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2 Samuel 6:1-5 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

David Brings the Ark to Jerusalem

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 Ba′ale-judah, to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the Lord of hosts who sits enthroned on the cherubim. And they carried the ark of God upon a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abin′adab which was on the hill; and Uzzah and Ahi′o,[a] the sons of Abin′adab, were driving the new cart[b] with the ark of God; and Ahi′o[c] went before the ark. And David and all the house of Israel were making merry before the Lord with all their might, with songs[d] and lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and cymbals.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Samuel 6:3 Or and his brother
  2. 2 Samuel 6:3 Compare Gk: Heb the new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab which was on the hill
  3. 2 Samuel 6:4 Or and his brother
  4. 2 Samuel 6:5 Gk 1 Chr 13.8: Heb fir-trees
Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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2 Samuel 6:12-19 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

12 And it was told King David, “The Lord has blessed the household of O′bed-e′dom 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 O′bed-e′dom to the city of David with rejoicing; 13 and when those who bore the ark of the Lord had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fatling. 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 horn.

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 in its place, inside the tent which David had pitched for it; 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, 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, to each a cake of bread, a portion of meat,[a] and a cake of raisins. Then all the people departed, each to his house.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Samuel 6:19 Vg: Heb uncertain
Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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