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1 Chronicles 15 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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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 but the Levites may carry the ark of God, for the LORD chose them to carry the ark of the LORD and to minister to him for ever."

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:3 - And David assembled all Israel at Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the LORD 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, Uri'el the chief, with a hundred and twenty of his brethren;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:6 - of the sons of Merar'i, Asai'ah the chief, with two hundred and twenty of his brethren;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:7 - of the sons of Gershom, Jo'el the chief, with a hundred and thirty of his brethren;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:8 - of the sons of Eli-za'phan, Shemai'ah the chief, with two hundred of his brethren;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:9 - of the sons of Hebron, Eli'el the chief, with eighty of his brethren;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:10 - of the sons of Uz'ziel, Ammin'adab the chief, with a hundred and twelve of his brethren.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:11 - Then David summoned the priests Zadok and Abi'athar, and the Levites Uri'el, Asai'ah, Jo'el, Shemai'ah, Eli'el, and Ammin'adab,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:12 - and said to them, "You are the heads of the fathers' houses of the Levites; sanctify yourselves, you and your brethren, so that you may bring up the ark of the LORD, the God of Israel, to the place that I have prepared for it.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:13 - Because you did not carry it the first time, the LORD our God broke forth upon us, because we did not care for it in the way that is ordained."

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

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:15 - And the Levites carried the ark of God upon their shoulders with the poles, as Moses had commanded according to the word of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:16 - David also commanded the chiefs of the Levites to appoint their brethren as the singers who should play loudly on musical instruments, on harps and lyres and cymbals, to raise sounds of joy.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:17 - So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Jo'el; and of his brethren Asaph the son of Berechi'ah; and of the sons of Merar'i, their brethren, Ethan the son of Kusha'iah;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:18 - and with them their brethren of the second order, Zechari'ah, Ja-a'ziel, Shemi'ramoth, Jehi'el, Unni, Eli'ab, Benai'ah, Ma-asei'ah, Mattithi'ah, Eliph'elehu, and Miknei'ah, and the gatekeepers O'bed-e'dom and Je-i'el.

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

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:20 - Zechari'ah, A'zi-el, Shemi'ramoth, Jehi'el, Unni, Eli'ab, Ma-asei'ah, and Benai'ah were to play harps according to Al'amoth;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:21 - but Mattithi'ah, Eliph'elehu, Miknei'ah, O'bed-e'dom, Je-i'el, and Azazi'ah were to lead with lyres according to the Shem'inith.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:22 - Chenani'ah, leader of the Levites in music, should direct the music, for he understood it.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:23 - Berechi'ah and Elka'nah were to be gatekeepers for the ark.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:24 - Shebani'ah, Josh'aphat, Nethan'el, Ama'sai, Zechari'ah, Benai'ah, and Elie'zer, the priests, should blow the trumpets before the ark of God. O'bed-e'dom and Jehi'ah also were to be gatekeepers for the ark.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:25 - So David and the elders of Israel, and the commanders of thousands, went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD from the house of O'bed-e'dom with rejoicing.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:26 - And because God helped the Levites who were carrying the ark of the covenant of the LORD, they sacrificed seven bulls and seven rams.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:27 - David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, as also were all the Levites who were carrying the ark, and the singers, and Chenani'ah the leader of the music of the singers; and David wore a linen ephod.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:28 - So all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with shouting, to the sound of the horn, trumpets, and cymbals, and made loud music on harps and lyres.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:29 - And as the ark of the covenant of the LORD came to the city of David, Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window, and saw King David dancing and making merry; and she despised him in her heart.
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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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