1 Chronicles

1 Chronicles 15 ©

1David, having prepared a place for the ark, ordereth the priests and Levites to bring it from the house of Obed-edom. 25The solemnity is attended by David and all Israel with great demonstrations of joy. 29Michal despiseth David for dancing before the ark.

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AND David made him houses in the city of David, and prepared aa place for the ark of God, and bpitched for it a tent.

b ch. 16.1.
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Then David said, 1None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites: for them chath the LORD chosen to carry the ark of God, and to minister unto him for ever.

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And David dgathered all Israel together to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the LORD unto his place, which he had prepared for it.

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And David assembled the echildren of Aaron, and the Levites:

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Of fthe sons of gKohath; Uriel the chief, and his 2brethren an hundred and twenty:

g ch. 6.16.
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Of the sons of Merari; Asaiah the chief, and his brethren two hundred and twenty:

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Of the sons of Gershom; Joel the chief, and his brethren an hundred and thirty:

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Of the sons of hElizaphan; Shemaiah the chief, and his brethren two hundred:

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Of the sons of iHebron; Eliel the chief, and his brethren fourscore:

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Of the sons of jUzziel; Amminadab the chief, and his brethren an hundred and twelve.

j Ex. 6.18. Le. 10.4. ch. 23.20.
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And David called for kZadok and lAbiathar the priests, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and Amminadab,

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And said unto them, Ye are the chief of the fathers of the Le-vites: msanctify 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.

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For nbecause 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.

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So the priests and the Levites sanctified othemselves to bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel.

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And the children of the Levites bare the ark of God upon their shoulders with the p*staves thereon, as qMoses commanded according to the word of the LORD.

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And David rspake to the schief 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.

s v.11,19-21. Ps. 105.1-6; 29.1. ch. 16.5; 6.31.
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So the Levites appointed tHeman 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;

t ch. 6.33,39,44; 25.1-6; 16.5. v.19. Pss. 50; 88; 89, titles.
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And with them their brethren of the second degree, Zechariah, Ben, and 3Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, the porters.

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So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were appointed to sound uwith cymbals of brass;

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And Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with psalteries on vAlamoth;

v Ps. 46, title,1.
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And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps 4on the Sheminith to excel.

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And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, 5was for 6song: he instructed about the song, because he was skilful.

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And Berechiah and Elkanah were doorkeepers for the ark.

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And Shebaniah, and Jehosh-aphat, and Nethaneel, and Ama-sai, and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, did blow with the wtrumpets before the ark of God: and Obed-edom and Jehiah were doorkeepers for the ark.

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¶So xDavid, 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 Obed-edom ywith joy.

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And it came to pass, when God helped the zLevites that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, that they offered aseven bullocks and seven rams.

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And David was clothed with ba robe of cfine linen, and all the Levites that bare the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the master of the 7song with the singers: David also had upon him an *ephod of linen.

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Thus all Israel dbrought 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.

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¶And it came to pass, as ethe ark of the covenant of the LORD came to the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looking out at a window fsaw king David dancing and playing: and she despised him in her heart.