1 Chronicles 13:13
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.

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.

New King James Version
So David would not move the ark with him into the City of David, but took it aside into 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.

NASB 1995
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.

NASB 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.

Amplified Bible
So David did not bring the ark with him to the City of David, but took it aside to the house of Obed-edom 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.

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.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And David was unwilling to bring the ark of LORD JEHOVAH with him to the city of David, and David had said to bring it to the house of UbarAdwam the Gittite.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So David brought not the ark home to himself into the city of David, but he turned it aside into the house of Abeddara the Gethite.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Literal Standard Version
And David has not turned aside the Ark to himself, to the City of David, and turns it aside to the house 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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

1 Chronicles 15:18
And with them their brethren of the second degree, Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, the porters.

1 Chronicles 16:5
Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obededom: and Jeiel with psalteries and with harps; but Asaph made a sound with cymbals;

1 Chronicles 26:4,8
Moreover the sons of Obededom were, Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, and Sacar the fourth, and Nethaneel the fifth, …

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).



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So [he]
דָּוִ֧יד (dā·wîḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

did not
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

move
הֵסִ֨יר (hê·sîr)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5493: To turn aside

the ark
הָאָר֛וֹן (hā·’ā·rō·wn)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 727: A chest, ark

with him
אֵלָ֖יו (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

to the City
עִ֣יר (‘îr)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 5892: Excitement

of David;
דָּוִ֑יד (dā·wîḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

instead, he took
וַיַּטֵּ֕הוּ (way·yaṭ·ṭê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

it aside
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the house
בֵּ֥ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

of Obed-edom
אֱדֹ֖ם (’ĕ·ḏōm)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 5654: Obed-edom -- 'servant of Edom', an Israelite name

the Gittite.
הַגִּתִּֽי׃ (hag·git·tî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1663: Gittite -- an inhabitant of Gath


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