Ministering Before the Ark(A)(B)(C)

16 They brought the ark of God and set it inside the tent that David had pitched(D) for it, and they presented burnt offerings and fellowship offerings before God.

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The Ark Brought to Jerusalem(A)

15 After David had constructed buildings for himself in the City of David, he prepared(B) a place for the ark of God and pitched(C) a tent for it.

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16 Then the people of Israel—the priests, the Levites and the rest of the exiles—celebrated the dedication(A) of the house of God with joy. 17 For the dedication of this house of God they offered(B) a hundred bulls, two hundred rams, four hundred male lambs and, as a sin offering[a] for all Israel, twelve male goats, one for each of the tribes of Israel. 18 And they installed the priests in their divisions(C) and the Levites in their groups(D) for the service of God at Jerusalem, according to what is written in the Book of Moses.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Ezra 6:17 Or purification offering

and King Solomon and the entire assembly of Israel that had gathered about him were before the ark, sacrificing so many sheep and cattle that they could not be recorded or counted.

The priests then brought the ark(A) of the Lord’s covenant to its place in the inner sanctuary of the temple, the Most Holy Place, and put it beneath the wings of the cherubim.

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Now David had brought up the ark(A) of God from Kiriath Jearim to the place he had prepared for it, because he had pitched a tent(B) for it in Jerusalem.

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12 He said to them, “You are the heads of the Levitical families; you and your fellow Levites are to consecrate(A) yourselves and bring up the ark of the Lord, the God of Israel, to the place I have prepared for it.

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and King Solomon and the entire assembly of Israel that had gathered about him were before the ark, sacrificing(A) so many sheep and cattle that they could not be recorded or counted.

The priests then brought the ark of the Lord’s covenant(B) to its place in the inner sanctuary of the temple, the Most Holy Place,(C) and put it beneath the wings of the cherubim.(D)

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17 They brought the ark of the Lord and set it in its place inside the tent that David had pitched for it,(A) and David sacrificed burnt offerings(B) and fellowship offerings before the Lord. 18 After he had finished sacrificing(C) the burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, he blessed(D) the people in the name of the Lord Almighty. 19 Then he gave a loaf of bread, a cake of dates and a cake of raisins(E) to each person in the whole crowd of Israelites, both men and women.(F) And all the people went to their homes.

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‘Arise, Lord,(A) and come to your resting place,
    you and the ark of your might.

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