1 Chronicles 15:1-7 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 After David built houses for himself in the City of David, he cleared a place for the Chest and pitched a tent for it. 1 After David had constructed buildings for himself in the City of David, he prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it.
2 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." 2 Then David said, "No one but the Levites may carry the ark of God, because the LORD chose them to carry the ark of the LORD and to minister before him forever."
3 David then called everyone in Israel to assemble in Jerusalem to bring up the Chest of God to its specially prepared place. 3 David assembled all Israel in Jerusalem to bring up the ark of the LORD to the place he had prepared for it.
4 David also called in the family of Aaron and the Levites. 4 He called together the descendants of Aaron and the Levites:
5 From the family of Kohath, Uriel the head with 120 relatives; 5 From the descendants of Kohath, Uriel the leader and 120 relatives;
6 from the family of Merari, Asaiah the head with 220 relatives; 6 from the descendants of Merari, Asaiah the leader and 220 relatives;
7 from the family of Gershon, Joel the head with 130 relatives; 7 from the descendants of Gershon, Joel the leader and 130 relatives;