And Davidconsulted with the captains of thousands and hundreds, and with every leader.2
And Davidsaid unto all the congregation of Israel, If it seem good unto you, and that it be of the LORD our God, let us sendaabroad unto our brethren every where, 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 unto us:
And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we enquired not at it in the days of Saul.4
And all the congregationsaid that they would do so : for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people.5
So Davidgathered all Israeltogether , from Shihor of Egypt even unto 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 thence the ark of God the LORD, that dwelleth between the cherubims, whose name is called on it.
And they carriedb the ark of God in a newcart out of the house of Abinadab: and Uzza and Ahiodrave the cart.8
And David and all IsraelplayedbeforeGod with all their might, and with singing,c and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.9
And when they came unto the threshingfloor of Chidon,dUzza put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxenstumbled .
And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzza, and he smote him, because he put his hand to the ark: and there he diedbeforeGod.11
And David was displeased , because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzza: wherefore that place is calledPerezuzzae to this day.12
And David was afraid of God that day,saying , How shall I bring the ark of God home to me?
So Davidbroughtf not the ark home to himself to the city of David, but carried it aside into the house of Obededom the Gittite.14
And the ark of Godremained with the family of Obededom in his housethreemonths. And the LORDblessed the house of Obededom, and all that he had.