Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

历代志上 13

运回约柜

1大卫跟千夫长、百夫长等所有的首领商议, 然后对以色列全体会众说:“如果你们赞成,而且这是我们上帝耶和华的旨意,我们就派人到以色列各地把其他同胞,包括住在城邑及草场的祭司和利未人召集来。 我们要将我们上帝的约柜运到这里来,因为在扫罗执政期间,我们忽视了它。” 会众都表示赞同,认为这样做很好。

于是,大卫召集了从埃及的西曷河一直到哈马口的全体以色列人,要将上帝的约柜从基列·耶琳运来。 大卫率领以色列众人到巴拉,即犹大的基列·耶琳,要将上帝的约柜运回来。这约柜以坐在基路伯天使上面的耶和华的名字命名。 他们把上帝的约柜从亚比拿达家抬出来,放在一辆新车上,由乌撒和亚希约赶车。 大卫和以色列众人就在上帝面前用琴、瑟、鼓、钹和号奏乐,尽情歌舞。 他们来到基顿麦场的时候,拉车的牛失蹄,乌撒就伸手去扶约柜。 10 因他伸手碰了约柜,上帝便向他发怒,击杀了他,他就死在上帝面前。 11 大卫因耶和华击杀乌撒而烦恼,就称那地方为毗列斯·乌撒[a],沿用至今。 12 那天,大卫惧怕上帝,他说:“我怎能将上帝的约柜运到我这里?” 13 因此,大卫没有将约柜运到大卫城,而是把它运到迦特人俄别·以东家。 14 上帝的约柜在俄别·以东家存放了三个月。耶和华使俄别·以东家及其拥有的一切都蒙福。

Notas al pie

  1. 13:11 毗列斯·乌撒”意思是“向乌撒发怒”。

Amplified Bible

1 Chronicles 13

Peril in Transporting the Ark

1David consulted with the captains of the thousands and the hundreds, even with every leader. David said to all the assembly of Israel, “If it seems good to you, and if it is from the Lord our God, let us send word everywhere to our fellow countrymen who remain in all the land of Israel, and to the priests and Levites who are with them in their cities with pasture lands, so that they may meet with us; and let us bring back the ark of our God to us, [a]for we did not seek it during the days of Saul.” Then all the assembly agreed to do so, for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people.

So David gathered all Israel together, from the Shihor [watercourse] of Egypt, to the entrance of Hamath [in the north], to bring the ark of God from Kiriath-jearim. David and all Israel went up to Baalah, that is, to Kiriath-jearim, which belongs to Judah, to bring up from there the ark of God the Lord who sits enthroned above the cherubim, the ark which is called by His name. They [b]carried the ark of God on a new cart and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, and Uzza and Ahio [his brother] drove the cart. David and all Israel celebrated [joyfully] before God with all their might, with songs, lyres, harps, tambourines, cymbals, and trumpets.

When they came to the threshing floor of Chidon, Uzza put out his hand to hold and steady the ark, for the oxen [that were drawing the cart] [c]nearly overturned it. 10 The anger of the Lord burned against Uzza, and He struck him down because he touched the ark; and there he died before God. 11 David became angry because of the Lord’s outburst against Uzza; so that place is called [d]Perez-uzza to this day. 12 David was afraid of God that day, and he said, “How can I bring the ark of God home with me?” 13 So David did not bring the ark with him to the City of David, but took it aside to the house of [e]Obed-edom the Gittite. 14 So the ark of God remained with the [f]family of Obed-edom in his house three months; and the Lord [g]blessed the house of Obed-edom and all that he had.

Notas al pie

  1. 1 Chronicles 13:3 At one time Saul did consider pursuing the return of the ark (1 Sam 14:18). The account of the loss of the ark and its journey to Kiriath-jearim is recorded in 1 Sam 4-7:2.
  2. 1 Chronicles 13:7 David’s failure to review and follow God’s instructions (Ex 25:12-15) regarding the transportation of the ark resulted in tragedy (v 10).
  3. 1 Chronicles 13:9 Exactly what happened is unclear. However, the oxen might have begun to run toward the threshing floor, lured by the smell of grain left over from threshing. The fact that oxen threshing grain (trampling the stalks to separate the kernels) would naturally eat some of the grain accounts for the prohibition against muzzling the ox during threshing (Deut 25:4; cf 1 Tim 5:18). But in any case, Uzza violated the great sanctity of the ark by touching it. God could have intervened and prevented the ark from being dislodged, if He so desired.
  4. 1 Chronicles 13:11 I.e. the outburst against Uzza.
  5. 1 Chronicles 13:13 It was appropriate to leave the ark with Oded-edom because he was a Levite, but David’s decision may not have been in Obed-edom’s best interest. David probably wanted to see what would happen to him before he risked transporting the ark to the temple.
  6. 1 Chronicles 13:14 Lit house.
  7. 1 Chronicles 13:14 The ancient rabbis said that the blessing was children born into his family, and that it was a reward for the hospitality that Obed-edom showed to the ark. They also noted that this happy outcome was important to show that it was not the ark itself that caused the death of Uzza (v 10), but only the sin that he committed in touching it.