1 Chronicles 13:12
New International Version
David was afraid of God that day and asked, "How can I ever bring the ark of God to me?"

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

English Standard Version
And David was afraid of God that day, and he said, “How can I bring the ark of God home to me?”

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

King James Bible
And David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of God home to me?

New King James Version
David was afraid of God that day, saying, “How can I bring the ark of God to me?”

New American Standard Bible
David was afraid of God that day, saying, “How can I bring the ark of God home to me?”

NASB 1995
David was afraid of God that day, saying, "How can I bring the ark of God home to me?"

NASB 1977
And David was afraid of God that day, saying, “How can I bring the ark of God home to me?”

Amplified Bible
David was afraid of God that day, and he said, “How can I bring the ark of God home with me?”

Christian Standard Bible
David feared God that day and said, “How can I ever bring the ark of God to me? ”

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

American Standard Version
And David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of God home to me?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And David was afraid of LORD JEHOVAH on that day, and he said: “How will I bring the ark of LORD JEHOVAH with me?”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David feared God that day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of God in to myself?

Contemporary English Version
David was afraid what the LORD might do to him, and he asked himself, "Should I really be the one to take care of the sacred chest?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he feared God at that time, saying: How can I bring in the ark of God to me?

English Revised Version
And David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of God home to me?

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David was afraid of God that day. "How can I bring God's ark to my [city]?" he asked.

International Standard Version
But David feared God that day, and asked "How am I to bring the Ark of God to me?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David was afraid of God that day, saying: 'How shall I bring the ark of God home to me?'

Literal Standard Version
And David fears God on that day, saying, “How do I bring the Ark of God to me?”

NET Bible
David was afraid of God that day and said, "How will I ever be able to bring the ark of God up here?"

New Heart English Bible
David was afraid of God that day, saying, "How can I bring the ark of God to me?"

World English Bible
David was afraid of God that day, saying, "How shall I bring the ark of God home to me?"

Young's Literal Translation
And David feareth God on that day, saying, 'How do I bring in unto me the ark of God?'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Uzzah Touches the Ark
11Then 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. 12That day David feared God and asked, “How can I ever bring the ark of God to me?” 13So he did not move the ark with him to the City of David; instead, he took it aside to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.…

Cross References
1 Chronicles 13:11
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.

1 Chronicles 13:13
So he did not move the ark with him to the City of David; instead, he took it aside to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.


Treasury of Scripture

And David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of God home to me?

afraid of God

Numbers 17:12,13
And the children of Israel spake unto Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish…

1 Samuel 5:10,11
Therefore they sent the ark of God to Ekron. And it came to pass, as the ark of God came to Ekron, that the Ekronites cried out, saying, They have brought about the ark of the God of Israel to us, to slay us and our people…

1 Samuel 6:20
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?

How

1 Kings 8:27
But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?

Job 25:5,6
Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight…

Matthew 25:24
Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:









(12) God . . . ark of God.--Here and in 1Chronicles 13:8; 1Chronicles 13:14, &c. Samuel has Jehovah. The chronicler or his authority has avoided the frequent use of that most holy Name.

Saying.--Samuel, "and said."

How.--Hek, an Aramaic form, perhaps due to a transcriber rather than to the author.

Shall I bring.--Samuel, "shall come." Two different voices of the same verb.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
That
הַה֖וּא (ha·hū)
Article | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

day
בַּיּ֥וֹם (bay·yō·wm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day

David
דָוִיד֙ (ḏā·wîḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

feared
וַיִּירָ֤א (way·yî·rā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

God
הָ֣אֱלֹהִ֔ים (hā·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

and asked,
לֵאמֹ֑ר (lê·mōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“How
הֵ֚יךְ (hêḵ)
Interrogative
Strong's 1963: How?

can I ever bring
אָבִ֣יא (’ā·ḇî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

the ark
אֲר֥וֹן (’ă·rō·wn)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 727: A chest, ark

of God
הָאֱלֹהִֽים׃ (hā·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

to me?”
אֵלַ֔י (’ê·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to


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