1 Chronicles 13:8

“And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Dauid and all Israel played before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harpes, and with psalteries, and with tymbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

David and all Israel were celebrating before God with all {their} might, even with songs and with lyres, harps, tambourines, cymbals and with trumpets.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, even with songs, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then David and all Israel made melody before God with all their strength, with songs and corded instruments of music, and with brass instruments and horns.
- Basic English Bible

And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with lutes, and with tambours, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.
- Darby Bible

And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.
- Webster's Bible

David and all Israel played before God with all their might, even with songs, and with harps, and with stringed instruments, and with tambourines, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.
- World English Bible

and David and all Israel are playing before God, with all strength, and with songs, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And David and all Israel played before God with all their might; even with songs, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for 1 Chronicles 13

  • Irene123
    To Sue M. - Yes, God does test us; it's all through the N.T. scriptures; the 4 gospels as well as Acts and the epistles.
  • Sue M.
    This passage reminds me of the story in Kings where God tells the man of God not to hang around after giving the message. Another prophet, possibly older, tells the 1st prophet that an angel told him to stay in the area and dine with him. It was a lie. In the end, the prophet is killed for assuming God didn't mean his original word. Does God test us to see if we'll obey? Read it in 1 Kings13
  • Bitrus Chatjok
    Uzza forgotten to understood that no one can help almighty God
  • Irene123
    TO T. Jones - 1 Chron. ch. 13 - God smote Uzza because he touched the ark. The ark was holy and under God's protection. He knew beforehand it would be 'atremble' and at that exact place. it was a test for anyone near the ark, to see if they would obey His instructions. God would have been right there to keep it from falling - and they all knew that. uza forgot: we are not to forget His teachings;
  • Larry Thmpson
    The LORD instructed Moses how to carry the ark of the covenant, the priest were to put staves through the rings, one on each corner of the ark, and carry the ark with the staves, therefore no flesh would touch the ark. God instructed Moses how to carry the ark and he wrote it down, and it is not the LORD's fault if they are ignorant and we have instructions to be obeyed and it is not God's fault
  • Simon
    I think the only reason God smote UZZA , Because David he didnt follow the instructure of God, the ark should not carrie by the camel or animal
    From Dublin simon

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