Now therefore makeanewcart, and taketwomilchkine, on which there hath come no yoke, and tie the kine to the cart, and bring their calveshome from them:8
And take the ark of the LORD, and lay it upon the cart; and put the jewels of gold, which ye return him for a trespass offering, in a coffer by the side thereof; and send it away , that it may go .
And see , if it goeth up by the way of his own coast to Bethshemesh, then he hath done us this greatevil: but if not, then we shall know that it is not his hand that smote us: it was a chance that happened to us .
And the men did so ; and tooktwomilchkine, and tied them to the cart, and shut up their calves at home:11
And they laid the ark of the LORD upon the cart, and the coffer with the mice of gold and the images of their emerods.12
And the kine took the straightway to the way of Bethshemesh, and went along the highway , lowing as they went , and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left; and the lords of the Philistineswentafter them unto the border of Bethshemesh.13
And they of Bethshemesh were reaping their wheatharvest in the valley: and they lifted up their eyes, and saw the ark, and rejoiced to see it.
And the cartcame into the field of Joshua, a Bethshemite, and stood there, where there was a greatstone: and they clave the wood of the cart, and offered the kine a burnt offering unto the LORD.