The Bible in Its Traditions

1 Chronicles 15:25–16:3

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25  So David, and the elders of Israel, and the captains over thousands, went to bring up the ark of the covenant of YHWH out of the house of Obed-edom with joy.

1Chr15:26  And when God had assisted the Levites, who were carrying the ark of the covenant of the Lord, they immolated seven bulls and seven rams.

26  And it came to pass, when God helped the Levites that bore the ark of the covenant of YHWH, that they sacrificed seven bullocks and seven rams.

1Chr15:27  Now David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, as were all the Levites who were carrying the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah, the leader of the prophecy among the singers. But David was also clothed with a linen ephod.

27  And David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites that bore the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the master of the singers in the song; and David had upon him an ephod of linen.

1Chr15:28  And all of Israel were leading back the ark of the covenant of the Lord with jubilation, sounding out with the noise of horns, and trumpets, and cymbals, and psalteries, and harps.

28  Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of YHWH with shouting, and with sound of the horn, and with trumpets, and with cymbals, sounding aloud with psalteries and harps.

1Chr15:29  And when the ark of the covenant of the Lord had arrived in the City of David, Michal, the daughter of Saul, gazing through a window, saw king David dancing and playing, and she despised him in her heart.

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29  And it came to pass, as the ark of the covenant of YHWH came to the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looked out at the window, and saw king David dancing and making merry; and she despised him in her heart.

29  And the ark of the covenant of the Lord arrived, and came to the city of David; and Melchol the daughter of Saul looked down through the window, and saw king David dancing and playing: and she despised him in her heart.

1Chr16:1  And so they took the ark of God, and they set it in the midst of the tabernacle, which David had pitched for it. And they offered holocausts and peace offerings before God.

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16:1  And they brought in the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it, and they offered burnt- offerings and peace-offerings before God.

So they brought in the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tabernacle which David pitched for it; and they offered whole-burnt-offerings and peace-offerings before God.

1Chr16:2  And when David had completed offering holocausts and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord.

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16:2  And when David had made an end of offering the burnt-offering and the peace-offerings, he blessed the people in the name of YHWH.

And David finished offering up whole-burnt-offerings and peace-offerings, and blessed the people in the name of the Lord.

1Chr16:3  And he divided to every single one, from men even to women, a twist of bread, and a piece of roasted beef, and fine wheat flour fried with oil.

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16:3  And he dealt to every one of Israel, both man and woman, to every one a loaf of bread, and a cake made in a pan, and a sweet cake.

1Chr16:4  And he appointed some from the Levites who would minister before the ark of the Lord, and commemorate his works, and glorify and praise the Lord, the God of Israel.

And he distributed to all the people of Israel, both men and women and young men and the little ones, to every one a loaf of bread, a portion of meat, and a fine white loaf. Then all the people went away, every one to his own house.