David again brought together out of Israel chosen men, thirty thousand in all.
He and all his men set out from Baalah1 of Judaha to bring up from there the ark2 of God, which is called by the Name,b3 the name of the LORD Almighty, who is enthroned4 between the cherubim5 that are on the ark.
They set the ark of God on a new cart6 and brought it from the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill.7 Uzzah and Ahio, sons of Abinadab, were guiding the new cart
with the ark of God on it,c and Ahio was walking in front of it.
David and the whole house of Israel were celebrating8 with all their might before the LORD, with songsd and with harps, lyres, tambourines, sistrums and cymbals.96
When they came to the threshing floor of Nacon, Uzzah reached out and took hold of10 the ark of God, because the oxen stumbled.
The LORD's anger burned against Uzzah because of his irreverent act;11 therefore God struck him down12 and he died there beside the ark of God.
Then David was angry because the LORD's wrath13 had broken out against Uzzah, and to this day that place is called Perez Uzzah.e149
David was afraid of the LORD that day and said, "How15 can the ark of the LORD ever come to me?"
He was not willing to take the ark of the LORD to be with him in the City of David. Instead, he took it aside to the house of Obed-Edom16 the Gittite.
The ark of the LORD remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite for three months, and the LORD blessed him and his entire household.17