The Ark Brought from Kiriath-Jearim
Then David consulted with the a captains of thousands and hundreds, and with every leader.
And David said to all the assembly of Israel, "If it seems good to you, and if it is of the LORD our God, let us send out to our brethren everywhere who are b left in all the land of Israel, and with them to the priests and Levites who are in their cities and their common-lands, that they may gather together to us;
"and let us bring the ark of our God back to us, c for we have not inquired at it since the days of Saul."
Then all the assembly said that they would do so, for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people.
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1 Chronicles 11:15
Now three of the thirty chief men went down to the rock to David, into the cave of Adullam; and the army of the Philistines encamped in the Valley of Rephaim.
1 Chronicles 12:34
Of Naphtali one thousand captains, and with them thirty-seven thousand with shield and spear.
1 Samuel 31:1
Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell slain on Mount Gilboa.
'It may be that the LORD your God will hear the words of the Rabshakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to reproach the living God, and will rebuke the words which the LORD your God has heard. Therefore lift up your prayer for the remnant that is left.'"
1 Samuel 7:1
Then the men of Kirjath Jearim came and took the ark of the LORD, and brought it into the house of Abinadab on the hill, and consecrated Eleazar his son to keep the ark of the LORD.
1 Samuel 7:2
So it was that the ark remained in Kirjath Jearim a long time; it was there twenty years. And all the house of Israel lamented after the LORD.