1David again gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, thirty
2David arose, and went with all the people who were with him,
from Baale Judah, to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by
the Name, even the name of Yahweh of Armies who sits above the
3They set the ark of God on a new cart, and brought it out of
the house of Abinadab that was in the hill: and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of
Abinadab, drove the new cart.
4They brought it out of the house of
Abinadab, which was in the hill, with the ark of God: and Ahio went before
5David and all the house of Israel played before Yahweh with all
manner of instruments made of fir wood, and with harps, and with
psalteries, and with tambourines, and with castanets, and with cymbals.
6When they came to the threshing floor of Nacon, Uzzah put forth his
hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen stumbled.
7The anger of Yahweh was kindled against Uzzah; and God struck him there
for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.
displeased, because Yahweh had broken forth on Uzzah; and he called that
place Perez Uzzah, to this day.
9David was afraid of Yahweh that day; and
he said, How shall the ark of Yahweh come to me?
10So David would not
remove the ark of Yahweh to him into the city of David; but David carried it
aside into the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite.
11The ark of Yahweh
remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite three months: and Yahweh
blessed Obed-Edom, and all his house.
12It was told king David, saying,
Yahweh has blessed the house of Obed-Edom, and all that pertains to him,
because of the ark of God. David went and brought up the ark of God from the
house of Obed-Edom into the city of David with joy.
13It was so, that,
when those who bore the ark of Yahweh had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox
and a fattened calf.
14David danced before Yahweh with all his might; and
David was girded with a linen ephod.
15So David and all the house of
Israel brought up the ark of Yahweh with shouting, and with the sound of the
16It was so, as the ark of Yahweh came into the city of David,
that Michal the daughter of Saul looked out at the window, and saw king David
leaping and dancing before Yahweh; and she despised him in her heart.
17They brought in the ark of Yahweh, and set it in its place, in the
midst of the tent that David had pitched for it; and David offered burnt
offerings and peace offerings before Yahweh.
18When David had made an end
of offering the burnt offering and the peace offerings, he blessed the people
in the name of Yahweh of Armies.
19He dealt among all the people, even
among the whole multitude of Israel, both to men and women, to everyone a
cake of bread, and a portion of flesh, and a cake of raisins. So all
the people departed everyone to his house.
20Then David returned to bless
his household. Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said,
How glorious was the king of Israel today, who uncovered himself today in the
eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly
21David said to Michal, It was before Yahweh,
who chose me above your father, and above all his house, to appoint me prince
over the people of Yahweh, over Israel: therefore will I play before Yahweh.
22I will be yet more vile than this, and will be base in my own sight:
but of the handmaids of whom you have spoken, they shall honor me.
23Michal the daughter of Saul had no child to the day of her death.