David and all the Israelites with him went to Baalah1 of Judah (Kiriath Jearim) to bring up from there the ark of God the LORD, who is enthroned between the cherubim2--the ark that is called by the Name.
They moved the ark of God from Abinadab's3 house on a new cart, with Uzzah and Ahio guiding it.
David and all the Israelites were celebrating with all their might before God, with songs and with harps, lyres, tambourines, cymbals and trumpets.49
When they came to the threshing floor of Kidon, Uzzah reached out his hand to steady the ark, because the oxen stumbled.
The LORD's anger5 burned against Uzzah, and he struck him down6 because he had put his hand on the ark. So he died there before God.
Then David was angry because the LORD's wrath had broken out against Uzzah, and to this day that place is called Perez Uzzah.a712
David was afraid of God that day and asked, "How can I ever bring the ark of God to me?"
He did not take the ark to be with him in the City of David. Instead, he took it aside to the house of Obed-Edom8 the Gittite.
The ark of God remained with the family of Obed-Edom in his house for three months, and the LORD blessed his household9 and everything he had.