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1 Chronicles 15:13 ASV
For because ye [bare it] not at the first, Jehovah our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not according to the ordinance.
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1 Chronicles 15:13 BBE
For because you did not take it at the first, the Lord our God sent punishment on us, because we did not get directions from him in the right way.
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1 Chronicles 15:13 CEB
When you weren't with us the first time, the LORD our God burst out against us because we didn't ask his advice properly."
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1 Chronicles 15:13 CJB
It's because you weren't there the first time that ADONAI our God broke out against us. We didn't seek him out according to the rule."
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1 Chronicles 15:13 RHE
Lest as the Lord at first struck us, because you were not present, the same should now also come to pass, by our doing some thing against the law.
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1 Chronicles 15:13 ESV
Because you did not carry it the first time, the LORD our God broke out against us, because we did not seek him according to the rule."
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1 Chronicles 15:13 GW
Because you weren't there the first time, the LORD our God struck us. We hadn't dedicated our lives to serving him in the way [he] designated."
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1 Chronicles 15:13 GNT
Because you were not there to carry it the first time, the Lord our God punished us for not worshiping him as we should have done."
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1 Chronicles 15:13 HNV
For because you didn't carry it at the first, the LORD our God made a breach on us, because we didn't seek him according to the ordinance.
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1 Chronicles 15:13 CSB
For the Lord our God burst out [in anger] against us because you Levites were not [with] us the first time, for we didn't inquire of Him about the proper procedures."
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1 Chronicles 15:13 KJV
For because ye did it not at the first, the LORD our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order.
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1 Chronicles 15:13 LEB
Because the first time you did not, [and] Yahweh our God burst out against us, for we did not care for it according to the law."
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1 Chronicles 15:13 NAS
"Because you did not carry it at the first, the LORD our God made an outburst on us, for we did not seek Him according to the ordinance."
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1 Chronicles 15:13 NCV
The last time we did not ask the Lord how to carry it. You Levites didn't carry it, so the Lord our God punished us."
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1 Chronicles 15:13 NIRV
"Remember when the anger of the LORD our God broke out against us? It was because you Levites didn't bring the ark up the first time. We didn't ask the LORD how to do it in the way the law requires."
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1 Chronicles 15:13 NIV
It was because you, the Levites, did not bring it up the first time that the LORD our God broke out in anger against us. We did not inquire of him about how to do it in the prescribed way."
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1 Chronicles 15:13 NKJV
For because you did not do it the first time, the Lord our God broke out against us, because we did not consult Him about the proper order."
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1 Chronicles 15:13 NLT
Because you Levites did not carry the Ark the first time, the anger of the LORD our God burst out against us. We failed to ask God how to move it in the proper way."
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1 Chronicles 15:13 NRS
Because you did not carry it the first time, the Lord our God burst out against us, because we did not give it proper care."
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1 Chronicles 15:13 RSV
Because you did not carry it the first time, the LORD our God broke forth upon us, because we did not care for it in the way that is ordained."
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1 Chronicles 15:13 DBY
For because ye did [it] not at the first, Jehovah our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order.
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1 Chronicles 15:13 MSG
The first time we did this, you Levites did not carry it properly, and God exploded in anger at us because we didn't make proper preparation and follow instructions."
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1 Chronicles 15:13 WBT
For because ye [did it] not at the first, the LORD our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order.
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1 Chronicles 15:13 TMB
For because ye did it not at the first, the LORD our God broke forth upon us, for we sought Him not after the due order."
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1 Chronicles 15:13 TNIV
It was because you, the Levites, did not bring it up the first time that the LORD our God broke out in anger against us. We did not inquire of him about how to do it in the prescribed way."
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1 Chronicles 15:13 WEB
For because you didn't carry it at the first, Yahweh our God made a breach on us, because we didn't seek him according to the ordinance.
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1 Chronicles 15:13 WYC
lest, as at the beginning, for ye were not present, the Lord smote us, so and now it be done, if we do any unleaveful thing. (because the first time, for ye were not present, the Lord struck us down, and so now it could be done to us again, if we do any unlawful thing.)
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1 Chronicles 15:13 YLT
because at the first [it was] not ye, Jehovah our God made a breach upon us, because we sought Him not according to the ordinance.'
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1 Chronicles 15 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 15

Preparations for the removal of the ark. (1-24) The removal of the ark. (25-29)

Verses 1-24 Wise and good men may be guilty of oversights, which they will correct, as soon as they are aware of them. David does not try to justify what had been done amiss, nor to lay the blame on others; but he owns himself guilty, with others, of not seeking God in due order

Verses 25-29 It is good to notice the assistance of Divine Providence, even in things which fall within the compass of our natural powers; if God did not help us, we could not stir a step. If we do our religious duties in any degree aright, we must own it was God that helped us; had we been left to ourselves, we should have been guilty of some fatal errors. And every thing in which we engage, must be done in dependence on the mercy of God through the sacrifice of the Redeemer.

1 Chronicles 15 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 15

1 Chronicles 15:1-24 . DAVID BRINGS THE ARK FROM OBEDEDOM.

1. David made him houses in the city of David--Through the liberality of his Tyrian ally ( 1 Chronicles 14:1 ), David was enabled to erect not only a palace for himself, but to furnish suitable accommodation for his numerous family. Where polygamy prevails, each wife has a separate house or suite of apartments for herself and children.
prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent--that is, made an entirely new one upon the model of the former. The old tabernacle, which Moses had constructed in the wilderness and which had hitherto served the purpose of a sacred covering, was to be left at Gibeon, either because of the unwillingness of the inhabitants to part with such a venerable relic, or because there was no use for it in Jerusalem, where a more solid and sumptuous edifice was contemplated. If it appear surprising that David "made him houses" before he prepared this new tabernacle, it should be remembered that he had received no divine intimation respecting such a work.

2. Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites--After the lapse of three months ( 1 Chronicles 13:14 ) the purpose of transporting the ark to Jerusalem was resumed. Time and reflection had led to a discovery of the cause of the painful catastrophe that marred the first attempt. In preparing for the solemn procession that was now to usher the sacred symbol into its resting-place, David took special care that the carriage should be regulated in strict conformity to the law ( Numbers 4:5 Numbers 4:15 , 7:9 , 10:17 ).

3. David gathered all Israel together--Some are of opinion that this was done on one of the three great festivals, but at whatever time the ceremonial took place, it was of great importance to summon a general convocation of the people, many of whom, from the long-continued disorders of the kingdom, might have had little or no opportunity of knowing anything of the ark, which had been allowed to remain so long in obscurity and neglect.

4. David assembled the children of Aaron, and the Levites--The children of Aaron were the two priests ( 1 Chronicles 15:11 ), Zadok and Abiathar, heads of the two priestly houses of Eleazar and Ithamar, and colleagues in the high priesthood ( 2 Samuel 20:25 ). The Levites were the chiefs of their father's house ( 1 Chronicles 15:12 ); four belonging to the Kohathite branch, on whose shoulders the ark was to be borne; namely, Uriel, Shemaiah--descended from Elizaphan or Elzaphan--( Exodus 6:22 ), Hebron ( Exodus 6:18 , 1 Chronicles 6:2 ), and Amminadab from Uzziel ( Exodus 6:22 ).

12. sanctify yourselves--This special sanctification, which was required on all grave and important occasions, consisted in observing the strictest abstinence, as well as cleanliness, both in person and Exodus 19:10 Exodus 19:15 ); and in the neglect of these rules no step could have been taken ( 2 Chronicles 30:3 ).

16-24. David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint . . . the singers with instruments--These eminent Levites were instructed to train the musicians and singers who were under them, for the solemn procession. The performers were ranged in three choirs or bands, and the names of the principal leaders are given ( 1 Chronicles 15:17 1 Chronicles 15:18 1 Chronicles 15:21 ), with the instruments respectively used by each. "Ben" ( 1 Chronicles 15:18 ) is omitted. Either it was used merely as a common noun, to intimate that Zechariah was the son of Jaaziel or Aziel, or Ben is the same as Azaziah.

22. Chenaniah, chief of the Levites--He was not of the six heads of the Levitical families, but a chief in consequence of his office, which required learning, without regard to birth or family.
instructed about the song--He directed all these bands as to the proper time when each was to strike in or change their notes; or, as some render the passage, "He led the burdens, for he was skilled," that is, in the custom which it was necessary to observe in the carriage of the holy things [BERTHEAU].

23. Berechiah and Elkanah were doorkeepers--who marched immediately in front, while Obed-edom and Jeiel went in the rear, of the ark.

25. So David, and the elders . . . and captains . . . went--The pious design of David in ordering all his principal ministers and officers to take part in this solemn work and imparting so much pomp and imposing ceremony to the procession, was evidently to inspire the popular mind with a profound veneration for the ark and to give the young especially salutary impressions of religion, which would be renewed by the remembrance that they had been witnesses of the august solemnity in which the king and the highest aristocracy of the land participated, vying with all other classes to do honor to the God of Israel.

26. it came to
they offered seven bullocks and seven rams--The Levites seem to have entered on this duty with fear and trembling; and finding that they might advance without any such indications of divine wrath as Uzza had experienced ( 1 Chronicles 13:10 ), they offered an ox and a fatted sheep immediately after starting ( 2 Samuel 6:13 ), and seven bullocks and seven rams--a perfect sacrifice, at the close of the procession ( 1 Chronicles 16:1 ). It is probable that preparations had been made for the offering of similar sacrifices at regular intervals along the way.

27. a robe of fine linen--Hebrew, Butz--is rather supposed in the later books to denote cotton.
an ephod--a shoulder-garment, a cincture or cape over his dress. It was worn by the priests, but was not so peculiar to them as to be forbidden others ( 1 Samuel 2:18 , 22:18 ).

29. Michal . . . saw . . . David dancing and playing--His movements would be slow and solemn, suitable to the grave and solemn character of the music. Though his royal robes were laid aside, he was attired like the other officials, showing a becoming humility in the immediate presence of God. The feelings manifested by Michal were only an ebullition of spleen from a proud and passionate woman.