2 Samuel 6
David fetcheth the Ark from Kirjath-jearim on a new cart.
2 Samuel 6:1 Againe Dauid gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, euen thirtie thousand. 2 Samuel 6:2 And arose, and went with all the folke that were with him, from Baala of Iuda, to fet away from thence the arke of God, whose name is called by the name of the lord of hoastes that dwelleth vpon it betweene the cherubims. 2 Samuel 6:3 And they put the arke of God vpon a newe cart, & brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was in Gibea: And Uzza and Ahio the sonnes of Abinadab draue the newe carte. 2 Samuel 6:4 And when they brought the arke of God out of the house of Abinadab that was at Gibea, Ahio went before the arke. 2 Samuel 6:5 And Dauid and all the house of Israel played before the lord on sundry instrumentes made of Cedar wood, with harpes, psalteries, timbrelles, hornettes, and simbals.
Uzzah is smitten at Perez-uzzah.
2 Samuel 6:6 And when they came to Nachons thresshing floore, Uzza put his hand to the arke of God, & helde it, for the oxen did shake it. 2 Samuel 6:7 And the Lord was wroth with Uzza, and God smote him in the same place for his fault, and there he died before the arke of God. 2 Samuel 6:8 And Dauid was displeased, because the Lorde had smitten Uzza: And he called the name of the place Perez Uzza, vntill this day. 2 Samuel 6:9 And Dauid was then afraide of the Lorde, and sayd: Howe shall the arke of the Lord come to me? 2 Samuel 6:10 And so Dauid woulde not bring the arke of the Lorde vnto him into the citie of Dauid: but Dauid caried it into the house of Obed Edom, a Gethite.
God blesseth Obed-edom for the Ark.
2 Samuel 6:11 And the arke of the Lorde continued in the house of Obed Edom the Gethite three monethes: and the Lorde blessed Obed Edom, and all his housholde.
David bringeth the Ark into Zion with sacrifices, danceth before it, for which Michal despiseth him.
2 Samuel 6:12 And one tolde king Dauid howe that the Lorde had blessed the house of Obed Edom, and all that parteyned vnto him, because of the arke of God. And Dauid went, and brought the arke of God from the house of Obed Edom, into the citie of Dauid with gladnes. 2 Samuel 6:13 And when they that bare the arke of the Lorde, had gone sixe paces, he offered an oxe and a fat beast. 2 Samuel 6:14 And Dauid daunced before the Lorde with all his might, & was girded with a linnen Ephod. 2 Samuel 6:15 So Dauid and all the house of Israel brought the arke of the Lorde with showting and trumpet blowing. 2 Samuel 6:16 And as ye arke of the Lord came into the citie of Dauid, Michol Sauls daughter loked through a windowe, and sawe king Dauid spring and daunce before the Lord, and she despysed him in her heart.
He placeth it in a tabernacle with great joy and feasting.
2 Samuel 6:17 And when they brought in the arke of the Lord, they set it in his place, euen in the middes of the tabernacle that Dauid had pitched for it: and Dauid offered burnt offeringes & peace offeringes before the Lorde. 2 Samuel 6:18 And assoone as Dauid had made an ende of offering burnt offeringes and peace offeringes, he blessed the people in the name of the Lorde of hoastes, 2 Samuel 6:19 And gaue among all the folke, euen among the whole multitude of Israel, aswel to the women as men, to euery one a cake of bread, & a peece of flesshe, and a flacked of wine: And so al the people departed euery one to his house.
Michal reproving David for his religious joy is childless to her death.
2 Samuel 6:20 Then Dauid returned to blesse his housholde, and Michol the daughter of Saul came out to meete Dauid, & sayd: O howe glorious was the king of Israel this day, whiche was vncouered to day in the eyes of the maydens of his seruauntes, as a foole vncouereth him selfe? 2 Samuel 6:21 And Dauid sayd vnto Michol: It was before the Lorde, whiche chose me rather then thy father and all his house, and commaunded me to be ruler ouer all the people of the Lorde, euen ouer Israel, and therefore will I play before the Lorde: 2 Samuel 6:22 And will yet be more vyle then so, and will be meeke in myne owne sight: and of the very same mayde seruauntes which thou hast spoken of, shall I be had in honour. 2 Samuel 6:23 Therfore Michol the daughter of Saul had no childe vnto the day of her death.