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1 And the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and take from them one staff each for a family division, from all their princes, according to their family divisions, twelve staves: the name of each man shalt thou write upon his staff.
3 And the name of Aaron shalt thou write upon the staff of Levi; for there shall be but one staff for the head of their family division.
4 And thou shalt lay them down in the tabernacle of the congregation before the testimony, where I usually meet with you.
5 And it shall come to pass, that the staff of the man whom I shall choose, shall blossom: and I will allay from around me the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against you.
6 And Moses spoke unto the children of Israel, and all their princes gave him each a staff, one for every prince, according to their family divisions, twelve staves: and the staff of Aaron was among their staves.
7 And Moses laid down the staves before the Lord in the tabernacle of the testimony.
8 And it came to pass on the morrow, that as Moses went into the tabernacle of the testimony, behold, the staff of Aaron for the house of Levi had budded; and it brought forth buds, and produced blossoms, and yielded ripe almonds.
9 And Moses brought out all the staves from before the Lord unto all the children of Israel; and they looked at them, and took away every one his staff.
10 And the Lord said unto Moses, Carry back the staff of Aaron before the testimony, to be kept as a token against the children of rebellion, that there may be an end of their murmurings from around me, and they die not.
11 And Moses did so; as the Lord had commanded him, so did he.
14 And it came to pass, when the people broke up from their tents, to pass over the Jordan, and the priests the bearers of the ark of the covenant were before the people;
15 And as they that bore the ark were come up to the Jordan, and the feet of the priests that bore the ark were dipped in the edge of the water, the Jordan, however, had overflowed all its banks all the time of harvest,
16 That the waters which came down from above stood still and rose up as a wall, very far from the city Adam, which is beside Zarethan; and those that ran down toward the sea of the plain, the salt sea, failed, were cut off; and the people passed over opposite to Jericho.
17 And the priests that bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firm on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan, and all the Israelites passed over on dry ground, until all the people had finished passing over the Jordan.
14 Return, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am become your husband; and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and bring you to Zion:
15 And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, and they shall feed you with knowledge and intelligence.
16 And it shall come to pass, when ye multiply and increase in the land, in those days, saith the Lord, that men shall not say any more, "The ark of the covenant of the Lord;" nor shall it come any more to mind; nor shall they remember it; nor shall they mention it; nor shall any thing be done any more with it.
10 And the men did so; and they took two milchcows, and harnessed them to the wagon, and their calves they shut up at home:
11 And they placed the ark of the Lord in the wagon, and the casket with the mice of gold and images of their hemorrhoids.
12 And the cows went straight forward on the way on the road to Bethshemesh: on one highway they did go along, lowing as they went, and turned not aside to the right or to the left; and the lords of the Philistines went after them as far as the border of Bethshemesh.
13 And they of Bethshemesh were reaping their wheat harvest in the valley; and when they lifted up their eyes, and saw the ark, they rejoiced to see it.
14 And the wagon came to the field of Joshua, the Bethshemite, and stood still there; and there was a great stone; and they split the wood of the wagon, and the cows they offered as a burntoffering unto the Lord.
15 And the Levites took down the ark of the Lord, and the casket that was with it, wherein were the articles of gold, and put them on the great stone; and the men of Bethshemesh offered buntofferings and sacrificed sacrifices on the same day unto the Lord.
And when Moses went into the tabernacle of the congregation to speak with Him, then heard he the voice speaking unto him from off the mercyseat that was upon the ark of testimony, from between the two cherubim: and thus he spoke unto him.
And Bezalel made the ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half was its length, and a cubit and a half its breadth, and a cubit and a half its height.
And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and placed the staves on the ark; and he put the mercyseat upon the ark above.
And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the vail of the separation, and made therewith a separation for the ark of the testimony; as the Lord had commanded Moses.
So the people shouted, when they blew with the cornets; and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the cornet, that the people uttered a great shout, and the wall fell down flat, and the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they captured the city.
1 And the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying,
2 On the first day of the first month shalt thou set up the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation.
3 And thou shalt put therein the ark of the testimony, and separate the ark with the vail.
6 And the hand of the Lord became heavy upon the people of Ashdod, and he destroyed them, and smote them with hemorrhoids, even Ashdod and its territory.
7 And when the men of Ashdod saw that it was so, they said, The ark of the God of Israel shall not remain with us; for his hand is sore upon us, and upon Dagon our God.
8 And they sent and gathered together all the lords of the Philistines unto them, and said, What shall we do with the ark of the God of Israel? And they answered, Let the ark of the God of Israel be removed unto Gath. And they removed the ark of the God of Israel thither.
9 And it happened, after they had removed it, that the hand of the Lord was against the city with a very great confusion; and he smote the men of the city, both small and great, and they had hemorrhoids in their secret parts.
10 And they sent away the ark of God to Ekron. And it came to pass, as the ark of God came to Ekron, that the Ekronites cried out, saying, They have removed to us the ark of the God of Israel, to slay us and our people.
11 So they sent and gathered together all the lords of the Philistines, and said, Send away the ark of the God of Israel, that it may return to its own place, so that it may not slay us, and our people; for there was a confusion of death throughout all the city; the hand of God was very heavy there.
10 And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half shall be its length, and a cubit and a half its breadth, and a cubit and a half its height.
11 And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it; and thou shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about.
12 And thou shalt cast for it four rings of gold, and put them on the four corners thereof; namely, two rings shall be on the one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it.
13 And thou shalt make staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold.
14 And thou shalt place the staves into the rings, upon the sides of the ark, that the ark may be borne with them.
15 In the rings of the ark shall the staves remain: they shall not be removed therefrom.
16 And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I will give unto thee.
17 And thou shalt make a cover of pure gold; two cubits and a half shall be its length, and a cubit and a half its breadth.
18 And thou shalt make two cherubim of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make them, on the two ends of the cover.
19 And make one cherub on the one end, and the other cherub on the other end; from the cover itself shall ye make the cherubim on the two ends thereof.
20 And the cherubim shall be spreading forth their wings on high, overshadowing the cover with their wings, with their faces turned one to the other; toward the cover shall the faces of the cherubim be directed.
21 And thou shalt put the cover above upon the ark; and in the ark shalt thou put the testimony which I will give unto thee.
1 Now Jericho was shut up, and barred up, because of the children of Israel: no one went out, and no one came in.
2 And the Lord said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thy hand Jericho and its king, even the mighty men of valor.
3 And ye shall compass the city, all the men of war, going round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.
4 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven cornets of rams horns; and on the seventh day shall ye compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the cornets.
5 And it shall come to pass, that, when they blow a long blast with the rams horn, when ye hear the sound of the cornet all the people shall utter a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him.
6 And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said unto them, Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests bear seven cornets of rams horns before the ark of the Lord.
7 And he said unto the people, Pass on, and compass the city, and let the armed men pass on before the ark of the Lord.
And I will meet with thee there, and I will speak with thee from above the cover, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, all that which I will command thee unto the children of Israel.
33 And they set forward from the mount of the Lord a three days journey; and the ark of the covenant of the Lord went before them in the three days journey, to search out for them a restingplace.
34 And the cloud of the Lord was over them by day, when they set forward from the camp.
35 And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, Lord, and let thy enemies be scattered; and let those that hate thee flee before thy face.
36 And when it rested, he said, Return, O Lord, among thy myriads of the thousands of Israel.
And it came to pass, when the priests that bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord were come up out of the midst of the Jordan, the soles of the feet of the priests were lifted up unto the dry land, that the waters of the Jordan returned unto their place, and flowed over all its banks, as on the preceding days.
1 Then did Solomon assemble the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the princes of the divisions of the children of Israel, unto king Solomon in Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the Lord out of the city of David, which is Zion.
2 And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.
3 And all the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark.
4 And they brought up the ark of the Lord, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle: even these did the priests and the Levites bring up.
5 And king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel, that were assembled unto him, were with him before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could not be told nor numbered for multitude.
6 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the Lord unto its place, into the debir of the house, into the most holy place, under the wings of the cherubim.
7 For the cherubim spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim covered the ark and its staves from above.
8 And they had made the staves so long, that the ends of the staves were seen out in the holy place in the front of the debir, but they were not seen without; and they have remained there until this day.
9 There was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone, which Moses had placed therein at Horeb, where the Lord made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt.
10 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the Lord:
11 And the priests were not able to stand to minister because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of the Lord.
1 And the ark of the Lord was in the fields of the Philistines seven months.
2 And the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners, saying, What shall we do with the ark of the Lord? let us know wherewith we shall send off it to its place.
3 And they said, If ye send away the ark of the God of Israel, send it not away empty; but ye must to a certainty return him a trespassoffering: then will ye be healed, and it will be known to you why his hand is not removed from you.
2 And the Philistines put themselves in battlearray against Israel; and the battle became general, and Israel was smitten before the Philistines: and they slew on the battleground, in the field, about four thousand men.
3 And when the people were come back into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Wherefore hath the Lord smitten us this day before the Philistines? Let us bring over to us out of Shiloh the ark of the covenant of the Lord, that it may come in the midst of us, and deliver us out of the hand of our enemies.
4 So the people sent to Shiloh, and they brought away from there the ark of the covenant of the Lord of hosts, who dwelleth over the cherubim: and the two sons of Eli, Chophni and Phinehas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God.
5 And it happened when the ark of the covenant of the Lord came into the camp, that all Israel set up a great shout, so that the earth trembled.
6 And when the Philistines heard the noise of the shouting, they said, What meaneth the noise of this great shouting in the camp of the Hebrews? And they understood that the ark of the Lord was come into the camp.
7 And the Philistines were afraid; for they said, God is come into the camp. And they said, Woe unto us! for the like of this hath not been, yesterday or the day before.
8 Woe unto us! who shall deliver us out of the hand of these mighty Gods? these are the Gods that smote the Egyptians with every plague in the wilderness.
9 Be strong, and act like men, O Philistines, so that ye become not servants unto the Hebrews, as they have been servants to you: therefore act like men, and fight.
10 And the Philistines fought, and the Israelites were smitten, and they fled every man unto his tent: and the defeat was very great; and there fell of Israel thirty thousand men on foot.
11 And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Chophni and Phinehas, died also.
And the men of Kiryathyearim came, and fetched up the ark of the Lord, and brought it unto the house of Abinadab on the hill, and Elazar his son they sanctified to guard the ark of the Lord.
And it came to pass, from the time the ark remained in Kiryathyearim, and the time was long, and it was twenty years: that all the house of Israel followed anxiously after the Lord.
12 And it was told to king David, saying, The Lord hath blessed the house of Obededom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark of God: and David then went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obededom into the city of David with joy.
13 And it happened, that when the bearers of the ark of the Lord had progressed six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fatling.
14 And David danced with all his might before the Lord; and David was girded with a linen ephod.
15 So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting, and with the sound of the cornet.