1 After he had put up buildings for himself in the City of David, he prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it.
1Chr 16:1 1Chr 15:3 1Chr 17:1-5 Ps 132:5 2Sam 5:9 2Sam 13:7-8 2Sam 14:24
2 David then said, 'No one but the Levites should carry the ark of God, since Yahweh has chosen them to carry the ark of Yahweh and to minister to him for ever.'
Deut 10:8 Deut 31:9 Jer 33:17-22 Josh 3:3 Num 4:2-15 Num 4:19-20 Num 8:13-14
3 David then summoned all Israel to Jerusalem, to move the ark of Yahweh to the place which he had prepared for it.
1Chr 13:5 1Kgs 8:1 1Chr 15:1 2Sam 6:12 1Chr 15:12 2Sam 6:17
4 David also called the sons of Aaron and the Levites together:
1Chr 6:16-30 1Chr 6:49-50 1Chr 12:26-28 Exod 6:16-22 Num 3:4
5 of the sons of Kohath: Uriel the chief and his hundred and twenty kinsmen;
6 of the sons of Merari: Asaiah the chief and his two hundred and twenty kinsmen;
7 of the sons of Gershom: Joel the chief and his hundred and thirty kinsmen;
1Chr 15:11 1Chr 23:8
8 of the sons of Elizaphan: Shemaiah the chief and his two hundred kinsmen;
9 of the sons of Hebron: Eliel the chief and eighty kinsmen;
Exod 6:18 1Chr 6:2 1Chr 23:12 1Chr 23:19 1Chr 26:23 1Chr 26:30-31 Num 26:58
10 of the sons of Uzziel: Amminadab the chief and his hundred and twelve kinsmen.
1Chr 6:18 1Chr 6:22 1Chr 23:12 Exod 6:18 Exod 6:22
11 David then sent for the priests Zadok and Abiathar, and the Levites Uriel, Asaiah, Joel, Shemaiah, Eliel and Amminadab.
1Chr 12:28 1Kgs 2:35 1Sam 22:20-23 1Chr 18:16 1Kgs 2:26 2Sam 8:17 2Sam 15:24-29
12 To them he said, 'You are the heads of the levitical families. Sanctify yourselves, you and your kinsmen, so that you can move the ark of Yahweh, God of Israel, to the place which I have prepared for it.
2Chr 35:6 Exod 19:14-15 2Chr 30:15 1Chr 9:34 1Chr 15:1 1Chr 15:3 1Chr 15:14
13 Because you were not there the first time, Yahweh our God broke out at us because we did not handle it properly.'
2Sam 6:3 1Chr 13:7-11 1Chr 15:2 1Cor 11:2 1Cor 14:40 1John 1:8-10 2Chr 30:17-20
14 So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves, to move the ark of Yahweh, God of Israel,
2Chr 29:15 2Chr 29:34 Joel 2:16-17 Lev 10:3
15 and the Levites carried the ark of God with the shafts on their shoulders, as Moses had ordered in accordance with the word of Yahweh.
Num 4:15 Num 7:9 1Kgs 8:8 2Chr 5:9 Exod 25:12-15 Exod 37:3-5 Exod 40:20
16 David also told the heads of the Levites to appoint their kinsmen as singers with the accompaniment of musical instruments, lyres, harps, and cymbals to play joyfully.
1Chr 13:8 1Chr 16:42 1Chr 23:5 2Chr 5:13 Neh 12:36 1Chr 6:31-38 1Chr 15:12
17 The Levites then appointed Heman son of Joel, Asaph son of Berechiah, one of his brothers, Ethan son of Kushaiah, one of their Merarite kinsmen;
1Chr 6:33 1Chr 6:39 1Chr 6:44 1Chr 15:19 1Chr 25:1-5 1Sam 8:2 Ps 73:1
18 and with them their kinsmen of the second rank: Zechariah, Uzziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, and Obed-Edom and Jehiel the gatekeepers.
1Chr 26:4 1Chr 13:14 1Chr 16:5-6 1Chr 16:38 1Chr 25:2-6 1Chr 25:9-31 1Chr 26:8
19 The singers, Heman, Asaph and Ethan, were to play the bronze cymbals.
1Chr 25:6 1Chr 13:8 1Chr 15:16 1Chr 16:5 1Chr 16:42 1Chr 25:1 Ps 150:5
20 Zechariah, Uzziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah and Benaiah were to play the lyre.
21 Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-Edom, Jehiel and Azaziah, giving the beat, were to play the harp.
1Chr 15:18 1Chr 16:5 1Chr 25:6-7 1Sam 10:5 Ps 6:1-10 Ps 12:1 Ps 33:2
22 Chenaniah, the levitical director of transport was in charge of the transport, being skilful at it.
1Chr 15:16 1Chr 15:27 1Chr 25:7-8
23 Berechiah and Elkanah were gatekeepers for the ark.
1Chr 9:21-23 2Kgs 22:4 2Kgs 25:18 Ps 84:10
24 The priests Shebaniah, Joshaphat, Nethanel, Amasai, Zechariah, Benaiah and Eliezer blew trumpets before the ark of God, while Obed-Edom and Jehiah were also gatekeepers for the ark.
1Chr 16:6 1Chr 15:28 Num 10:8 1Chr 15:18 1Chr 15:23 2Chr 5:12-13 Joel 2:1
25 David, the elders of Israel and the commanders of the thousands accordingly went, amid great rejoicing, to bring the ark of the covenant of Yahweh up from Obed-Edom's house,
2Sam 6:12-23 1Chr 13:11-14 1Kgs 8:1 1Sam 8:12 1Sam 10:19 1Sam 22:7 2Chr 20:27-28
26 and since God was helping the Levites who carried the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, they sacrificed seven bulls and seven rams.
Num 23:29 Job 42:8 1Chr 29:14 1Sam 7:12 2Cor 2:16 2Cor 3:5 2Sam 6:13
27 David, all the Levites who carried the ark, the singers and Chenaniah, director of transport, wore cloaks of fine linen. David also wore a linen ephod.
2Sam 6:14 1Sam 2:18
28 Thus, with war-cries and the sounding of the horn, the trumpets and the cymbals, and the music of lyres and harps, all Israel transported the ark of the covenant of Yahweh.
1Chr 13:8 1Chr 15:16 2Chr 5:12-13 2Sam 6:15 Ezra 3:10-11 Ps 47:1-5 Ps 68:25
29 Now, as the ark of the covenant of Yahweh entered the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul was watching from the window and, when she saw King David dancing and playing, the sight of him filled her with contempt.
2Sam 6:16 2Sam 6:20-23 1Chr 17:1 1Cor 2:14 1Sam 4:3 1Sam 18:27-28 1Sam 19:11-17