1And Dawiḏ consulted with the commanders of thousands and hundreds, and with every leader.
2And Dawiḏ said to all the assembly of Yisra’ĕl, “If it seems good to you, and if it is of יהוה our Elohim, let us send out to our brothers everywhere who are left in all the land of Yisra’ĕl, and with them to the priests and Lĕwites who are in their cities of their open lands, and let them be gathered to us;
3and let us bring the ark of our Elohim back to us, for we sought Him not since the days of Sha’ul.”
4And all the assembly agreed to do so, for the matter was right in the eyes of all the people.
5So Dawiḏ assembled all Yisra’ĕl, from Shiḥor in Mitsrayim to as far as the entrance of Ḥamath, to bring the ark of Elohim from Qiryath Ye‛arim.
6And Dawiḏ and all Yisra’ĕl went up to Ba‛alah, to Qiryath Ye‛arim of Yehuḏah, to bring up from there the ark of Elohim, יהוה, who dwells between the keruḥim, where the Name is called on.
7And they placed the ark of Elohim on a new wagon from the house of Aḇinaḏaḇ, and Uzza and Aḥyo were leading the wagon.
8And Dawiḏ and all Yisra’ĕl were playing before Elohim with all their might, and with songs, and with lyres, and with harps, and with tambourines, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.
9And when they came to the threshing-floor of Kiḏon, Uzza put out his hand to hold the ark, for the oxen stumbled.
10Then the wrath of יהוה burned against Uzza, and He smote him because he put his hand to the ark. And he died there before Elohim.
11And Dawiḏ was displeased because יהוה had broken out against Uzza, therefore that place is called Perets Uzza, until this day.
12And Dawiḏ was afraid of Elohim that day, saying, “How shall I bring the ark of Elohim to me?”
13So Dawiḏ did not take the ark with him into the City of Dawiḏ, but took it aside into the house of Oḇĕḏ-Eḏom the Gittite.
14And the ark of Elohim remained with the household of Oḇĕḏ-Eḏom in his house three months. And יהוה blessed the house of Oḇĕḏ-Eḏom and all that he had.
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