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1 Chronicles 13

David fetcheth the Ark with great solemnity from Kirjath-jearim.

1 Chronicles 13:1 And Dauid counsailed with the captaynes of thousandes and hundredes, and with al the Lordes, 1 Chronicles 13:2 And sayde vnto all the congregation of Israel: If it seeme you good, & to be of the Lord our God, we will send abrode vnto our brethren that are left in all the lande of Israel, and with them also to the priestes and Leuites which are in their suburbes, to gather them together vnto vs: 1 Chronicles 13:3 And we will bring againe the arke of our God to vs: for we regarded it not in the dayes of Saul. 1 Chronicles 13:4 And all the congregation was content that he should do so: for the thing seemed good in the eyes of all the people. 1 Chronicles 13:5 So Dauid gathered all Israel together from Sihor in Egypt, vnto the entering of Hemath, to bring the arke of the Lorde from Kiriathiarim. 1 Chronicles 13:6 And Dauid went vp and all Israel to an high place towarde Kiriathiarim, that was in Iuda, to set thence the arke of the Lorde God that dwelleth betweene the Cherubs, where his name is called on. 1 Chronicles 13:7 And they carryed the arke of God in a newe carte out of the house of Abinadab: and Uzza and his brother guided the carte. 1 Chronicles 13:8 And Dauid and all Israel played before the arke of God with all their might, with singing, and harpes, psalteries, and tymbrels, and cymbales, and trumpettes.

Uzza being smitten, the Ark left at the house of Obed-edom.

1 Chronicles 13:9 And when they came vnto the thresshing floore of Chidon, Uzza put foorth his hande to holde the arke, for the oxen stumbled. 1 Chronicles 13:10 And the Lorde was wroth with Uzza, and smote him, because he put his hand to the arke: and there he dyed before God. 1 Chronicles 13:11 And Dauid was out of quiet because the Lorde had rent a rent in Uzza, and he called the name of that place, the renting of Uzza, vnto this day. 1 Chronicles 13:12 And Dauid was afrayde of God that day, saying: how shall I bring the arke of God home to me? 1 Chronicles 13:13 And so Dauid brought not the arke home to him to the citie of Dauid: but carryed it into the house of Obed Edom a Gethite. 1 Chronicles 13:14 And the arke of God remayned with Obed Edom, euen in his house, three monethes: And the Lorde blessed the house of Obed Edom, & all that he had.

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