6:3 They loaded the ark of God on a new cart and carried it from the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were guiding the new cart. 6:4 They brought 1 it with the ark of God up from the house of Abinadab on the hill. Ahio was walking in front of the ark, 6:5 while David and all Israel 2 were energetically celebrating before the Lord, singing 3 and playing various stringed instruments, 4 tambourines, rattles, 5 and cymbals.
1 tn Heb “lifted.”
2 tn Heb “all the house of Israel.”
3 tc Heb “were celebrating before the
4 tn Heb “with zithers [?] and with harps.”
5 tn That is, “sistrums” (so NAB, NIV); ASV, NASB, NRSV, CEV, NLT “castanets.”
7 tn Or “steadied.”
8 tn Heb “and Uzzah reached out toward the ark of God and grabbed it.”