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1 Chronicles 15:1
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The Ark Brought to Jerusalem(a)

After David had constructed buildings for himself in the City of David, he prepared(b) a place for the ark of God and pitched(c) a tent for it.
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1 Chronicles 15:2
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Then David said, "No one but the Levites(d) may carry(e) the ark of God, because the Lord chose them to carry the ark of the Lord and to minister(f) before him forever."
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1 Chronicles 15:3
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David assembled all Israel(g) in Jerusalem to bring up the ark of the Lord to the place he had prepared for it.
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1 Chronicles 15:4
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He called together the descendants of Aaron and the Levites:(h)
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1 Chronicles 15:5
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From the descendants of Kohath, Uriel(i) the leader and 120 relatives;
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1 Chronicles 15:6
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from the descendants of Merari, Asaiah the leader and 220 relatives;
1 Chronicles 15:7
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from the descendants of Gershon,[a] Joel the leader and 130 relatives;
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1 Chronicles 15:8
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from the descendants of Elizaphan,(j) Shemaiah the leader and 200 relatives;
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1 Chronicles 15:9
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from the descendants of Hebron,(k) Eliel the leader and 80 relatives;
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1 Chronicles 15:10
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from the descendants of Uzziel, Amminadab the leader and 112 relatives.
1 Chronicles 15:11
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Then David summoned Zadok(l) and Abiathar(m) the priests, and Uriel, Asaiah, Joel, Shemaiah, Eliel and Amminadab the Levites.
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1 Chronicles 15:12
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He said to them, "You are the heads of the Levitical families; you and your fellow Levites are to consecrate(n) yourselves and bring up the ark of the Lord , the God of Israel, to the place I have prepared for it.
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1 Chronicles 15:13
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It was because you, the Levites,(o) did not bring it up the first time that the Lord our God broke out in anger against us.(p) We did not inquire of him about how to do it in the prescribed way.(q)"
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1 Chronicles 15:14
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So the priests and Levites consecrated themselves in order to bring up the ark of the Lord , the God of Israel.
1 Chronicles 15:15
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And the Levites carried the ark of God with the poles on their shoulders, as Moses had commanded(r) in accordance with the word of the Lord .(s)
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1 Chronicles 15:16
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David(t) told the leaders of the Levites(u) to appoint their fellow Levites as musicians(v) to make a joyful sound with musical instruments: lyres, harps and cymbals.(w)
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1 Chronicles 15:17
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So the Levites appointed Heman(x) son of Joel; from his relatives, Asaph(y) son of Berekiah; and from their relatives the Merarites,(z) Ethan son of Kushaiah;
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1 Chronicles 15:18
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and with them their relatives next in rank: Zechariah,[b] Jaaziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-Edom(aa) and Jeiel,[c] the gatekeepers.
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1 Chronicles 15:19
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The musicians Heman,(ab) Asaph and Ethan were to sound the bronze cymbals;
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1 Chronicles 15:20
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Zechariah, Jaaziel,[d] Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah and Benaiah were to play the lyres according to alamoth,[e]
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1 Chronicles 15:21
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and Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-Edom, Jeiel and Azaziah were to play the harps, directing according to sheminith.[f]
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1 Chronicles 15:22
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Kenaniah the head Levite was in charge of the singing; that was his responsibility because he was skillful at it.
1 Chronicles 15:23
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Berekiah and Elkanah were to be doorkeepers for the ark.
1 Chronicles 15:24
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Shebaniah, Joshaphat, Nethanel, Amasai, Zechariah, Benaiah and Eliezer the priests were to blow trumpets(ac) before the ark of God. Obed-Edom and Jehiah were also to be doorkeepers for the ark.
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1 Chronicles 15:25
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So David and the elders of Israel and the commanders of units of a thousand went to bring up the ark(ad) of the covenant of the Lord from the house of Obed-Edom, with rejoicing.
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1 Chronicles 15:26
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Because God had helped the Levites who were carrying the ark of the covenant of the Lord , seven bulls and seven rams(ae) were sacrificed.
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1 Chronicles 15:27
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Now David was clothed in a robe of fine linen, as were all the Levites who were carrying the ark, and as were the musicians, and Kenaniah, who was in charge of the singing of the choirs. David also wore a linen ephod.(af)
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1 Chronicles 15:28
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So all Israel(ag) brought up the ark of the covenant of the Lord with shouts,(ah) with the sounding of rams' horns(ai) and trumpets, and of cymbals, and the playing of lyres and harps.
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1 Chronicles 15:29
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As the ark of the covenant of the Lord was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David dancing and celebrating, she despised him in her heart.
1 Chronicles 16:1
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Ministering Before the Ark(a)(b)(c)

They brought the ark of God and set it inside the tent that David had pitched(d) for it, and they presented burnt offerings and fellowship offerings before God.
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1 Chronicles 16:2
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After David had finished sacrificing the burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, he blessed(e) the people in the name of the Lord .
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1 Chronicles 16:3
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Then he gave a loaf of bread, a cake of dates and a cake of raisins(f) to each Israelite man and woman.
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1 Chronicles 16:4
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He appointed some of the Levites to minister(g) before the ark of the Lord , to extol,[a] thank, and praise the Lord , the God of Israel:
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1 Chronicles 16:5
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Asaph was the chief, and next to him in rank were Zechariah, then Jaaziel,[b] Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-Edom and Jeiel. They were to play the lyres and harps, Asaph was to sound the cymbals,
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1 Chronicles 16:6
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and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests were to blow the trumpets regularly before the ark of the covenant of God.
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