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1 Chronicles 15 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Ark Brought to Jerusalem
David Brings the Ark to Jerusalem
(2 Sam. 6:12–16 )

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:1 - David built 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 - Then David said, “No one may carry the ark of God but the Levites, for the LORD has chosen them to carry the ark of God and to minister before Him forever.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:3 - And David gathered all Israel together at Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the LORD to its place, which he had prepared for it.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:4 - Then David assembled the children of Aaron and the Levites:

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:5 - of the sons of Kohath, Uriel the chief, and one hundred and twenty of his brethren;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:6 - of the sons of Merari, Asaiah the chief, and two hundred and twenty of his brethren;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:7 - of the sons of Gershom, Joel the chief, and one hundred and thirty of his brethren;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:8 - of the sons of Elizaphan, Shemaiah the chief, and two hundred of his brethren;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:9 - of the sons of Hebron, Eliel the chief, and eighty of his brethren;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:10 - of the sons of Uzziel, Amminadab the chief, and one hundred and twelve of his brethren.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:11 - And 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 - He said to them, “You are the heads of the fathers’ houses of the Levites; sanctify yourselves, you and your brethren, that you may bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel to the place I have prepared for it.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:13 - “For because you did not do it the first time, the LORD our God broke out against us, because we did not consult Him about the proper order.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:14 - So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:15 - And the children of the Levites bore the ark of God on their shoulders, by its poles, as Moses had commanded according to the word of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:16 - Then David spoke to the leaders of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers accompanied by instruments of music, stringed instruments, harps, and cymbals, by raising the voice with resounding joy.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:17 - So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his brethren, Asaph the son of Berechiah; and of their brethren, the sons of Merari, Ethan the son of Kushaiah;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:18 - and with them their brethren of the second rank: Zechariah, Ben,[fn] Jaaziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattithiah, Elipheleh, Mikneiah, Obed-Edom, and Jeiel, the gatekeepers;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:19 - the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were to sound the cymbals of bronze;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:20 - Zechariah, Aziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with strings according to Alamoth;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:21 - Mattithiah, Elipheleh, Mikneiah, Obed-Edom, Jeiel, and Azaziah, to direct with harps on the Sheminith;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:22 - Chenaniah, leader of the Levites, was instructor in charge of the music, because he was skillful;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:23 - Berechiah and Elkanah were doorkeepers for the ark;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:24 - Shebaniah, Joshaphat, Nethanel, Amasai, Zechariah, Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, were to blow the trumpets before the ark of God; and Obed-Edom and Jehiah, doorkeepers for the ark.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:25 - So David, the elders of Israel, and the captains over thousands went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD from the house of Obed-Edom with joy.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:26 - And so it was, when God helped the Levites who bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD, that they offered seven bulls and seven rams.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:27 - David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, as were all the Levites who bore the ark, the singers, and Chenaniah the music master with the singers. David also wore a linen ephod.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:28 - Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with shouting and with the sound of the horn, with trumpets and with cymbals, making music with stringed instruments and harps.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:29 - And it happened, as the ark of the covenant of the LORD came to the City of David, that Michal, Saul’s daughter, looked through a window and saw King David whirling and playing music; and she despised him in her heart.
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Following Masoretic Text and Vulgate; Septuagint omits Ben.
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