And they brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which [was]
That is, the new cart, which is the last thing spoken of, ( 2 Samuel 6:3 ) ; and the bringing of the ark out of his house is mentioned before; though some take this to be the coffer in which were the presents of the Philistines, which was now brought out along with the ark, see ( 1 Samuel 6:8 ) ;
accompanying the ark of God;
or "with the ark of God" F6; that is, they brought the new cart "from" the house of Abinadab on the hill, with the ark of God upon it:
and Ahio went before the ark;
guiding the oxen that drew it, and Uzzah might go behind, or on one side, to take care that the ark fell not out of it.
F6 (Myhlah Nwra Me) "cum arca Dei", Pagninus, Montanus, Tigurine version, Piscator.