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1Chronicles 15
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Preparing to Move the Ark

15David now built several buildings for himself in the City of David. He also prepared a place for the Ark of God and set up a special tent for it.H6213H1004H5892H1732H3559H4725H727H430H5186H168 2Then he commanded, "No one except the Levites may carry the Ark of God. The LORD has chosen them to carry the Ark of the LORD and to serve him forever."H1732H559H5375H727H430H3881H3068H977H5375H727H430H8334H5704H5769 3Then David summoned all Israel to Jerusalem to bring the Ark of the LORD to the place he had prepared for it.H1732H6950H3478H6950H3389H5927H727H3068H4725H3559 4This is the number of the descendants of Aaron (the priests) and the Levites who were called together.H1732H622H1121H175H3881 5From the clan of Kohath, 120, with Uriel as their leader.H1121H6955H222H8269H251H3967H6242 6From the clan of Merari, 220, with Asaiah as their leader.H1121H4847H6222H8269H251H3967H6242 7From the clan of Gershon, 130, with Joel as their leader.H1121H1647H3100H8269H251H3967H7970 8From the descendants of Elizaphan, 200, with Shemaiah as their leader.H1121H469H8098H8269H251H3967 9From the descendants of Hebron, 80, with Eliel as their leader.H1121H2275H447H8269H251H8084 10From the descendants of Uzziel, 112, with Amminadab as their leader.H1121H5816H5992H8269H251H3967H8147H6240 11Then David summoned the priests, Zadok and Abiathar, and these Levite leaders: Uriel, Asaiah, Joel, Shemaiah, Eliel, and Amminadab.H1732H7121H6659H54H3548H3881H222H6222H3100H8098H447H5992 12He said to them, "You are the leaders of the Levite families. You must purify yourselves and all your fellow Levites, so you can bring the Ark of the LORD, the God of Israel, to the place I have prepared for it.H559H7218H1H3881H6942H251H5927H727H3068H430H3478H3559 13Because you Levites did not carry the Ark the first time, the anger of the LORD our God burst out against us. We failed to ask God how to move it properly."H7223H3068H430H6555H1875H4941 14So the priests and the Levites purified themselves in order to bring the Ark of the LORD, the God of Israel, to Jerusalem.H3548H3881H6942H5927H727H3068H430H3478 15Then the Levites carried the Ark of God on their shoulders with its carrying poles, just as the LORD had instructed Moses.H1121H3881H5375H727H430H3802H4133H4872H6680H1697H3068 16David also ordered the Levite leaders to appoint a choir of Levites who were singers and musicians to sing joyful songs to the accompaniment of harps, lyres, and cymbals.H1732H559H8269H3881H5975H251H7891H3627H7892H5035H3658H4700H8085H7311H6963H8057 17So the Levites appointed Heman son of Joel along with his fellow Levites: Asaph son of Berekiah, and Ethan son of Kushaiah from the clan of Merari.H3881H5975H1968H1121H3100H251H623H1121H1296H1121H4847H251H387H1121H6984 18The following men were chosen as their assistants: Zechariah, Jaaziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, and the gatekeepers—Obed-edom and Jeiel.H251H4932H2148H1122H3268H8070H3171H6042H446H1141H4641H4993H466H4737H5654H3273H7778 19The musicians Heman, Asaph, and Ethan were chosen to sound the bronze cymbals.H7891H1968H623H387H8085H4700H5178 20Zechariah, Aziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah, and Benaiah were chosen to play the harps.H2148H5815H8070H3171H6042H446H4641H1141H5035H5961 21Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-edom, Jeiel, and Azaziah were chosen to play the lyres.H4993H466H4737H5654H3273H5812H3658H8067H5329 22Kenaniah, the head Levite, was chosen as the choir leader because of his skill.H3663H8269H3881H4853H3256H4853H995 23Berekiah and Elkanah were chosen to guard the Ark.H1296H511H7778H727 24Shebaniah, Joshaphat, Nethanel, Amasai, Zechariah, Benaiah, and Eliezer—all of whom were priests—were chosen to blow the trumpets as they marched in front of the Ark of God. Obed-edom and Jehiah were chosen to guard the Ark.H7645H3146H5417H6022H2148H1141H461H3548H2690H2690H2689H6440H727H430H5654H3174H7778H727

Moving the Ark to Jerusalem

25Then David and the elders of Israel and the generals of the army went to the house of Obed-edom to bring the Ark of the LORD's Covenant up to Jerusalem with a great celebration.H1732H2205H3478H8269H505H1980H5927H727H1285H3068H1004H5654H8057 26And because God was clearly helping the Levites as they carried the Ark of the LORD's Covenant, they sacrificed seven bulls and seven rams.H430H5826H3881H5375H727H1285H3068H2076H7651H6499H7651H352 27David was dressed in a robe of fine linen, as were all the Levites who carried the Ark, and also the singers, and Kenaniah the choir leader. David was also wearing a priestly garment.H1732H3736H4598H948H3881H5375H727H7891H3663H8269H4853H7891H1732H646H906 28So all Israel brought up the Ark of the LORD's Covenant with shouts of joy, the blowing of rams' horns and trumpets, the crashing of cymbals, and loud playing on harps and lyres.H3478H5927H727H1285H3068H8643H6963H7782H2689H4700H8085H5035H3658 29But as the Ark of the LORD's Covenant entered the City of David, Michal, the daughter of Saul, looked down from her window. When she saw King David skipping about and laughing with joy, she was filled with contempt for him.H727H1285H3068H935H5892H1732H4324H1323H7586H8259H2474H7200H4428H1732H7540H7832H959H3820


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