At Abinadab's house they brought out the Covenant Box and put it on a new cart. Uzzah and Ahio guided the cart,
while David and all the people danced with all their might to honor God. They sang and played musical instruments - harps, drums, cymbals, and trumpets.
As they came to the threshing place of Chidon, the oxen stumbled, and Uzzah reached out and took hold of the Covenant Box.
At once the Lord became angry with Uzzah and killed him for touching the Box. He died there in God's presence,
and so that place has been called Perez Uzzah ever since. David was furious because the Lord had punished Uzzah in anger.
Then David was afraid of God and said, "How can I take the Covenant Box with me now?" 1
So David did not take it with him to Jerusalem. Instead, he left it at the house of a man named Obed Edom, a native of the city of Gath.
It stayed there three months, and the Lord blessed Obed Edom's family and everything that belonged to him. 2