1 Chronicles Chapter 15
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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.
And Dauid made him houses in the citie of Dauid, and prepared a place for the Arke of God, and pitched for it a tent.
Then Dauid sayd, None ought to carie the Arke of God, but the Leuites: for them hath the Lord chosen to cary the Arke of God, and to minister vnto him for euer.2
And Dauid gathered all Israel together to Ierusalem, to bring vp the Arke of the Lord vnto his place, which hee had prepared for it.
And Dauid assembled the children of Aaron, and the Leuites.
Of the sonnes of Kohath: Uriel the chiefe, and his brethren an hundred and twentie.5
Of the sonnes of Merari: Asaiah the chiefe, and his brethren two hundred and twentie.
The bringing of the Arke.
Of the sonnes of Gershom: Ioel the chiefe, and his brethren an hundred and thirtie.
Of the sonnes of Elizaphan: Shemaiah the chiefe, and his brethren two hundred.
Of the sonnes of Hebron: Eliel the chiefe, and his brethren fourescore.
Of the sonnes of Uzziel: Amminadab the chiefe, and his brethren an hundred and twelue.
And Dauid called for Zadok and Abiathar the Priests, and for the Leuites, for Uriel, Asaiah and Ioel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and Amminadab,
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.
For because ye did it not at the first, the Lord our God made a breach vpon vs, for that we sought him not after the due order.
So the Priestes and the Leuites sanctified themselues to bring vp the Arke of the Lord God of Israel.
And the children of the Leuites bare the Arke of God vpon their shoulders, with the staues thereon, as Moses commanded, according to the word of the Lord.15
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.
So the Leuites appointed Heman the sonne of Ioel: and of his brethren. Asaph the sonne of Berechiah: and of the sonnes of Merari their brethren, Ethan the sonne of Kushaiah.17
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.
So the Singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were appointed to sound with cymbales of brasse.
And Zachariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Iehiel, and Unni, and Eliab, and Maasiah, and Benaiah, with Psalteries on Alamoth.
The Arke brought.
And Mattithiah, and Eliphaleh, and Mikniah, and Obed Edom, and Ieiel, and Azzaziah, with harpes on the Sheminith to excell.21
And Chenaniah chiefe of the Leuites was for song: he instructed about the song, because he was skilfull.22
And Berechiah, and Elkanah were doore keepers for the Arke.
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.
¶ So Dauid and the Elders of Israel, and the captaines ouer thousands, went to bring vp the Arke of the couenant of the Lord, out of the house of Obed Edom with ioy.25
And it came to passe when God helped the Leuites that bare the Arke of the couenant of the Lord, that they offered seuen bullocks, and seuen rammes.
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
Thus all Israel brought vp the Arke of the Couenant of the Lord with shouting, and with sound of the cornet, and with trumpets, and with cymbals, making a noise with psalteries and harpes.
¶ 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.
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