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1David having prepared a place for the ark, the priests and Levites bring it from Obed-edom.
25He performs the solemnity thereof with great joy.
29Michal despises him.
 
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Chapter 15

Verse 1
And David made him houses in the city of David, and prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent.


A. M. 2962. B.C. 1042. houses
2 Samuel 5:9; 13:7,8; 14:24
and he prepared
3; 16:1; 17:1-5; Psalms 132:5; Acts 7:46

Verse 2
Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites: for them hath the LORD chosen to carry the ark of God, and to minister unto him for ever.
None ought to, etc
Heb. It is not to carry the ark of God, but for the Levites. them hath.
Numbers 4:2-15,19,20; 7:9; Deuteronomy 10:8; 31:9; Joshua 3:3; 6:6; 2 Chronicles 35:3
to minister
Numbers 8:13,14,24-26; 18:1-8; Isaiah 66:21; Jeremiah 33:17-22

Verse 3
And David gathered all Israel together to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the LORD unto his place, which he had prepared for it.
gathered
13:5; 1 Kings 8:1
to bring up
1; 2 Samuel 6:12

Verse 4
And David assembled the children of Aaron, and the Levites:
the children of Aaron
6:16-20,49,50; 12:26-28; Exodus 6:16-22; Numbers 3:4

Verse 5
Of the sons of Kohath; Uriel the chief, and his brethren an hundred and twenty:
Uriel
6:22-24
brethren
or, kinsmen.

Verse 6
Of the sons of Merari; Asaiah the chief, and his brethren two hundred and twenty:
Merari
6:29,30

Verse 7
Of the sons of Gershom; Joel the chief, and his brethren an hundred and thirty:
Joel
11; 23:8

Verse 8
Of the sons of Elizaphan; Shemaiah the chief, and his brethren two hundred:
Elizaphan
Exodus 6:22
Elzaphan
Shemaiah.

Verse 9
Of the sons of Hebron; Eliel the chief, and his brethren fourscore:
Hebron
6:2; 23:12,19; 26:23,30,31; Exodus 6:18; Numbers 26:58

Verse 10
Of the sons of Uzziel; Amminadab the chief, and his brethren an hundred and twelve.
Uzziel
6:18; 23:12; Exodus 6:18,22
Amminadab
6:22

Verse 11
And David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and Amminadab,
Zadok
12:28; 18:16; 1 Samuel 22:20-23; 2 Samuel 8:17; 15:24-29,35; 20:25; 1 Kings 2:35
Uriel

Verse 12
And said unto them, Ye are the chief of the fathers of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, both ye and your brethren, that ye may bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel unto the place that I have prepared for it.
Ye are the chief
9:34; 24:31
sanctify
14; Exodus 19:14,15; 2 Chronicles 5:11; 29:4,5; 30:15; 35:6; Ezekiel 48:11; John 17:17; Romans 12:1,2; Revelation 5:9,10

Verse 13
For because ye did it not at the first, the LORD our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order.
ye did it
13:7-9; 2 Samuel 6:3
the Lord
13:10,11; 2 Samuel 6:7,8
for that
2; Numbers 4:15; 7:9; Deuteronomy 31:9; 2 Chronicles 30:17-20; Proverbs 28:13; 1 Corinthians 11:2; 14:40; 1 John 1:8-10

Verse 14
So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel.
sanctified
Leviticus 10:3; 2 Chronicles 29:15,34; Joel 2:16,17

Verse 15
And the children of the Levites bare the ark of God upon their shoulders with the staves thereon, as Moses commanded according to the word of the LORD.
bare the ark
Exodus 25:12,12-15; 37:3-5; 40:20; Numbers 4:6,15; 7:9; 1 Kings 8:8; 2 Chronicles 5:9

Verse 16
And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers with instruments of musick, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy.
And David
2 Chronicles 30:12; Ezra 7:24-28; Isaiah 49:23
chief
12; Acts 14:23; 1 Timothy 3:1-15; 2 Timothy 2:2; Titus 1:5
the singers
27,28; 6:31-38; 13:8; 16:42; 23:5; 25:1-6; 2 Chronicles 29:28-30; Nehemiah 12:36,46; Psalms 87:7; 149:3; 150:3,4
lifting up
2 Chronicles 5:13; Ezra 3:10,11; Nehemiah 12:43; Psalms 81:1; 92:1-3; 95:1; 100:1; Jeremiah 33:11

Verse 17
So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his brethren, Asaph the son of Berechiah; and of the sons of Merari their brethren, Ethan the son of Kushaiah;
Heman
6:33; 25:1-5; 1 Samuel 8:2
Asaph
6:39; 25:2; Psalms 73:1; 83:1; *titles
Ethan
19; 6:44
son of Kishi

Verse 18
And with them their brethren of the second degree, Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, the porters.
the second
25:2-6,9-31
Zechariah
16:5,6
Jaaziel
Aziel
Obed-edom.
13:14; 16:5,38; 26:4,8,15

Verse 19
So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were appointed to sound with cymbals of brass;
16; 13:8; 16:5,42; 25:1,6; Psalms 150:5

Verse 20
And Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with psalteries on Alamoth;
Aziel
Jaaziel
Alamoth.
Psalms 46:1; *title

Verse 21
And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the Sheminith to excel.
Mattithiah
18; 16:5
harps
25:6,7; 1 Samuel 10:5; Psalms 33:2; 81:1,2; 92:3; 150:3
Sheminith to excel
or, eighth to oversee.
Psalms 6:1; 12:1; *titles

Verse 22
And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was for song: he instructed about the song, because he was skilful.
for, etc
or, for the carriage: he instructed about the carriage. song. Heb. lifting up.
16,27
he instructed
25:7,8

Verse 23
And Berechiah and Elkanah were doorkeepers for the ark.
9:21-23; 2 Kings 22:4; 25:18; Psalms 84:10

Verse 24
And Shebaniah, and Jehoshaphat, and Nethaneel, and Amasai, and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, did blow with the trumpets before the ark of God: and Obededom and Jehiah were doorkeepers for the ark.
the priest
16:6; Numbers 10:8; 2 Chronicles 5:12,13; Psalms 81:13; Joel 2:1,15
Obed-edom
18,23

Verse 25
So David, and the elders of Israel, and the captains over thousands, went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the house of Obededom with joy.
David
2 Samuel 6:12,13-23; 1 Kings 8:1
captains
Numbers 31:14; Deuteronomy 1:15; 1 Samuel 8:12; 10:19; 22:7; Micah 5:2
Obed-edom
13:14
with joy
13:11,12; Deuteronomy 12:7,18; 16:11,15; 2 Chronicles 20:27,28; Ezra 6:16; Psalms 95:1,2; Psalms 100:1,2; Philippians 3:3; 4:4

Verse 26
And it came to pass, when God helped the Levites that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, that they offered seven bullocks and seven rams.
God
29:14; 1 Samuel 7:12; Acts 26:22; 2 Corinthians 2:16; 3:5
they
2 Samuel 6:13; Psalms 66:13-15
bullocks
Numbers 23:1,2,4,29; 29:32; Job 42:8; Ezekiel 45:23

Verse 27
And David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites that bare the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the master of the song with the singers: David also had upon him an ephod of linen.
a robe
1 Samuel 2:18; 2 Samuel 6:14
Chenaniah
song
or, carriage.

Verse 28
Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with shouting, and with sound of the cornet, and with trumpets, and with cymbals, making a noise with psalteries and harps.
brought up
2 Samuel 6:15
with shouting
16; 13:8; 2 Chronicles 5:12,13; Ezra 3:10,11; Psalms 47:1-5; 68:25; 98:4-6; Psalms 150:3-5
the cornet
Jerome on Ho 5:8 says this instrument is properly called in Greek [keratine] from [keras (ke—rav)] a horn. The trumpets were, according to Josephus, made of metal, and about a cubit in length. See Note on Nu 10:2.

Verse 29
And it came to pass, as the ark of the covenant of the LORD came to the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looking out at a window saw king David dancing and playing: and she despised him in her heart.
as the ark
17:1; Numbers 10:33; Deuteronomy 31:26; Joshua 4:7; Judges 20:27; 1 Samuel 4:3; Jeremiah 3:16; Hebrews 9:4
Lord
2 Samuel 6:16
Michal
1 Samuel 18:27,28; 19:11-17; 25:44; 2 Samuel 3:13,14
dancing
Exodus 15:20; Psalms 30:11; 149:3; 150:4; Ecclesiastes 3:4; Jeremiah 30:19; 33:11
she despised
2 Samuel 6:20-23; Psalms 69:7-9; Acts 2:13; 1 Corinthians 2:14; 2 Corinthians 5:13


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 15". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=1ch&chapter=015>.  

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