2 Samuel 6:9
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English Standard Version
And David was afraid of the LORD that day, and he said, “How can the ark of the LORD come to me?”

King James Bible
And David was afraid of the LORD that day, and said, How shall the ark of the LORD come to me?

American Standard Version
And David was afraid of Jehovah that day; and he said, How shall the ark of Jehovah come unto me?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David was afraid of the Lord that day, saying: How shall the ark of the Lord come to me?

English Revised Version
And David was afraid of the LORD that day; and he said, How shall the ark of the LORD come unto me?

Webster's Bible Translation
And David was afraid of the LORD that day, and said, How shall the ark of the LORD come to me?

2 Samuel 6:9 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"They set the ark of God upon a new cart, and took it away from the house of Abinadab." הרכּיב means here "to put (load) upon a cart," and נשׂא dn to take away, i.e., drive off: for there are grammatical (or syntactical) reasons which make it impossible to render וישּׂאהוּ as a pluperfect ("they had taken"), on account of the previous וירכבו.

The ark of the covenant had been standing in the house of Abinadab from the time when the Philistines had sent it back into the land of Israel, i.e., about seventy years (viz., twenty years to the victory at Ebenezer mentioned in 1 Samuel 7:1., forty years under Samuel and Saul, and about ten years under David: see the chronological table). The further statement, that "Uzzah and Ahio, sons of Abinadab, drove the cart," may easily be reconciled with this. These two sons were either born about the time when the ark was first taken to Abinadab's house, or at a subsequent period; or else the term sons is used, as is frequently the case, in the sense of grandsons. The words from חדשׁה (the last word in 2 Samuel 6:3) to Gibeah in 2 Samuel 6:4 are wanting in the Septuagint, and can only have been introduced through the error of a copyist, whose eye wandered back to the first עגלה in 2 Samuel 6:3, so that he copied a whole line twice over; for they not only contain a pure tautology, a merely verbal and altogether superfluous and purposeless repetition, but they are altogether unsuitable to the connection in which they stand. Not only is there something very strange in the repetition of the חדשׁה without an article after העגלה; but the words which follow, ארון ה עם (with the ark of God), cannot be made to fit on to the repeated clause, for there is no sense whatever in such a sentence as this: "They brought it (the ark) out of the house of Abinadab, which is upon the hill, with the ark of God." The only way in which the words "with the ark" can be made to acquire any meaning at all, is by omitting the repetition referred to, and connecting them with the new cart in 2 Samuel 6:3 : "Uzzah and Ahio ... drove the cart with the ark of God, and Ahio went before the ark." נהג, to drive (a carriage), is construed here with an accusative, in 1 Chronicles 13:7 with בּ, as in Isaiah 11:6.

2 Samuel 6:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

afraid

Numbers 17:12,13 And the children of Israel spoke to 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...

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?

Psalm 119:120 My flesh trembles for fear of you; and I am afraid of your judgments.

Isaiah 6:5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the middle of a people of unclean lips...

Luke 5:8,9 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord...

1 Peter 3:6 Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters you are, as long as you do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.

How shall

1 Kings 8:27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain you...

1 Chronicles 13:11,12 And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach on Uzza: why that place is called Perezuzza to this day...

Job 25:5,6 Behold even to the moon, and it shines not; yes, the stars are not pure in his sight...

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

1 Samuel 6:20
Then the men of Beth-shemesh said, "Who is able to stand before the LORD, this holy God? And to whom shall he go up away from us?"

2 Samuel 6:8
And David was angry because the LORD had broken out against Uzzah. And that place is called Perez-uzzah to this day.

Psalm 119:120
My flesh trembles for fear of you, and I am afraid of your judgments.

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