1 Chronicles 13:3
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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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

1 Chronicles 13:3 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

מלחמה ערכי, preparing war with all manner of warlike weapons, i.e., practice in the use of all kinds of weapons for war; cf. 1 Chronicles 12:8. The infinitive לעדר is substantially a continuation of the preceding participles, but grammatically is dependent on בּאוּ understood (cf. 1 Chronicles 12:23, 1 Chronicles 12:38). Cf. as to this free use of the infinitive with ל, Ew. 351, c. The signification of the verb עדר, which occurs only here (1 Chronicles 12:33, 1 Chronicles 12:38), is doubtful. According to the lxx and the Vulg. (βοηθῆσαι, venerunt in auxilium), and nine MSS, which read לעזר, we would be inclined to take עדר for the Aramaic form of the Hebrew עזר (cf. Arabic ‛dr), to help; but that meaning does not suit מערכה עדר, 1 Chronicles 12:38. Its connection there demands that עדר should signify "to close up together," to set in order the battle array; and so here, closing up together with not double heart, i.e., with whole or stedfast heart (שׁלם בּלבב שׁלם, 1 Chronicles 12:38), animo integro et firmo atque concordi; cf. Psalm 12:3 (Mich.). - In 1 Chronicles 12:38 we have a comprehensive statement; כּל־אלּה, which refers to all the bodies of men enumerated in 1 Chronicles 12:24-37. שׁרית is שׁארית defectively written; and as it occurs only here, it may be perhaps a mere orthographical error. The whole of the remainder of Israel who did not go to Hebron were אחד לב אחד er, of one, i.e., of united heart (2 Chronicles 30:12): they had a unanimous wish to make David king.

1 Chronicles 13:3 Parallel Commentaries

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bring again [heb] bring about
the ark

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...

Psalm 132:6 See, 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 to Ahiah, Bring here 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 to David, Go...

Cross References
1 Samuel 7:1
And the men of Kiriath-jearim came and took up the ark of the LORD and brought it to the house of Abinadab on the hill. And they consecrated his son Eleazar to have charge of the ark of the LORD.

1 Samuel 7:2
From the day that the ark was lodged at Kiriath-jearim, a long time passed, some twenty years, and all the house of Israel lamented after the LORD.

1 Chronicles 13:2
And David said to all the assembly of Israel, "If it seems good to you and from the LORD our God, let us send abroad to our brothers who remain in all the lands of Israel, as well as to the priests and Levites in the cities that have pasturelands, that they may be gathered to us.

1 Chronicles 13:4
All the assembly agreed to do so, for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people.

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