1 Samuel 6:9

Overview - 1 Samuel 6
After seven months the Philistines take counsel how to send back the ark.
10 They bring it on a new cart with an offering unto Beth-shemesh.
19 The people are smitten for looking into the ark.
21 They send to them of Kirjath-jearim to fetch it.
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1 Samuel 6:9  (King James Version)
And see, if it goeth up by the way of his own coast to Bethshemesh, then he hath done us this great evil: but if not, then we shall know that it is not his hand that smote us: it was a chance that happened to us.

Joshua 15:10 ; 21:16

or, it.
Amos 3:6

we shall

not his hand
Isaiah 26:11

a chance
2 Samuel 1:6 ; Ecclesiastes 9:11 ; Luke 10:31