2 SAMUEL 5:13 – 6:10
5:13 And David took more concubines and wives from Jerusalem after he came from Hebron, and more sons and daughters were born to David.
5:14 And these are the names of those who were born to him in Jerusalem: Shammua and Shobab and Nathan and Solomon
5:15 And Ibhar and Elishua and Nepheg and Japhia
5:16 And Elishama and Eliada and Eliphelet.
5:17 Now when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines went up in search of David; and David heard of it and went down to the stronghold.
5:18 And the Philistines came and spread out in the valley of Rephaim.
5:19 Then David inquired of Jehovah, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand? And Jehovah said to David, Go up, for I will certainly deliver the Philistines into your hand.
5:20 So David came to Baal-perazim, and David struck them there. And he said, Jehovah has broken forth upon my enemies before me like the breaking forth of a flood. Therefore he called the name of that place Baal-perazim.
5:21 And the Philistines left their images there, and David and his men carried them away.
5:22 And the Philistines came up again and spread out in the valley of Rephaim.
5:23 And David inquired of Jehovah, and He said, You shall not go up; go around behind them and come upon them opposite the balsam trees.
5:24 And when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, then you shall act decisively; for then Jehovah will have gone forth before you to strike the army of the Philistines.
5:25 And David did as Jehovah had commanded him, and he struck down the Philistines from Gibeon until you come to Gezer.
6:1 And David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand.
6:2 And David rose up and went with all the people who were with him from Baale-judah to bring up from there the Ark of God, which is called by the Name, the name of Jehovah of hosts, who is enthroned between the cherubim.
6:3 And they set the Ark of God upon a new cart and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. And Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drove the new cart.
6:4 And they brought it with the Ark of God out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill; and Ahio went before the Ark.
6:5 And David and all the house of Israel played before Jehovah on all manner of instruments of cypress wood, with lyres and with harps and with tambourines and with sistrums and with cymbals.
6:6 And when they came to Nachon’s threshing floor, Uzzah reached out for the Ark of God and took hold of it; for the oxen had stumbled.
6:7 And the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Uzzah, and God struck him there for his error; and he died there by the Ark of God.
6:8 And David was angry because Jehovah had broken forth with an outburst upon Uzzah; and that place has been called Perez-uzzah to this day.
6:9 And David was afraid of Jehovah that day; and he said, How shall the Ark of Jehovah come to me?
6:10 So David did not want to remove the Ark of Jehovah to himself in the city of David. But David carried it aside to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.