1 Crônicas 13

1 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 the LORD our God, 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: {send...: Heb. break forth and send} {in their...: Heb. in the cities of their suburbs}

3 And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we enquired not at it in the days of Saul. {bring...: Heb. bring about}

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 Hemath, to bring the ark of God from Kirjathjearim.

6 And David went up, and all Israel, to Baalah, {that is}, to Kirjathjearim, which {belonged} to Judah, to bring up thence the ark of God the LORD, that dwelleth {between} the cherubims, whose name is called {on it}.

7 And they carried the ark of God in a new cart out of the house of Abinadab: and Uzza and Ahio drave the cart. {carried...: Heb. made the ark to ride}

8 And David and all Israel played before God with all {their} might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets. {singing: Heb. songs}

9 And when they came unto the threshingfloor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled. {Chidon: also called Nachon} {stumbled: or, shook it}

10 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzza, and he smote him, because he put his hand to the ark: and there he died before God.

11 And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzza: wherefore that place is called Perezuzza to this day. {Perezuzza: that is, The breach of Uzza}

12 And David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of God {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 Obededom the Gittite. {brought: Heb. removed}

14 And the ark of God remained with the family of Obededom in his house three months. And the LORD blessed the house of Obededom, and all that he had.