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2 Samuel 6:2 New English Translation (NET Bible)

David and all the men who were with him traveled[a] to[b] Baalah[c] in Judah to bring up from there the ark of God which is called by the name[d] of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, who sits enthroned between the cherubim that are on it.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Samuel 6:2 tn Heb “arose and went.”
  2. 2 Samuel 6:2 tn Heb “from,” but the following context indicates they traveled to this location.
  3. 2 Samuel 6:2 tn This is another name for Kiriath Jearim (see 1 Chr 13:6).
  4. 2 Samuel 6:2 tc The MT has here a double reference to the name (שֵׁם שֵׁם, shem shem). Many medieval Hebrew mss in the first occurrence point the word differently and read the adverb שָׁם (sham, “there”). This is also the understanding of the Syriac Peshitta (Syr., taman). While this yields an acceptable understanding to the text, it is more likely that the MT reading results from dittography. If the word did occur twice, one might have expected the first occurrence to have the article. The present translation therefore reads שֵׁם only once.
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