Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO FIRST SAMUEL 6\\

In this chapter we are told the Philistines advised with their priests
what to do with the ark, and wherewith to send it home, \\#1Sa 6:1,2\\
whose advice was to send with it a trespass offering, golden images of
emerods and mice, and to put it on a new cart, and the images in a
coffer on the side of the ark, and draw it with two cows, \\#1Sa 6:3-8\\,
and gave them a token whereby they might know whether they had been
smitten by the God of Israel or not, \\#1Sa 6:9\\ which advice they
took, and acted in all things according to it; and the lords of the
Philistines accompanied the ark to the border of Bethshemesh,
\\#1Sa 6:10-12\\, where they of Bethshemesh received it with joy, and
offered the kine for a burnt offering to the Lord, and the Levites took
care of the ark and presents in it, and the lords of the Philistines
returned home, \\#1Sa 6:13-18\\, but they of Bethshemesh looking into
the ark were smitten of God, upon which they sent to the men of
Kirjathjearim to fetch it from them, \\#1Sa 6:19-21\\.