And the kine took the straight way 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 Philistines went after them unto the border of Bethshemesh.
And they of
reaping their wheat harvest in the valley: and they lifted up their eyes, and saw the ark, and rejoiced to see it
And the cart came into the field of Joshua, a Bethshemite, and stood there, where there was
a great stone: and they clave the wood of the cart, and offered the kine a burnt offering unto the LORD.
And the Levites took down the ark of the LORD, and the coffer that was
with it, wherein the jewels of gold were
, and put them
on the great stone: and the men of Bethshemesh offered burnt offerings and sacrificed sacrifices the same day unto the LORD.
And when the five lords of the Philistines had seen it
, they returned to Ekron the same day.
And these are
the golden emerods which the Philistines returned for
a trespass offering unto the LORD; for Ashdod one, for Gaza one, for Askelon one, for Gath one, for Ekron one;