1David conferred with each of his officers, the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds.2He then said to the whole assembly of Israel, “If it seems good to you and if it is the will of the Lord our God, let us send word far and wide to the rest of our people throughout the territories of Israel, and also to the priests and Levites who are with them in their towns and pasturelands, to come and join us.3Let us bring the ark of our God back to us, for we did not inquire of it during the reign of Saul.”4The whole assembly agreed to do this, because it seemed right to all the people.5So David assembled all Israel, from the Shihor River in Egypt to Lebo Hamath, to bring the ark of God from Kiriath Jearim.6David and all Israel went to Baalah of Judah (Kiriath Jearim) to bring up from there the ark of God the Lord, who is enthroned between the cherubim—the ark that is called by the Name.7They moved the ark of God from Abinadab’s house on a new cart, with Uzzah and Ahio guiding it.8David and all the Israelites were celebrating with all their might before God, with songs and with harps, lyres, timbrels, cymbals and trumpets.9When they came to the threshing floor of Kidon, Uzzah reached out his hand to steady the ark, because the oxen stumbled.10The Lord’s anger burned against Uzzah, and he struck him down because he had put his hand on the ark. So he died there before God.11Then David was angry because the Lord’s wrath had broken out against Uzzah, and to this day that place is called Perez Uzzah.12David was afraid of God that day and asked, “How can I ever bring the ark of God to me?”13He did not take the ark to be with him in the City of David. Instead, he took it to the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite.14The ark of God remained with the family of Obed-Edom in his house for three months, and the Lord blessed his household and everything he had.
1 Chronicles 13
English Standard Version
The Ark Brought from Kiriath-Jearim
1David consulted with the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, with every leader.2And David said to all the assembly of Israel, “If it seems good to you and from the Lord our God, let us send abroad to our brothers who remain in all the lands of Israel, as well as to the priests and Levites in the cities that have pasturelands, that they may be gathered to us. (1Sa 31:1)3Then let us bring again the ark of our God to us, for we did not seek it in the days of Saul.” (1Sa 7:1)4All the assembly agreed to do so, for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people.
Uzzah and the Ark
5So David assembled all Israel from the Nile of Egypt to Lebo-hamath, to bring the ark of God from Kiriath-jearim. (Nu 34:5; 1Sa 6:21; 1Sa 7:1; 2Sa 6:1; 1Ki 8:65; 1Ch 15:3)6And David and all Israel went up to Baalah, that is, to Kiriath-jearim that belongs to Judah, to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the Lord who sits enthroned above the cherubim. (Jos 15:9; Jos 15:60; 1Sa 4:4; 2Sa 6:2)7And they carried the ark of God on a new cart, from the house of Abinadab, and Uzzah and Ahio were driving the cart. (1Sa 7:1)8And David and all Israel were celebrating before God with all their might, with song and lyres and harps and tambourines and cymbals and trumpets. (1Ch 15:16)9And when they came to the threshing floor of Chidon, Uzzah put out his hand to take hold of the ark, for the oxen stumbled. (2Sa 6:6)10And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah, and he struck him down because he put out his hand to the ark, and he died there before God. (Le 10:2; Nu 4:15; 1Ch 15:13; 1Ch 15:15)11And David was angry because the Lord had broken out against Uzzah. And that place is called Perez-uzza to this day.12And David was afraid of God that day, and he said, “How can I bring the ark of God home to me?”13So David did not take the ark home into the city of David, but took it aside to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite. (2Ch 25:24)14And the ark of God remained with the household of Obed-edom in his house three months. And the Lord blessed the household of Obed-edom and all that he had. (1Ch 26:4)