1: And [David] made him houses in the city of David, and prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent. 2: 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 to him for ever. 3: And David assembled all Israel to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the LORD to its place, which he had prepared for it. 4: And David assembled the children of Aaron, and the Levites: 5: Of the sons of Kohath; Uriel the chief, and his brethren a hundred and twenty: 6: Of the sons of Merari; Asaiah the chief, and his brethren two hundred and twenty: 7: Of the sons of Gershom; Joel the chief, and his brethren a hundred and thirty: 8: Of the sons of Elizaphan; Shemaiah the chief, and his brethren two hundred: 9: Of the sons of Hebron; Eliel the chief, and his brethren eighty: 10: Of the sons of Uzziel: Amminadab the chief, and his brethren a hundred and twelve. 11: And David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and Amminadab, 12: And said to them, Ye [are] the chief of the fathers of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, [both] ye and your brethren, that ye may bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel to [the place that] I have prepared for it. 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 order. 14: So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel. 15: And the children of the Levites bore the ark of God upon their shoulders with the staffs on it, as Moses commanded, according to the word of the LORD. 16: And David spoke to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren [to be] the singers with instruments of music, psalteries, and harps, and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy. 17: So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his brethren, Asaph the son of Berechiah; and of the sons of Merari their brethren, Ethan the son of Kushaiah; 18: And with them their brethren of the second [degree], Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, the porters. 19: So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, [were appointed] to sound with cymbals of brass; 20: And Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with psalteries on Alamoth; 21: And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the Sheminith to excel. 22: And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, [was] for song: he instructed about the song, because he [was] skillful. 23: And Berechiah and Elkanah [were] door-keepers for the ark. 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 Obed-edom and Jehiah [were] door-keepers for the ark. 25: So David and the elders of Israel, and the captains over thousands, went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD from the house of Obed-edom with joy. 26: And it came to pass, when God helped the Levites that bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD, that they offered seven bullocks and seven rams. 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 song with the singers: David also [had] upon him an ephod of linen. 28: Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with shouting, and with sound of the cornet, and with trumpets, and with cymbals, making a noise with psalteries and harps. 29: And it came to pass, [as] the ark of the 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 heart.