1 Chronicles Chapter 15 (Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 Dauid hauing prepared a place for the Arke, ordereth the Priestes and Leuites to bring it from Obed-Edom. 25 Hee perfourmeth the solemnitie thereof with great ioy. 29 Michal despiseth him.
12 And said vnto them, Yee are the chiefe of the fathers of the Leuites: sanctifie your selues both yee and your brethren, that you may bring vp the Arke of the Lord God of Israel, vnto the place that I haue prepared for it.
16 And Dauid spake to the chiefe of the Leuites, to appoint their brethren to be the singers with instruments of musicke, Psalteries, and Harpes, and Cymbales, sounding, by lifting vp the voice with ioy.
18 And with them their brethren of the second degree, Zachariah, Ben, and Iaziel, & Shemiramoth, and Iehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maasiah, and Mattithiah, and Eliphaleh, and Mikniah, and Obed Edom, and Iehiel the Porters.
24 And Shebaniah, and Iehoshaphat, and Nathaneel, and Amasai, and Zachariah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer the priests, did blow with the trumpets before the Arke of God: and Obed Edom, and Iehiah were doore keepers for the Arke.
27 And Dauid was clothed with a robe of fine linnen, and all the Leuites that bare the Arke, and the singers, and Chenaniah the master of the song, with the singers. Dauid also had vpon him, an Ephod of linnen.27
29 ¶ And it came to passe as the Arke of the couenant of the Lord came to the citie of Dauid, that Michal the daughter of Saul looking out at a window, saw King Dauid dauncing and playing: and shee despised him in her heart.
View Wesley's Notes for 1 Chronicles Chapter 15
15:1 Houses - A palace consisting of many houses or apartments for hisseveral wives and children. A tent - He did not fetch the tabernacleof Moses from Gibeon, because he intended forthwith to build thetemple.
15:5 The sons - Of Amram or Izhar, Kohath's sons,#Numb 3:27|, otherwiseElizaphan, ver.#8|,and Hebron, ver.#9|,and Uzziel, ver.#10|,were Kohath's children.
15:11 The Priests - Abiathar the high - priest, and Zadok thesecond priest.
15:18 Second degree - The first rank of sacred musicians being thosethree famous persons named ver.#17|, next to whom were these here named.Porters - who were to keep the doors of the tabernacle and courts,but with all were instructed in musick, that when these were freefrom attendance upon their proper office, they might not be idle norunprofitable in God's house.
15:20 Alamoth - Or, with Alamoth which is thought to be the name ofan instrument of musick; or of a certain tune, or note, or part in musick.The certain signification of it is not now known; and the like may be saidof Sheminith, ver.#21|.
15:21 To excel - Which word may be added to note the excellency of thatinstrument, or part of musick; or that there was a greater extension orelevation of the voice than in the former. This way of praising God bymusical instruments, had not hitherto been in use. But David institutedit by divine direction, and added it to the other ordinances of thatdispensation.
15:22 For song - He was the moderator of the musick, instructing themwhen and how to lift up their voices, or change their notes, or maketheir stops.
15:23 Door - keepers - They were appointed to keep the door of the tentin which the ark was to be kept, that no unallowed person might pressin and touch it; and in like manner they were to attend upon the ark inthe way, and to guard it from the press and touch of prophane hands; forwhich end these two went before the ark, is their other two brethrenmentioned in the close of ver.#24|, came after it.
15:26 Helped - Encouraging them in their work with some comfortablesign of his presence with them. In all our religious exercises, wemust derive help from heaven. God's ministers that bare the vesselsof the Lord, have special need of divine help in their ministrations,that God may be glorified thereby, and the people edified.
15:27 Linen - With a linen ephod. This circumstance is repeated,because it was an unusual thing for one, who was no Levite, to weara Levitical garment.
1 Chronicles Chapter 15 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
2 Heb. It is not to cary the Arke of God, but for the Leuites. , Num.4. 2, 15.
5 Or, kinsemen.
15 Exod.25. 14.
17 Chap.6. 33. , Vers. 39. , Vers.44.
21 Or, on the eight to ouersee.
22 Or was for the cariage: he instructed about the cariage. , Heb. lifting vp.
25 2. Sam. 6. 12, 13. &c.
27 Or, cariage
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania
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