1 Chronicles 13:13
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New International Version
He did not take the ark to be with him in the City of David. Instead, he took it to the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite.

New Living Translation
So David did not move the Ark into the City of David. Instead, he took it to the house of Obed-edom of Gath.

English Standard Version
So David did not take the ark home into the city of David, but took it aside to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.

Berean Study Bible
So he did not move the ark with him to the City of David; instead, he took it aside to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.

New American Standard Bible
So David did not take the ark with him to the city of David, but took it aside to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
So David did not bring the ark of God home to the city of David; instead, he diverted it to the house of Obed-edom of Gath.

Contemporary English Version
So instead of taking it to Jerusalem, David decided to take it to the home of Obed-Edom, who lived in the town of Gath.

Good News Translation
So David did not take it with him to Jerusalem. Instead, he left it at the house of a man named Obed Edom, a native of the city of Gath.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So David did not move the ark of God home to the city of David; instead, he took it to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.

International Standard Version
As a result, David would not take the ark into the City of David for it to be in his care. Instead, he took it to the home of Obed-edom the Gittite.

NET Bible
So David did not move the ark to the City of David; he left it in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite.

New Heart English Bible
So David did not move the ark to him into the City of David, but diverted it to the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So he didn't bring God's ark to his [home], the City of David. Instead, he rerouted it to the home of Obed Edom, who was from Gath.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So David removed not the ark unto him into the city of David, but carried it aside into the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.

New American Standard 1977
So David did not take the ark with him to the city of David, but took it aside to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So David did not bring the ark home to himself to the city of David but carried it into the house of Obededom, the Gittite.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
So David removed not the ark unto him into the city of David, but carried it aside into the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And therefore he brought it not home to himself, that is, into the city of David, but carried it aside into the house of Obededom the Gethite.

Darby Bible Translation
And David brought not the ark home unto himself into the city of David, but he carried it aside into the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite.

English Revised Version
So David removed not the ark unto him into the city of David, but carried it aside into the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.

Webster's Bible Translation
So David brought not the ark to himself to the city of David, but carried it aside into the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.

World English Bible
So David didn't move the ark to him into the city of David, but carried it aside into the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite.

Young's Literal Translation
And David hath not turned aside the ark unto himself, unto the city of David, and turneth it aside unto the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite.
Study Bible
Uzzah Touches the Ark
12That day David feared God and asked, “How can I ever bring the ark of God to me?” 13So he did not move the ark with him to the City of David; instead, he took it aside to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite. 14Thus the ark of God remained with the family of Obed-edom in his house for three months, and the LORD blessed his household and everything he owned.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 6:10
So he was unwilling to move the ark of the LORD to the City of David; instead, he took it aside to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.

1 Chronicles 13:12
That day David feared God and asked, “How can I ever bring the ark of God to me?”

1 Chronicles 15:25
So David, the elders of Israel, and the commanders of thousands went with rejoicing to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD from the house of Obed-edom.

Treasury of Scripture

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.

brought [heb] removed
Obed-edom

1 Chronicles 15:18 And with them their brothers of the second degree, Zechariah, Ben, …

1 Chronicles 16:5 Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, …

1 Chronicles 26:4,8 Moreover the sons of Obededom were, Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad …

2 Samuel 6:10,11 So David would not remove the ark of the LORD to him into the city of David…

the Gittite

2 Samuel 4:3 And the Beerothites fled to Gittaim, and were sojourners there until this day.)







(13) Brought not . . . home.--A different verb from that in 1Chronicles 13:12. Literally, And David caused not the ark to turn aside unto himself. Slightly abridged. (See Samuel.)

Obed-edom the Gittite.--As, according to 1Chronicles 26:1-4, Obed-edom was a Korhitic Levite, the term "Gittite" is generally assumed to mean native of Gathrimmon, a Levitical township (Joshua 21:24) belonging to the great clan of Kohath, which was charged with the carriage of the Ark, and of which Obed-edom was a member (Numbers 4:15).

Verse 13. - Obed-edom the Gittite. That Obed-edom is called "the Gittite," i.e. of Gath-rimmon, a Levite city of Dan (Joshua 21:24), might probably indicate that there was another Obed-edom, from whom to distinguish him. Such a one would appear readily to offer in the name of Obed-edom, son of Jeduthun, a "Merarite Levite" (ch. 15:18-24; 16:5, 38; 26:4-15). But the difficulty occurs that an expression in this last quotation seems to identify him with the Obed-edom of 2 Samuel 6:11; and the last sentence of our next verse. If they are one and the same, it has been suggested that marriage might account for the Merarite living in a Kohathite city (see 'Speaker's Commentary' on 2 Samuel 6:10).



13:6-14 Let the sin of Uzza warn all to take heed of presumption, rashness, and irreverence, in dealing with holy things; and let none think that a good design will justify a bad action. Let the punishment of Uzza teach us not to dare to trifle with God in our approaches to him; yet let us, through Christ, come boldly to the throne of grace. If the gospel be to some a savour of death unto death, as the ark was to Uzza, yet let us receive it in the love of it, and it will be to us a savour of life unto life.
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