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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 saide: The arke of God ought not to be carryed but of the Leuites: For them hath the Lord chosen to beare the arke of the Lorde, and to minister vnto him for euer. 1 Chronicles 15:3 And Dauid gathered all Israel together to Hierusalem, to fetch the arke of the Lorde vnto his place which he had ordayned for it. 1 Chronicles 15:4 And Dauid brought together the children of Aaron and the Leuites. 1 Chronicles 15:5 Of the sonnes of Caath, was Uriel the chiefe, & of his brethren there were an hundred and twentie. 1 Chronicles 15:6 Of the children of Merari, Asaia the chiefe, and of his brethren two hundred and twentie. 1 Chronicles 15:7 Of the sonnes of Gersom, Ioel the chiefe, and of his brethren an hundred and thirtie. 1 Chronicles 15:8 Of the children of Elizaphan, Semaia the chiefe, & of his brethren two hundred. 1 Chronicles 15:9 Of the sonnes of Hebron, Eliel the chiefe, and of his brethren fourescore. 1 Chronicles 15:10 Of the sonnes of Uzziel, Aminadab the chiefe, and of his brethren an hundred and twelue. 1 Chronicles 15:11 And Dauid called Zadoc and Abiathar the priestes: and the Leuites, Uzziel, Asaia, Ioel, Semaia, Eliel, and Aminadab, 1 Chronicles 15:12 And saide vnto them: Ye that are the principall fathers of the Leuites, see that ye be holy with your brethren, that ye may bring in the arke of the Lorde God of Israel vnto the place that I haue prepared for it. 1 Chronicles 15:13 For, because ye were not there at the first, the Lorde our God made a rent among vs, for that we sought him not as the fassion ought to be. 1 Chronicles 15:14 So the priestes and the Leuites sanctified them selues, to fet the arke of the Lorde God of Israel. 1 Chronicles 15:15 And the children of the Leuites bare the arke of God vpon their shoulders with staues thereon, as Moyses commaunded according to the worde of the Lorde. 1 Chronicles 15:16 And Dauid spake to the chiefe heades of the Leuites, that they should appoynt certaine of their brethren to sing with instrumentes of musicke, psalteries, harpes, and cymbales, that they might make a sounde, and to sing on hie with ioyfulnesse. 1 Chronicles 15:17 And the Leuites appoynted Heman the sonne of Ioel, and of his brethren, Asaph the sonne of Berechia, and of the sonnes of Merari and of their brethren, Ethan the sonne of Cusaiahu. 1 Chronicles 15:18 And with them their brethren of the second degree, Zacharia, Ben, Iaziel, Semiramoth, Iehiel, Unni, Eliab, Benaiahu, Maasiah, Mathathiahu, Eliphalehu, Mikniahu, Obed Edom, and Ieiel, porters. 1 Chronicles 15:19 So Heman, Asaph, and Ethan the singers, made a sounde with cymbales of brasse. 1 Chronicles 15:20 And Zacharia, Aziel, Semiramoth, Iehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maasiahu, and Banaiahu, played with psalteries on an Alamoth. 1 Chronicles 15:21 Mathathiahu, Eliphalehu, Mikniahu, Obed Edom, Ieiel, and Azaiahu, played vpon harpes an eyght aboue, with courage. 1 Chronicles 15:22 And Chenaniahu the chiefe of the Leuites was maister of the song: for he taught other to sing, because he was a man of vnderstanding. 1 Chronicles 15:23 Berechia and Elcana kept the doore of the arke. 1 Chronicles 15:24 And Sebaniahu, Iehosaphat, Nathanael, Amasai, Zachariahu, Banaiahu, and Eliezer the priestes did blowe with trumpettes before the arke of God: And Obed Edom and Iehia were kepers of the doore of the arke.

He performeth the solemnity thereof with great joy.

1 Chronicles 15:25 And Dauid and the elders of Israel, and the captaynes ouer thousandes, went to fet the arke of the appoyntmet of the Lorde out of the house of Obed Edom with gladnesse. 1 Chronicles 15:26 And when God helped the Leuites that bare the arke of the appoyntment of the Lorde, they offered seuen oxen, and seuen rammes. 1 Chronicles 15:27 And Dauid had on him a linnen garment, lyke as had also all the Leuites that bare the arke, & so had the singers and Chenania the ruler of the songe, with the singers: and Dauid had vpon him an Ephod of linnen. 1 Chronicles 15:28 And al they of Israel brought the arke of the Lordes couenaunt with showting, and blowing of the shawme, and trumpettes, making a noyse with cymbales, psalteries, and harpes.

Michal despiseth him.

1 Chronicles 15:29 And as the arke of the appointment of the Lorde came into the citie of Dauid, Michol the daughter of Saul looking out at a windowe, sawe king Dauid daunsing and playing, and she despised him in her heart.

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