of the sons of Eli-za'phan, Shemai'ah the chief, with two hundred of his brethren;
of the sons of Hebron, Eli'el the chief, with eighty of his brethren;
of the sons of Uz'ziel, Ammin'adab the chief, with a hundred and twelve of his brethren.
Then David summoned the priests Zadok and Abi'athar, and the Levites Uri'el, Asai'ah, Jo'el, Shemai'ah, Eli'el, and Ammin'adab,
and said to them, "You are the heads of the fathers' houses of the Levites; sanctify yourselves, you and your brethren, so that you may bring up the ark of the LORD, the God of Israel, to the place that I have prepared for it.
Because you did not carry it the first time, the LORD our God broke forth upon us, because we did not care for it in the way that is ordained."
So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of the LORD, the God of Israel.
And the Levites carried the ark of God upon their shoulders with the poles, as Moses had commanded according to the word of the LORD.
David also commanded the chiefs of the Levites to appoint their brethren as the singers who should play loudly on musical instruments, on harps and lyres and cymbals, to raise sounds of joy.
So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Jo'el; and of his brethren Asaph the son of Berechi'ah; and of the sons of Merar'i, their brethren, Ethan the son of Kusha'iah;
and with them their brethren of the second order, Zechari'ah, Ja-a'ziel, Shemi'ramoth, Jehi'el, Unni, Eli'ab, Benai'ah, Ma-asei'ah, Mattithi'ah, Eliph'elehu, and Miknei'ah, and the gatekeepers O'bed-e'dom and Je-i'el.
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)