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 hym houses in þe cytie of Dauid, and prepared a place for the arcke of God, pytched for it a tent. 1 Chronicles 15:2 Then Dauid sayde the arcke of God ought not to be caryed but of the Leuites. For them hath the Lord chosen to beare the arcke of the Lorde, and to minister vnto hym for euer. 1 Chronicles 15:3 And Dauid gathered all Israell together to Ierusalem, to fetche the arcke of the Lorde vnto hys place which he had ordeyned for it. 1 Chronicles 15:4 And Dauid brought togeather the chyldren of Aaron and the Leuites. 1 Chronicles 15:5 Of the sonnes of Cahath was Ariel the chefe, and of hys brethren there were an hundred and .xx. 1 Chronicles 15:6 Of the chyldren of Merari: Asaia the chefe, and of hys brethren two hundred and .xx. 1 Chronicles 15:7 Of the sonnes of Gersom: Ioel the chefe, and of hys brethren an hundred and thyrtye. 1 Chronicles 15:8 Of the chyldren of Elizapan: Semaia the chefe, and of hys brethren two hundred. 1 Chronicles 15:9 Of the sonnes of Hebron: Eliel the chefe, and of hys brethren .lxxx. 1 Chronicles 15:10 Of the sonnes of Uziel: Aminadab the chefe, and of hys brethren an hundred and twelue. 1 Chronicles 15:11 And Dauid called Zadock and Abiathar the preastes, and the Leuites, Uziel, Asaia Ioel, Semaia, Eliel and Aminadab: 1 Chronicles 15:12 & sayde vnto them: ye that are the princypall fathers of the Leuites, se that ye be holy with youre brethren, that ye maye bringe in the Arcke 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 fyrst, þe Lord oure God made a rent amonge vs, for that we sought hym not as the fasshyon ought to be. 1 Chronicles 15:14 So the preastes and the Leuites sanctifyed them selues, to fett the Arcke of the Lord God of Israel. 1 Chronicles 15:15 And the children of the Leuites bare the Arcke of God, vpon theyr shulders with staues theron, as Moses commaunded accordynge to the worde of the Lorde. 1 Chronicles 15:16 And Dauid spake to the chefe heedes of þe Leuites, that they shulde appoynte certayne of theyr brethren to synge with instrumentes of Musicke, psalteries, harpes and symbales that they might make a sounde, and to synge on hye with Ioyfulnesse: 1 Chronicles 15:17 And þe Leuites appoynted Heman the sonne of Ioel: and (of his brethren) Asaph the sonne of Berechia. And of the sonnes of Merari and of theyr brethren Ethan the sonne of Cusaiahu. 1 Chronicles 15:18 And with them theyr brethren of the seconde degree: Zacharia, Ben, Iaaziel, Semiramoth, Iehiel, Unni, Eliab, Benaiahu, Maasiah, Mathathiahu, Eliphalehu, Mikniahu, Obed Edom, & Iaiel, porters. 1 Chronicles 15:19 So Heman, Asaph & Ethan the syngers made a sounde with symbales of brasse 1 Chronicles 15:20 And Zacharia, Aziel, Semiramoth, Iehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maasaiahu and Banaiahu played with psalteries on an Alamoth. 1 Chronicles 15:21 Mathatiahu, Eliphalehu, Mikniahu, Obed Edom, Ieiel, and Azaziah played vpon harpes an eyght aboue, with courage. 1 Chronicles 15:22 And Chenaniahu the chefe of the Leuites, was master of the songe, for he taught other to synge, because he was a man of vnderstandynge. 1 Chronicles 15:23 Berecia and Elcana kepte the dore of the Arcke. 1 Chronicles 15:24 And Secamahu, Iehosaphat, Nethanael, Amasai, Zachariahu, Banaiahu & Eliezeer the preastes dyd blowe with trompettes before the Arcke of God. And Obed Edom and Iehia were kepers of þe dore of the arcke.
He performeth the solemnity thereof with great joy.
1 Chronicles 15:25 And Dauid and the elders of Israel and the capitaynes ouer thousandes, went to fet the Arcke of the appoyntment of the Lorde out of the house of ObedEdom with gladnes. 1 Chronicles 15:26 And when God helped the leuites, that bare the Arcke of the appoyntement of the Lorde, they offered seuen oxen, and seuen rammes. 1 Chronicles 15:27 And Dauid had on hym a lynnen garment, lyke as had also all the Leuites that bare the Arcke, and so had the syngers, and Chenania þe ruler of the songe, with the syngers. And Dauid had vpon hym an Ephod of lynen. 1 Chronicles 15:28 And all they of Israel brought the Arcke of the Lordes couenaunt with showtynge, and blowyng of the shawme and trompettes: makynge a noyse with symbales, psalteryes, and harpes.
Michal despiseth him.
1 Chronicles 15:29 And as the Arcke of the appoyntment of the Lorde came into the cytie of Dauid, Michol the daughter of Saul, lokynge out at a wyndowe, sawe kyng Dauid daunsyng and playinge, and she despysed hym in her herte.