1 Samuel 6:12
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
And the cows took the straight way in the direction of Beth-shemesh; they went along the highway, lowing as they went, and did not turn aside to the right or to the left. And the lords of the Philistines followed them to the border of Beth-shemesh.

King James Bible
And the kine took the straight way to the way of Bethshemesh, and went along the highway, lowing as they went, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left; and the lords of the Philistines went after them unto the border of Bethshemesh.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
The cows took the straight way by the way to Beth Shemesh; they went along the highway, lowing as they went, and didn't turn aside to the right hand or to the left; and the lords of the Philistines went after them to the border of Beth Shemesh.

Young's Literal Translation
And the kine go straight in the way, on the way to Beth-Shemesh, in one highway they have gone, going and lowing, and have not turned aside right or left; and the princes of the Philistines are going after them unto the border of Beth-Shemesh.

1 Samuel 6:12 Parallel
Commentary
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Lowing as they went - Milking cows had been chosen on purpose to make the sign more significant. Nature would obviously dispose the cows to go toward their calves; their going in an opposite direction was therefore plainly a divine impulse overruling their natural inclination. And this is brought out more distinctly by the mention of their lowing, which was caused by their remembering their calves.

And the lords ... - This circumstance of the five satraps of the Philistines accompanying the ark in person both made it impossible for the Israelites to practice any deceit (compare Matthew 27:63-66), and is also a striking testimony to the agitation caused among the Philistines by the plagues inflicted on them since the ark had been in their country.

1 Samuel 6:12 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Of Preparation.
That a Christian ought necessarily to prepare himself before he presume to be a partaker of the holy communion, may evidently appear by five reasons:-- First, Because it is God's commandment; for if he commanded, under the pain of death, that none uncircumcised should eat the paschal lamb (Exod. xii. 48), nor any circumcised under four days preparation, how much greater preparation does he require of him that comes to receive the sacrament of his body and blood? which, as it succeeds, so doth it
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Cross References
Numbers 20:19
Again, the sons of Israel said to him, "We will go up by the highway, and if I and my livestock do drink any of your water, then I will pay its price. Let me only pass through on my feet, nothing else."

1 Samuel 6:9
"Watch, if it goes up by the way of its own territory to Beth-shemesh, then He has done us this great evil. But if not, then we will know that it was not His hand that struck us; it happened to us by chance."

1 Samuel 6:11
They put the ark of the LORD on the cart, and the box with the golden mice and the likenesses of their tumors.

1 Samuel 6:13
Now the people of Beth-shemesh were reaping their wheat harvest in the valley, and they raised their eyes and saw the ark and were glad to see it.

Jump to Previous
Beth Bethshemesh Beth-Shemesh Border Cows Direction Hand Highway Lowing Philistines Right Shemesh Straight Turn Turned Way
Jump to Next
Beth Bethshemesh Beth-Shemesh Border Cows Direction Hand Highway Lowing Philistines Right Shemesh Straight Turn Turned Way
Links
1 Samuel 6:12 NIV
1 Samuel 6:12 NLT
1 Samuel 6:12 ESV
1 Samuel 6:12 NASB
1 Samuel 6:12 KJV

1 Samuel 6:12 Bible Apps
1 Samuel 6:12 Biblia Paralela
1 Samuel 6:12 Chinese Bible
1 Samuel 6:12 French Bible
1 Samuel 6:12 German Bible

1 Samuel 6:12 Commentaries

Bible Hub
1 Samuel 6:11
Top of Page
Top of Page