13:1 David consulted with his military officers, including those who led groups of a thousand and those who led groups of a hundred. 1 13:2 David said to the whole Israelite assembly, “If you so desire and the Lord our God approves, 2 let’s spread the word 3 to our brothers who remain in all the regions of Israel, and to the priests and Levites in their cities, 4 so they may join us. 13:3 Let’s move the ark of our God back here, 5 for we did not seek his will 6 throughout Saul’s reign.” 7
1 tn Heb “and David consulted with the officers of thousands and hundreds, to every ruler.”
2 tn Heb “If to you [it is] good and from the
3 tn Heb “let us spread and let us send.” The words “the word” are supplied in the translation for clarification.
4 tn Heb “in the cities of their pasturelands.”
5 tn Heb “to us.”
6 tn Heb “him.” In this case, seeking God’s will is what is implied.
7 tn Heb “in the days of Saul.”