1And he built houses for himself in the City of Dawiḏ. And he prepared a place for the ark of Elohim, and pitched a tent for it.
2Then Dawiḏ said, “No one is to lift the ark of Elohim but the Lĕwites, for יהוה has chosen them to lift the ark of Elohim and to serve Him forever.”
3And Dawiḏ assembled all Yisra’ĕl at Yerushalayim, to bring up the ark of יהוה to its place, which he had prepared for it.
4And Dawiḏ gathered the children of Aharon and the Lĕwites;
5of the sons of Qehath: Uri’ĕl the chief, and one hundred and twenty of his brothers;
6of the sons of Merari: Asayah the chief, and two hundred and twenty of his brothers;
7of the sons of Gĕreshom: Yo’ĕl the chief, and one hundred and thirty of his brothers;
8of the sons of Elitsaphan: Shemayah the chief, and two hundred of his brothers;
9of the sons of Ḥeḇron: Eli’ĕl the chief, and eighty of his brothers;
10of the sons of Uzzi’ĕl: Amminaḏaḇ the chief, and one hundred and twelve of his brothers.
11And Dawiḏ called for Tsaḏoq and Eḇyathar the priests, and for the Lĕwites, for Uri’ĕl, Asayah, and Yo’ĕl, Shemayah, and Eli’ĕl, and Amminaḏaḇ,
12and said to them, “You are the heads of the fathers’ houses of the Lĕwites. Set yourselves apart, you and your brothers, then you shall bring up the ark of יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl to the place I have prepared for it.
13“Because you did not do it the first time, יהוה our Elohim broke out against us, because we did not ask Him about the right-ruling.”
14So the priests and the Lĕwites set themselves apart, to bring up the ark of יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl.
15And the children of the Lĕwites bore the ark of Elohim on their shoulders, by its poles, as Mosheh had commanded according to the word of יהוה.
16And Dawiḏ spoke to the leaders of the Lĕwites to appoint their brothers the singers with instruments of song, harps, and lyres, and cymbals, to lift up the voice with joy.
17And the Lĕwites appointed Hĕman son of Yo’ĕl, and of his brothers, Asaph son of Bereḵyahu; and of their brothers, the sons of Merari, Ěythan son of Qushayahu;
18and with them their brothers of the second rank: Zeḵaryahu, Bĕn, and Ya‛azi’ĕl, and Shemiramoth, and Yeḥi’ĕl, and Unni, Eliyaḇ, and Benayahu, and Ma‛asĕyahu, and Mattithyahu, and Eliphelĕhu, and Miqnĕyahu, and Oḇĕḏ-Eḏom, and Ye‛i’ĕl, the gatekeepers;
19and the singers Hĕman, Asaph, and Ěythan, were to sound the cymbals of bronze;
20and Zeḵaryah, and Azi’ĕl, and Shemiramoth, and Yeḥi’ĕl, and Unni, and Eliyaḇ, and Ma‛asĕyahu, and Benayahu, with harps according to Alamoth;
21and Mattithyahu, and Eliphelĕhu, and Miqnĕyahu, and Oḇĕḏ-Eḏom, and Ye‛i’ĕl, and Azazyahu, to lead with lyres on the Sheminith;
22and Kenanyahu, leader of the Lĕwites in the song, instructed in the song because he was skilled;
23and Bereḵyah and Elqanah were doorkeepers for the ark;
24and Sheḇanyahu, and Yoshaphat, and Nethan’ĕl, and Amasai, and Zeḵaryahu, and Benayahu, and Eli‛ezer, the priests, were to blow the trumpets before the ark of Elohim. And Oḇĕḏ-Eḏom and Yeḥiyah, were doorkeepers for the ark.
25And it was Dawiḏ and the elders of Yisra’ĕl, and the commanders over thousands, who went to bring up the ark of the covenant of יהוה from the house of Oḇĕḏ-Eḏom with joy.
26And it came to be, when Elohim helped the Lĕwites who bore the ark of the covenant of יהוה, that they slaughtered seven bulls and seven rams.
27And Dawiḏ was dressed in a robe of fine linen, as were all the Lĕwites who bore the ark, the singers, and Kenanyah the leader of the service with the singers. And Dawiḏ wore a linen shoulder garment.
28So all Yisra’ĕl brought up the ark of the covenant of יהוה with shouting and with a voice of a shophar, with trumpets and with cymbals, sounding with harps and lyres.
29And it came to be, as the ark of the covenant of יהוה came to the City of Dawiḏ, that Miḵal the daughter of Sha’ul, looking through a window, saw Sovereign Dawiḏ dancing and playing. And she despised him in her heart.