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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 Dauid arose and went with all the people that were with him from Baale of Iudah to bring vp from thence the Arke of God, whose name is called by the Name of the Lorde, of hostes, that dwelleth vpon it betweene the Cherubims. 2 Samuel 6:3 And they put the Arke of God vpon a newe cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was in Gibeah; Vzzah and Ahio the sonnes of Abinadab did driue the newe carte. 2 Samuel 6:4 And when they brought the Arke of God out of the house of Abinadab, that was at Gibeah, Ahio went before the Arke, 2 Samuel 6:5 And Dauid and al the house of Israel played before the Lorde on all instruments made of firre, and on harpes, and on Psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.

Uzzah is smitten at Perez-uzzah.

2 Samuel 6:6 And when they came to Nachons threshing floore, Vzzah put his hande to the Arke of God, and helde it: for the oxen did shake it. 2 Samuel 6:7 And the Lord was verie wroth with Vzzah, and God smote him in the same place for his fault, and there he dyed by the Arke of God. 2 Samuel 6:8 And Dauid was displeased, because the Lord had smitten Vzzah: and he called the name of the place Perez Vzzah vntill this day. 2 Samuel 6:9 Therefore Dauid that day feared the Lord, and sayd, How shall the Arke of the Lorde come to mee? 2 Samuel 6:10 So Dauid would not bring the Arke of the Lord vnto him into the citie of Dauid, but Dauid caried it into ye house of Obed-edom a Gittite.

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 Gittite, three moneths, and the Lorde blessed Obed-edom, and all his houshold.

David bringeth the Ark into Zion with sacrifices, danceth before it, for which Michal despiseth him.

2 Samuel 6:12 And one told King Dauid, saying, The Lord hath blessed the house of Obed-edom, and all that hee hath, because of the Arke of God: therefore Dauid went and brought the Arke of God from the house of Obed-edom, into the citie of Dauid with gladnesse. 2 Samuel 6:13 And when they that bare the Arke of the Lord had gone sixe paces, he offred an oxe, and a fatte beast. 2 Samuel 6:14 And Dauid danced before the Lorde with al his might, & was girded with a linnen Ephod. 2 Samuel 6:15 So Dauid & all the house of Israel, brought the Arke of the Lord with shouting, and sound of trumpet. 2 Samuel 6:16 And as the Arke of the Lord came into the citie of Dauid, Michal Sauls daughter looked through a windowe, and sawe King Dauid leape, and dance before the Lorde, and shee despised him in her heart.

He placeth it in a tabernacle with great joy and feasting.

2 Samuel 6:17 And when they had brought in the Arke of the Lord, they set it in his place, in the mids of the tabernacle that Dauid had pitched for it: then Dauid offred burnt offrings, and peace offrings before the Lord. 2 Samuel 6:18 And assoone as Dauid had made an ende of offring burnt offrings and peace offrings, hee blessed the people in the Name of the Lorde of hostes, 2 Samuel 6:19 And gaue among all the people, euen among the whole multitude of Israel, aswel to the women as men, to euerie one a cake of bread, and a piece of flesh, and a bottell of wine: so all the people departed euerie one to his house.

Michal reproving David for his religious joy is childless to her death.

2 Samuel 6:20 The Dauid returned to blesse his house, and Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meete Dauid, and sayde, O howe glorious was the King of Israel this day, which was vncouered to day in the eyes of the maidens of his seruantes, as a foole vncouereth himselfe. 2 Samuel 6:21 Then Dauid sayd vnto Michal, It was before the Lord, which chose me rather then thy father, and all his house, and commanded me to bee ruler ouer the people of the Lorde, euen ouer Israel: and therefore will I play before the Lord, 2 Samuel 6:22 And will yet be more vile then thus, and will be low in mine owne sight, and of the verie same maidseruants, which thou hast spoken of, shal I be had in honour. 2 Samuel 6:23 Therfore Michal the daughter of Saul had no childe vnto the day of her death.

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