David built houses for himself in the city of David; and he prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched a tent for it.
Then David said, "No one but the Levites may carry the ark of God, for the LORD chose them to carry the ark of the LORD and to minister to him for ever."
And David assembled all Israel at Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the LORD to its place, which he had prepared for it.
And David gathered together the sons of Aaron and the Levites:
of the sons of Kohath, Uri'el the chief, with a hundred and twenty of his brethren;
of the sons of Merar'i, Asai'ah the chief, with two hundred and twenty of his brethren;
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)