1 Chronicles 15:1
New International Version
After David had constructed buildings for himself in the City of David, he prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it.

New Living Translation
David now built several buildings for himself in the City of David. He also prepared a place for the Ark of God and set up a special tent for it.

English Standard Version
David built houses for himself in the city of David. And he prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it.

Berean Study Bible
David constructed buildings for himself in the City of David, and he prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it.

King James Bible
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.

New King James Version
David built houses for himself in the City of David; and he prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched a tent for it.

New American Standard Bible
Now David built houses for himself in the city of David; and he prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it.

NASB 1995
Now David built houses for himself in the city of David; and he prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it.

NASB 1977
Now David built houses for himself in the city of David; and he prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched a tent for it.

Amplified Bible
David built houses for himself in the City of David; and he prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it.

Christian Standard Bible
David built houses for himself in the city of David, and he prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
David built houses for himself in the city of David, and he prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it.

American Standard Version
And David made him houses in the city of David; and he prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he was building citadels for himself in the cities of David and was building a place for the Ark of LORD JEHOVAH and the implements of the Tabernacle.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David made for himself houses in the city of David, and he prepared a place for the ark of God, and made a tent for it.

Contemporary English Version
David had several buildings built in Jerusalem, and he had a tent set up where the sacred chest would be kept.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He made also houses for himself in the city of David: and built a place for the ark of God, and pitched a tabernacle for it.

English Revised Version
And David made him houses in the city of David; and he prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent.

Good News Translation
For his own use, David built houses in David's City. He also prepared a place for God's Covenant Box and put up a tent for it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After David constructed buildings for himself in the City of David, he prepared a place for God's ark and set up a tent for it.

International Standard Version
David built palaces for himself in the City of David, and he prepared a place for the Ark of God and erected a tent for it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And [David] made him houses in the city of David; and he prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent.

Literal Standard Version
And he makes houses for himself in the City of David, and prepares a place for the Ark of God, and stretches out a tent for it.

NET Bible
David constructed buildings in the City of David; he then prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it.

New Heart English Bible
David made him houses in the City of David; and he prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent.

World English Bible
[David] made him houses in the city of David; and he prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent.

Young's Literal Translation
And he maketh for himself houses in the city of David, and prepareth a place for the ark of God, and stretcheth out for it a tent.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Preparations to Move the Ark
1David constructed buildings for himself in the City of David, and he prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it. 2Then 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.”…

Cross References
2 Samuel 6:17
So they brought the ark of the LORD and set it in its place inside the tent that David had pitched for it. Then David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.

1 Chronicles 6:31
These are the men David put in charge of the music in the house of the LORD after the ark rested there.

1 Chronicles 15:3
And David assembled all Israel in Jerusalem to bring up the ark of the LORD to the place he had prepared for it.

1 Chronicles 15:12
And he said to them, "You are the heads of the Levitical families. You and your relatives must consecrate yourselves so that you may bring the ark of the LORD, the God of Israel, to the place I have prepared for it.

1 Chronicles 16:1
So they brought the ark of God and placed it inside the tent that David had pitched for it. And they presented burnt offerings and peace offerings before God.

1 Chronicles 17:1
After David had settled into his palace, he said to Nathan the prophet, "Here I am, living in a house of cedar, while the ark of the covenant of the LORD is under a tent."


Treasury of Scripture

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.

A.

2 Samuel 5:9
So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.

2 Samuel 13:7,8
Then David sent home to Tamar, saying, Go now to thy brother Amnon's house, and dress him meat…

2 Samuel 14:24
And the king said, Let him turn to his own house, and let him not see my face. So Absalom returned to his own house, and saw not the king's face.

and he prepared

1 Chronicles 15:3
And David gathered all Israel together to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the LORD unto his place, which he had prepared for it.

1 Chronicles 16:1
So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it: and they offered burnt sacrifices and peace offerings before God.

1 Chronicles 17:1-5
Now it came to pass, as David sat in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in an house of cedars, but the ark of the covenant of the LORD remaineth under curtains…









(1) And David made him houses.--Or, and he made (i.e., finished) a palace (plural, intensive) for himself, referring back to 1Chronicles 14:1. Others think of fresh buildings required for his additional wives, which is less likely. David had the example of Egyptian and Babylonian monarchs for his palace-building.

City of David.--Castle of Zion (1Chronicles 11:5; 1Chronicles 11:7).

And prepared a place for the ark.--Comp. 2Samuel 6:17.

A place.--Probably within the palace precincts. . . .

Verse 1. - The contents of this verse and the following verses up to the twenty-fifth have no parallel in the Book of Samuel, and excite suggestion respecting the different objects with which the compiler of Chronicles wrote, as compared with those of the author of the former work. They also direct fresh attention to the sources upon which they drew. The history of the preparations made for the reception of the ark, and for its safe and religious escort into the city, is now proceeded with. These preparations occupied the three months, or part of the three months, spoken of in 1 Chronicles 13:14. The houses may have been both his own (1 Chronicles 14:1) and the buildings referred to in 1 Chronicles 11:8 and 2 Samuel 5:9. The old tent, or tabernacle, is repeatedly alluded to, as in 1 Chronicles 16:39; 2 Chronicles 1:3. It will be remembered that the tabernacle established by Joshua at Shiloh remained there till the time of Eli, and the ark within it (1 Samuel 3:3). Afterwards we find it removed to Nob, for there David ate the shewbread (1 Samuel 21:6). From thence, very possibly after the savage slaughter of the priests by the order of Saul, it was removed, and we find it at Gibeon, according to the above references. Here at Gibeon was an altar and "high place," which, in the earlier time of Solomon, formed the chief religious centre. The wanderings of the ark already given from Shiloh, through Philistia to Beth-she-mesh, Kirjath-jearim, Perez-uzzah, now land it in this tent in Jerusalem. It is no more sheltered in the tabernacle. But the tabernacle, as well as the ark, was ultimately brought to the new-built temple of Solomon (1 Kings 8:4; 1 Chronicles 9:19; 2 Chronicles 1:4).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
David constructed
וַיַּֽעַשׂ־ (way·ya·‘aś-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

buildings
בָתִּ֖ים (ḇāt·tîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1004: A house

for himself
ל֥וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

in the City
בְּעִ֣יר (bə·‘îr)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 5892: Excitement

of David,
דָּוִ֑יד (dā·wîḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

and he prepared
וַיָּ֤כֶן (way·yā·ḵen)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3559: To be erect

a place
מָקוֹם֙ (mā·qō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition

for the ark
לַֽאֲר֣וֹן (la·’ă·rō·wn)
Preposition-l | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 727: A chest, ark

of God
הָֽאֱלֹהִ֔ים (hā·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

and pitched
וַיֶּט־ (way·yeṭ-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

a tent
אֹֽהֶל׃ (’ō·hel)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 168: A tent

for it.
ל֖וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew


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