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2 Samuel 6:7

    2 Samuel 6:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the wrath of the Lord, burning against Uzzah, sent destruction on him because he had put his hand on the ark, and death came to him there by the ark of God.

    Webster's Revision

    And the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.

    World English Bible

    The anger of Yahweh was kindled against Uzzah; and God struck him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.

    Definitions for 2 Samuel 6:7

    Ark - Box; chest.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 6:7

    Smote him there for his error - Uzzah sinned through ignorance and precipitancy; he had not time to reflect, the oxen suddenly stumbled; and, fearing lest the ark should fall, he suddenly stretched out his hand to prevent it. Had he touched the ark with impunity, the populace might have lost their respect for it and its sacred service, the example of Uzzah must have filled them with fear and sacred reverence; and, as to Uzzah, no man can doubt of his eternal safety. He committed a sin unto death, but doubtless the mercy of God was extended to his soul.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 6:7

    For his error - The Hebrew is difficult, and some prefer the reading of the parallel passage, "because ... ask" 1 Chronicles 13:10.