2 Samuel 6
David fetcheth the Ark from Kirjath-jearim on a new cart.
2 Samuel 6:1 Again, David assembled all [the] chosen [men] of Israel, thirty thousand, 2 Samuel 6:2 And David arose, and went with all the people that [were] with him from 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 cherubim. 2 Samuel 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 Gibeah: and Uzzah and Ahio the sons of Abinadab drove the new cart. 2 Samuel 6:4 And they brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which [was] at Gibeah, accompanying the ark of God: and Ahio went before the ark. 2 Samuel 6:5 And David and all the house of Israel 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.
Uzzah is smitten at Perez-uzzah.
2 Samuel 6:6 And when they came to Nachon's threshing-floor, Uzzah put forth [his hand] to the ark of God, and took hold of it: for the oxen shook [it]. 2 Samuel 6:7 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah, and God smote him there for [his] error; and there he died by the ark of God. 2 Samuel 6:8 And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzzah: and he called the name of the place Perez-uzzah to this day. 2 Samuel 6:9 And David was afraid of the LORD that day, and said, How shall the ark of the LORD come to me? 2 Samuel 6:10 So David would not remove the ark of the LORD to him into the city of David: but David carried it aside into the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.
God blesseth Obed-edom for the Ark.
2 Samuel 6:11 And the ark of the LORD continued in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months: and the LORD blessed Obed-edom and all his household.
David bringeth the Ark into Zion with sacrifices, danceth before it, for which Michal despiseth him.
2 Samuel 6:12 And it was told king David, saying, The LORD hath blessed the house of Obed-edom, and all that [pertaineth] to him, because of the ark of God. So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom into the city of David with gladness. 2 Samuel 6:13 And it was [so], that when they that bore the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, he sacrificed oxen and fatlings. 2 Samuel 6:14 And David danced before the LORD with all [his] might; and David [was] girded with a linen ephod. 2 Samuel 6:15 So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet. 2 Samuel 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 despised him in her heart.
He placeth it in a tabernacle with great joy and feasting.
2 Samuel 6:17 And they brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it in its place, in the midst of the tabernacle that David had pitched for it: and David offered burnt-offerings and peace-offerings before the LORD. 2 Samuel 6:18 And as soon as David had made an end of offering burnt-offerings and peace-offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD of hosts. 2 Samuel 6:19 And he dealt among all the people, [even] among the whole multitude of Israel, as well to the women as men, to every one a cake of bread, and a good piece [of flesh], and a flagon [of wine]. So all the people departed every one to his house.
Michal reproving David for his religious joy is childless to her death.
2 Samuel 6:20 Then David returned to 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 himself! 2 Samuel 6:21 And David said to Michal, [It was] before the LORD, who 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. 2 Samuel 6:22 And I shall yet be more vile than thus, and shall be base in my own sight: and by the maid-servants which thou hast spoken of, by them shall I be had in honor. 2 Samuel 6:23 Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child until the day of her death.