Bible: 2 Samuel 6:1-11

David Brings the Ark to Jerusalem

6:1 David again assembled 1  all the best 2  men in Israel, thirty thousand in number. 6:2 David and all the men who were with him traveled 3  to 4  Baalah 5  in Judah to bring up from there the ark of God which is called by the name 6  of the Lord of hosts, who sits enthroned between the cherubim that are on it. 6:3 They loaded the ark of God on a new cart and carried it from the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were guiding the new cart. 6:4 They brought 7  it with the ark of God up from the house of Abinadab on the hill. Ahio was walking in front of the ark, 6:5 while David and all Israel 8  were energetically celebrating before the Lord, singing 9  and playing various stringed instruments, 10  tambourines, rattles, 11  and cymbals.

6:6 When they arrived at the threshing floor of Nacon, 12  Uzzah reached out and grabbed hold of 13  the ark of God, 14  because the oxen stumbled. 6:7 The Lord was so furious with Uzzah, 15  he 16  killed him on the spot 17  for his negligence. 18  He died right there beside the ark of God.

6:8 David was angry because the Lord attacked 19  Uzzah; so he called that place Perez Uzzah, 20  which remains its name to this very day. 6:9 David was afraid of the Lord that day and said, “How will the ark of the Lord ever come to me? 6:10 So David was no longer willing to bring the ark of the Lord to be with him in the City of David. David left it in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite. 6:11 The ark of the Lord remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite for three months. The Lord blessed Obed-Edom and all his family. 21 

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