1 Chronicles 13:3
New International Version
Let us bring the ark of our God back to us, for we did not inquire of it during the reign of Saul."

New Living Translation
It is time to bring back the Ark of our God, for we neglected it during the reign of Saul."

English Standard Version
Then let us bring again the ark of our God to us, for we did not seek it in the days of Saul.”

Berean Study Bible
Then let us bring back the ark of our God, for we did not inquire of Him in the days of Saul.”

New American Standard Bible
and let us bring back the ark of our God to us, for we did not seek it in the days of Saul."

King James Bible
And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we inquired not at it in the days of Saul.

Christian Standard Bible
Then let us bring back the ark of our God, for we did not inquire of him in Saul's days."

Good News Translation
Then we will go and get God's Covenant Box, which was ignored while Saul was king."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then let us bring back the ark of our God, for we did not inquire of Him in Saul's days."

International Standard Version
Then let's bring the Ark of God back to us, because we didn't consult it during Saul's reign."

NET Bible
Let's move the ark of our God back here, for we did not seek his will throughout Saul's reign."

New Heart English Bible
and let us bring again the ark of our God to us. For we did not seek it in the days of Saul."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then we'll bring back our God's ark, which we ignored while Saul was king."

JPS Tanakh 1917
and let us bring back the ark of our God to us; for we sought not unto it in the days of Saul.'

New American Standard 1977
and let us bring back the ark of our God to us, for we did not seek it in the days of Saul.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
and let us bring again the ark of our God to us, for from the time of Saul we have not paid attention to it.

King James 2000 Bible
And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we have not inquired at it in the days of Saul.

American King James Version
And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we inquired not at it in the days of Saul.

American Standard Version
and let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we sought not unto it in the days of Saul.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And let us bring over to us the ark of our God; for men have not enquired at it since the days of Saul.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we sought it not in the days of Saul.

Darby Bible Translation
and let us bring again the ark of our God to us; for we inquired not of it in the days of Saul.

English Revised Version
and let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we sought not unto it in the days of Saul.

Webster's Bible Translation
And let us bring again to us the ark of our God: for we inquired not at it in the days of Saul.

World English Bible
and let us bring again the ark of our God to us. For we didn't seek it in the days of Saul."

Young's Literal Translation
and we bring round the ark of our God unto us, for we sought Him not in the days of Saul.'
Study Bible
David Fetches the Ark
2And he said to the whole assembly of Israel, “If it seems good to you, and if this is of the LORD our God, let us send word far and wide to the rest of our brothers in all the land of Israel, and also to the priests and Levites in their cities and pasturelands, so that they may join us. 3Then let us bring back the ark of our God, for we did not inquire of Him in the days of Saul.” 4And because this proposal seemed right to all the people, the whole assembly agreed to do it.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 7:1
Then the men of Kiriath-jearim came for the ark of the LORD and took it into Abinadab's house on the hill. And they consecrated his son Eleazar to guard the ark of the LORD.

1 Samuel 7:2
And from that day a long time passed, twenty years in all, as the ark remained at Kiriath-jearim. And all the house of Israel mourned and sought after the LORD.

1 Chronicles 13:2
And he said to the whole assembly of Israel, "If it seems good to you, and if this is of the LORD our God, let us send word far and wide to the rest of our brothers in all the land of Israel, and also to the priests and Levites in their cities and pasturelands, so that they may join us.

1 Chronicles 13:4
And because this proposal seemed right to all the people, the whole assembly agreed to do it.

Treasury of Scripture

And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we inquired not at it in the days of Saul.

bring again [heb] bring about

1 Samuel 7:1,2
And the men of Kirjathjearim came, and fetched up the ark of the LORD, and brought it into the house of Abinadab in the hill, and sanctified Eleazar his son to keep the ark of the LORD…

Psalm 132:6
Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood.

we enquired

1 Samuel 14:18,36
And Saul said unto Ahiah, Bring hither the ark of God. For the ark of God was at that time with the children of Israel…

1 Samuel 22:10,15
And he inquired of the LORD for him, and gave him victuals, and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine…

1 Samuel 23:2,9-12
Therefore David inquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And the LORD said unto David, Go, and smite the Philistines, and save Keilah…







Lexicon
Then let us bring back
וְנָסֵ֛בָּה (wə·nā·sêb·bāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5437: To turn about, go around, surround

the ark
אֲר֥וֹן (’ă·rō·wn)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 727: A chest, ark

of our God,
אֱלֹהֵ֖ינוּ (’ĕ·lō·hê·nū)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

for
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

we did not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

inquire of Him
דְרַשְׁנֻ֖הוּ (ḏə·raš·nu·hū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1875: To tread, frequent, to follow, to seek, ask, to worship

in the days
בִּימֵ֥י (bî·mê)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

of Saul.”
שָׁאֽוּל׃ (šā·’ūl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7586: Saul -- first king of Israel, also an Edomite and two Israelites
(3) Let us bring again.--Bring we round: transfer it from Kirjath-jearim to Jerusalem, as the throne was transferred (same verb) from Saul to David (1Chronicles 10:14; 1Chronicles 12:23).

The Ark of our God to us.--The Ark was at Kirjath-jearim, a city of Judah, David's own tribe. But the ting wished to establish it as the centre of the national worship in his new capital and royal residence, Jerusalem.

For we enquired not at it.--Rather, we sought it not, that is, neglected it, cared nothing about it. The Ark had been left in the house of Abinadab at Kirjath-jearim, for twenty years, after the Philistines sent it back (1Samuel 7:2). There may be a reference to Saul's despairing neglect of consulting the Lord (1Chronicles 10:13); and, perhaps, we should translate, "we sought Him not," referring the suffix to God (comp. 1Chronicles 15:13; Isaiah 9:12). There is no clear evidence that the Ark itself was ever used as an oracle (comp. Exodus 25:10-22; 1Kings 8:9).

Verse 3. - Let us bring again the ark. It had been removed from Shiloh (Joshua 18:1) at the instance of "the elders of Israel" to their camp, when they were hard pressed and smitten by the Philistines (1 Samuel 4:1-4); there it was taken by the Philistines (1 Samuel 4:11, 22), and hurried from Ashdod to Ekron and on to Bethshemesh (1 Samuel 5:1, 5, 8, 10; 1 Samuel 6:9-13). For we inquired not at it in the days of Saul. The allusion may be considered delicately worded, but an inexpressible pathos and unmeasured condemnation must be imagined as clinging to this sentence, illustrated further by 1 Samuel 7:2; 1 Samuel 28:6, 15, 16; 1 Chronicles 10:14. 13:1-5 David said not, What magnificent thing shall I do now? or, What pleasant thing? but, What pious thing? that he might have the comfort and benefit of that sacred oracle. Let us bring the ark to us, that it may be a blessing to us. Those who honour God, profit themselves. It is the wisdom of those setting out in the world, to take God's ark with them. Those are likely to go on in the favour of God, who begin in the fear of God.
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