be touched it with his hand, which none but priests might do, supposing him to be a Levite, which it is not clear he was, however not a Kohathite; and he took hold of it in order to carry it in his arms, which even Levites, and those Kohathites, might not do, but with staves put into it, which only they were to hold; and besides, as Abarbinel observes, he showed little faith in the power and providence of God, as if he could not take care of the ark without him:

and there he died by the ark of God; directly, upon the spot, by the side of it; whether he was struck by lightning, or in what way, cannot be said; however, he died by the immediate hand of God, in token of his displeasure: and this shows that it is dangerous in matters of worship to act contrary to the command of God, even in things that may seem small and trivial; and though what may be done may be done with a good intention, as this was, yet that will not excuse the sin; nor are those who are the most forward and zealous in religious matters exempted from marks of God's displeasure when they go wrong.



2 Samuel 6:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
Uzzah and the Ark
6But when they came to the threshing floor of Nacon, Uzzah reached out toward the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen nearly upset it. 7And 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. 8David became angry because of the LORD'S outburst against Uzzah, and that place is called Perez-uzzah to this day.…
Cross References
Numbers 4:15
"After Aaron and his sons have finished covering the holy furnishings and all the holy articles, and when the camp is ready to move, only then are the Kohathites to come and do the carrying. But they must not touch the holy things or they will die. The Kohathites are to carry those things that are in the tent of meeting.

1 Samuel 6:19
But God struck down some of the inhabitants of Beth Shemesh, putting seventy of them to death because they looked into the ark of the LORD. The people mourned because of the heavy blow the LORD had dealt them.

1 Samuel 25:38
About ten days later, the LORD struck Nabal and he died.

2 Samuel 6:8
Then David was angry because the LORD's wrath had broken out against Uzzah, and to this day that place is called Perez Uzzah.
Treasury of Scripture

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.

God smote

Leviticus 10:1-3 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, …

1 Samuel 6:19 And he smote the men of Bethshemesh, because they had looked into …

1 Chronicles 13:10 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzza, and he smote …

1 Chronicles 15:2,13 Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites: …

1 Corinthians 11:30-32 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep…

error. or, rashness

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