1 Chronicles 15:15
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New International Version
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.

King James Bible
And the children of the Levites bare the ark of God upon their shoulders with the staves thereon, as Moses commanded according to the word of the LORD.

Darby Bible Translation
And the children of the Levites bore the ark of God upon their shoulders with the staves upon them, as Moses had commanded according to the word of Jehovah.

World English Bible
The children of the Levites bore the ark of God on their shoulders with the poles thereon, as Moses commanded according to the word of Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
and sons of the Levites bear the ark of God, as Moses commanded, according to the word of Jehovah, on their shoulder, with staves, above them.

1 Chronicles 15:15 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Upon their shoulders - That is the staves which went through the rings rested on their shoulders, but the ark itself rested on the staves like a sedan on its poles.

As Moses commanded - See Numbers 4:5, Numbers 4:15.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

bare the ark

Exodus 25:12,12-15 And you shall cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in the four corners thereof; and two rings shall be in the one side of it...

Exodus 37:3-5 And he cast for it four rings of gold, to be set by the four corners of it; even two rings on the one side of it...

Exodus 40:20 And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the staves on the ark, and put the mercy seat above on the ark:

Numbers 4:6,15 And shall put thereon the covering of badgers' skins, and shall spread over it a cloth wholly of blue...

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

1 Kings 8:8 And they drew out the staves, that the ends of the staves were seen out in the holy place before the oracle...

2 Chronicles 5:9 And they drew out the staves of the ark, that the ends of the staves were seen from the ark before the oracle...

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 25:14
Insert the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry it.

Numbers 4:5
When the camp is to move, Aaron and his sons are to go in and take down the shielding curtain and put it over the ark of the covenant law.

2 Samuel 6:13
When those who were carrying the ark of the LORD had taken six steps, he sacrificed a bull and a fattened calf.

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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