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 1 Chronicles 15:1 - 29
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   Book of 1 Chronicles
   Chapter 15
15:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
After David had constructed buildings for himself in the City of David, he prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it.
 
15:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then David said, "No one but the Levites may carry the ark of God, because the LORD chose them to carry the ark of the LORD and to minister before him forever."
 
15:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
David assembled all Israel in Jerusalem to bring up the ark of the LORD to the place he had prepared for it.
 
15:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He called together the descendants of Aaron and the Levites:
 
15:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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From the descendants of Kohath, Uriel the leader and 120 relatives;
 
15:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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from the descendants of Merari, Asaiah the leader and 220 relatives;
 
15:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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from the descendants of Gershon, F83 Joel the leader and 130 relatives;
 
15:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
from the descendants of Elizaphan, Shemaiah the leader and 200 relatives;
 
15:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
from the descendants of Hebron, Eliel the leader and 80 relatives;
 
15:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
from the descendants of Uzziel, Amminadab the leader and 112 relatives.
 
15:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then David summoned Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and Uriel, Asaiah, Joel, Shemaiah, Eliel and Amminadab the Levites.
 
15:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He said to them, "You are the heads of the Levitical families; you and your fellow Levites are to consecrate yourselves and bring up the ark of the LORD, the God of Israel, to the place I have prepared for it.
 
15:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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It was because you, the Levites, did not bring it up the first time that the LORD our God broke out in anger against us. We did not inquire of him about how to do it in the prescribed way."
 
15:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So the priests and Levites consecrated themselves in order to bring up the ark of the LORD, the God of Israel.
 
15:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And the Levites carried the ark of God with the poles on their shoulders, as Moses had commanded in accordance with the word of the LORD.
 
15:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
David told the leaders of the Levites to appoint their brothers as singers to sing joyful songs, accompanied by musical instruments: lyres, harps and cymbals.
 
15:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So the Levites appointed Heman son of Joel; from his brothers, Asaph son of Berekiah; and from their brothers the Merarites, Ethan son of Kushaiah;
 
15:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and with them their brothers next in rank: Zechariah, F84 Jaaziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-Edom and Jeiel, F85 the gatekeepers.
 
15:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The musicians Heman, Asaph and Ethan were to sound the bronze cymbals;
 
15:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Zechariah, Aziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah and Benaiah were to play the lyres according to F86
 
15:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-Edom, Jeiel and Azaziah were to play the harps, directing according to F87
 
15:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Kenaniah the head Levite was in charge of the singing; that was his responsibility because he was skillful at it.
 
15:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Berekiah and Elkanah were to be doorkeepers for the ark.
 
15:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Shebaniah, Joshaphat, Nethanel, Amasai, Zechariah, Benaiah and Eliezer the priests were to blow trumpets before the ark of God. Obed-Edom and Jehiah were also to be doorkeepers for the ark.
 
15:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So David and the elders of Israel and the commanders of units of a thousand went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD from the house of Obed-Edom, with rejoicing.
 
15:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Because God had helped the Levites who were carrying the ark of the covenant of the LORD, seven bulls and seven rams were sacrificed.
 
15:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now David was clothed in a robe of fine linen, as were all the Levites who were carrying the ark, and as were the singers, and Kenaniah, who was in charge of the singing of the choirs. David also wore a linen ephod.
 
15:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with shouts, with the sounding of rams' horns and trumpets, and of cymbals, and the playing of lyres and harps.
 
15:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
As the ark of the covenant of the LORD was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David dancing and celebrating, she despised him in her heart.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F83 Hebrew Gershom, a variant of Gershon
F84 Three Hebrew manuscripts and most Septuagint manuscripts (see also verse 20 and 1 Chron. 16:5); most Hebrew manuscripts Zechariah son and or Zechariah, Ben and
F85 Hebrew; Septuagint (see also verse 21) Jeiel and Azaziah
F86 Probably a musical term
F87 Probably a musical term

 
 

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