King James Version

1 Chronicles 13:1-14

1And David consulted with the captains of thousands and hundreds, and with every leader. 2And David said unto all the congregation of Israel, If it seem good unto you, and that it be of the LORD our God, let us send abroad unto our brethren every where, that are left in all the land of Israel, and with them also to the priests and Levites which are in their cities and suburbs, that they may gather themselves unto us:13.2 send…: Heb. break forth and send13.2 in their…: Heb. in the cities of their suburbs 3And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we enquired not at it in the days of Saul.13.3 bring…: Heb. bring about 4And all the congregation said that they would do so: for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people. 5So David gathered all Israel together, from Shihor of Egypt even unto the entering of Hemath, to bring the ark of God from Kirjath-jearim. 6And David went up, and all Israel, to Baalah, that is, to Kirjath-jearim, which belonged to Judah, to bring up thence the ark of God the LORD, that dwelleth between the cherubims, whose name is called on it. 7And they carried the ark of God in a new cart out of the house of Abinadab: and Uzza and Ahio drave the cart.13.7 carried…: Heb. made the ark to ride 8And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.13.8 singing: Heb. songs

9¶ And when they came unto the threshingfloor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled.13.9 Chidon: also called Nachon13.9 stumbled: or, shook it 10And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzza, and he smote him, because he put his hand to the ark: and there he died before God. 11And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzza: wherefore that place is called Perez-uzza to this day.13.11 Perez-uzza: that is, The breach of Uzza 12And David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of God home to me? 13So David brought not the ark home to himself to the city of David, but carried it aside into the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.13.13 brought: Heb. removed 14And the ark of God remained with the family of Obed-edom in his house three months. And the LORD blessed the house of Obed-edom, and all that he had.

Bibelen på hverdagsdansk

1. Krønikebog 13:1-14

David henter pagtens ark

2.Sam. 6,1-11

1Efter at David havde rådført sig med sin militære ledelse og alle sine officerer, 2sagde han til den store forsamling af krigere, der var kommet fra alle Israels stammer:

„Hvis I mener, det er rigtigt, og at det er Guds vilje, så lad os sende bud ud over hele Israels land om, at alle stammeledere skal komme herned til os. Der skal også sendes besked til præsternes og levitternes ledere i de byer, de har fået tildelt at bo i. 3Når alle lederne er samlet, vil vi så hente Guds Ark, for lige siden Saul blev konge, har man ikke taget Herren med på råd.”

4Davids forslag blev enstemmigt vedtaget, for de mente alle, at det var det rigtige at gøre.

5På den måde fik David samlet hele Israels folk fra nord til syd, så de kunne være med til at hente Guds Ark i Kirjat-Jearim. 6Derefter drog David af sted i spidsen for den store skare til Kirjat-Jearim, som også kaldes Ba’ala, i Judas stammeområde for at hente Gud Herrens Ark—den Gud, som troner mellem keruberne. 7Arken, der i lang tid havde stået i Abinadabs hus, blev anbragt på en ny oksekærre—og Uzza og Ahjo styrede okserne. 8David og Israels øvrige ledere dansede og sang af alle kræfter til Guds ære til musik fra lyrer, harper, tamburiner, bækkener og trompeter.

9Men da de nåede til tærskepladsen ved Kidon, snublede okserne, og Uzza rakte hånden ud for at støtte arken. 10Da blev Herren vred og straffede Uzza, fordi han ikke viste ærefrygt for arken, som ikke måtte røres, og han døde på stedet. 11David var oprørt over, at Herren havde straffet Uzza så hårdt. Derfor kaldte han stedet for „Peretz-Uzza”,13,11 Navnet betyder: „Udfaldet mod Uzza”. hvilket det hedder den dag i dag.

12Episoden gjorde, at David blev bange for Gud. „Hvordan tør jeg så bringe Guds Ark hjem til mig?” sagde han. 13Derfor ombestemte han sig, og i stedet for at føre arken ind i Davidsbyen, lod han den indtil videre opbevare hos Obed-Edom fra Gat. 14Der stod den i tre måneder—og Herren velsignede Obed-Edom og hans familie.