The Ark Brought to Jerusalem

(A)David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. And David arose and went with all the people who were with him from (B)Baale-judah (C)to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the Lord of hosts (D)who sits enthroned on the cherubim. And they carried the ark of God (E)on a new cart and brought it (F)out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. And Uzzah and Ahio,[a] the sons of Abinadab, were driving the new cart, with the ark of God,[b] and Ahio went before the ark.

Uzzah and the Ark

And David and all the house of Israel were celebrating before the Lord, with (G)songs[c] and lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and cymbals.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 6:3 Or and his brother; also verse 4
  2. 2 Samuel 6:4 Compare Septuagint; Hebrew the new cart, 4and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill, with the ark of God
  3. 2 Samuel 6:5 Septuagint, 1 Chronicles 13:8; Hebrew fir trees

12 And it was told King David, “The Lord has blessed the household of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God.” (A)So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom (B)to the city of David with rejoicing. 13 And when (C)those who bore the ark of the Lord had gone six steps, (D)he sacrificed an ox and a fattened animal. 14 And David (E)danced before the Lord with all his might. And David was (F)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 (G)in its place, inside the tent that David had pitched for it. (H)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, (I)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. (J)Then all the people departed, each to his house.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 6:19 Vulgate; the meaning of the Hebrew term is uncertain

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