1 Chronicles 15:12
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New International Version
He said to them, "You are the heads of the Levitical families; you and your fellow Levites are to consecrate yourselves and bring up the ark of the LORD, the God of Israel, to the place I have prepared for it.

King James Bible
And said unto them, Ye are the chief of the fathers of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, both ye and your brethren, that ye may bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel unto the place that I have prepared for it.

Darby Bible Translation
and he said to them, Ye are the chief fathers of the Levites; hallow yourselves, ye and your brethren, that ye may bring up the ark of Jehovah the God of Israel to [the place that] I have prepared for it.

World English Bible
and said to them, "You are the heads of the fathers' [houses] of the Levites. Sanctify yourselves, both you and your brothers, that you may bring up the ark of Yahweh, the God of Israel, to the place that I have prepared for it.

Young's Literal Translation
and saith to them, 'Ye are heads of the fathers of the Levites; sanctify yourselves, ye and your brethren, and ye have brought up the ark of Jehovah, God of Israel, unto the place I have prepared for it;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

None ought to carry the ark - but the Levites - It was their business; and he should have thought of this sooner, and then the unfortunate breach on Uzza would have been prevented; see 1 Chronicles 15:13.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Ye are the chief

1 Chronicles 9:34 These chief fathers of the Levites were chief throughout their generations; these dwelled at Jerusalem.

1 Chronicles 24:31 These likewise cast lots over against their brothers the sons of Aaron in the presence of David the king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech...

sanctify

1 Chronicles 15:14 So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel.

Exodus 19:14,15 And Moses went down from the mount to the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes...

2 Chronicles 5:11 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place: (for all the priests that were present were sanctified...

2 Chronicles 29:4,5 And he brought in the priests and the Levites, and gathered them together into the east street...

2 Chronicles 30:15 Then they killed the passover on the fourteenth day of the second month: and the priests and the Levites were ashamed...

2 Chronicles 35:6 So kill the passover, and sanctify yourselves, and prepare your brothers...

Ezekiel 48:11 It shall be for the priests that are sanctified of the sons of Zadok; which have kept my charge...

John 17:17 Sanctify them through your truth: your word is truth.

Romans 12:1,2 I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God...

Revelation 5:9,10 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain...

Library
April the Sixteenth Priests of the Lord
"None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites." --1 CHRONICLES xv. 1-3, 11-15. There are prepared people for prepared offices. The Lord will fit the man to the function, the anointed and consecrated priest for the consecrated and consecrating ministry. But now, in the larger purpose of the Lord, and in "the exceeding riches of His grace," everybody may be a priest of the Lord. "He hath made us to be priests and kings unto God." And He will prepare us to carry our ark, and to "minister in
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

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

Cross References
Exodus 19:14
After Moses had gone down the mountain to the people, he consecrated them, and they washed their clothes.

Exodus 19:15
Then he said to the people, "Prepare yourselves for the third day. Abstain from sexual relations."

1 Chronicles 15:1
After David had constructed buildings for himself in the City of David, he prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it.

1 Chronicles 15:3
David assembled all Israel in Jerusalem to bring up the ark of the LORD to the place he had prepared for it.

1 Chronicles 15:14
So the priests and Levites consecrated themselves in order to bring up the ark of the LORD, the God of Israel.

2 Chronicles 35:6
Slaughter the Passover lambs, consecrate yourselves and prepare the lambs for your fellow Israelites, doing what the LORD commanded through Moses."

Nehemiah 13:22
Then I commanded the Levites to purify themselves and go and guard the gates in order to keep the Sabbath day holy. Remember me for this also, my God, and show mercy to me according to your great love.

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