David again assembled all the best men in Israel, thirty thousand in number.
All the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron saying, "Look, we are your very flesh and blood!
Then Solomon convened in Jerusalem Israel's elders, all the leaders of the Israelite tribes and families, so they could witness the transferal of the ark of the Lord's covenant from the city of David (that is, Zion).
David consulted with his military officers, including those who led groups of a thousand and those who led groups of a hundred.
David and all Israel went up to Baalah (that is, Kiriath Jearim) in Judah to bring up from there the ark of God the Lord, who sits enthroned between the cherubim -- the ark that is called by his name.
A song of ascents. O Lord, for David's sake remember all his strenuous effort,