2 Samuel 6
1 Again David gathered all the choice men of Israel, thirty thousand.
2 And David rose up and went, and all the people who were with him from Baale Judah,
to bring up from there the ark of God, whose name is called by the name of Jehovah of
Hosts, who dwells between the cherubim.
3 And they set the ark of God on a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab,
which was on the hill; and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were leading the new
4 They brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill, with the ark of
God; and Ahio was going before the ark.
5 And David and all the house of Israel were making sport before Jehovah with all manner of fir wood; with harps, with lutes, with tambourines, with rattles and buzzing.
6 And when they came to Nachon's threshing floor, Uzzah stretched out his hand to the
ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen had fallen.
7 And the anger of Jehovah burned against Uzzah, and God struck him there for his error;
and he died there by the ark of God.
8 And David was furious because Jehovah had used violence and burst forth against
Uzzah; thus the name of the place is called Perez Uzzah to this day.
9 And David was afraid of Jehovah that day; and he said, How shall the ark of Jehovah
come to me?
10 So David was not willing to remove the ark of Jehovah to himself into the City of
David; but David turned it aside into the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite.
11 And the ark of Jehovah remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite three months.
And Jehovah blessed Obed-Edom and all his house.
12 And it was reported to King David, saying, Jehovah has blessed the house of Obed-Edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God. So David went and brought
up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David with gladness.
13 And so it was, when those bearing the ark of Jehovah had gone six paces, that he
sacrificed oxen and fatlings.
14 And David was dancing before Jehovah with all his might; and David was girded with
a linen ephod.
15 So David and all the house of Israel were bringing up the ark of Jehovah with shouting
and with the sound of the shofar.
16 And as the ark of Jehovah was coming into the City of David, Michal, Saul's daughter,
looked through a window and saw King David leaping and whirling before Jehovah; and
she despised him in her heart.
17 And they brought the ark of Jehovah, and set it in its place in the midst of the tent that
David had erected for it. And David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before
18 And when David finished offering the burnt offerings and peace offerings, he blessed
the people in the name of Jehovah of Hosts.
19 And he distributed among all the people, among the whole multitude of Israel, both the
women and the men, to everyone a cake of bread, a piece of meat, and a cake of raisins.
And all the people departed, everyone 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 today, uncovering himself
today in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the worthless fellows uncovers
to reveal himself!
21 And David said to Michal, It was before Jehovah, who chose me instead of your father
and all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of Jehovah, over Israel. Therefore I
have danced before Jehovah.
22 And I have been even more lightly esteemed than this, and humble in my own eyes.
But as for the handmaids of whom you have spoken, by them I was honored.
23 Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no children to the day of her death.