1 And Dawid consulted with the captains of thousands and hundreds, and with every leader.
2 And Dawid said unto all the congregation of Yisrael, “If it seems good unto you, and that it be of יהוה our God (YHWH Eloheinu), let us send abroad unto our brethren every where, that are left in all the land of Yisrael, and with them also to the priests (kohanim) and Levites (Lewiyim) who are in their cities and suburbs, that they may gather themselves unto us;
3 And let us bring again the ark of our God (Elohim) 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 Dawid gathered all Yisrael together, from Shihor of Egypt (Mitsrayim) even unto the entering of Hemath, to bring the ark of God (Elohim) from Kirya-Yearim.
6 And Dawid went up, and all Yisrael, to Baalah, that is, to Qirya-Yearim, which belonged to Judah (Yehudah), to bring up thence the ark of God (Elohim) יהוה, that dwelleth between the cherubims (keruvim), whose name is called on it.
7 And they carried the ark of God (Elohim) in a new cart out of the house of Avinadav; and Uzza and Ahio drave the cart.
8 And Dawid and all Yisrael played before God (Elohim) with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with ram’s horn (shofarot).
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 יהוה was kindled against Uzza, and He smote him, because he put his hand to the ark; and there he died before God (Elohim).
11 And Dawid was displeased, because יהוה had made a breach upon Uzza; wherefore that place is called Perezuzza to this day.
12 And Dawid was afraid of God (Elohim) that day, saying, “How shall I bring the ark of God (Elohim) home to me?”
13 So Dawid brought not the ark home to himself to the city of Dawid, but carried it aside into the house of Oved-Edom the Gittite.
14 And the ark of God (Elohim) remained with the family of Oved-Edom in his house three months. And יהוה blessed the house of Oved-Edom, and all that he had.