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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, None ought to carie the Arke of God, but the Leuites: for the Lorde hath chosen them to beare the Arke of the Lord, 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 Lorde vnto his place, which he had ordeined for it. 1 Chronicles 15:4 And Dauid assembled the sonnes of Aaron, and the Leuites. 1 Chronicles 15:5 Of the sonnes of Kohath, Vriel the chiefe, and his brethren sixe score. 1 Chronicles 15:6 Of the sonnes of Merari, Asaiah the chiefe, and his brethren two hundreth and twentie. 1 Chronicles 15:7 Of the sonnes of Gershom, Ioel the chiefe, and his brethren an hundreth and thirtie. 1 Chronicles 15:8 Of the sonnes of Elizaphan, Shemaiah the chiefe, and his brethren two hundreth. 1 Chronicles 15:9 Of the sonnes of Hebron, Eliel the chiefe, and his brethren fourescore. 1 Chronicles 15:10 Of the sonnes of Vzziel, Amminadab the chiefe, and his brethren an hundreth and twelue. 1 Chronicles 15:11 And Dauid called Zadok and Abiathar the Priestes, and of the Leuites, Vriel, Asaiah and Ioel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and Amminadab: 1 Chronicles 15:12 And he saide vnto them, Ye are the chiefe fathers of the Leuites: sanctifie your selues, and your brethren, and bring vp 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 breach among vs: for we sought him not after due order. 1 Chronicles 15:14 So the Priestes and the Leuites sanctified them selues to bring vp the Arke of the Lorde God of Israel. 1 Chronicles 15:15 And the sonnes of the Leuites bare the Arke of God vpon their shoulders with the barres, as Moses had commanded, according to the worde of the Lorde. 1 Chronicles 15:16 And Dauid spake to the chiefe of the Leuites, that they should appoint certaine of their brethren to sing with instruments of musike, with violes and harpes, and cymbales, that they might make a sounde, and lift vp their voyce with ioye. 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 in the seconde degree, Zechariah, Ben, and Iaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Iehiel, and Vnni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneah, and Obed Edom, and Ieiel the porters. 1 Chronicles 15:19 So Heman, Asaph and Ethan were fingers to make a sounde with cymbales of brasse, 1 Chronicles 15:20 And Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Iehiel, and Vnni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah with violes on Alamoth, 1 Chronicles 15:21 And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneah, and Obed Edom, and Ieiel, and Azaziah, with harpes vpon Sheminith Ienazzeah. 1 Chronicles 15:22 But Chenaniah the chiefe of the Leuites had the charge, bearing ye burden in the charge, for he was able to instruct. 1 Chronicles 15:23 And Berechiah and Elkanah were porters for the Arke. 1 Chronicles 15:24 And Shecaniah and Iehoshaphat and Nethaneel and Amasai, and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer the Priestes did blowe with trumpets before the Arke of God, and Obed Edom and Ieiiah were porters 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 of thousandes went to bring vp the Arke of the couenant of the Lord from the house of Obed Edom with ioye. 1 Chronicles 15:26 And because that God helped the Leuites that bare the Arke of the couenant of the Lorde, they offered seuen bullockes and seuen rammes. 1 Chronicles 15:27 And Dauid had on him a linen garment, as all the Leuites that bare the Arke, and the singers and Chenaniah that had the chiefe charge of the singers: and vpon Dauid was a linnen Ephod. 1 Chronicles 15:28 Thus all Israel brought vp the Arke of the Lordes couenant with shouting and sounde of cornet, and with trumpets, and with cymbales, making a sound with violes and with harpes.

Michal despiseth him.

1 Chronicles 15:29 And when the Arke of the couenant of the Lorde came into the citie of Dauid, Michal the daughter of Saul looked out at a windowe, and sawe King Dauid dauncing and playing, and she despised him in her heart.

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