13:1 And David consulted with the captains of thousands, and of
hundreds, [and] with every leader.
13:2 And David said to all the congregation of Israel, If [it
seemeth] good to you, and [that it is] of the LORD our God, let
us send abroad to our brethren every where, [that are] left in
all the land of Israel, and with them [also] to the priests and
Levites [who are] in their cities [and] suburbs, that they may
assemble to us:
13:3 And let us bring again to us the ark of our God: for we
inquired not at it in the days of Saul.
13:4 And all the congregation said that they would do so: for
the thing was right in the eyes of all the people.
13:5 So David assembled all Israel, from Shihor of Egypt even to
the entrance of Hemath, to bring the ark of God from
13:6 And David went up, and all Israel, to Baalah, [that is], to
Kirjath-jearim, which [belonged] to Judah, to bring up thence
the ark of God the LORD, that dwelleth [between] the cherubim,
whose name is called [on it].
13:7 And they carried the ark of God in a new cart out of the
house of Abinadab: and Uzza and Ahio drove the cart.
13:8 And David and all Israel played before God with all [their]
might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries,
and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.
13:9 And when they came to the threshing-floor of Chidon, Uzza
put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled.
13:10 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzza, and he
smote him, because he put his hand to the ark: and there he
died before God.
13:11 And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a
breach upon Uzza: wherefore that place is called Perez-uzza to
13:12 And David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I
bring the ark of God [home] to me?
13:13 So David brought not the ark to himself to the city of
David, but carried it aside into the house of Obed-edom the
13:14 And the ark of God remained with the family of Obed-edom
in his house three months. And the LORD blessed the house of
Obed-edom, and all that he had.