SEV Biblia, Chapter 6:8 Tomaréis luego el arca del SEÑOR, y la pondréis sobre el carro; y poned en una caja al lado de ella las alhajas de oro que le pagáis en expiación; y la dejaréis que se vaya.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Samuel 6:8 Verse 8. The jewels of gold] The word ylq keley, which our translators so often render jewels, signifies vessels, implements, ornaments, &c. A jewel of gold has an odd sound to those who always attach the idea of a precious stone to the term.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 8. And take the ark of the Lord, and lay it upon the cart , etc.] Which was dispensed with in these uncircumcised Philistines, there being no other to do this service: and put the jewels of gold ; or rather “vessels of gold” f120 ; the five golden emerods, and the five golden mice: which ye return him for a trespass offering, in a coffer by the side thereof ; in a basket, as the Syriac version: in a scrip, as the Arabic; in a purse, or bag, as Josephus f121 ; which latter is probable enough: and send it away, that it may go ; that is, set it a going, without any driver or guide; but leave it to take its course of itself to the land of Israel.
Josephus says it was set in a place where three ways met, that it might take which it might; and the taking of the right way must be a strong evidence of its being under the direction of God.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-9 - Seven months the Philistines were punished with the presence of the ark; so long it was a plague to them, because they would not send it home sooner. Sinners lengthen out their own miseries by refusing to part with their sins. The Israelites made no effort to recover the ark Alas! where shall we find concern for religion prevail above all othe matters? In times of public calamity we fear for ourselves, for ou families, and for our country; but who cares for the ark of God? We ar favoured with the gospel, but it is treated with neglect or contempt We need not wonder if it should be taken from us; to many persons this though the heavies of calamities, would occasion no grief. There ar multitudes whom any profession would please as well as that of Christianity. But there are those who value the house, the word, an the ministry of God above their richest possessions, who dread the los of these blessings more than death. How willing bad men are to shif off their convictions, and when they are in trouble, to believe it is chance that happens; and that the rod has no voice which they shoul hear or heed!
Original Hebrew ולקחתם 3947 את 853 ארון 727 יהוה 3068 ונתתם 5414 אתו 853 אל 413 העגלה 5699 ואת 853 כלי 3627 הזהב 2091 אשׁר 834 השׁבתם 7725 לו אשׁם 817 תשׂימו 7760 בארגז 712 מצדו 6654 ושׁלחתם 7971 אתו 853 והלך׃ 1980