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1 Chronicles 15

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1 And he built houses for himself in the city of David, and prepared a place for the ark of God, and built a tabernacle for him.
2 Then David said: [no one] should wear the ark of God, except the Levites, because the Lord chose them to wear the ark of God and serve Him forever.
3 And David gathered all Israel to Jerusalem to bring the ark of the Lord to his place, which he had prepared for him.
4 And David called the sons of Aaron and the Levites:
5 Of the sons of the Kaathites, Uriel the ruler and his brothers, one hundred and twenty [man];
6 of the sons of Merari, Asaiah the ruler and his brothers, two hundred and twenty [man];
7 Of the sons of Gershon, Joel the ruler, and his brothers, one hundred and thirty [man];
eight Of the sons of Elisafanov, Shemaiah the chief and his brothers — two hundred;
nine of the sons of Hebron, Eliel the chief and his brothers — eighty;
ten Of the sons of Uzziel, Aminadab the ruler, and his brothers, one hundred and twelve.
eleven And David called the priests: Zadok and Abiathar, and the Levites: Uriel, Asaiah, Joel, Shemaiah, Eliel and Aminadava,
12 And he said unto them, You chiefs of the families of the Levites, sanctify yourselves and your brethren, and bring the ark of the Lord God of Israel to the [place] [which] I have prepared for it;
13 for as it was not you [doing] before, the Lord our God struck us because we did not seek Him, as it should.
fourteen And the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves in order to carry the ark of the Lord, the God of Israel.
fifteen And the sons of the Levites carried the ark of God, as Moses commanded according to the word of the Lord, on shoulders, on poles.
16 And David commanded the leaders of the Levites to put the brothers of their singers with musical instruments, with psalters and zithers and cymbals, so that they loudly proclaimed the voice of joy.
17 And they set up the Levites of Haman, the son of Joel, and of his brothers, Asaph, the son of Verekhiina, and of the sons of Merari, their brothers, Ephan, the son of Kushai;
18 and with them their minor brothers: Zechariah, Ben, Jaaziil, Shemiramof, Jehiel, Unniya, Eliava, Vaneya, Maasei, Mattafia, Elifleuya, Miknei and Obed-Edom and Ieyel, gatekeepers.
19 Eman, Asaph and Ephan played loudly on copper cymbals,
20 and Zacharias, Aziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unnius, Eliab, Maasei, and Vaniah, in the psalters, in a thin voice.
21 Mattaphia, Elifleuy, Mikney, Obed-Edom, Jeiel and Azazia - on the zither to make a start.
22 And Hananiah, the leader of the Levites, was a singing teacher, because he was skilled in it.
23 Verechia and Yelkan were the doorkeepers of the ark.
24 Shevania, Jehoshaphat, Nathanael, Amasai, Zechariah, Vaniah and Eliezer, the priests blew trumpets before the ark of God. Obed-- Edom and Jehiah [were] the doorkeepers of the ark.

25 So David and the elders of Israel and the captains of thousands went to bring the ark of the covenant of the Lord from the house of Obed-Edom with joy.
26 And when God helped the Levites, who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord, then they killed seven bulls and seven rams as a sacrifice.
27 David was dressed in fine linen, [and also] all the Levites who carried the ark, and the singers, and Henania the chief musicians and singers. On David, however, was a [still] linen ephod.
28 So all Israel brought in the ark of the covenant of the Lord with an exclamation, at the sound of horns and trumpets and cymbals, playing the psalter and zither.
29th When the ark of the covenant of the Lord entered the city of David, Melhol, the daughter of Saul, looked out the window and, seeing King David, jumping and having fun, humiliated him in her heart.

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