David consulted with the captains of thousands and of hundreds, even with every leader.
David said to all the assembly of Yisra'el, If it seem good to you, and if it be of the LORD our God, let us send abroad everywhere to our brothers who are left in all Eretz-Yisra'el, with whom the Kohanim and Levites are in their cities that have suburbs, that they may gather themselves to us;
and let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we didn't seek it in the days of Sha'ul.
All the assembly said that they would do so; for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people.
So David assembled all Yisra'el together, from the Shichor [the brook] of Mitzrayim even to the entrance of Hamat, to bring the ark of God from Kiryat-Ye`arim.
David went up, and all Yisra'el, to Ba`alah, [that is], to Kiryat-Ye`arim, which belonged to Yehudah, to bring up from there the ark of God the LORD that sits [above] the Keruvim, that is called by the Name.
They carried the ark of God on a new cart, [and brought it] out of the house of Avinadav: and Uzza and Achyo drove the cart.
David and all Yisra'el played before God with all their might, even with songs, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.
When they came to the threshing floor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled.
The anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzza, and he struck him, because he put forth his hand to the ark; and there he died before God.
David was displeased, because the LORD had broken forth on Uzza; and he called that place Peretz-Uzzah, to this day.
David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of God home to me?
So David didn't move the ark to him into the city of David, but carried it aside into the house of `Oved-'Edom the Gittite.
The ark of God remained with the family of `Oved-'Edom in his house three months: and the LORD blessed the house of `Oved-'Edom, and all that he had.