K U 13:1-14. Removal of Ark from Kirjath-jearim. V 14:1. House of David. W 14:2. Kingdom. Its establishment. X 14:3-7. David's family. W 14:8-17. Kingdom. Its defense. V 15:1-. House of David. U 15:-1-16:43. Removal of Ark from the house of Obed-edom.
1 And David consulted with the captains of thousands and hundreds, and with every leader.
2 And David said to all the military assembly of Israel, If it seem good to you, and if it be of the Lord (Yehovah) our God (Elohim), let us send abroad to our brethren every where, (so the true David calls them [Heb. 2:11) that are left in all the land of Israel, and with them also to the priests and Levites (not mentioned in 2 Sam. 6:1-19) which are in their cities and suburbs, that they may gather themselves to us:
3 And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: (Note its titles in these 2 books of Chronicles: the Ark, 15 times; the Ark of God, 12 times; the Ark of the Lord, 4 times; the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord, 11 times; the Ark of Your strength, once; the holy Ask, once; the Ark of our God, once. 46 in all. See Ex. 25:22. 46 = 40 + 6, 40 = probation, 6 = weakness of man.) for we inquired not at it in the days of Saul. (Heb. to seek diligently. See 10:13)
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 (not the nile, but the brook of Egypt [Num. 34:5. Josh. 15:4,47] = El Arish) of Egypt even to the pass of Hemath, (on the extreme north [Num.34:8]) to bring the ark of God from Kirjath-jearim.
6 And David went up, and all Israel, to Baalah, that is, to Kirjath-jearim, (cp. 2 Sam. 6:2, where it is Baale of Judah) which belonged to Judah, to bring up there the ark of God the Lord, that dwells between the cherubims, where His name is evoked.
7 And they carried the ark of God in a new cart (see 1 Sam. 6:7. 2 Sam. 6:3) out of the house of Abinadab: and Uzza and Ahio were leading beside the cart.
8 And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, (cp. 2 Sam. 6:3. No need to arbitrarily make this correspond. They are 2 independent books, complementary in their information.) and (emphasizing each item) with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, (see Ex. 15:20) and with cymbals, (2 metal discs, making a clashing sound. Always so rendered. Not to be confounded with timbrels, which make a rustling sound. See 2 Sam. 6:5. Psalm 150:5) and with trumpets.
9 And when they came to the threshing-floor of Chidon, (see 2 Sam. 6:6, where he has another name, Nachon) Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled.
10 And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzza, (see 2 Sam. 6:6,7) and he smote him, because he put his hand to the ark: and there he died before God. (Showing the sin of disobeying the Divine commands)
11 And David was grieved, because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzza: wherefore that place is called Perezuzza 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 Obededom the Gittite. (See 2 Sam. 6:10,11)
14 And the ark of God remained with the family of Obededom in his house three months.
And the Lord blessed the house of Obededom, and all that he had.