And David consulted with the captains of thousands and hundreds, and
with every leader.
And David said unto all the congregation of Israel, If it seem
good unto you, and that it be
of the LORD our God, let us send abroad unto our brethren every where, that are
left in all the land of Israel, and with them also
to the priests and Levites which are in their cities and suburbs, that they may gather themselves unto us:
And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we inquired not at it in the days of Saul.
And all the congregation said that they would do so: for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people.
So David gathered all Israel together, from Shihor of Egypt even unto the entering of Hemath, to bring the ark of God from Kirjathjearim.