Book: 1 Chronicles

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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.
(Verse: 2)

  


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[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.
[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.
[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.
[4]And David assembled the children of Aaron, and the Levites:
[5]Of the sons of Kohath; Uriel the chief, and his brethren an hundred and twenty:
[6]Of the sons of Merari; Asaiah the chief, and his brethren two hundred and twenty:
[7]Of the sons of Gershom; Joel the chief, and his brethren an hundred and thirty:
[8]Of the sons of Elizaphan; Shemaiah the chief, and his brethren two hundred:
[9]Of the sons of Hebron; Eliel the chief, and his brethren fourscore:
[10]Of the sons of Uzziel; Amminadab the chief, and his brethren an hundred and twelve.
[11]And David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and Amminadab,
[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.
[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.
[14]So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel.
[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.
[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.
[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;
[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.
[19]So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, [were appointed] to sound with cymbals of brass;
[20]And Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with psalteries on Alamoth;
[21]And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the Sheminith to excel.
[22]And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, [was] for song: he instructed about the song, because he [was] skilful.
[23]And Berechiah and Elkanah [were] doorkeepers for the ark.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.

  

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