After David built houses for himself in the City of David, he cleared a place for the Chest and pitched a tent for it.
Then David gave orders: "No one carries the Chest of God except the Levites; God designated them and them only to carry the Chest of God and be available full time for service in the work of worship."
David then called everyone in Israel to assemble in Jerusalem to bring up the Chest of God to its specially prepared place.
David also called in the family of Aaron and the Levites.
From the family of Kohath, Uriel the head with 120 relatives;
from the family of Merari, Asaiah the head with 220 relatives;
from the family of Gershon, Joel the head with 130 relatives;
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