| 1 And David again gathered together all the chosen men of Israel,
thirty thousand. 2 And David arose, and went with all the people that were
with him, from Baale-judah, to bring up from thence the ark of God, which is
called by the Name, even the name of Jehovah of hosts that sitteth
above the cherubim. 3 And they set the ark of God upon a new cart,
and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was in the hill: and Uzzah
and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drove the new cart. 4 And they brought it
out of the house of Abinadab, which was in the hill, with the ark of God: and
Ahio went before the ark. 5 And David and all the house of Israel played
before Jehovah with all manner of instruments made of fir-wood, and
with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with castanets, and
6 And when they came to the threshing-floor of Nacon, Uzzah put forth
his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen
stumbled. 7 And the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Uzzah; and God
smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God. 8 And
David was displeased, because Jehovah had broken forth upon Uzzah; and he
called that place Perez-uzzah, unto this day. 9 And David was afraid of
Jehovah that day; and he said, How shall the ark of Jehovah come unto me?
10 So David would not remove the ark of Jehovah unto him into the city of
David; but David carried 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 told king David, saying, Jehovah hath blessed the house of
Obed-edom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark of God. And
David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom into the
city of David with joy. 13 And it was so, that, when they that bare the
ark of Jehovah had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fatling.
14 And David danced before Jehovah 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 Jehovah with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet.
16 And it was so, as the ark of Jehovah came into the city of David, that
Michal the daughter of Saul looked out at the window, and saw king David
leaping and dancing before Jehovah; and she despised him in her heart.
17 And they brought in the ark of Jehovah, and set it in its place, in the
midst of the tent that David had pitched for it; and David offered
burnt-offerings and peace-offerings before Jehovah. 18 And when David had
made an end of offering the burnt-offering and the peace-offerings, he
blessed the people in the name of Jehovah of hosts. 19 And he dealt among
all the people, even among the whole multitude of Israel, both to men and
women, to every one a cake of bread, and a portion of flesh, and a
cake of raisins. So all the people departed every one 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
to-day, who uncovered himself to-day in the eyes of the handmaids of his
servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth himself!
21 And David said unto Michal, It was before Jehovah, who chose me
above thy father, and above all his house, to appoint me prince over the
people of Jehovah, over Israel: therefore will I play before Jehovah.
22 And I will be yet more vile than this, and will be base in mine own
sight: but of the handmaids of whom thou hast spoken, of them shall I be had
in honor. 23 And Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of
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