1 Iniit autem consilium David cum tribunis et centurionibus et universis principibus
2 et ait ad omnem coetum Israel: "Si placet vobis, et a Domino Deo nostro egreditur sermo, quem loquor, mittamus ad fratres nostros reliquos in universas regiones Israel et ad sacerdotes et Levitas, qui habitant in suburbanis urbium, ut congregentur ad nos,
3 et reducamus arcam Dei nostri ad nos; non enim requisivimus eam in diebus Saul".
4 Et respondit universa multitudo, ut ita fieret; placuerat enim sermo omni populo.
5 Congregavit ergo David cunctum Israel a Sihor Aegypti usque ad introitum dum ingrediaris Emath, ut adduceret arcam Dei de Cariathiarim.
6 Et ascendit David et omnis Israel in Baala, in Cariathiarim, quae est in Iuda, ut afferrent inde arcam Dei Domini sedentis super cherubim, ubi invocatum est nomen eius.
7 Imposueruntque arcam Dei super plaustrum novum de domo Abinadab. Oza autem et Ahio minabant plaustrum.
8 Porro David et universus Israel ludebant coram Deo omni virtute in canticis et in citharis et psalteriis et tympanis et cymbalis et tubis.
9 Cum autem pervenissent ad aream Chidon, tetendit Oza manum suam, ut sustentaret arcam; boves quippe lascivientes proruperunt.
10 Iratus est itaque Dominus contra Ozam et percussit eum, eo quod contigisset arcam; et mortuus est ibi coram Deo.
11 Contristatusque est David, eo quod dirupisset Dominus Ozam; et vocatus est locus ille Pharesoza (id est Diruptio Ozae) usque in praesentem diem.
12 Et timuit Deum tunc temporis dicens: "Quomodo possum ad me introducere arcam Dei?".
13 Et ob hanc causam non eam adduxit ad se, hoc est in civitatem David, sed avertit in domum Obededom Getthaei.
14 Mansit ergo arca Dei apud domum Obededom tribus mensibus; et benedixit Dominus domui eius et omnibus quae habebat.
King James Version
1 And David consulted with the captains of thousands and hundreds, and with every leader.
2 And David said unto all the congregation of Israel, If it seem good unto you, and that it be of the LORD our God, let us send abroad unto our brethren every where, that are left in all the land of Israel, and with them also to the priests and Levites which are in their cities and suburbs, that they may gather themselves unto us:
3 And let us bring again the ark of our God 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 David gathered all Israel together, from Shihor of Egypt even unto the entering of Hemath, to bring the ark of God from Kirjath-jearim.
6 And David went up, and all Israel, to Baalah, that is, to Kirjath-jearim, which belonged to Judah, to bring up thence the ark of God the LORD, that dwelleth between the cherubims, whose name is called on it.
7 And they carried the ark of God in a new cart out of the house of Abinadab: and Uzza and Ahio drave the cart.
8 And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.
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 the LORD was kindled against Uzza, and he smote him, because he put his hand to the ark: and there he died before God.
11 And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzza: wherefore that place is called Perez-uzza to this day.
12 And David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of God home to me?
13 So David brought not the ark home to himself to the city of David, but carried it aside into the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.
14 And the ark of God remained with the family of Obed-edom in his house three months. And the LORD blessed the house of Obed-edom, and all that he had.