At that time the Lord set apart the tribe of Levi(A) to carry the ark of the covenant(B) of the Lord, to stand before the Lord to minister(C) and to pronounce blessings(D) in his name, as they still do today.(E)

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Public Reading of the Law

So Moses wrote(A) down this law and gave it to the Levitical priests, who carried(B) the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and to all the elders of Israel.

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Then David said, “No one but the Levites(A) may carry(B) the ark of God, because the Lord chose them to carry the ark of the Lord and to minister(C) before him forever.”

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