0 SAB 1 Chronicles 13

There fell down many slain, because the war was of God. 5:22

Trivia: Why did God kill Er?

1 Chronicles


God kills Uzza for protecting the ark
13:1-14, Cf. 2 Sam 6:1-7

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:

David said to his followers,
If it's okay with you and God, let's bring the ark back to Jerusalem.

3 And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we enquired not at it in the days of Saul.

We need to ask the ark what to do.

4 And all the congregation said that they would do so: for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people.

All of his followers said to him,
It seems like a good idea to us.

5 So David gathered all Israel together, from Shihor of Egypt even unto the entering of Hemath, to bring the ark of God from Kirjathjearim.

So David gathered everyone in Israel to go get the ark.

6 And David went up, and all Israel, to Baalah, that is, to Kirjathjearim, 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.

Everyone in Israel went to get the ark, which was in Kirjathjearim.

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.

They went to Abinadab's house [1] to get the ark, and put it in a cart driven by Uzza and Ahio.

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.

David and everyone in Israel played in front of God with all their might, with singing, harps, timbrels, cymbals, and trumpets.

9And when they came unto the threshingfloor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled.

At the threshingfloor of Chidon [2], the oxen stumbled, and Uzzah tried to stop it from falling by holding it.

10And 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.

God was angry at Uzza for touching the ark

So God killed him. [3]

11 And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzza: wherefore that place is called Perezuzza to this day.

David was displeased with God for killing Uzza, so he named the place where God killed him Perezuzza.

12 And David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of God home to me?

David was afraid of God, saying,
How am I going to get the ark back home?

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.

So David decided not to bring the ark back to his own house, but to the house of Obededom.

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.

So the ark stayed at Obededom's house for three months.

And God blessed him and all that he had.


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