13 He did not take the ark to be with him in the City of David. Instead, he took it to the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite.

Read 1 Chronicles 13:13 Using Other Translations

So David brought not the ark home to himself to the city of David, but carried it aside into the house of Obededom the Gittite.
So David did not take the ark home into the city of David, but took it aside to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.
So David did not move the Ark into the City of David. Instead, he took it to the house of Obed-edom of Gath.