2 Samuel 6:1-11

The Ark Brought to Jerusalem

1 a  David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. 2And David arose and went with all the people who were with him from b  Baale-judah c  to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the  Lord of hosts d  who sits enthroned on the cherubim. 3And they carried the ark of God e  on a new cart and brought it f  out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. And Uzzah and Ahio,
Or  and his brother; also verse 4
the sons of Abinadab, were driving the new cart,
Compare Septuagint; Hebrew  the new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill
4with the ark of God, and Ahio went before the ark.

Uzzah and the Ark

5And David and all the house of Israel were celebrating before the  Lord, with i  songs
Septuagint, 1 Chronicles 13:8; Hebrew fir trees
and lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and cymbals.
6And when they came to the threshing floor of k  Nacon, Uzzah l  put out his hand to the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen stumbled. 7And the anger of the  Lord was kindled against Uzzah, and m  God struck him down there because of his error, and he died there beside the ark of God. 8And David was angry because the  Lord had broken out against Uzzah. And that place is called Perez-uzzah
 Perez-uzzah means the breaking out against Uzzah
to this day.
9And David was afraid of the  Lord that day, and he said, “How can the ark of the  Lord come to me?” 10So David was not willing to take the ark of the  Lord into the city of David. But David took it aside o  to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite. 11And the ark of the  Lord remained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months, p  and the  Lord blessed Obed-edom and all his household.

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