1 Chronicles 13

CHAPTER 13

David Transfers the Ark

And David consulted with the rulers and the commanders of thousands, and the commanders of hundreds -- with every leader. And David said to all the assembly of Israel, If it seems good to you, and by the  lord our God, that he should prosper the way, then we should send to our brethren being left in all the land of Israel, and [5with 6them 1the 2priests 3the 4Levites] which are in the cities of their possession, that they shall be gathered together to us. And we should turn the ark of our God to us, for [3not 1we sought 2it] from the days of Saul. And [4said 1all 2the 3assembly] to do so, for [3was upright 1the 2word] in the eyes of all the people. And David assembled all Israel, from the borders of Egypt and unto the entrance of Hamath, to carry in the ark of God from the city of Jearim. And David ascended, and all Israel into Kirjath-jearim, which is of Judah, to lead up from there the ark of the  lord God, of the one sitting upon the cherubim, of which [2is called upon 1his name] there. And they placed the ark of God upon [2wagon 1a new], from out of the house of Abinadab. And Uzza and his brethren led the wagon. And David and all Israel were playing before God with all their ability, and with songs, and with lutes, and with stringed instruments, and with tambourines, and with cymbals, and with trumpets. And they came unto the threshing-floor of Chidon. And Uzza stretched out his hand to hold down the ark, for [3turned 4it 1the 2calf]. 10 And the  lord was enraged in anger against Uzza, and he struck him there, on account of the stretching out of his hand upon the ark. And he died there before God. 11 And David was depressed, that the  lord cut a severance with Uzza. And he called that place -- Severance of Oza until this day. 12 And David feared God in that day, saying, How shall I carry in to myself the ark of God? 13 And [2did not 3return 1David] the ark to himself into the city of David, but he turned it aside into the house of Obed Edom the Gittite. 14 And [4stayed 1the 2ark 3of God] in the household of Obed Edom in his house [2months 1three]. And the  lord blessed the house of Obed Edom, and all of his.
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