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1 Chronicles 13:1-5

Uzzah Meets Disaster

13:1 David consulted with his military officers, including those who led groups of a thousand and those who led groups of a hundred. 1  13:2 David said to the whole Israelite assembly, “If you so desire and the Lord our God approves, 2  let’s spread the word 3  to our brothers who remain in all the regions of Israel, and to the priests and Levites in their cities, 4  so they may join us. 13:3 Let’s move the ark of our God back here, 5  for we did not seek his will 6  throughout Saul’s reign.” 7  13:4 The whole assembly agreed to do this, 8  for the proposal seemed right to all the people. 9  13:5 So David assembled all Israel from the Shihor River 10  in Egypt to Lebo Hamath, 11  to bring the ark of God from Kiriath Jearim.

1 tn Heb “and David consulted with the officers of thousands and hundreds, to every ruler.”

2 tn Heb “If to you [it is] good and from the Lord our God.”

3 tn Heb “let us spread and let us send.” The words “the word” are supplied in the translation for clarification.

4 tn Heb “in the cities of their pasturelands.”

5 tn Heb “to us.”

6 tn Heb “him.” In this case, seeking God’s will is what is implied.

7 tn Heb “in the days of Saul.”

8 tn Heb “all the assembly said to do so.”

9 tn Heb “for right was the word in the eyes of all the people.”

10 tn The word “River” is not in the Hebrew text, but has been supplied for clarity.

sn The Shihor River was a river on the border of Egypt, probably the eastern branch of the Nile.

11 tn Or “the entrance to Hamath.”

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