Then Davidconsulted with the captains of the thousands and the hundreds, even with everyleader.
2Davidsaid to all the assembly of Israel, "If it seems good to you, and if it is from the LORD our God, let us sendeverywhere to our kinsmen who remain in all the land of Israel, also to the priests and Levites who are with them in their cities with pasturelands, that they may meet with us;
and let us bringback the ark of our God to us, 1for we did not seek it in the days of Saul."
Then all the assemblysaid that they would doso, for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people.
52So DavidassembledallIsrael together, from the Shihor of Egypt even to the entrance of Hamath, 3to bring the ark of God from Kiriath-jearim.
64David and allIsraelwent up to 5Baalah, that is, to Kiriath-jearim, which belongs to Judah, to bring up from there the ark of God, the LORD6who is enthroned above the cherubim, where His name is called.
They acarried the ark of God on a newcart from 7the house of Abinadab, and Uzza and Ahiodrove the cart.
8David and allIsrael were celebratingbeforeGod with all their might, 8even with songs and with lyres, harps, tambourines, cymbals and with trumpets.
When they came to 9the threshingfloor of Chidon, Uzzaput out his hand to hold the ark, because the oxen nearly upset it.
The anger of the LORDburned against Uzza, so He struck him down10because he put out his hand to the ark ; 11and he diedtherebeforeGod.
Then Davidbecameangrybecausebof the LORD'Soutburst against Uzza ; and he called that placecPerez-uzza to thisday.
12David was afraid of God that day, saying, "How can I bring the ark of God home to me?"
So David did not take the ark with him to the city of David, but took it aside12to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.
Thus the ark of Godremained with the family of Obed-edom in his housethreemonths ; and 13the LORDblessed the family of Obed-edom with all that he had.