David Proposes to Bring the Ark to Jerusalem
1And David consulted with the captains of thousands and hundreds, and with every leader. 2And 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: 3and let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we inquired not at it in the days of Saul. 4And all the congregation said that they would do so: for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people.
David Goes to Get the Ark
(2 Samuel 6.1-11)
5 # 1 Sam 7.1,2. So David gathered all Israel together, from Shihor of Egypt even unto the entering of Hemath, to bring the ark of God from Kir´jath–je´arim. 6#Exod 25.22. And David went up, and all Israel, to Ba´alah, that is, to Kir´jath–je´arim, which belonged to Judah, to bring up thence the ark of God the Lord, that dwelleth between the cherubim, whose name is called on it. 7And they carried the ark of God in a new cart out of the house of Abin´adab: and Uzza and Ahi´o drave the cart. 8And 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.
9And when they came unto the threshingfloor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled. 10And 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. 11And David was displeased, because the Lord had made a breach upon Uzza: wherefore that place is called Per´ez–uz´zah#13.11 That is, The breach of Uzza. to this day. 12And David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of God home to me? 13So David brought not the ark home to himself to the city of David, but carried it aside into the house of O´bed–e´dom the Gittite. 14#1 Chr 26.4,5. And the ark of God remained with the family of O´bed–e´dom in his house three months. And the Lord blessed the house of O´bed–e´dom, and all that he had.