Uzzah Meets Disaster
13:1 David consulted with his military officers, including those who led groups of a thousand and those who led groups of a hundred. 1 13:2 David said to the whole Israelite assembly, “If you so desire and the Lord our God approves, 2 let’s spread the word 3 to our brothers who remain in all the regions of Israel, and to the priests and Levites in their cities, 4 so they may join us. 13:3 Let’s move the ark of our God back here, 5 for we did not seek his will 6 throughout Saul’s reign.” 7 13:4 The whole assembly agreed to do this, 8 for the proposal seemed right to all the people. 9 13:5 So David assembled all Israel from the Shihor River 10 in Egypt to Lebo Hamath, 11 to bring the ark of God from Kiriath Jearim.