And the arkH727 of the LORDH3068 was in the countryH7704 of the PhilistinesH6430 sevenH7651 months.H2320
And the PhilistinesH6430 calledH7121 for the priestsH3548 and the diviners,H7080 saying,H559 WhatH4100 shall we doH6213 to the arkH727 of the LORD?H3068 tellH3045 us with whichH4100 we shall sendH7971 it to his place.H4725
And they said,H559 IfH518 you sendH7971 away the arkH727 of the GodH430 of Israel,H3478 sendH7971 it not empty;H7387 but in any wise returnH7725 him a trespassH817 offering: thenH227 you shall be healed,H7495 and it shall be knownH3045 to you whyH4100 his handH3027 is not removedH5493 from you.
Then saidH559 they, WhatH4100 shall be the trespassH817 offering whichH834 we shall returnH7725 to him? They answered,H559 FiveH2568 goldenH2091 tumors,H6076 and fiveH2568 goldenH2091 mice,H5909 according to the numberH4557 of the lordsH5633 of the Philistines:H6430 for oneH259 plagueH4046 was on you all,H3605 and on your lords.H5633
Why you shall makeH6213 imagesH6754 of your tumors,H6076 and imagesH6754 of your miceH5909 that marH7843 the land;H776 and you shall giveH5414 gloryH3519 to the GodH430 of Israel:H3478 peradventureH194 he will lightenH7043 his handH3027 from offH5921 you, and from offH5921 your gods,H430 and from offH5921 your land.H776
WhyH4100 then do you hardenH3513 your hearts,H3824 as the EgyptiansH4714 and PharaohH6547 hardenedH3513 their hearts?H3820 whenH834 he had workedH5953 wonderfullyH5953 among them, did they not let the people go,H7971 and they departed?H3212
NowH6258 therefore makeH6213 a newH2319 cart,H5699 and takeH3947 twoH8147 milkH5763 cows,H6510 onH5921 whichH834 there has comeH5927 noH3808 yoke,H5923 and tieH631 the cowsH6510 to the cart,H5699 and bringH7725 their calvesH1121 homeH1004 from them:
And takeH3947 the arkH727 of the LORD,H3068 and layH5414 it on the cart;H5699 and putH7760 the jewelsH3627 of gold,H2091 whichH834 you returnH7725 him for a trespassH817 offering, in a cofferH712 by the sideH6654 thereof; and sendH7971 it away, that it may go.H1980
And see,H7200 ifH518 it goesH5927 up by the wayH1870 of his own coastH1366 to Bethshemesh,H1053 then he has doneH6213 us thisH2063 greatH1419 evil:H7451 but ifH518 not, then we shall knowH3045 that it is not his handH3027 that smoteH5060 us: it was a chanceH4745 that happenedH1961 to us.
And the menH582 didH6213 so;H3651 and tookH3947 twoH8147 milkH5763 cows,H6510 and tiedH631 them to the cart,H5699 and shutH3607 up their calvesH1121 at home:H1004
And they laidH7760 the arkH727 of the LORDH3068 on the cart,H5699 and the cofferH712 with the miceH5909 of goldH2091 and the imagesH6754 of their tumors.H2914
And the cowsH6510 took the straightH3474 wayH1870 to the wayH1870 of Bethshemesh,H1053 and wentH1980 alongH1980 the highway,H4546 lowingH1600 as they went,H1980 and turnedH5493 not aside to the rightH3225 handH3225 or to the left;H8040 and the lordsH5633 of the PhilistinesH6430 wentH1980 afterH310 them to the borderH1366 of Bethshemesh.H1053
And they of BethshemeshH1053 were reapingH7114 their wheatH2406 harvestH7105 in the valley:H6010 and they liftedH5375 up their eyes,H5869 and sawH7200 the ark,H727 and rejoicedH8055 to seeH7200 it.
And the cartH5699 cameH935 intoH413 the fieldH7704 of Joshua,H3091 a Bethshemite,H1030 and stoodH5975 there,H8033 whereH8033 there was a greatH1419 stone:H68 and they splitH1234 the woodH6086 of the cart,H5699 and offeredH5927 the cowsH6510 a burntH5930 offering to the LORD.H3068
And the LevitesH3881 tookH3381 downH3381 the arkH727 of the LORD,H3068 and the cofferH712 that was with it, whereinH834 the jewelsH3627 of goldH2091 were, and putH7760 them onH413 the greatH1419 stone:H68 and the menH582 of BethshemeshH1053 offeredH5927 burntH5930 offerings and sacrificedH2076 sacrificesH2077 the sameH1931 dayH3117 to the LORD.H3068
And when the fiveH2568 lordsH5633 of the PhilistinesH6430 had seenH7200 it, they returnedH7725 to EkronH6138 the sameH1931 day.H3117
And theseH428 are the goldenH2091 tumorsH2914 whichH834 the PhilistinesH6430 returnedH7725 for a trespassH817 offering to the LORD;H3068 for AshdodH795 one,H259 for GazaH5804 one,H259 for AskelonH831 one,H259 for GathH1661 one,H259 for EkronH6138 one;H259
And the goldenH2091 mice,H5909 according to the numberH4557 of allH3605 the citiesH5892 of the PhilistinesH6430 belonging to the fiveH2568 lords,H5633 both of fencedH4013 cities,H5892 and of countryH6521 villages,H3724 even to the greatH1419 stone of Abel,H59 where onH834 H5921 they setH3240 down the arkH727 of the LORD:H3068 which stone remains to thisH2088 dayH3117 in the fieldH7704 of Joshua,H3091 the Bethshemite.H1030
And he smote the menH376 of Bethshemesh,H1053 becauseH3588 they had lookedH7200 into the arkH727 of the LORD,H3068 even he smoteH5221 of the peopleH5971 fiftyH2572 thousandH505 and three scoreH7657 and ten men:H376 and the peopleH5971 lamented,H56 becauseH3588 the LORDH3068 had smittenH5221 many of the peopleH5971 with a greatH1419 slaughter.H4347
And the menH582 of BethshemeshH1053 said,H559 WhoH4310 is ableH3201 to standH5975 beforeH6440 thisH2088 holyH6918 LORDH3068 God?H430 and to whomH4310 shall he goH5927 up from us?
And they sentH7971 messengersH4397 to the inhabitantsH3427 of Kirjathjearim,H7157 saying,H559 The PhilistinesH6430 have broughtH7725 againH7725 the arkH727 of the LORD;H3068 comeH3381 you down,H3381 and fetchH5927 it up to you.