New American Standard Bible
Then all the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark.
King James Bible
And all the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark.
Darby Bible Translation
And all the elders of Israel came; and the priests took up the ark.
World English Bible
All the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark.
Young's Literal Translation
And all the elders of Israel come in, and the priests lift up the ark,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
In 2 Chronicles 5:4, ""the Levites" took up the ark;" and by the Law the ark was the special charge of the Kohathites Numbers 3:31; Numbers 4:15. But all priests were Levites Joshua 3:3, though all Levites were not priests. And as Joshua had done Joshua 3:6; Joshua 6:6, so Solomon called upon the priests to bear the holy structure, allowing to mere Levites only the inferior honor of helping to transport the tabernacle and the vessels of the sanctuary.
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But he did not give any to the sons of Kohath because theirs was the service of the holy objects, which they carried on the shoulder.
So Moses wrote this law and gave it to the priests, the sons of Levi who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and to all the elders of Israel.
and they commanded the people, saying, "When you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God with the Levitical priests carrying it, then you shall set out from your place and go after it.
And Joshua spoke to the priests, saying, "Take up the ark of the covenant and cross over ahead of the people." So they took up the ark of the covenant and went ahead of the people.
1 Kings 8:6
Then the priests brought the ark of the covenant of the LORD to its place, into the inner sanctuary of the house, to the most holy place, under the wings of the cherubim.
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