2 Samuel 6:8

8 David was angry because the Lord had burst forth with an outburst upon Uzzah; so that place is called Perez-uzzah, to this day.

2 Samuel 6:8 Meaning and Commentary

2 Samuel 6:8

And David was displeased, because the Lord had made a breach
upon Uzzah
He could not easily submit, and be reconciled to the providence; his heart was ready to rise up against God, and murmur at him for striking him dead in such an awful manner, for so small a matter as this might seem to be; and the rather, as this put a stop to the procession, and cast a damp upon their joy and mirth on this occasion, and might seem to be an ill omen to David, and be improved by his enemies against him:

and he called the name of the place Perezuzzah unto this day;
the name he gave the place, which signifies "the breach of Uzzah", continued to the time of writing this book.

2 Samuel 6:8 In-Context

6 When they came to the threshing floor of Nacon, Uzzah reached out his hand to the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen shook it.
7 The anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah; and God struck him there because he reached out his hand to the ark; and he died there beside the ark of God.
8 David was angry because the Lord had burst forth with an outburst upon Uzzah; so that place is called Perez-uzzah, to this day.
9 David was afraid of the Lord that day; he said, "How can the ark of the Lord come into my care?"
10 So David was unwilling to take the ark of the Lord into his care in the city of David; instead David took it to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. That is [Bursting Out Against Uzzah]