1 Chronicles 15 (Hebrew Names Version)

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1 [David] made him houses in the city of David; and he prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent. 2 Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites: for them has the LORD chosen to carry the ark of God, and to minister to him forever. 3 David assembled all Yisra'el at Yerushalayim, to bring up the ark of the LORD to its place, which he had prepared for it. 4 David gathered together the sons of Aharon, and the Levites: 5 of the sons of Kehat, Uri'el the chief, and his brothers one hundred twenty; 6 of the sons of Merari, `Asayah the chief, and his brothers two hundred twenty; 7 of the sons of Gershom, Yo'el the chief, and his brothers one hundred thirty; 8 of the sons of Elitzafan, Shemayah the chief, and his brothers two hundred; 9 of the sons of Hevron, Eli'el the chief, and his brothers eighty; 10 of the sons of `Uzzi'el, `Amminadav the chief, and his brothers one hundred twelve. 11 David called for Tzadok and Avyatar the Kohanim, and for the Levites, for Uri'el, `Asayah, and Yo'el, Shemayah, and Eli'el, and `Amminadav, 12 and said to them, You are the heads of the fathers' [houses] of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, both you and your brothers, that you may bring up the ark of the LORD, the God of Yisra'el, to [the place] that I have prepared for it. 13 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. 14 So the Kohanim and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of the LORD, the God of Yisra'el. 15 The children of the Levites bore the ark of God on their shoulders with the poles thereon, as Moshe commanded according to the word of the LORD. 16 David spoke to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brothers the singers, with instruments of music, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding aloud and lifting up the voice with joy. 17 So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Yo'el; and of his brothers, Asaf the son of Berekhyah; and of the sons of Merari their brothers, Etan the son of Kushayahu; 18 and with them their brothers of the second degree, Zekharyah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramot, and Yechi'el, and Unni, Eli'av, and Benayah, and Ma`aseyah, and Mattityah, and Eliflehu, and Mikneyahu, and `Oved-'Edom, and Ye`i'el, the doorkeepers. 19 So the singers, Heman, Asaf, and Etan, [were appointed] with cymbals of brass to sound aloud; 20 and Zekharyah, and Aziel, and Shemiramot, and Yechi'el, and Unni, and Eli'av, and Ma`aseyah, and Benayah, with psalteries set to `Alamot; 21 and Mattityah, and Eliflehu, and Mikneyahu, and `Oved-'Edom, and Ye`i'el, and `Azazyahu, with harps tuned to the sheminit, to lead. 22 Kananyah, chief of the Levites, was over the song: he instructed about the song, because he was skillful. 23 Berekhyah and Elkana were doorkeepers for the ark. 24 Shevanyah, and Yoshafat, and Netan'el, and `Amasai, and Zekharyah, and Benayah, and Eli`ezer, the Kohanim, did blow the trumpets before the ark of God: and `Oved-'Edom and Yechiyah were doorkeepers for the ark. 25 So David, and the Zakenim of Yisra'el, and the captains over thousands, went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the house of `Oved-'Edom with joy. 26 It happened, when God helped the Levites who bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD, that they sacrificed seven bulls and seven rams. 27 David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites who bore the ark, and the singers, and Kananyah the master of the song [with] the singers: and David had on him an efod of linen. 28 Thus all Yisra'el brought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with shouting, and with sound of the cornet, and with trumpets, and with cymbals, sounding aloud with psalteries and harps. 29 It happened, as the ark of the covenant of the LORD came to the city of David, that Mikhal the daughter of Sha'ul looked out at the window, and saw king David dancing and playing; and she despised him in her heart.
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