1 Chronicles 13:2
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New International Version
He then said to the whole assembly of Israel, "If it seems good to you and if it is the will of the LORD our God, let us send word far and wide to the rest of our people throughout the territories of Israel, and also to the priests and Levites who are with them in their towns and pasturelands, to come and join us.

King James Bible
And David said unto all the congregation of Israel, If it seem good unto you, and that it be of the LORD our God, let us send abroad unto our brethren every where, that are left in all the land of Israel, and with them also to the priests and Levites which are in their cities and suburbs, that they may gather themselves unto us:

Darby Bible Translation
And David said to all the congregation of Israel, If it seem good to you, and it be of Jehovah our God, let us send abroad to our brethren everywhere, that are left in all the lands of Israel, and with them to the priests and Levites in their cities and suburbs, that they may gather themselves to us;

World English Bible
David said to all the assembly of Israel, "If it seems good to you, and if it is of Yahweh our God, let us send abroad everywhere to our brothers who are left in all the land of Israel, with whom the priests and Levites are in their cities that have suburbs, that they may gather themselves to us;

Young's Literal Translation
and David saith to all the assembly of Israel, 'If unto you it be good, and from Jehovah our God it hath broken forth -- we send unto our brethren, those left in all the lands of Israel, and with them the priests and the Levites, in the cities of their suburbs, and they are gathered unto us,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

David consulted - Having taken the strong hold of Zion from the Jebusites, organized his army, got assurances of the friendly disposition of the Israelites towards him, he judged it right to do what he could for the establishment of religion in the land; and as a first step, consulted on the propriety of bringing the ark from an obscure village, where it had remained during the reign of Saul, to the royal city or seat of government.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

If it see

1 Kings 12:7 And they spoke to him, saying, If you will be a servant to this people this day, and will serve them, and answer them...

2 Kings 9:15 But king Joram was returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Syrians had given him...

Proverbs 15:22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

Philemon 1:8,9 Why, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin you that which is convenient...

and that it be

Exodus 18:23 If you shall do this thing, and God command you so, then you shall be able to endure...

2 Samuel 7:2-5 That the king said to Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells within curtains...

send abroad [heb] break forth, and send.
left

1 Chronicles 10:7 And when all the men of Israel that were in the valley saw that they fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead...

1 Samuel 31:1 Now the Philistines fought against Israel: and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa.

Isaiah 37:4 It may be the LORD your God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master has sent to reproach the living God...

the priest

1 Chronicles 15:2-14 Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites: for them has the LORD chosen to carry the ark of God...

Numbers 4:4 This shall be the service of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation, about the most holy things:

2 Chronicles 31:4 Moreover he commanded the people that dwelled in Jerusalem to give the portion of the priests and the Levites...

their cities and suburbs [heb] the cities of their suburbs

1 Chronicles 6:54-81 Now these are their dwelling places throughout their castles in their coasts, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites...

Numbers 35:2-9 Command the children of Israel, that they give to the Levites of the inheritance of their possession cities to dwell in...

Library
Importance of Small Things in Religion
You have before you now the picture. I shall want you to look at it, first, in detail, to bring out certain truths which I think it teaches to us; and then, I shall want you to regard the picture as a whole, to run your eye along the whole length of the canvas, and sea the fullness of its meaning. I. First, then, we shall take THE PICTURE IN ITS DETAIL. 1. The first observation I make upon it is this, that God's judgment of sin must differ exceedingly from ours. Who among us when be has read this
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 6: 1860

Chronicles
The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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