1 Chronicles 15:13
Good News Translation
Because you were not there to carry it the first time, the LORD our God punished us for not worshiping him as we should have done."

Contemporary English Version
The first time we tried to bring the chest to Jerusalem, we didn't ask the LORD what he wanted us to do. He was angry with us, because you Levites weren't there to carry the chest."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lest as the Lord at first struck us, because you were not present, the same should now also come to pass, by our doing some thing against the law.

New American Bible
Because you were not with us the first time, the LORD our God broke out against us, for we did not seek him aright.”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Lest as the Lord at first struck us, because you were not present, the same should now also come to pass, by our doing some thing against the law.

ye did it

1 Chronicles 13:7-9 And they carried the ark of God upon a new cart out of the house of Abinadab. And Oza and his brother drove the cart. . . .

the Lord

1 Chronicles 13:10,11 And the Lord was angry with Oza, and struck him, because he had touched the ark; and he died there before the Lord. . . .

2 Samuel 6:7,8 And the indignation of the Lord was enkindled against Oza, and he struck him for his rashness: and he died there before the ark of God. . . .

for that

1 Chronicles 15:2 Then David said: No one ought to carry the ark of God, but the Levites, whom the Lord hath chosen to carry it, and to minister unto himself for ever.

Numbers 4:15 And when Aaron and his sons have wrapped up the sanctuary and the vessels thereof at the removing of the camp, then shall the sons of Caath enter in to carry the things wrapped up: and they shall not touch the vessels of the sanctuary, lest they die. These are the burdens of the sons of Caath: in the tabernacle of the covenant:

Numbers 7:9 But to the sons of Caath he gave no wagons or oxen: because they serve in the sanctuary and carry their burdens upon their own shoulders.

Deuteronomy 31:9 And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it to the priests the sons of Levi, who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and to all the ancients of Israel.

2 Chronicles 30:17-20 Because a great number was not sanctified: and therefore the Levites immolated the phase for them that came not in time to be sanctified to the Lord. . . .

Proverbs 28:13 He that hideth his sins, shall not prosper: but he that shall confess, and forsake them, shall obtain mercy.

1 Corinthians 11:2 Now I praise you, brethren, that in all things you are mindful of me and keep my ordinances as I have delivered them to you.

1 Corinthians 14:40 But let all things be done decently and according to order.

1 John 1:8-10 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. . . .

Context
Preparations to Move the Ark
12And he said to them: You that are the heads of the Levitical families, be sanctified with your brethren, and bring the ark of the Lord the God of Israel to the place, which is prepared for it: 13Lest as the Lord at first struck us, because you were not present, the same should now also come to pass, by our doing some thing against the law.
Cross References
2 Samuel 6:3
And they laid the ark of God upon a new cart: and took it out of the house of Abinadab, who was in Gabaa, and Oza and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drove the new cart.

1 Chronicles 13:7
And they carried the ark of God upon a new cart out of the house of Abinadab. And Oza and his brother drove the cart.

1 Chronicles 13:10
And the Lord was angry with Oza, and struck him, because he had touched the ark; and he died there before the Lord.

Additional Translations
It was because you Levites were not with us the first time that the LORD our God burst forth in anger against us. For we did not consult Him about the proper order.”For because you did it not at the first, the LORD our God made a breach on us, for that we sought him not after the due order.

For because ye bare it not at the first, Jehovah our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not according to the ordinance.

For because ye were not ready at the first, our God made a breach upon us, because we sought him not according to the ordinance.

For because ye did [it] not at the first, Jehovah our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order.

For because ye bare it not at the first, the LORD our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not according to the ordinance.

For because ye did it not at the first, the LORD our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order.

For because you didn't carry it at first, Yahweh our God made broke out against us, because we didn't seek him according to the ordinance."

because at the first it was not ye, Jehovah our God made a breach upon us, because we sought Him not according to the ordinance.'
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