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 the citie of Dauid, & prepared a place for the Arcke of God, & pitched for yt a tent. 1 Chronicles 15:2 And then Dauid sayd, 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 minystre to hym for euer. 1 Chronicles 15:3 And therfore Dauid geathered all Israel to Ierusalem, to fetche the Arcke of the Lord vnto the place, which he had ordeyned for it. 1 Chronicles 15:4 And Dauid brought together the children of Aaron & the Leuites. 1 Chronicles 15:5 Of the sonnes of Cahath: Vriel þe chefe, and of his brethren an hundred and .xx. 1 Chronicles 15:6 And of the chyldren of Merari: Asaiah the chefe, and of his brethren .ij. hundred and .xx. 1 Chronicles 15:7 And of þe sonnes of Gerson Ioel the chefe, and of his brethren an hundred and thyrtie. 1 Chronicles 15:8 And of the children of Elizaphan: Semeiah the chefe and of hys brethren two hundred. 1 Chronicles 15:9 And of the sonnes of Hebron Eliel the chefe, and of his brethren .lxxx. 1 Chronicles 15:10 And of the sonnes of Oziel, Aminadab the chefe, and of hys brethren an hundred and .xij. 1 Chronicles 15:11 And Dauid called to Zadock & Abiathar the preastes, and to the Leuites Vriel, Asaiah Ioel, Semeiah, Eliel & Aminadab: 1 Chronicles 15:12 & sayde vnto them: ye are the princypall heades of the Leuites, sanctefye therfore youre selues and youre brethren, and brynge the Arcke of the Lord God of Israel vnto the place þt I haue prepared for it. 1 Chronicles 15:13 For because ye were not ther at the fyrst tyme, the Lorde oure God made a rent amonge vs, for that we sought hym not as the fashion ought to be. 1 Chronicles 15:14 And the preastes and the Leuites sanctefied them selues, to fett the Arcke of the Lorde God of Israel. 1 Chronicles 15:15 And the chyldren of the Leuites bare the Arke of God vpon their shoulders with staues theron as Moses commaunded accordynge to the worde of the Lorde. 1 Chronicles 15:16 And Dauid spake to the chefe heades of the Leuites, þt they should appoynte of theyr brethren to synge wt instrumentes of musycke psalteries, harpes & symbales that sounded, and to synge on hye with Ioyfulnesse. 1 Chronicles 15:17 And the Leuites appoynted Heman the sonne of Ioel: and of his brethren, Asaph the sonne of Barachiah. And of the sonnes of Merari theyr brethren: Ethan the sonne of Cusaiahu. 1 Chronicles 15:18 And with them theyr brethren of the seconde degree: Zachariah, Ben, Iaaziel, Semiramoth Iahiel, Vni, Eliab, Banaiah, Maasiah, Mathathiah, Eliphelehu, Makaniah, Obed, Edom and Iaiel, porters. 1 Chronicles 15:19 Heman, Asah and Ethan sange with symbales of brasse to make a sound. 1 Chronicles 15:20 And Zachariah, Oziel, Semiramoth, Iehiel, Ani, Eliab, Maasaiah and Bananiah sang with psalteris on an Almoth. 1 Chronicles 15:21 And Mathathiah, Eliphelehu, Makeniah, Obed Edom, Ieiel, and Ozaziah sange with harpes and eight aboue þe courage with all. 1 Chronicles 15:22 And Conaniah the chefe of the Leuites was maister of the songe and taught to synge, for he was a man of vnderstandinge. 1 Chronicles 15:23 And Barachiah and Elcanah kepte the dore of þe Arcke. 1 Chronicles 15:24 And Sacaniah, Iehosaphat, Nathanael, Amasai, Zachariah, Banaiah and Eliezer priestes were blowers wyth trompettes before the Arcke of God. And Obed, Edom and Iahiah were kepers of the dore of the Arcke.
He performeth the solemnity thereof with great joy.
1 Chronicles 15:25 And Dauid and the elders of Israel & the Capitaines ouer thousandes went to fet the Arcke of the apoyntement of the Lorde: oute of the house of Obed Edom with gladnesse. 1 Chronicles 15:26 And when God had holpe the Leuites that bare the Arcke of the apoyntement of the Lorde, they offered .vij. oxen and .vij. rammes. 1 Chronicles 15:27 And Dauid had on him an albe of bysse, & so had the Leuites that bare the Arcke, and so had the syngers, and Conaniah the ruler of the songe & of the syngers. And Dauid had moreouer vpon him an Ephod of lynen. 1 Chronicles 15:28 And al Israel brought the Arcke of the Lordes couenaunt wyth shoutynge and blowynge of hornes, & with trompettes and symbales that sounded, and wyth psalteries and harpes.
Michal despiseth him.
1 Chronicles 15:29 And as the Arcke of the appoyntment of the Lorde came into the cytye of Dauid, Michol the doughter of Saul loked oute at a wyndowe: and when she sawe kynge Dauid daunsyng and playinge, she despysed him in her herte.