from the descendants of Elizaphan,1 Shemaiah the leader and 200 relatives;
from the descendants of Hebron,2 Eliel the leader and 80 relatives;
from the descendants of Uzziel, Amminadab the leader and 112 relatives.
Then David summoned Zadok3 and Abiathar4 the priests, and Uriel, Asaiah, Joel, Shemaiah, Eliel and Amminadab the Levites.
He said to them, "You are the heads of the Levitical families; you and your fellow Levites are to consecrate5 yourselves and bring up the ark of the LORD, the God of Israel, to the place I have prepared for it.
It was because you, the Levites,6 did not bring it up the first time that the LORD our God broke out in anger against us.7 We did not inquire of him about how to do it in the prescribed way.8"
So the priests and Levites consecrated themselves in order to bring up the ark of the LORD, the God of Israel.
And the Levites carried the ark of God with the poles on their shoulders, as Moses had commanded9 in accordance with the word of the LORD.1016
David11 told the leaders of the Levites12 to appoint their brothers as singers13 to sing joyful songs, accompanied by musical instruments: lyres, harps and cymbals.1417
So the Levites appointed Heman15 son of Joel; from his brothers, Asaph16 son of Berekiah; and from their brothers the Merarites,17 Ethan son of Kushaiah;
and with them their brothers next in rank: Zechariah,a Jaaziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-Edom18 and Jeiel,b the gatekeepers.