2Sa 6:2
6:2 And David arose, and went with all the people that [were]
    with him from {a} Baale of Judah, to bring up from thence
    the ark of God, whose name is called by the name of the LORD
    of hosts that dwelleth [between] the cherubims.

    (a) This was a city in Judah called also Kirjathjearim,
        Jos 15:9.

2Sa 6:3
6:3 And they set the ark of God upon a new cart, and brought it
    out of the house of Abinadab that [was] in {b} Gibeah: and
    Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drave the new cart.

    (b) which was a high place in the city of Baale.

2Sa 6:5
6:5 And David and all the house of Israel {c} played before the
    LORD on all manner of [instruments made of] fir wood, even
    on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on
    cornets, and on cymbals.

    (c) Praised God, and sang Psalms.

2Sa 6:7
6:7 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God
    {d} smote him there for [his] error; and there he died by
    the ark of God.

    (d) Here we see the danger it is to follow good intentions,
        or to do anything in God's service without his express

2Sa 6:10
6:10 So David would not remove the ark of the LORD unto him into
     the city of David: but David carried it aside into the
     house of Obededom {e} the Gittite.

     (e) Who was a Levite, and had dwelt in Gittaim,
         1Ch 15:21.

2Sa 6:12
6:12 And it was told king David, saying, The LORD hath blessed
     the house of Obededom, and all that [pertaineth] unto him,
     because of the ark of God. So David went and {f} brought up
     the ark of God from the house of Obededom into the city of
     David with gladness.

     (f) Meaning, he caused the Levites to bear it according to
         the law.

2Sa 6:14
6:14 And David danced before the LORD with all [his] might; and
     David [was] girded with a linen {g} ephod.

     (g) With a garment like the priest's garment.

2Sa 6:16
6:16 And as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David,
     Michal Saul's daughter looked through a window, and saw
     king David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she {h}
     despised him in her heart.

     (h) The worldlings are not able to comprehend the emotions
         that move the children of God to praise God in all
         kinds of ways.

2Sa 6:20
6:20 Then David returned to {i} bless his household. And Michal
     the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, How
     glorious was the king of Israel to day, who uncovered
     himself to day in the eyes of the handmaids of his
     servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth

     (i) That is, to pray for his house, as he had done for the

2Sa 6:21
6:21 And David said unto Michal, {k} [It was] before the LORD,
     which chose me before thy father, and before all his house,
     to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over
     Israel: therefore will I play before the LORD.

     (k) It was for no worldly affection, but only for that zeal
         that I bore to God's glory.

2Sa 6:23
6:23 Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had {l} no child unto
     the day of her death.

     (l) Which was a punishment because she mocked the servant
         of God.