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2 Samuel 6:1-11

Peril in Moving the Ark

2 And David arose and went with all the people who were with him to 2Baale-judah, to bring up from there the ark of God which is called by the 3Name, the very name of the LORD of hosts who 4is enthroned above the cherubim.
3 They placed the ark of God on 5a new cart that they might bring it from the house of Abinadab which was on the hill; and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were leading the new cart.
4 So 6they brought it with the ark of God from the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill; and Ahio was walking ahead of the ark.
5 Meanwhile, David and all the house of Israel 7were celebrating before the LORD 8with all kinds of instruments made of fir wood, and with lyres, harps, tambourines, castanets and cymbals.
6 But when they came to the 9threshing floor of Nacon, Uzzah 10reached out toward the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen nearly upset it.
7 And the anger of the LORD burned against Uzzah, and 11God struck him down there for his irreverence; and he died there by the ark of God.
8 David became angry because * of the LORD'S outburst * against Uzzah, and that place is called Perez-uzzah to this day.
9 So 12David was afraid of the LORD that day; and he said, "How can the ark of the LORD come to me?"
10 And David was unwilling * to move the ark of the LORD into the city of David with him; but David took it aside to the house of 13Obed-edom the Gittite.
11 Thus the ark of the LORD remained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months, and the LORD 14blessed Obed-edom and all his household.
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