1 Chronicles 15:2
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New International Version
Then David said, "No one but the Levites may carry the ark of God, because the LORD chose them to carry the ark of the LORD and to minister before him forever."


New American Standard Bible
Then David said, "No one is to carry the ark of God but the Levites; for the LORD chose them to carry the ark of God and to minister to Him forever."


King James Bible
Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites: for them hath the LORD chosen to carry the ark of God, and to minister unto him for ever.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then David said, "No one but the Levites may carry the ark of God, because the LORD has chosen them to carry the ark of the LORD and to minister before Him forever."


International Standard Version
Then David ordered that the Ark of God was to be carried by no one except the descendants of Levi, because the LORD had chosen them to carry the ark of the LORD and to serve him forever.


American Standard Version
Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites: for them hath Jehovah chosen to carry the ark of God, and to minister unto him for ever.


Douay-Rheims Bible
Then David said: No one ought to carry the ark of God, but the Levites, whom the Lord hath chosen to carry it, and to minister unto himself for ever.


Darby Bible Translation
Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites, for them has Jehovah chosen to carry the ark of God, and to serve him for ever.


Young's Literal Translation
Then said David, 'None are to carry the ark of God, except the Levites, for on them hath Jehovah fixed to carry the ark of God, and to serve Him -- unto the age.'
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Context
Preparations to Move the Ark to Jerusalem

1And David made him houses in the city of David, and prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent. 2Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites: for them has the LORD chosen to carry the ark of God, and to minister to him for ever. 3And David gathered all Israel together to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the LORD to his place, which he had prepared for it. 4And David assembled the children of Aaron, and the Levites: 5Of the sons of Kohath; Uriel the chief, and his brothers an hundred and twenty: 6Of the sons of Merari; Asaiah the chief, and his brothers two hundred and twenty: 7Of the sons of Gershom; Joel the chief and his brothers an hundred and thirty: 8Of the sons of Elizaphan; Shemaiah the chief, and his brothers two hundred: 9Of the sons of Hebron; Eliel the chief, and his brothers fourscore: 10Of the sons of Uzziel; Amminadab the chief, and his brothers an hundred and twelve. 11And David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and Amminadab, 12And said to them, You are the chief of the fathers of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, both you and your brothers, that you may bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel to the place that I have prepared for it. 13For because you did it not at the first, the LORD our God made a breach on us, for that we sought him not after the due order. 14So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel.
Cross References
Numbers 4:15
And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary, and all the vessels of the sanctuary, as the camp is to set forward; after that, the sons of Kohath shall come to bear it: but they shall not touch any holy thing, lest they die. These things are the burden of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation.


Deuteronomy 10:8
At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister to him, and to bless in his name, to this day.


2 Samuel 6:13
And it was so, that when they that bore the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, he sacrificed oxen and fatted calves.


Treasury of Scripture

Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites: for them has the LORD chosen to carry the ark of God, and to minister to him for ever.

None ought to [heb] It is not to carry the ark of God, but for the Levites.

them hath

Numbers 4:2-15,19,20 Take the sum of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, after their families, by the house of their fathers...

Numbers 7:9 But to the sons of Kohath he gave none...

Deuteronomy 10:8 At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD...

Deuteronomy 31:9 And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it to the priests the sons of Levi, which bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD...

Joshua 3:3 And they commanded the people, saying, When you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God...

Joshua 6:6 And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said to them, Take up the ark of the covenant...

2 Chronicles 35:3 And said to the Levites that taught all Israel, which were holy to the LORD...

to minister

Numbers 8:13,14,24-26 And you shall set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them for an offering to the LORD...

Numbers 18:1-8 And the LORD said to Aaron, You and your sons and your father's house with you shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary...

Isaiah 66:21 And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, said the LORD.

Jeremiah 33:17-22 For thus said the LORD; David shall never want a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel...

Strong's Concordance
Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites: for them hath the LORD chosen to carry the ark of God, and to minister unto him for ever.
Topical Bible
Age Ark Carry Chose Chosen David Except Fixed Forever Levites Marked Minister Moved None Ought Serve
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1 Chronicles Chapter 15 Verse 2

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OT History: 1 Chronicles 15:2 Then David said None ought to carry (1 Chron. 1Ch iCh i Ch 1 chr 1chr)
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