Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

Then David said, None to lift up the ark of God but the Levites: for in them God chose to lift up the ark of God, and to serve him even to 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 Version

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 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.

A Conservative Version

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

Amplified

Then David said, “No one is to carry the ark of God except the Levites; for the Lord chose them to carry the ark of God and to minister to Him forever.”

Bible in Basic English

Then David said, The ark of God may not be moved by any but the Levites, for they have been marked out by God to take the ark of God, and to do his work for ever.

Darby 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.

King James 2000

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 unto him forever.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then David ordered [that] none except the Levites should carry the ark of God, for Yahweh had chosen them to carry the ark of Yahweh and to serve him forever.

Modern King James verseion

Then David said, No one ought to carry the ark of God except the Levites, for God has chosen them to carry the ark of God, and to minister to Him forever.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And then David said, "The Ark of God ought not to be carried but of the Levites. For them hath the LORD chosen to bear the Ark of the LORD and to minister to him forever."

NET Bible

Then David said, "Only the Levites may carry the ark of God, for the Lord chose them to carry the ark of the Lord and to serve before him perpetually.

New Heart English Bible

Then David said, "No one ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites. For the LORD has chosen them to carry the ark of God, and to minister to him forever."

The Emphasized Bible

Then, said David, None must carry the ark of God, save the Levites, - for, of them, did Yahweh make choice, to bear the ark of Yahweh, and to attend it, unto times age-abiding.

Webster

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.

World English Bible

Then David said, "No one ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites. For Yahweh has chosen them to carry the ark of God, and to minister to him forever."

Youngs 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.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּויד דּוד 
David 
Usage: 1074

נסה נשׂא 
Nasa' 
Usage: 653

the ark
ארן ארון 
'arown 
ארן ארון 
'arown 
Usage: 202
Usage: 202

of God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600
Usage: 2600

but the Levites
לוי לויּי 
Leviyiy 
Usage: 283

to carry
נסה נשׂא 
Nasa' 
Usage: 653

and to minister
שׁרת 
Sharath 
Usage: 99

עד 
`ad 
by, as long, hitherto, when, how long, as yet
Usage: 784

References

American

Fausets

Context Readings

David's Wives And Children

1 And he will make to himself houses in the city of David, and, he will prepare a place for the ark of God, and will spread for it a tent,. 2 Then David said, None to lift up the ark of God but the Levites: for in them God chose to lift up the ark of God, and to serve him even to forever. 3 And David will convoke all Israel together to Jerusalem, to lift up the ark of Jehovah to its place which he prepared for it.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 10:8

In that time Jehovah separated the tribe of Levi, to lift up the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, to stand before Jehovah to serve him, and to praise in his name, even to this day.

Deuteronomy 31:9

And Moses will write this law and will give it to the priests, the sons of Levi, lifting up the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, and to all the old men of Israel.

Numbers 4:2-15

Take the head of the sons of Kohath from the midst of the sons of Levi, according to their families, according to the house of their fathers:

Numbers 4:19-20

And this do ye to them, and they lived, and they shall not die, in their coming near the holy of holies: Aaron and his sons shall come in and set them a man, a man upon his works, and to his lifting up.

Numbers 7:9

And to the sons of Kohath, he gave not, for the service of the holy place upon them, they shall lift up upon the shoulder.

Numbers 8:13-14

And cause the Levites to stand before Aaron and before his sons, and lift them up a lifting up to Jehovah.

Numbers 8:24-26

This is that to the Levites: from the son of five and twenty years and above, and he came in to war the warfare in serving the tent of appointment

Numbers 18:1-8

And Jehovah will say to Aaron, Thou, and thy sons, and thy father's house with thee, shall bear the iniquity of the holy place: and thou and thy sons with thee, shall bear the iniquity of your priesthood.

Joshua 3:3

And they will command the people, saying, When ye see the ark of the covenant of Jehovah your God, and the priests the Levites lifting it up, and ye shall remove from your place and go after it.

Joshua 6:6

And Joshua son of Nun will call to the priests and say to them, Lift up the ark of the covenant, and seven priests shall lift up seven trumpets of signals before the ark of Jehovah.

2 Chronicles 35:3

And he will say to the Levites causing to all Israel to understand, being consecrated to Jehovah, Ye shall give the holy ark into the house which Solomon son of David, king of Israel built: not to you a lifting up upon the shoulder: now serve ye Jehovah your God and his people Israel.

Isaiah 66:21

And I also will take from them for priests, for Levites, said Jehovah.

Jeremiah 33:17-22

For thus said Jehovah, I will not cut off to David a man sitting upon the throne of the house of Israel;

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