1 Chronicles 13
And David consulted with the captains of thousands and hundreds, and with
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:||
And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we enquired not at it
in the days of Saul.||
And all the congregation said that they would do so: for the thing was
right in the eyes of all the people.||
So David gathered all Israel together, from Shihor of Egypt even unto the
entering of Hemath, to bring the ark of God from Kirjathjearim.||
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.||
And they carried the ark of God in a new cart out of the house of
Abinadab: and Uzza and Ahio drave the cart.||
Kills Man for Touching Ark
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.
And when they came unto
the threshingfloor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the
"Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled. And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzza,
and he smote him."
God, who has a tough time expressing his
gratitude, kills Uzza for trying to keep the ark from falling.
God's 77th killing
Where did God kill Uzza?
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.
And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzza:
wherefore that place is called Perezuzza to this day.
And David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of
God home to me?||
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.||
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.