And Davidconsulted with the captains of thousands and hundreds, and with every leader.2
And Davidsaid unto all the congregation of Israel, If it seem good unto you, and that it be of the LORD our God, let us sendaabroad unto our brethren every where, that are left in all the land of Israel, and with them also to the priests and Levites which are in their cities and suburbs, that they may gather themselves unto us:
And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we enquired not at it in the days of Saul.4
And all the congregationsaid that they would do so : for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people.5
So Davidgathered all Israeltogether , from Shihor of Egypt even unto the entering of Hemath, to bring the ark of God from Kirjathjearim.6
And David went up , and all Israel, to Baalah, that is, to Kirjathjearim, which belonged to Judah, to bring up thence the ark of God the LORD, that dwelleth between the cherubims, whose name is called on it.