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1 Chronicles 15 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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The Ark Is Brought to Jerusalem

(2Sa 6:12–16 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:1 -

Then David made houses for himself in the city of David; and he prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:2 - And David said, “No one is to carry the ark of God but the Levites; for Yahweh chose them to carry the ark of [fn]God and to minister to Him forever.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:3 - Then David assembled all Israel at Jerusalem to bring up the ark of Yahweh to its place which he had prepared for it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:4 - And David gathered together the sons of Aaron and the Levites:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:5 - of the sons of Kohath, Uriel the chief, and 120 of his [fn]relatives;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:6 - of the sons of Merari, Asaiah the chief, and 220 of his relatives;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:7 - of the sons of Gershom, Joel the chief, and 130 of his relatives;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:8 - of the sons of Elizaphan, Shemaiah the chief, and 200 of his relatives;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:9 - of the sons of Hebron, Eliel the chief, and 80 of his relatives;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:10 - of the sons of Uzziel, Amminadab the chief, and 112 of his relatives.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:11 -

Then David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, Joel, Shemaiah, Eliel and Amminadab,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:12 - and said to them, “You are the heads of the fathers’ households of the Levites; set yourselves apart as holy, both you and your relatives, that you may bring up the ark of Yahweh, the God of Israel, to the place that I have prepared for it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:13 - “Because you did not carry it at the first, Yahweh our God broke out against us, for we did not seek Him according to the legal judgment.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:14 - So the priests and the Levites set themselves apart as holy to bring up the ark of Yahweh, the God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:15 - And the sons of the Levites carried the ark of God on their shoulders with the poles thereon, as Moses had commanded according to the word of Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:16 -

Then David said to the chiefs of the Levites to appoint their relatives the singers, with instruments of music, harps, lyres, loud-sounding cymbals, to raise a sound of gladness.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:17 - So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel, and from his relatives, Asaph the son of Berechiah; and from the sons of Merari their relatives, Ethan the son of Kushaiah,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:18 - and with them their relatives of the second rank, Zechariah, [fn]Ben, Jaaziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-edom, and Jeiel, the gatekeepers.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:19 - So the singers, Heman, Asaph and Ethan were appointed to sound aloud cymbals of bronze;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:20 - and Zechariah, Aziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with [fn]harps set according to alamoth;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:21 - and Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-edom, Jeiel, and Azaziah, to lead with [fn]lyres set according to the sheminith.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:22 - Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was in charge of the [fn]singing; he gave instruction in singing because he had understanding.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:23 - Berechiah and Elkanah were gatekeepers for the ark.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:24 - Shebaniah, Joshaphat, Nethanel, Amasai, Zechariah, Benaiah and Eliezer, the priests, blew the trumpets before the ark of God. Obed-edom and Jehiah also were gatekeepers for the ark.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:25 -

So it was David, with the elders of Israel and the commanders over thousands, who went to bring up the ark of the covenant of Yahweh from the house of Obed-edom with gladness.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:26 - Now this happened because God was helping the Levites who were carrying the ark of the covenant of Yahweh. And they sacrificed seven bulls and seven rams.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:27 - Now David was clothed with a robe of fine linen with all the Levites who were carrying the ark, as well as the singers and Chenaniah the leader of the singing with the singers. David also wore a linen ephod.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:28 - Thus all Israel was bringing up the ark of the covenant of Yahweh with shouting, and with sound of the [fn]horn, with trumpets, with loud-sounding cymbals, with harps, and lyres.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:29 -

Now it happened as the ark of the covenant of Yahweh came to the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David leaping and celebrating; and she despised him in her heart.

LSB Footnotes
Some mss Yahweh
Lit brothers, so in ch
Omitted in Gr and many mss
Or harps of maiden-like tone
Or octave harps
Lit bearing up
Or trumpet

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