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