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2 Samuel 6 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Ark Brought to Jerusalem
David Brings Back the Ark
(1 Chr. 13:1–14; 15:25—16:3 )

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:1 - Again David gathered all the choice men of Israel, thirty thousand.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:2 - And David arose and went with all the people who were with him from Baale Judah to bring up from there the ark of God, whose name is called by the Name,[fn] the LORD of Hosts, who dwells between the cherubim.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:3 - So they set the ark of God on a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill; and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drove the new cart.[fn]

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:4 - And they brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill, accompanying the ark of God; and Ahio went before the ark.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:5 - Then David and all the house of Israel played music before the LORD on all kinds of instruments of fir wood, on harps, on stringed instruments, on tambourines, on sistrums, and on cymbals.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:6 - And when they came to Nachon’s threshing floor, Uzzah put out his hand to the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen stumbled.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:7 - Then the anger of the LORD was aroused against Uzzah, and God struck him there for his error; and he died there by the ark of God.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:8 - And David became angry because of the LORD’s outbreak against Uzzah; and he called the name of the place Perez Uzzah[fn] to this day.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:9 - David was afraid of the LORD that day; and he said, “How can the ark of the LORD come to me?”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:10 - So David would not move the ark of the LORD with him into the City of David; but David took 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 household.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:12 - Now it was told King David, saying, “The LORD has blessed the house of Obed-Edom 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 Obed-Edom to the City of David with gladness.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:13 - And so it was, when those bearing the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, that he sacrificed oxen and fatted sheep.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:14 - Then David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was wearing a linen ephod.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:15 - So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting and with the sound of the trumpet.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:16 - Now as the ark of the LORD came into the City of David, Michal, Saul’s daughter, looked through a window and saw King David leaping and whirling before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:17 - So they brought the ark of the LORD, and set it in its place in the midst of the tabernacle that David had erected for it. Then David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:18 - And when David had finished offering burnt offerings and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD of hosts.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:19 - Then he distributed among all the people, among the whole multitude of Israel, both the women and the men, to everyone a loaf of bread, a piece of meat, 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. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, “How glorious was the king of Israel today, uncovering himself today in the eyes of the maids of his servants, as one of the base fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:21 - So David said to Michal, “It was before the LORD, who chose me instead of your father and all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel. Therefore I will play music before the LORD.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:22 - “And I will be even more undignified than this, and will be humble in my own sight. But as for the maidservants of whom you have spoken, by them I will be held in honor.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:23 - Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no children to the day of her death.
NKJV Footnotes
Septuagint, Targum, and Vulgate omit by the Name; many Hebrew manuscripts and Syriac read there.
Septuagint adds with the ark.
Literally Outburst Against Uzzah
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