15:1 And [David] made him houses in the a city of David, and prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent.
(a) That was in Zion (2 Samuel
15:3 And David gathered
all Israel together to Jerusalem, to bring up the b
ark of the LORD unto his place, which he had prepared for it.
(b) From the house of Obed Edom, (2 Samuel
Of the sons of c Elizaphan; Shemaiah the
chief, and his brethren two hundred:
(c) Who was the son of Uzziel, the fourth son of
15:9 Of the sons of d
Hebron; Eliel the chief, and his brethren fourscore:
(d) The third son of Kohath, (Exodus
And said unto them, Ye [are] the chief of the fathers of the Levites: e
sanctify yourselves, [both] ye and your brethren, that ye may bring up the ark
of the LORD God of Israel unto [the place that] I have prepared for it.
(e) Prepare yourselves and be pure, abstain from
all things by which you might be polluted, and so not able to come to the
15:13 For because ye [did it] not at the
first, the LORD our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after
the due f order.
(f) According as he has appointed in the law.
And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren [to be]
the singers with g instruments of musick,
psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy.
(g) These instruments and other ceremonies which
they observed, were instructions of their infancy, which continued to the
coming of Christ.
15:18 And with them
their brethren of the h second [degree],
Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and
Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom,
and Jeiel, the porters.
(h) Which were inferior in dignity.
Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and Eliab, and
Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with psalteries on i
(i) This was an instrument of music or a certain
tune, to which they sang psalms.
15:21 And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and
Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the k
Sheminith to excel.
(k) Which was the eighth tune, over which he that
was most excellent had charge.
15:22 And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, l
[was] for song: he instructed about the song, because he [was] skilful.
(l) That is, to appoint Psalms and songs to them
15:24 And Shebaniah,
and Jehoshaphat, and Nethaneel, and Amasai, and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and
Eliezer, the priests, did blow with the trumpets before the ark of God: and
Obededom and Jehiah [were] doorkeepers m
for the ark.
(m) With Berechiah and Elkanah, (1 Chronicles
15:26 And it came to
pass, when God n helped the Levites that
bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, that they offered o
seven bullocks and seven rams.
(n) That is, gave them strength to execute their
(o) Besides the bullock and the fat beast which
David offered at every sixth pace, (2 Samuel
15:27 And David [was] clothed with a robe of fine
linen, and all the Levites that bare the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the
master of the song with the singers: David also [had] upon him an p
ephod of linen.
(p) Read (2 Samuel
15:29 And it came to
pass, [as] the ark of the q covenant of
the LORD came to the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looking out
at a window saw king David dancing and playing: and she despised him in her
(q) It was so called because it reminded the
Israelites of the Lord's covenant made with them.