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1 Chronicles

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: 3 And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we en­quired not at it in the days of Saul. 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. 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. 9 And when they came unto the thresh­ingfloor of Chi­don, Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stum­bled. 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. 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. 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.