David Proposes to Bring the Ark to Jerusalem
13 1 Then David consulted with the captains of the thousands and the hundreds , even with every leader . 2 David said to all the assembly of Israel , "If it seems good to you, and if it is from the Lord our God , let us send everywhere to our kinsmen who remain in all the land of Israel , also to the priests and Levites who are with them in their cities with pasture lands , that they may meet with us; 3 and let us bring back the ark of our God to us, for we did not seek it in the days of Saul ." 4 Then all the assembly said that they would do so , for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people .
David Goes to Get the Ark
5 So David assembled all Israel together, from the Shihor of Egypt even to the entrance of Hamath , to bring the ark of God from Kiriath-jearim . 6 David and all Israel went up to Baalah , that is, to Kiriath-jearim , which belongs to Judah , to bring up from there the ark of God , the Lord who is enthroned above the cherubim , where His name is called . 7 They carried the ark of God on a new cart from the house of Abinadab , and Uzza and Ahio drove the cart . 8 David and all Israel were celebrating before God with all their might , even with songs and with lyres , harps , tambourines , cymbals and with trumpets .
9 When they came to the threshing floor of Chidon , Uzza put out his hand to hold the ark , because the oxen nearly upset it. 10 The anger of the Lord burned against Uzza , so He struck him down because e he put out his hand to the ark ; and he died there before God . 11 Then David became angry because of the Lord'S outburst e against Uzza ; and he called that place Perez-uzza to this day . 12 David was afraid of God that day , saying , "How can I bring the ark of God home to me?" 13 So David did not take the ark with him to the city of David , but took it aside to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite . 14 Thus the ark of God remained with the family of Obed-edom in his house three months ; and the Lord blessed the family of Obed-edom with all that he had.