1 Chronicles 15:26
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New International Version
Because God had helped the Levites who were carrying the ark of the covenant of the LORD, seven bulls and seven rams were sacrificed.

New Living Translation
And because God was clearly helping the Levites as they carried the Ark of the LORD's Covenant, they sacrificed seven bulls and seven rams.

English Standard Version
And because God helped the Levites who were carrying the ark of the covenant of the LORD, they sacrificed seven bulls and seven rams.

Berean Study Bible
And because God had helped the Levites who were carrying the ark of the covenant of the LORD, they sacrificed seven bulls and seven rams.

New American Standard Bible
Because God was helping the Levites who were carrying the ark of the covenant of the LORD, they sacrificed seven bulls and seven rams.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, when God helped the Levites that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, that they offered seven bullocks and seven rams.

Christian Standard Bible
Because God helped the Levites who were carrying the ark of the covenant of the LORD, with God's help, they sacrificed seven bulls and seven rams.

Contemporary English Version
God gave the Levites the strength they needed to carry the chest, and so they sacrificed seven bulls and seven rams.

Good News Translation
They sacrificed seven bulls and seven sheep, to make sure that God would help the Levites who were carrying the Covenant Box.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
While the Levites were carrying the ark of the covenant of the LORD, with God's help, they sacrificed seven bulls and seven rams.

International Standard Version
As God helped the descendants of Levi who were carrying the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD, they sacrificed seven bulls and seven rams.

NET Bible
When God helped the Levites who were carrying the ark of the LORD's covenant, they sacrificed seven bulls and seven rams.

New Heart English Bible
It happened, when God helped the Levites who bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD, that they sacrificed seven bulls and seven rams.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Because God helped the Levites who carried the ark of the LORD's promise, they sacrificed seven bulls and seven rams.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass, when God helped the Levites that bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD, that they sacrificed seven bullocks and seven rams.

New American Standard 1977
And it came about because God was helping the Levites who were carrying the ark of the covenant of the LORD, that they sacrificed seven bulls and seven rams.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And with God helping the Levites that bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD, they sacrificed seven bullocks and seven rams.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, when God helped the Levites that bare the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, that they sacrificed seven bullocks and seven rams.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when God had helped the Levites who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord, they offered in sacrifice seven oxen, and seven rams.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when God helped the Levites that bore the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, that they sacrificed seven bullocks and seven rams.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, when God helped the Levites that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, that they sacrificed seven bullocks and seven rams.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
It happened, when God helped the Levites who bore the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, that they sacrificed seven bulls and seven rams.

Young's Literal Translation
and it cometh to pass, in God's helping the Levites bearing the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, that they sacrifice seven bullocks and seven rams.
Study Bible
Moving the Ark to Jerusalem
25So David, the elders of Israel, and the commanders of thousands went with rejoicing to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD from the house of Obed-edom. 26And because God had helped the Levites who were carrying the ark of the covenant of the LORD, they sacrificed seven bulls and seven rams. 27Now David was dressed in a robe of fine linen, as were all the Levites who were carrying the ark, as well as the singers and Chenaniah, the director of music for the singers. David also wore a linen ephod.…
Cross References
Numbers 23:1
Then Balaam said to Balak, "Build me seven altars here, and prepare for me seven bulls and seven rams."

Numbers 23:29
"Build me seven altars here," Balaam said, "and prepare for me seven bulls and seven rams."

Treasury of Scripture

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.

God

1 Chronicles 29:14 But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer …

1 Samuel 7:12 Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and …

Acts 26:22 Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue to this day, witnessing …

2 Corinthians 2:16 To the one we are the smell of death to death; and to the other the …

2 Corinthians 3:5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of …

they

2 Samuel 6:13 And it was so, that when they that bore the ark of the LORD had gone …

Psalm 66:13-15 I will go into your house with burnt offerings: I will pay you my vows…

bullocks

Numbers 23:1,2,4,29 And Balaam said to Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare …

Numbers 29:32 And on the seventh day seven bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs …

Job 42:8 Therefore take to you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to …

Ezekiel 45:23 And seven days of the feast he shall prepare a burnt offering to the LORD…







(26) When God helped the Levites that bare the ark.--Comp. 2Samuel 6:13, "And it was so, that when the bearers of the ark of the Lord had gone six paces, he sacrificed oxen and fatlings" (sing. collect.). God had been adverse to those who conducted the Ark on the former occasion (1Chronicles 13:9), as was inferred from the sudden death of Uzza. Now, when the Levites had undertaken the work in due order, and no harm had befallen, it was understood that the Divine goodwill was with the enterprise. That they had borne the holy Ark six paces without any sign of wrath was enough to call forth the grateful offerings of hearts relieved from a dread which only ceased to haunt them when the event proved it to be groundless. Our text, more exact than Samuel, gives the number and kind of the victims then sacrificed. Others refer the two accounts to different sacrifices, taking Samuel to mean that at every six paces a bullock and a fat sheep were slain by priests stationed all along the course, while they suppose our text to refer to a final sacrifice, offered when the Ark had reached its destination. This solution of the difficulty appears incredible, especially as regards the supposition of priests not mentioned in the narrative. Another view understands our text in this sense, but makes the offering in Samuel an initial sacrifice of consecration. But it is not likely that the two sacrifices are really different: (1) because the narrative here is generally parallel with Samuel; and (2) the chronicler may have intentionally paraphrased the older text for the sake of explanation. (Comp. Numbers 23:1; Numbers 23:29 for the sacrifice.)

Verse 26. - This verse with the following four are paralleled by 2 Samuel 6:12-16 The contents of this verse in particular reveal the intense anxiety and the trembling fear and awe with which the sacred burden was now again lifted. A world of meaning and of feeling for all those present at least underlay the expression, When God helped the Levites that bare the ark (comp. 1 Samuel 6:14, 15; 2 Samuel 6:13, 18). The offering of seven bullocks and seven rams is thought by some to he additional to David's offering, when he had gone "six paces" (2 Samuel 6:13). Much more probably, however, the "six paces" meant, not six footsteps, but six lengths that would make some distance. And it came to pass, when God helped the Levites that bare the ark of the covenant of the Lord,.... Not merely granted them bodily strength to carry it, which did not require a great deal; but helped them to carry it with cheerfulness, and without fear, and so as to commit no error, nor in any respect provoke his displeasure, as when it was brought before from Kirjathjearim:

that they offered seven bullocks and seven rams; by way of thanksgiving, besides what David offered; and this was done by the way, see 2 Samuel 6:13. 26. it came to pass, etc.—(See on [381]2Sa 6:13-23).

they offered seven bullocks and seven rams—The Levites seem to have entered on this duty with fear and trembling; and finding that they might advance without any such indications of divine wrath as Uzza had experienced (1Ch 13:10), they offered an ox and a fatted sheep immediately after starting (2Sa 6:13), and seven bullocks and seven rams—a perfect sacrifice, at the close of the procession (1Ch 16:1). It is probable that preparations had been made for the offering of similar sacrifices at regular intervals along the way.15:25-29 It is good to notice the assistance of Divine Providence, even in things which fall within the compass of our natural powers; if God did not help us, we could not stir a step. If we do our religious duties in any degree aright, we must own it was God that helped us; had we been left to ourselves, we should have been guilty of some fatal errors. And every thing in which we engage, must be done in dependence on the mercy of God through the sacrifice of the Redeemer.
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