King James Version2 Samuel6

2 Samuel

1 Again, David gath­ered to­geth­er all the cho­sen men of Is­rael, thir­ty thou­sand. 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 cheru­bims. 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, drave the new cart. 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. 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. 6 And when they came to Nachon's thresh­ingfloor, Uz­zah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it. 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. 8 And David was dis­pleased, be­cause the LORD had made a breach upon Uz­zah: and he called the name of the place Perezuz­zah to this day. 9 And David was afraid of the LORD that day, and said, How shall the ark of the LORD come to me? 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 the Git­tite. 11 And the ark of the LORD con­tin­ued in the house of Obe­de­dom the Git­tite three months: and the LORD blessed Obe­de­dom, and all his house­hold. 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 brought up the ark of God from the house of Obe­de­dom into the city of David with glad­ness. 13 And it was so, that when they that bare the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, he sac­ri­ficed oxen and fatlings. 14 And David danced be­fore the LORD with all his might; and David was gird­ed with a linen ephod. 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. 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. 17 And they brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it in his place, in the midst of the taber­na­cle that David had pitched for it: and David of­fered burnt of­fer­ings and peace of­fer­ings be­fore the LORD. 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. 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. 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! 21 And David said unto Michal, 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. 22 And I will yet be more vile than thus, and will be base in mine own sight: and of the maid­ser­vants which thou hast spo­ken of, of them shall I be had in hon­our. 23 There­fore Michal the daugh­ter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death.