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

 
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1 David consulted with the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, with every leader. 1 David conferred with each of his officers, the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds.
2 And David said to all the assembly of Israel, "If it seems good to you, and if it is the will of the LORD our God, let us send abroad to our brethren who remain in all the land of Israel, and with them to the priests and Levites in the cities that have pasture lands, that they may come together to 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 Then let us bring again the ark of our God to us; for we neglected it in 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 All the assembly agreed to do so, for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people. 4 The whole assembly agreed to do this, because it seemed right to all the people.
5 So David assembled all Israel from the Shihor of Egypt to the entrance of Hamath, to bring the ark of God from Kir'iath-je'arim. 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 And David and all Israel went up to Ba'alah, that is, to Kir'iath-je'arim which belongs to Judah, to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the LORD who sits enthroned above the cherubim. 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.