1 Chronicles 13:3
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New International Version
Let us bring the ark of our God back to us, for we did not inquire of it during the reign 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.

Darby Bible Translation
and let us bring again the ark of our God to us; for we inquired not of it in the days of Saul.

World English Bible
and let us bring again the ark of our God to us. For we didn't seek it in the days of Saul."

Young's Literal Translation
and we bring round the ark of our God unto us, for we sought Him not in the days of Saul.'

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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

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...

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

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

Cross References
1 Samuel 7:1
So the men of Kiriath Jearim came and took up the ark of the LORD. They brought it to Abinadab's house on the hill and consecrated Eleazar his son to guard the ark of the LORD.

1 Samuel 7:2
The ark remained at Kiriath Jearim a long time--twenty years in all. Then all the people of Israel turned back to the LORD.

1 Chronicles 13:2
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.

1 Chronicles 13:4
The whole assembly agreed to do this, because it seemed right to all the people.

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