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1 Chronicles 13

David fetcheth the Ark with great solemnity from Kirjath-jearim.

1 Chronicles 13:1 And David consulted with the captains of thousands and hundreds, with every prince. 1 Chronicles 13:2 And David said to all the congregation of Israel, If it seem good to you, and it be of Jehovah our God, let us send abroad to our brethren everywhere, that are left in all the lands of Israel, and with them to the priests and Levites in their cities and suburbs, that they may gather themselves to us; 1 Chronicles 13:3 and let us bring again the ark of our God to us; for we inquired not of it in the days of Saul. 1 Chronicles 13:4 And all the congregation said that they should do so; for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people. 1 Chronicles 13:5 And David assembled all Israel from the Shihor of Egypt unto the entrance of Hamath, to bring the ark of God from Kirjath-jearim. 1 Chronicles 13:6 And David went up, and all Israel, to Baalah, to Kirjath-jearim, which belonged to Judah, to bring up from thence the ark of God, of Jehovah, who sitteth between the cherubim, whose name is placed [there]. 1 Chronicles 13:7 And they carried the ark of God on a new cart out of the house of Abinadab; and Uzza and Ahio drove the cart. 1 Chronicles 13:8 And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with lutes, and with tambours, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.

Uzza being smitten, the Ark left at the house of Obed-edom.

1 Chronicles 13:9 And when they came to the threshing-floor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen had stumbled. 1 Chronicles 13:10 And the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Uzza, and he smote him, because he had put forth his hand to the ark; and there he died before God. 1 Chronicles 13:11 And David was indignant; for Jehovah had made a breach upon Uzza; and he called that place Perez-Uzza to this day. 1 Chronicles 13:12 And David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of God to me? 1 Chronicles 13:13 And David brought not the ark home unto himself into the city of David, but he carried it aside into the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite. 1 Chronicles 13:14 And the ark of God remained with the family of Obed-Edom in his house three months. And Jehovah blessed the house of Obed-Edom, and all that he had.

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