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1 Chronicles 13:1-6 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 David consulted with all of his leaders, the commanders of thousands and of hundreds. 1 David conferred with each of his officers, the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds.
2 Then David addressed the entire assembly of Israel, "If it seems right to you, and it is God's will, let's invite all our relatives wherever they are throughout Israel, along with their relatives, including their priests and Levites from their cities and surrounding pastures, to join us. 2 He then said to the whole assembly of Israel, "If it seems good to you and if it is the will of the LORD our God, let us send word far and wide to the rest of our brothers throughout the territories of Israel, and also to the priests and Levites who are with them in their towns and pasturelands, to come and join us.
3 And let's bring the Chest of our God back - the Chest that was out of sight, out of mind during the days of Saul." 3 Let us bring the ark of our God back to us, for we did not inquire of it during the reign of Saul."
4 The entire assembly of Israel agreed - everybody agreed that it was the right thing to do. 4 The whole assembly agreed to do this, because it seemed right to all the people.
5 So David gathered all Israel together, from Egypt's Pond of Horus in the southwest to the Pass of Hamath in the northeast, to go and get the Chest of God from Kiriath Jearim. 5 So David assembled all the Israelites, from the Shihor River in Egypt to Lebo Hamath, to bring the ark of God from Kiriath Jearim.
6 Then David and all Israel went to Baalah (Kiriath Jearim) in Judah to bring back the Chest of God, the "Cherubim-Throne-of-God," where God's Name is invoked. 6 David and all the Israelites with him went to Baalah of Judah (Kiriath Jearim) to bring up from there the ark of God the LORD, who is enthroned between the cherubim--the ark that is called by the Name.