1 Chronicles 131 And David consulted with the captains of thousands and hundreds, and with every leader. 2 And David said unto all the congregation of Israel, If it seem good unto you, and that it be of יהוה our Elohim, let us send abroad unto our brethren every where, that are left in all the land of Israel, and with them also to the priests and Levites which are in their cities and suburbs, that they may gather themselves unto us: 3 And let us bring again the ark of our Elohim to us: for we inquired not at it in the days of Saul. 4 And all the congregation said that they would do so: for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people. 5 So David gathered all Israel together, from Shihor of Egypt even unto the entering of Hamath, to bring the ark of Elohim from Kirjath-jearim. 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 Elohim יהוה, that dwelleth between the cherubims, whose name is called on it. 7 And they carried the ark of Elohim in a new cart out of the house of Abinadab: and Uzza and Ahio drave the cart. 8 And David and all Israel played before Elohim with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets. 9 And when they came unto the threshingfloor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled. 10 And the anger of יהוה was kindled against Uzza, and he smote him, because he put his hand to the ark: and there he died before Elohim. 11 And David was displeased, because יהוה had made a breach upon Uzza: wherefore that place is called Perez-uzza to this day. 12 And David was afraid of Elohim that day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of Elohim home to me? 13 So David brought not the ark home to himself to the city of David, but carried it aside into the house of Obed-edom the Gittite. 14 And the ark of Elohim remained with the family of Obed-edom in his house three months. And יהוה blessed the house of Obed-edom, and all that he had.
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