New Living Translation
"Who is able to stand in the presence of the LORD, this holy God?" they cried out. "Where can we send the Ark 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:20 Who is able, and c. - That is, to minister before the ark where the Lord is present. Since God is so severe to mark what is amiss in his servants, who is sufficient to serve him? It seems to be a complaint, or expostulation with God, concerning this great instance of his severity. And to whom, and c. - Who will dare to receive the ark with so much hazard to themselves. Thus when the word of God works with terror on men's consciences, instead of taking the blame to themselves, they frequently quarrel with the word, and endeavour to put it from them.
For the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to survive?"
For I am the LORD your God. You must consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy. So do not defile yourselves with any of these small animals that scurry along the ground.
For I, the LORD, am the one who brought you up from the land of Egypt, that I might be your God. Therefore, you must be holy because I am holy.
2 Samuel 6:9
David was now afraid of the LORD, and he asked, "How can I ever bring the Ark of the LORD back into my care?"
"But who will be able to endure it when he comes? Who will be able to stand and face him when he appears? For he will be like a blazing fire that refines metal, or like a strong soap that bleaches clothes.
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