2 Samuel 6:9
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New International Version
David was afraid of the LORD that day and said, "How can the ark of the LORD ever come to me?"

New Living Translation
David was now afraid of the LORD, and he asked, "How can I ever bring the Ark of the LORD back into my care?"

English Standard Version
And David was afraid of the LORD that day, and he said, “How can the ark of the LORD come to me?”

Berean Study Bible
That day David feared the LORD and asked, “How can the ark of the LORD ever come to me?”

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

King James Bible
And David was afraid of the LORD that day, and said, How shall the ark of the LORD come to me?

Christian Standard Bible
David feared the LORD that day and said, "How can the ark of the LORD ever come to me?"

Contemporary English Version
David was afraid of the LORD and thought, "Should I really take the sacred chest to my city?"

Good News Translation
Then David was afraid of the LORD and said, "How can I take the Covenant Box with me now?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
David feared the LORD that day and said, "How can the ark of the LORD ever come to me?"

International Standard Version
But David feared the LORD that day, and asked, "How can the Ark of God come to me?"

NET Bible
David was afraid of the LORD that day and said, "How will the ark of the LORD ever come to me?"

New Heart English Bible
And David was afraid of the LORD that day; and he said, "How can the ark of God come to me?" Now the ark of the LORD arrived,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David was afraid of the LORD that day. "How can the ark of the LORD come to my [city]?" he asked.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David was afraid of the LORD that day; and he said: 'How shall the ark of the LORD come unto me?'

New American Standard 1977
So David was afraid of the LORD that day; and he said, “How can the ark of the LORD come to me?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And David was afraid of the LORD that day and said, How shall the ark of the LORD come to me?

King James 2000 Bible
And David was afraid of the LORD that day, and said, How shall the ark of the LORD come to me?

American King James Version
And David was afraid of the LORD that day, and said, How shall the ark of the LORD come to me?

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David was afraid of the Lord that day, saying: How shall the ark of the Lord come to me?

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

English Revised Version
And David was afraid of the LORD that day; and he said, How shall the ark of the LORD come unto me?

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
and David feareth Jehovah on that day, and saith, 'How doth the ark of Jehovah come in unto me?'
Study Bible
Uzzah Touches the Ark
8Then David became angry because the LORD had burst forth against Uzzah; so he named that place Perez-uzzah, as it is called to this day. 9That day David feared the LORD and asked, “How can the ark of the LORD ever come to me?” 10So he was unwilling to move the ark of the LORD to the City of David; instead, he took it aside to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.…
Cross References
Luke 5:8
When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus' knees. "Go away from me, Lord," he said, "for I am a sinful man."

1 Samuel 6:20
The men of Beth-shemesh asked, "Who can stand in the presence of the LORD, this holy God? To whom should the ark go up from here?"

2 Samuel 6:8
Then David became angry because the LORD had burst forth against Uzzah; so he named that place Perez-uzzah, as it is called to this day.

Psalm 119:120
My flesh trembles in awe of You; I stand in fear of Your judgments.

Treasury of Scripture

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

afraid

Numbers 17:12,13 And the children of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, Behold, we die, …

1 Samuel 5:10,11 Therefore they sent the ark of God to Ekron. And it came to pass, …

1 Samuel 6:20 And the men of Bethshemesh said, Who is able to stand before this …

Psalm 119:120 My flesh trembles for fear of you; and I am afraid of your judgments.

Isaiah 6:5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean …

Luke 5:8,9 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart …

1 Peter 3:6 Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters you …

How shall

1 Kings 8:27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven …

1 Chronicles 13:11,12 And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach on Uzza: …

Job 25:5,6 Behold even to the moon, and it shines not; yes, the stars are not …

(9) David was afraid.--The immediate effect of the judgment was to produce in David, and doubtless in all the people, that awe of the majesty of God in which they had shown themselves deficient. If this was at first excessive, it was soon moderated.

Verse 9. - David was afraid. This was his next feeling. Neither he nor Uzzah had offended wilfully, and so severe a punishment for an "error" made him dread the presence of so dangerous a thing as the ark seemed to be. Instead, therefore, of taking it into "the city of David," he turns aside and leaves it in the house of the nearest Levite. In both his anger and his dread David manifests himself to us as one whose ideas about God were somewhat childish. He regards Jehovah as a powerful and capricious Being, who must be appeased. He had attained to juster views in Psalm 16. and other such trustful hymns. And David was afraid of the Lord that day,.... Lest he should be smitten for his error also, and especially as he had discovered some resentment at the Lord's dealing with Uzzah; when he ought to have been still and quiet, and submitted to the will of God, and owned his justice in it, confessed his own error, and been thankful for his sparing mercy vouchsafed to him:

and said, how shall the ark of the Lord come to me? the meaning of which is not, how it should be brought to the place provided by him in Jerusalem, now Uzzah was dead, for there were Levites enough to carry it, as they afterwards did; but as signifying that it would be either boldness and presumption in him to do it, since God had shown such a mark of his displeasure at their proceeding, that he might be in doubt whether it was the will of God it should come to him; or as fearing it would be dangerous to him to have it with him, since he might be guilty of such an error, of the same, or like it, that had been committed. 9, 10. David was afraid of the Lord that day, etc.—His feelings on this alarming judgment were greatly excited on various accounts, dreading that the displeasure of God had been provoked by the removal of the ark, that the punishment would be extended to himself and people, and that they might fall into some error or neglect during the further conveyance of the ark. He resolved, therefore, to wait for more light and direction as to the path of duty. An earlier consultation by Urim would have led him right at the first, whereas in this perplexity and distress, he was reaping the fruits of inconsideration and neglect.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.
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