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Passage Lookup: 1 Chronicles 13-14

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1 Chronicles 13:1
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Bringing Back the Ark(a)

David conferred with each of his officers, the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds.
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1 Chronicles 13:2
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He then said to the whole assembly of Israel, "If it seems good to you and if it is the will of the Lord our God, let us send word far and wide to the rest of our people throughout the territories of Israel, and also to the priests and Levites who are with them in their towns and pasturelands, to come and join us.
1 Chronicles 13:3
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Let us bring the ark of our God back to us,(b) for we did not inquire(c) of[a] it[b] during the reign of Saul."
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1 Chronicles 13:4
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The whole assembly agreed to do this, because it seemed right to all the people.
1 Chronicles 13:5
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So David assembled all Israel,(d) from the Shihor River(e) in Egypt to Lebo Hamath,(f) to bring the ark of God from Kiriath Jearim.(g)
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1 Chronicles 13:6
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David and all Israel went to Baalah(h) of Judah (Kiriath Jearim) to bring up from there the ark of God the Lord , who is enthroned between the cherubim(i)—the ark that is called by the Name.
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1 Chronicles 13:7
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They moved the ark of God from Abinadab's(j) house on a new cart, with Uzzah and Ahio guiding it.
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1 Chronicles 13:8
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David and all the Israelites were celebrating with all their might before God, with songs and with harps, lyres, timbrels, cymbals and trumpets.(k)
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1 Chronicles 13:9
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When they came to the threshing floor of Kidon, Uzzah reached out his hand to steady the ark, because the oxen stumbled.
1 Chronicles 13:10
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The Lord 's anger(l) burned against Uzzah, and he struck him down(m) because he had put his hand on the ark. So he died there before God.
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1 Chronicles 13:11
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Then David was angry because the Lord 's wrath had broken out against Uzzah, and to this day that place is called Perez Uzzah.[c](n)
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1 Chronicles 13:12
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David was afraid of God that day and asked, "How can I ever bring the ark of God to me?"
1 Chronicles 13:13
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He did not take the ark to be with him in the City of David. Instead, he took it to the house of Obed-Edom(o) the Gittite.
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1 Chronicles 13:14
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The ark of God remained with the family of Obed-Edom in his house for three months, and the Lord blessed his household(p) and everything he had.
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1 Chronicles 14:1
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David's House and Family(a)

Now Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, along with cedar logs,(b) stonemasons and carpenters to build a palace for him.
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1 Chronicles 14:2
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And David knew that the Lord had established him as king over Israel and that his kingdom had been highly exalted(c) for the sake of his people Israel.
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1 Chronicles 14:3
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In Jerusalem David took more wives and became the father of more sons(d) and daughters.
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1 Chronicles 14:4
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These are the names of the children born to him there:(e) Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon,
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1 Chronicles 14:5
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Ibhar, Elishua, Elpelet,
1 Chronicles 14:6
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Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia,
1 Chronicles 14:7
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Elishama, Beeliada[a] and Eliphelet.
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1 Chronicles 14:8
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When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over all Israel,(g) they went up in full force to search for him, but David heard about it and went out to meet them.
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1 Chronicles 14:9
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Now the Philistines had come and raided the Valley(h) of Rephaim;
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1 Chronicles 14:10
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so David inquired of God: "Shall I go and attack the Philistines? Will you deliver them into my hands?" The Lord answered him, "Go, I will deliver them into your hands."
1 Chronicles 14:11
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So David and his men went up to Baal Perazim,(i) and there he defeated them. He said, "As waters break out, God has broken out against my enemies by my hand." So that place was called Baal Perazim.[b]
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1 Chronicles 14:12
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The Philistines had abandoned their gods there, and David gave orders to burn(j) them in the fire.(k)
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1 Chronicles 14:13
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Once more the Philistines raided the valley;(l)
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1 Chronicles 14:14
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so David inquired of God again, and God answered him, "Do not go directly after them, but circle around them and attack them in front of the poplar trees.
1 Chronicles 14:15
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As soon as you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the poplar trees, move out to battle, because that will mean God has gone out in front of you to strike the Philistine army."
1 Chronicles 14:16
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So David did as God commanded him, and they struck down the Philistine army, all the way from Gibeon(m) to Gezer.(n)
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1 Chronicles 14:17
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So David's fame(o) spread throughout every land, and the Lord made all the nations fear(p) him.
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