1 Chronicles 13 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 David consulted with all of his leaders, the commanders of thousands and of hundreds. 1 David conferred with each of his officers, the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds.
2 Then David addressed the entire assembly of Israel, "If it seems right to you, and it is God's will, let's invite all our relatives wherever they are throughout Israel, along with their relatives, including their priests and Levites from their cities and surrounding pastures, to join us. 2 He then said to the whole assembly of Israel, "If it seems good to you and if it is the will of the LORD our God, let us send word far and wide to the rest of our brothers throughout the territories of Israel, and also to the priests and Levites who are with them in their towns and pasturelands, to come and join us.
3 And let's bring the Chest of our God back - the Chest that was out of sight, out of mind during the days of Saul." 3 Let us bring the ark of our God back to us, for we did not inquire of it during the reign of Saul."
4 The entire assembly of Israel agreed - everybody agreed that it was the right thing to do. 4 The whole assembly agreed to do this, because it seemed right to all the people.
5 So David gathered all Israel together, from Egypt's Pond of Horus in the southwest to the Pass of Hamath in the northeast, to go and get the Chest of God from Kiriath Jearim. 5 So David assembled all the Israelites, from the Shihor River in Egypt to Lebo Hamath, to bring the ark of God from Kiriath Jearim.
6 Then David and all Israel went to Baalah (Kiriath Jearim) in Judah to bring back the Chest of God, the "Cherubim-Throne-of-God," where God's Name is invoked. 6 David and all the Israelites with him went to Baalah of Judah (Kiriath Jearim) to bring up from there the ark of God the LORD, who is enthroned between the cherubim--the ark that is called by the Name.
7 They moved the Chest of God on a brand-new cart from the house of Abinadab with Uzzah and Ahio in charge. 7 They moved the ark of God from Abinadab's house on a new cart, with Uzzah and Ahio guiding it.
8 In procession with the Chest of God, David and all Israel worshiped exuberantly in song and dance, with a marching band of all kinds of instruments. 8 David and all the Israelites were celebrating with all their might before God, with songs and with harps, lyres, tambourines, cymbals and trumpets.
9 When they were at the threshing floor of Kidon, the oxen stumbled and Uzzah grabbed the Chest to keep it from falling off. 9 When they came to the threshing floor of Kidon, Uzzah reached out his hand to steady the ark, because the oxen stumbled.
10 God erupted in anger against Uzzah and killed him because he grabbed the Chest. He died on the spot - in the presence of God. 10 The LORD's anger burned against Uzzah, and he struck him down because he had put his hand on the ark. So he died there before God.
11 David lost his temper, angry because God exploded against Uzzah; the place is still called Perez Uzzah (Exploded Uzzah). 11 Then David was angry because the LORD's wrath had broken out against Uzzah, and to this day that place is called Perez Uzzah.
12 David was terrified of God that day; he said, "How can I possibly continue this parade with the Chest of God?" 12 David was afraid of God that day and asked, "How can I ever bring the ark of God to me?"
13 So David called off the parade of the Chest to the City of David; instead he stored it in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite. 13 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-Edom the Gittite.
14 The Chest of God was in storage in the house of Obed-Edom for three months. God blessed the family of Obed-Edom and everything around him. 14 The ark of God remained with the family of Obed-Edom in his house for three months, and the LORD blessed his household and everything he had.