strength, a son of Abinadab, in whose house the men of Kirjath-jearim placed the ark when it was brought back from the land of the Philistines (1 Sam. 7:1). He with his brother Ahio drove the cart on which the ark was placed when David sought to bring it up to Jerusalem. When the oxen stumbled, Uzzah, in direct violation of the divine law (Num. 4:15), put forth his hand to steady the ark, and was immediately smitten unto death. The place where this occurred was henceforth called Perez-uzzah (1 Chr. 13:11). David on this feared to proceed further, and placed the ark in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite (2 Sam. 6:2-11; 1 Chr. 13:6-13).
When they came to the threshing-floor of Nachon, uzzah stretched out his hand to hold up the ark of God, for the oxen stumbled.
uzzah went beside the ark of God, while Ahio went before it.
uzzah was instantly killed for trying to steady the ark in transit, "for the oxen shook it."
uzzah only put forth his hand to steady the trembling ark, and was struck dead for his rashness, beside the ark of God.
On this account the place is said to have received the name Perez-uzzah (“breach of uzzah”).
uzzah, who walked next to the chariot, suddenly fell down dead.
It was placed on a new wagon; Abinadab's sons, Ahio and uzzah, led it forth.
One of the drivers, uzzah, instinctively, put forth his hand to steady the sacred chest.
When uzzah, and the five thousand and seventy men were killed for touching the ark, was it empty?
One of the oxen stumbled, the ark jostled, and uzzah put his hand on it to steady it.