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1 Chronicles 13 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Bringing Back the Ark

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:1 - David conferred with each of his officers, the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:2 - He 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.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:3 - Let us bring the ark of our God back to us, for we did not inquire of[fn] it[fn] during the reign of Saul.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:4 - The whole assembly agreed to do this, because it seemed right to all the people.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:5 - So David assembled all Israel, from the Shihor River in Egypt to Lebo Hamath, to bring the ark of God from Kiriath Jearim.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:6 - David 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.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:7 - They moved the ark of God from Abinadab’s house on a new cart, with Uzzah and Ahio guiding it.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:8 - David and all the Israelites were celebrating with all their might before God, with songs and with harps, lyres, timbrels, cymbals and trumpets.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:9 - When they came to the threshing floor of Kidon, Uzzah reached out his hand to steady the ark, because the oxen stumbled.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:10 - The 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.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:11 - Then David was angry because the LORD’s wrath had broken out against Uzzah, and to this day that place is called Perez Uzzah.[fn]

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:12 - David was afraid of God that day and asked, “How can I ever bring the ark of God to me?”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:13 - He 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.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:14 - The 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.
NIV Footnotes
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Perez Uzzah means outbreak against Uzzah.
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