1 Chronicles 13:1–13

The Ark Brought from Kirjath Jearim

13 Then David consulted with the acaptains of thousands and hundreds, and with every leader. And David said to all the assembly of Israel, “If it seems good to you, and if it is of the Lord our God, let us send out to our brethren everywhere who are bleft in all the land of Israel, and with them to the priests and Levites who are in their cities and their common-lands, that they may gather together to us; and let us bring the ark of our God back to us, cfor we have not inquired at it since the days of Saul.” Then all the assembly said that they would do so, for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people.

So dDavid gathered all Israel together, from eShihor in Egypt to as far as the entrance of Hamath, to bring the ark of God ffrom Kirjath Jearim. And David and all Israel went up to gBaalah, 1to Kirjath Jearim, which belonged to Judah, to bring up from there the ark of God the Lord, hwho dwells between the cherubim, where His name is proclaimed. So they 2carried the ark of God ion a new cart jfrom the house of Abinadab, and Uzza and Ahio drove the cart. Then kDavid and all Israel played music before God with all their might, with 3singing, on harps, on stringed instruments, on tambourines, on cymbals, and with trumpets.

And when they came to 4Chidon’s threshing floor, Uzza put out his hand to hold the ark, for the oxen 5stumbled. 10 Then the anger of the Lord was aroused against Uzza, and He struck him lbecause he put his hand to the ark; and he mdied there before God. 11 And David became angry because of the Lord’s outbreak against Uzza; therefore that place is called 6Perez Uzza to this day. 12 David was afraid of God that day, saying, “How can I bring the ark of God to me?”

13 So David would not move the ark with him into the City of David, but took it aside into the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite.

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