1 Samuel 6:20
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And the people of Beth Shemesh asked, "Who can stand in the presence of the LORD, this holy God? To whom will the ark go up from here?"

King James Bible
And the men of Bethshemesh said, Who is able to stand before this holy LORD God? and to whom shall he go up from us?

Darby Bible Translation
And the men of Beth-shemesh said, Who is able to stand before Jehovah, this holy God? and to whom shall he go up from us?

World English Bible
The men of Beth Shemesh said, "Who is able to stand before Yahweh, this holy God? To whom shall he go up from us?"

Young's Literal Translation
And the men of Beth-Shemesh say, 'Who is able to stand before Jehovah, this holy God? and unto whom doth He go up from us?'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Who is able to stand - Why this exclamation? They knew that God had forbidden any to touch his ark but the priests and Levites; but they endeavored to throw that blame on God, as a Being hard to be pleased, which belonged solely to themselves.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

1 Samuel 5:8-12 They sent therefore and gathered all the lords of the Philistines to them, and said, What shall we do with the ark of the God of Israel...

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

2 Samuel 6:7,9 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...

1 Chronicles 13:11-13 And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach on Uzza: why that place is called Perezuzza to this day...

Psalm 76:7 You, even you, are to be feared: and who may stand in your sight when once you are angry?

Malachi 3:2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appears? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:

Luke 5:8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.

Luke 8:37 Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about sought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear...

Library
The Practice of Piety in Glorifying God in the Time of Sickness, and when Thou Art Called to Die in the Lord.
As soon as thou perceivest thyself to be visited with any sickness, meditate with thyself: 1. That "misery cometh not forth of the dust; neither doth affliction spring out of the earth." Sickness comes not by hap or chance (as the Philistines supposed that their mice and emrods came, 1 Sam. vi. 9), but from man's wickedness, which, as sparkles, breaketh out. "Man suffereth," saith Jeremiah, "for his sins." "Fools," saith David, "by reason of their transgressions, and because of their iniquities,
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Adam's Sin
Q-15: WHAT WAS THE SIN WHEREBY OUR FIRST PARENTS FELL FROM THE ESTATE WHEREIN THEY WERE CREATED? A: That sin was eating the forbidden fruit. 'She took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also to her husband.' Gen 3:3. Here is implied, 1. That our first parents fell from their estate of innocence. 2. The sin by which they fell, was eating the forbidden fruit. I. Our first parents fell from their glorious state of innocence. God made man upright, but they have sought out many inventions.' Eccl
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
Revelation 6:17
For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can withstand it?"

Leviticus 11:44
I am the LORD your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy. Do not make yourselves unclean by any creature that moves along the ground.

Leviticus 11:45
I am the LORD, who brought you up out of Egypt to be your God; therefore be holy, because I am holy.

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

Malachi 3:2
But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner's fire or a launderer's soap.

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