Bible: 1 Samuel 6:19-21

6:19 But the Lord 1  struck down some of the people of Beth Shemesh because they had looked into the ark of the Lord; he struck down 50,070 2  of the men. The people grieved because the Lord had struck the people with a hard blow. 6:20 The residents of Beth Shemesh asked, “Who is able to stand before the Lord, this holy God? To whom will the ark 3  go up from here?”

6:21 So they sent messengers to the residents of Kiriath Jearim, saying, “The Philistines have returned the ark of the Lord. Come down here and take it back home with you.”

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