Uzzah and the Ark

2 Samuel 6

5 Then David and all the house of Israel e played music before the LORD on all kinds of instruments of fir wood, on harps, on stringed instruments, on tambourines, on sistrums, and on cymbals. 6 And when they came to f Nachon's threshing floor, Uzzah put out his g hand to the ark of God and 1 took hold of it, for the oxen stumbled. 7 Then the anger of the LORD was aroused against Uzzah, and God struck him there for his 2 error; and he died there by the ark of God. 8 And David became angry because of the LORD's outbreak against Uzzah; and he called the name of the place 3 Perez Uzzah 4 to this day. 9 h David was afraid of the LORD that day; and he said, "How can the ark of the LORD come to me?" 10 So David would not move the ark of the LORD with him into the i City of David; but David took it aside into the house of ObedE'dom the j Gittite. 11 k The ark of the LORD remained in the house of ObedE'dom the Gittite three months. And the LORD l blessed ObedE'dom and all his household.

12 Now it was told King David, saying, "The LORD has blessed the house of ObedE'dom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God." m So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of ObedE'dom to the City of David with gladness. 13 And so it was, when n those bearing the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, that he sacrificed o oxen and fatted sheep. 14 Then David p danced 5 before the LORD with all his might; and David was wearing q a linen ephod. 15 r So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting and with the sound of the trumpet.

  1. Cross References
    1 Samuel 7:1
    Then the men of Kirjath Jearim came and took the ark of the LORD, and brought it into the house of Abinadab on the hill, and consecrated Eleazar his son to keep the ark of the LORD.
    1 Chronicles 13:7
    So they carried the ark of God on a new cart from the house of Abinadab, and Uzza and Ahio drove the cart.
  2. Cross References
    1 Samuel 18:6
    Now it had happened as they were coming home, when David was returning from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women had come out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tambourines, with joy, and with musical instruments.
    1 Samuel 18:7
    So the women sang as they danced, and said: "Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands.
  3. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 13:9
    And when they came to Chidon's threshing floor, Uzza put out his hand to hold the ark, for the oxen stumbled.
  4. Cross References
    Numbers 4:15
    And when Aaron and his sons have finished covering the sanctuary and all the furnishings of the sanctuary, when the camp is set to go, then the sons of Kohath shall come to carry them; but they shall not touch any holy thing, lest they die. These are the things in the tabernacle of meeting which the sons of Kohath are to carry.
    Numbers 4:19
    But do this in regard to them, that they may live and not die when they approach the most holy things: Aaron and his sons shall go in and appoint each of them to his service and his task.
    Numbers 4:20
    "But they shall not go in to watch while the holy things are being covered, lest they die."
  5. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 9:19
    For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure with which the LORD was angry with you, to destroy you. But the LORD listened to me at that time also.
    Psalms 119:120
    My flesh trembles for fear of You, And I am afraid of Your judgments.
    Luke 5:8
    When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!
  6. Cross References
    2 Samuel 5:7
    Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion (that is, the City of David).
  7. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 13:13
    So David would not move the ark with him into the City of David, but took it aside into the house of ObedE'dom the Gittite.
    1 Chronicles 26:4 - 8
    Moreover the sons of ObedE'dom were Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, Sacar the fourth, Nethanel the fifth.
  8. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 13:14
    The ark of God remained with the family of ObedE'dom in his house three months. And the LORD blessed the house of ObedE'dom and all that he had.
  9. Cross References
    Genesis 30:27
    And Laban said to him, "Please stay, if I have found favor in your eyes, for I have learned by experience that the LORD has blessed me for your sake.
    Genesis 39:5
    So it was, from the time that he had made him overseer of his house and all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was on all that he had in the house and in the field.
  10. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 15:25
    So David, the elders of Israel, and the captains over thousands went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD from the house of ObedE'dom with joy.
    1 Chronicles 16:3
    Then he distributed to everyone of Israel, both man and woman, to everyone a loaf of bread, a piece of meat, and a cake of raisins.
  11. Cross References
    Numbers 4:15
    And when Aaron and his sons have finished cover...
    Joshua 3:3
    And they commanded the people, saying, "When yo...
    1 Samuel 6:15
    The Levites took down the ark of the LORD and t...
    2 Samuel 15:24
    There was Zadok also, and all the Levites with ...
    1 Chronicles 15:2
    Then David said, "No one may carry the ark of G...
    1 Chronicles 15:15
    And the children of the Levites bore the ark of...
  12. Cross References
    1 Kings 8:5
    Also King Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel who were assembled with him, were with him before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen that could not be counted or numbered for multitude.
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 30:11
    You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness.
    Psalms 149:3
    Let them praise His name with the dance; Let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp.
  14. Cross References
    1 Samuel 2:18
    But Samuel ministered before the LORD, even as a child, wearing a linen ephod.
    1 Samuel 2:28
    Did I not choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be My priest, to offer upon My altar, to burn incense, and to wear an ephod before Me? And did I not give to the house of your father all the offerings of the children of Israel made by fire?
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