1 Chronicles 13:12-14

12 David was afraid of God that day and asked, “How can I ever bring the ark of God to me?”
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.
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.

1 Chronicles 13:12-14 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO 1 CHRONICLES 13

The contents of this chapter are the same with 2Sa 6:1-11, only David's consultation with the principal men of Israel concerning the affair herein transacted is premised in the first four verses of this.

1 Chronicles 13:12-14 In-Context

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 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 afraid of God that day and asked, “How can I ever bring the ark of God to me?”
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.
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.

Cross References 2

  • 1. 1 Chronicles 15:18,24; 1 Chronicles 16:38; 1 Chronicles 26:4-5,15
  • 2. S 2 Samuel 6:11; 1 Chronicles 26:4-5