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

King James Bible
So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
So the priests and the Levites hallowed themselves to bring up the ark of Jehovah the God of Israel.

World English Bible
So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of Yahweh, the God of Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
And the priests and the Levites sanctify themselves, to bring up the ark of Jehovah, God of Israel;

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Commentary
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

sanctified

Leviticus 10:3 Then Moses said to Aaron, This is it that the LORD spoke, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come near me...

2 Chronicles 29:15,34 And they gathered their brothers, and sanctified themselves, and came, according to the commandment of the king...

Joel 2:16,17 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts...

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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
1 Chronicles 15:12
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.

1 Chronicles 15:15
And the Levites carried the ark of God with the poles on their shoulders, as Moses had commanded in accordance with the word of the LORD.

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