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.

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1 Crónicas 13:1-14

A mudança da arca

(2 Sm 6.1-11)

1Depois de ter consultado todos os seus chefes e comandantes militares, 2David dirigiu-se à assembleia de Israel da seguinte maneira: “Visto que vos parece bem que eu seja vosso rei, e visto que temos a aprovação do Senhor, nosso Deus, mandemos uma mensagem aos nossos irmãos em toda a terra de Israel, incluindo os sacerdotes e os levitas, convidando-os a juntar-se a nós. 3Tornemos também a trazer para junto de nós a arca de Deus, porque tem ficado esquecida, desde que Saul se tornou rei.”

4Houve consenso geral e toda a gente esteve de acordo com a iniciativa. 5David convocou todo o povo de Israel, desde Sior, na fronteira do Egito, até à entrada de Hamate, para que estivesse presente quando a arca de Deus fosse trazida de Quiriate-Jearim.

6Então David e todo o Israel foram a Baalá, ou seja Quiriate-Jearim, em Judá, para trazer a arca do Senhor Deus, cujo trono está acima dos querubins. 7Foram-na buscar a casa de Abinadabe, num carro novo. Uzá e Aiô conduziam o carro. 8David e todo o povo dançaram perante Deus, com grande entusiasmo, acompanhados de cânticos, harpas, liras, tamborins, címbalos e cornetas.

9Quando chegaram à eira de Quidom, os bois tropeçaram e Uzá estendeu a mão para segurar a arca. 10A ira do Senhor acendeu-se contra ele e matou-o, por ter tocado na arca. E ficou ali estendido diante de Deus. 11David ficou muito contristado devido àquilo que o Senhor fizera e deu àquele lugar o nome Perez-Uzá (brecha de Uzá). Ainda hoje é assim chamado.

12O rei ficou com medo de Deus e interrogava-se: “Como hei de trazer a arca de Deus para junto de mim?” 13Finalmente, decidiu-se por trazê-la até à casa de Obede-Edom, originário de Gate, em lugar de a levar para a sua própria casa, na Cidade de David. 14A arca permaneceu ali com a família de Obede-Edom durante três meses. E o Senhor abençoou-o, a ele e à sua casa.