1 H727 And the ark H3068 of the Lord H7704 was in the country H6430 of the Philistines H7651 seven H2320 months.
2 H6430 And the Philistines H7121 called H3548 for the priests H7080 and the diviners, H559 saying, H6213 What shall we do H727 to the ark H3068 of the Lord? H3045 tell H7971 us with which we shall send H4725 it to his place.
3 H559 And they said, H7971 If you send away H727 the ark H430 of the God H3478 of Israel, H7971 send H7387 it not empty; H7725 but in any wise H7725 return H817 him a trespass offering: H7495 then you shall be healed, H3045 and it shall be known H3027 to you why his hand H5493 is not removed from you.
4 H559 Then said H817 they, What shall be the trespass offering H7725 which we shall return H559 to him? They answered, H2568 Five H2091 golden H2914 ulcers, H2568 and five H2091 golden H5909 mice, H4557 according to the number H5633 of the lords H6430 of the Philistines: H259 for one H4046 plague H5633 was on you all, and on your lords.
5 H6213 Why you shall make H6754 images H2914 of your ulcers, H6754 and images H5909 of your mice H7843 that mar H776 the land; H5414 and you shall give H3519 glory H430 unto the God H3478 of Israel: H7043 perhaps he will lighten H3027 his hand H430 from off you, and from off your gods, H776 and from off your land.
6 H3513 Why then do you harden H3824 your hearts, H4714 as the Egyptians H6547 and Pharaoh H3513 hardened H3820 their hearts? H5953 when he had worked wonderfully H7971 among them, did they not let the people go, H3212 and they departed?
7 H6213 Now therefore make H259 a H2319 new H5699 cart, H3947 and take H8147 two H5763 milk H6510 cows, H5927 on which there has come H5923 no yoke, H631 and tie H6510 the cows H5699 to the cart, H7725 and bring H1121 their calves H1004 home H310 from them:
8 H3947 And take H727 the ark H3068 of the Lord, H5414 and lay H5699 it upon the cart; H7760 and put H3627 the jewels H2091 of gold, H7725 which you return H817 him for a trespass offering, H712 in a coffer H6654 by the side H7971 there; and send it away, H1980 that it may go.
9 H7200 And see, H5927 if it goes up H1870 by the way H1366 of his own coast H1053 to Beth–shemesh, H6213 then he has done H1419 us this great H7451 evil: H3045 but if not, then we shall know H3027 that it is not his hand H5060 that struck H4745 us; it was a chance H1961 that happened to us.
10 H582 And the men H6213 did so; H3947 and took H8147 two H5763 milk H6510 cows, H631 and tied H5699 them to the cart, H3607 and shut up H1121 their calves H1004 at home:
11 H7760 And they laid H727 the ark H3068 of the Lord H5699 upon the cart, H712 and the coffer H5909 with the mice H2091 of gold H6754 and the images H2914 of their ulcers.
12 H6510 And the cows H3474 took the straight H1870 way H1870 to the way H1053 of Beth–shemesh, H1980 and went along H4546 the highway, H1600 lowing H1980 as they went, H5493 and turned not aside H3225 to the right hand H8040 or to the left; H5633 and the lords H6430 of the Philistines H1980 went H310 after H1366 them unto the border H1053 of Beth–shemesh.
13 H1053 And they of Beth–shemesh H7114 were reaping H2406 their wheat H7105 harvest H6010 in the valley: H5375 and they lifted up H5869 their eyes, H7200 and saw H727 the ark, H8055 and rejoiced H7200 to see it.
14 H5699 And the cart H935 came H7704 into the field H3091 of Joshua, H1030 a Beth–shemite, H5975 and stood H1419 there, where there was a great H68 stone: H1234 and they split H6086 the wood H5699 of the cart, H5927 and offered H6510 the cows H5930 a burnt offering H3068 unto the Lord.
15 H3881 And the Levites H3381 took down H727 the ark H3068 of the Lord, H712 and the coffer H3627 that was with it, where the jewels H2091 of gold H7760 were, and put H1419 them on the great H68 stone: H582 and the men H1053 of Beth–shemesh H5927 offered H5930 burnt offerings H2076 and sacrificed H2077 sacrifices H3117 the same day H3068 unto the Lord.
16 H2568 And when the five H5633 lords H6430 of the Philistines H7200 had seen H7725 it, they returned H6138 to Ekron H3117 the same day.
17 H2091 And these are the golden H2914 ulcers H6430 which the Philistines H7725 returned H817 for a trespass offering H3068 unto the Lord; H795 for Ashdod H259 one, H5804 for Gaza H259 one, H831 for Askelon H259 one, H1661 for Gath H259 one, H6138 for Ekron H259 one;
18 H2091 And the golden H5909 mice, H4557 according to the number H5892 of all the cities H6430 of the Philistines H2568 belonging to the five H5633 lords, H4013 both of fenced H5892 cities, H6521 and of country H3724 villages, H1419 even unto the great H59 stone of Abel, H3240 whereon they set down H727 the ark H3068 of the Lord: H3117 which stone remains unto this day H7704 in the field H3091 of Joshua, H1030 the Beth–shemite.
19 H5221 And he struck H376 the men H1053 of Beth–shemesh, H7200 because they had looked H727 into the ark H3068 of the Lord, H5221 even he struck H5971 of the people H2572 fifty H505 thousand H7657 and sixty and ten H582 men: H5971 and the people H56 lamented, H3068 because the Lord H5221 had struck H5971 many of the people H1419 with a great H4347 slaughter.
20 H582 And the men H1053 of Beth–shemesh H559 said, H3201 Who is able H5975 to stand H6440 before H6918 this holy H3068 Lord H430 God? H5927 and to whom shall he go up from us?