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2 Samuel 6:6

    2 Samuel 6:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when they came to Nachon's threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when they came to Nachon's threshing floor, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when they came to the threshing-floor of Nacon, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen stumbled.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when they came to Nacon's grain-floor, Uzzah put his hand on the ark of God to keep it safe in its place, for the oxen were out of control.

    Webster's Revision

    And when they came to the threshing-floor of Nacon, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen stumbled.

    World English Bible

    When they came to the threshing floor of Nacon, Uzzah put forth [his hand] to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the cattle stumbled.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when they came to the threshing-floor of Nacon, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen stumbled.

    Definitions for 2 Samuel 6:6

    Ark - Box; chest.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 6:6

    Uzzah put forth his hand - In Numbers 4:15-20, the Levites are forbidden to touch the ark on pain of death, this penalty was inflicted upon Uzzah, and he was the first that suffered for a breach of this law.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 6:6

    Shook it - The use of the Heb. word here is unusual. Some take the word as in 2 Kings 9:33, and render the passage: "The oxen were throwing, or had thrown it down," very likely by turning aside to eat what grain there might be on the threshing-floor.