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2 Samuel 6 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Peril in Moving the Ark

(1Ch 13:1–14; 15:25—16:3 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:1 - David again gathered together all the chosen men of Yisra'el, thirty thousand.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:2 - David arose, and went with all the people who were with him, from Ba`ale-Yeudah, to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the Name, even the name of the LORD of Hosts who sits above the Keruvim.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:3 - They set the ark of God on a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Avinadav that was in the hill: and Uzzah and Achyo, the sons of Avinadav, drove the new cart.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:4 - They brought it out of the house of Avinadav, which was in the hill, with the ark of God: and Achyo went before the ark.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:5 - David and all the house of Yisra'el played before the LORD with all manner of instruments made of fir-wood, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with castanets, and with cymbals.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:6 - When they came to the threshing floor of Nakhon, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen stumbled.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:7 - The anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God struck him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:8 - David was displeased, because the LORD had broken forth on Uzzah; and he called that place Peretz-Uzzah, to this day.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:9 - David was afraid of the LORD that day; and he said, How shall the ark of the LORD come to me?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:10 - So David would not remove the ark of the LORD to him into the city of David; but David carried it aside into the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:11 - The ark of the LORD remained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months: and the LORD blessed Obed-edom, and all his house.

The Ark Is Brought to Jerusalem

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:12 - It was told king David, saying, the LORD has blessed the house of Obed-edom, and all that pertains to him, because of the ark of God. David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom into the city of David with joy.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:13 - It was so, that, when those who bore the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fattened calf.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:14 - David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen efod.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:15 - So David and all the house of Yisra'el brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the shofar.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:16 - It was so, as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, that Mikhal the daughter of Sha'ul looked out at the window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:17 - They brought in the ark of the LORD, 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 the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:18 - When David had made an end of offering the burnt offering and the peace-offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD of Hosts.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:19 - He dealt among all the people, even among the whole multitude of Yisra'el, both to men and women, to everyone a cake of bread, and a portion of flesh, and a cake of raisins. So all the people departed everyone to his house.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:20 - Then David returned to bless his household. Mikhal the daughter of Sha'ul came out to meet David, and said, How glorious was the king of Yisra'el today, who uncovered himself today in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:21 - David said to Mikhal, It was before the LORD, who chose me above your father, and above all his house, to appoint me prince over the people of the LORD, over Yisra'el: therefore will I play before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:22 - I will be yet more vile than this, and will be base in my own sight: but of the handmaids of whom you have spoken, they shall honor me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:23 - Mikhal the daughter of Sha'ul had no child to the day of her death.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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