1 Chronicles 15:13
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New International Version
It was because you, the Levites, did not bring it up the first time that the LORD our God broke out in anger against us. We did not inquire of him about how to do it in the prescribed way."

King James Bible
For because ye did it not at the first, the LORD our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order.

Darby Bible Translation
For because ye did [it] not at the first, Jehovah our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order.

World English Bible
For because you didn't carry it at first, Yahweh our God made broke out against us, because we didn't seek him according to the ordinance."

Young's Literal Translation
because at the first it was not ye, Jehovah our God made a breach upon us, because we sought Him not according to the ordinance.'

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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 did it

1 Chronicles 13:7-9 And they carried the ark of God in a new cart out of the house of Abinadab: and Uzza and Ahio drove the cart...

the Lord

1 Chronicles 13:10,11 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzza, and he smote him, because he put his hand to the ark: and there he died before God...

2 Samuel 6:7,8 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God...

for that

1 Chronicles 15:2 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 4:15 And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary, and all the vessels of the sanctuary...

Numbers 7:9 But to the sons of Kohath he gave none...

Deuteronomy 31:9 And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it to the priests the sons of Levi, which bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD...

2 Chronicles 30:17-20 For there were many in the congregation that were not sanctified...

Proverbs 28:13 He that covers his sins shall not prosper: but whoever confesses and forsakes them shall have mercy.

1 Corinthians 11:2 Now I praise you, brothers, that you remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.

1 Corinthians 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

1 John 1:8-10 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us...

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
2 Samuel 6:3
They set the ark of God on a new cart and brought it from the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. Uzzah and Ahio, sons of Abinadab, were guiding the new cart

1 Chronicles 13:7
They moved the ark of God from Abinadab's house on a new cart, with Uzzah and Ahio guiding it.

1 Chronicles 13:10
The LORD's anger burned against Uzzah, and he struck him down because he had put his hand on the ark. So he died there before God.

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