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

King James Bible
And all the congregation said that they would do so: for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people.

Darby Bible Translation
And all the congregation said that they should do so; for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people.

World English Bible
All the assembly said that they would do so; for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people.

Young's Literal Translation
And all the assembly say to do so, for the thing is right in the eyes of all the people.

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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

the thing

1 Samuel 18:20 And Michal Saul's daughter loved David: and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.

2 Samuel 3:36 And all the people took notice of it, and it pleased them: as whatever the king did pleased all the people.

2 Chronicles 30:4 And the thing pleased the king and all the congregation.

Exodus 8:5 And the LORD spoke to Moses, Say to Aaron, Stretch forth your hand with your rod over the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds...

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

1 Chronicles 13:5
So David assembled all Israel, from the Shihor River in Egypt to Lebo Hamath, to bring the ark of God from Kiriath Jearim.

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