Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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.

We shall

Not his hand

Bible References

He

Amos 3:6
If the trumpet shall be struck in the city and the people not be terrified? if evil shall be in the city and Jehovah did not?

We shall

1 Samuel 6:3
And they will say, If sending away the ark of the God of Israel, ye shall not send it away empty; for turning back, ye shall turn back a trespass: then ye shall be healed and we shall make known to you why his hand shall not be removed from you.

Not his hand

Isaiah 26:11
O Jehovah, high thy hand, they will not see: they shall see and be ashamed for their jealousy of the people; also the fire of thine enemies shall consume them.

A chance

2 Samuel 1:6
And the youth announcing to him, will say, And happening, I happened to be upon mount Gilboa, and behold, Saul leaning upon his spear; and behold, the chariots and lords, the horsemen, pursued him.
Ecclesiastes 9:11
I turned back, and saw under the sun that not to the fleet the race, and the war not to the strong, and also not to the wise, bread; and also not to the understanding ones, riches; and also not to the knowing, favor; for time and chance will light upon all of them.
Luke 10:31
And by accident a certain priest went down in that way : and having seen him, went on the opposite side.