1 Chronicles 13
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1 Chronicles 13
Bringing Back the Ark of the Covenant...
And Dawid consulted with the commanders of thousands and hundreds, and with every leader.
And Dawid said to all the assembly of Yisra'el, 'If it seems good to you, and if it is of YHWH our Elohim, let us send out to our brothers everywhere who are left in all the land of Yisra'el, and with them to the priests and Lewites who are in their cities of their open lands, and let them be gathered to us;
and let us bring the ark of our Elohim back to us, for we sought Him not since the days of Sha'ul.'
And all the assembly agreed to do so, for the matter was right in the eyes of all the people.
So Dawid assembled all Yisra'el, from Shihor in Mitsrayim to as far as the entrance of Hamath, to bring the ark of Elohim from Qiryath Ye'arim.
And Dawid and all Yisra'el went up to Ba'alah, to Qiryath Ye'arim of Yehudah, to bring up from there the ark of Elohim, YHWH, who dwells between the keruhim, where the Name is called on.
And they placed the ark of Elohim on a new wagon from the house of Abinadab, and Uzza and Ahyo were leading the wagon.
And Dawid and all Yisra'el 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.
And when they came to the threshing-floor of Kidon, Uzza put out his hand to hold the ark, for the oxen stumbled.
Then the wrath of YHWH burned against Uzza, and He smote him because he put his hand to the ark. And he died there before Elohim.
And Dawid was displeased because YHWH had broken out against Uzza, therefore that place is called Perets Uzza, until this day.
And Dawid was afraid of Elohim that day, saying, 'How shall I bring the ark of Elohim to me?'
So Dawid did not take the ark with him into the City of Dawid, but took it aside into the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite.
And the ark of Elohim remained with the household of Obed-Edom in his house three months. And YHWH blessed the house of Obed-Edom and all that he had.
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