2Sam. 6:12 And it was told King David, “The Lord has blessed the household of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God.” So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom to the city of David with rejoicing.
2Sam. 6:13 And when those who bore the ark of the Lord had gone six steps, he sacrificed an ox and a fattened animal.
2Sam. 6:14 And David danced before the Lord with all his might. And David was wearing a linen ephod.
2Sam. 6:15 So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting and with the sound of the horn.
2Sam. 6:16 ¶ As the ark of the Lord came into the city of David, Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, and she despised him in her heart.
2Sam. 6:17 And they brought in the ark of the Lord and set it in its place, inside the tent that David had pitched for it. And David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord.
2Sam. 6:18 And when David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord of hosts
2Sam. 6:19 and distributed among all the people, the whole multitude of Israel, both men and women, a cake of bread, a portion of meat, and a cake of raisins to each one. Then all the people departed, each to his house.
2Sam. 6:20 ¶ And David returned to bless his household. But Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David and said, “How the king of Israel honored himself today, uncovering himself today before the eyes of his servants’ female servants, as one of the vulgar fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!”
2Sam. 6:21 And David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me above your father and above all his house, to appoint me as prince over Israel, the people of the Lord—and I will celebrate before the Lord.
2Sam. 6:22 I will make myself yet more contemptible than this, and I will be abased in your eyes. But by the female servants of whom you have spoken, by them I shall be held in honor.”
2Sam. 6:23 And Michal the daughter of Saul had no child to the day of her death.
1Chr. 15:1 ¶ 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.
1Chr. 15:2 Then David said that no one but the Levites may carry the ark of God, for the Lord had chosen them to carry the ark of the Lord and to minister to him forever.
1Chr. 15:3 And David assembled all Israel at Jerusalem to bring up the ark of the Lord to its place, which he had prepared for it.
1Chr. 15:4 And David gathered together the sons of Aaron and the Levites:
1Chr. 15:5 of the sons of Kohath, Uriel the chief, with 120 of his brothers;
1Chr. 15:6 of the sons of Merari, Asaiah the chief, with 220 of his brothers;
1Chr. 15:7 of the sons of Gershom, Joel the chief, with 130 of his brothers;
1Chr. 15:8 of the sons of Elizaphan, Shemaiah the chief, with 200 of his brothers;
1Chr. 15:9 of the sons of Hebron, Eliel the chief, with 80 of his brothers;
1Chr. 15:10 of the sons of Uzziel, Amminadab the chief, with 112 of his brothers.
1Chr. 15:11 Then David summoned the priests Zadok and Abiathar, and the Levites Uriel, Asaiah, Joel, Shemaiah, Eliel, and Amminadab,
1Chr. 15:12 and said to them, “You are the heads of the fathers’ houses of the Levites. Consecrate yourselves, you and your brothers, so that you may bring up the ark of the Lord, the God of Israel, to the place that I have prepared for it.
1Chr. 15:13 Because you did not carry it the first time, the Lord our God broke out against us, because we did not seek him according to the rule.”
1Chr. 15:14 So the priests and the Levites consecrated themselves to bring up the ark of the Lord, the God of Israel.
1Chr. 15:15 And the Levites carried the ark of God on their shoulders with the poles, as Moses had commanded according to the word of the Lord.
1Chr. 15:16 ¶ David also commanded the chiefs of the Levites to appoint their brothers as the singers who should play loudly on musical instruments, on harps and lyres and cymbals, to raise sounds of joy.
1Chr. 15:17 So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his brothers Asaph the son of Berechiah; and of the sons of Merari, their brothers, Ethan the son of Kushaiah;
1Chr. 15:18 and with them their brothers of the second order, Zechariah, Jaaziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, and Mikneiah, and the gatekeepers Obed-edom and Jeiel.
1Chr. 15:19 The singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were to sound bronze cymbals;
1Chr. 15:20 Zechariah, Aziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah, and Benaiah were to play harps according to Alamoth;
1Chr. 15:21 but Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-edom, Jeiel, and Azaziah were to lead with lyres according to the Sheminith.
1Chr. 15:22 Chenaniah, leader of the Levites in music, should direct the music, for he understood it.
1Chr. 15:23 Berechiah and Elkanah were to be gatekeepers for the ark.
1Chr. 15:24 Shebaniah, Joshaphat, Nethanel, Amasai, Zechariah, Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, should blow the trumpets before the ark of God. Obed-edom and Jehiah were to be gatekeepers for the ark.
1Chr. 15:25 ¶ So David and the elders of Israel and the commanders of thousands went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the Lord from the house of Obed-edom with rejoicing.
1Chr. 15:26 And because God helped the Levites who were carrying the ark of the covenant of the Lord, they sacrificed seven bulls and seven rams.
1Chr. 15:27 David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, as also were all the Levites who were carrying the ark, and the singers and Chenaniah the leader of the music of the singers. And David wore a linen ephod.
1Chr. 15:28 So all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the Lord with shouting, to the sound of the horn, trumpets, and cymbals, and made loud music on harps and lyres.
1Chr. 15:29 ¶ And as the ark of the covenant of the Lord came to the city of David, Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David dancing and celebrating, and she despised him in her heart.
1Chr. 16:1 ¶ And they brought in the ark of God and set it inside the tent that David had pitched for it, and they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before God.
1Chr. 16:2 And when David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord
1Chr. 16:3 and distributed to all Israel, both men and women, to each a loaf of bread, a portion of meat, and a cake of raisins.
1Chr. 16:4 ¶ Then he appointed some of the Levites as ministers before the ark of the Lord, to invoke, to thank, and to praise the Lord, the God of Israel.
1Chr. 16:5 Asaph was the chief, and second to him were Zechariah, Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom, and Jeiel, who were to play harps and lyres; Asaph was to sound the cymbals,
1Chr. 16:6 and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests were to blow trumpets regularly before the ark of the covenant of God.
1Chr. 16:7 Then on that day David first appointed that thanksgiving be sung to the Lord by Asaph and his brothers.
1Chr. 16:8 ¶ Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;
make known his deeds among the peoples!
1Chr. 16:9Sing to him; sing praises to him,
tell of all his wondrous works!
1Chr. 16:10Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!
1Chr. 16:11Seek the Lord and his strength;
seek his presence continually!
1Chr. 16:12Remember the wondrous works that he has done,
his miracles and the judgments he uttered,
1Chr. 16:13O offspring of Israel his servant,
children of Jacob, his chosen ones!
1Chr. 16:14 ¶ He is the Lord our God;
his judgments are in all the earth.
1Chr. 16:15Remember his covenant forever,
the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations,
1Chr. 16:16the covenant that he made with Abraham,
his sworn promise to Isaac,
1Chr. 16:17which he confirmed to Jacob as a statute,
to Israel as an everlasting covenant,
1Chr. 16:18saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan,
as your portion for an inheritance.”
1Chr. 16:19 ¶ When you were few in number,
of little account, and sojourners in it,
1Chr. 16:20wandering from nation to nation,
from one kingdom to another people,
1Chr. 16:21he allowed no one to oppress them;
he rebuked kings on their account,
1Chr. 16:22saying, “Touch not my anointed ones,
do my prophets no harm!”
1Chr. 16:23 ¶ Sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Tell of his salvation from day to day.
1Chr. 16:24Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples!
1Chr. 16:25For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,
and he is to be feared above all gods.
1Chr. 16:26For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,
but the Lord made the heavens.
1Chr. 16:27Splendor and majesty are before him;
strength and joy are in his place.
1Chr. 16:28 ¶ Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!
1Chr. 16:29Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
bring an offering and come before him!
Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness;
1Chr. 16:30tremble before him, all the earth;
yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.
1Chr. 16:31Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice,
and let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!”
1Chr. 16:32Let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
let the field exult, and everything in it!
1Chr. 16:33Then shall the trees of the forest sing for joy
before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth.
1Chr. 16:34Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!
1Chr. 16:35 ¶ Say also:
“Save us, O God of our salvation,
and gather and deliver us from among the nations,
that we may give thanks to your holy name
and glory in your praise.
1Chr. 16:36Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting!”
¶ Then all the people said, “Amen!” and praised the Lord.
1Chr. 16:37 ¶ So David left Asaph and his brothers there before the ark of the covenant of the Lord to minister regularly before the ark as each day required,
1Chr. 16:38 and also Obed-edom and his sixty-eight brothers, while Obed-edom, the son of Jeduthun, and Hosah were to be gatekeepers.
1Chr. 16:39 And he left Zadok the priest and his brothers the priests before the tabernacle of the Lord in the high place that was at Gibeon
1Chr. 16:40 to offer burnt offerings to the Lord on the altar of burnt offering regularly morning and evening, to do all that is written in the Law of the Lord that he commanded Israel.
1Chr. 16:41 With them were Heman and Jeduthun and the rest of those chosen and expressly named to give thanks to the Lord, for his steadfast love endures forever.
1Chr. 16:42 Heman and Jeduthun had trumpets and cymbals for the music and instruments for sacred song. The sons of Jeduthun were appointed to the gate.
1Chr. 16:43 ¶ Then all the people departed each to his house, and David went home to bless his household.
Psa. 15:1 ¶ O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent?
Who shall dwell on your holy hill?
Psa. 15:2 ¶ He who walks blamelessly and does what is right
and speaks truth in his heart;
Psa. 15:3who does not slander with his tongue
and does no evil to his neighbor,
nor takes up a reproach against his friend;
Psa. 15:4in whose eyes a vile person is despised,
but who honors those who fear the Lord;
who swears to his own hurt and does not change;
Psa. 15:5who does not put out his money at interest