|1 Chronicles 13 |
1 And David consulted with the captains of thousands and hundreds, and with every leader.
2 And David said to all the congregation of Israel, "If it seems good to you, and that it is of the LORD our God, let us send abroad to our brothers everywhere, that are left in all the land of Israel, and with them also to the priests and Levites which are in their cities and suburbs, that they may gather themselves to us.
3 And let us bring again the ark of our God to us for we have not sought it in the days of Saul."
4 And all the congregation said that they would do so for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people.
5 So David gathered all Israel together, from Shihor of Egypt even to the entering of Hemath, to bring the ark of God from Kirjathjearim.
6 And David went up, and all Israel, to Baalah, that is, to Kirjathjearim, which belonged to Judah, to bring up there the ark of God the LORD, that dwells between the cherubim, whose name is called on it.
7 And they carried the ark of God in a new cart out of the house of Abinadab; and Uzza and Ahio drove the cart.
8 David and all Israel played before God with all their might, with singing, with harps, with psalteries, with timbrels, with cymbals, and with trumpets.
9 And when they came to the threshing floor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to steady the ark because the oxen stumbled.
10 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzza, and he struck him because he had put his hand to the ark; and he died there before God.
11 David was displeased because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzza. Therefore that place is called Perezuzza to this day.
12 David was afraid of God that day, saying,"How shall I bring the ark of God home to me?"
13 So David did not bring the ark home to himself to the city of David, but instead placed it in the house of Obededom the Gittite.
14 And the ark of God remained with the family of Obededom in his house three months. And the LORD blessed the house of Obededom, and all that he had.
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