14 And David (A)danced before the Lord with all his might. And David was (B)wearing 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 horn.

David and Michal

16 As the ark of the Lord came into the city of David, Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the 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 (C)in its place, inside the tent that David had pitched for it. (D)And David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord. 18 And when David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, (E)he blessed the people in the name of the Lord of hosts 19 and distributed among all the people, the whole multitude of Israel, both men and women, a cake of bread, a portion of meat,[a] and a cake of raisins to each one. (F)Then all the people departed, each to his house.

20 And David returned to bless his household. But Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David and said, “How the king of Israel honored himself today, (G)uncovering himself today before the eyes of his servants' female servants, as one of the (H)vulgar fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!” 21 And David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, (I)who chose me above your father and above all his house, to appoint me as prince[b] over Israel, the people of the Lord—and I will celebrate before the Lord. 22 I will make myself yet more contemptible than this, and I will be abased in your[c] eyes. But by the female servants of whom you have spoken, by them I shall be held in honor.” 23 And Michal the daughter of Saul had no child to the day of her death.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 6:19 Vulgate; the meaning of the Hebrew term is uncertain
  2. 2 Samuel 6:21 Or leader
  3. 2 Samuel 6:22 Septuagint; Hebrew my

Pray for All People

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, (A)for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and (B)dignified in every way. This is good, and (C)it is pleasing in the sight of (D)God our Savior, who desires (E)all people to be saved and (F)to come to (G)the knowledge of the truth. For (H)there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man[a] Christ Jesus, (I)who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is (J)the testimony given (K)at the proper time. (L)For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle ((M)I am telling the truth, I am not lying), (N)a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

I desire then that (O)in every place the men should pray, (P)lifting (Q)holy hands without anger or quarreling; likewise also (R)that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, 10 (S)but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Timothy 2:5 men and man render the same Greek word that is translated people in verses 1 and 4

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