1 Chronicles 15
David, having prepared a place for the Ark, ordereth the priests and Levites to bring it from Obed-edom.
1 Chronicles 15:1 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. 1 Chronicles 15:2 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. 1 Chronicles 15:3 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. 1 Chronicles 15:4 And Dauid assembled the children of Aaron, and the Leuites. 1 Chronicles 15:5 Of the sonnes of Kohath: Uriel the chiefe, and his brethren an hundred and twentie. 1 Chronicles 15:6 Of the sonnes of Merari: Asaiah the chiefe, and his brethren two hundred and twentie. 1 Chronicles 15:7 Of the sonnes of Gershom: Ioel the chiefe, and his brethren an hundred and thirtie. 1 Chronicles 15:8 Of the sonnes of Elizaphan: Shemaiah the chiefe, and his brethren two hundred. 1 Chronicles 15:9 Of the sonnes of Hebron: Eliel the chiefe, and his brethren fourescore. 1 Chronicles 15:10 Of the sonnes of Uzziel: Amminadab the chiefe, and his brethren an hundred and twelue. 1 Chronicles 15:11 And Dauid called for Zadok and Abiathar the Priests, and for the Leuites, for Uriel, Asaiah and Ioel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and Amminadab, 1 Chronicles 15:12 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. 1 Chronicles 15:13 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. 1 Chronicles 15:14 So the Priestes and the Leuites sanctified themselues to bring vp the Arke of the LORD God of Israel. 1 Chronicles 15:15 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. 1 Chronicles 15:16 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. 1 Chronicles 15:17 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. 1 Chronicles 15:18 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. 1 Chronicles 15:19 So the Singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were [appointed] to sound with cymbales of brasse. 1 Chronicles 15:20 And Zachariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Iehiel, and Unni, and Eliab, and Maasiah, and Benaiah, with Psalteries on Alamoth. 1 Chronicles 15:21 And Mattithiah, and Eliphaleh, and Mikniah, and Obed Edom, and Ieiel, and Azzaziah, with harpes on the Sheminith to excell. 1 Chronicles 15:22 And Chenaniah chiefe of the Leuites [was] for song: he instructed about the song, because he was skilfull. 1 Chronicles 15:23 And Berechiah, and Elkanah [were] doore keepers for the Arke. 1 Chronicles 15:24 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.
He performeth the solemnity thereof with great joy.
1 Chronicles 15:25 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. 1 Chronicles 15:26 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. 1 Chronicles 15:27 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. 1 Chronicles 15:28 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.
Michal despiseth him.
1 Chronicles 15:29 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.