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2 Samuel Chapter 6

1David again gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. 2David arose, and went with all the people who were with him, from Baale Judah, to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the Name, even the name of TheIAM of Armies who sits [above] the cherubim. 3They set the ark of God on 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. 4They brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was in the hill, with the ark of God: and Ahio went before the ark. 5David and all the house of Israel played before TheIAM with all kinds of [instruments made of] fir wood, and with harps, and with stringed instruments, and with tambourines, and with castanets, and with cymbals. 6When 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 cattle stumbled. 7The anger of TheIAM was kindled against Uzzah; and God struck him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God. 8David was displeased, because TheIAM had broken forth on Uzzah; and he called that place Perez Uzzah, to this day. 9David was afraid of TheIAM that day; and he said, "How shall the ark of TheIAM come to me?" 10So David would not move the ark of TheIAM to be with him in the city of David; but David carried it aside into the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite. 11The ark of TheIAM remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite three months: and TheIAM blessed Obed-Edom, and all his house. 12It was told king David, saying, "TheIAM 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. 13It was so, that, when those who bore the ark of TheIAM had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fattened calf. 14David danced before TheIAM with all his might; and David was clothed in a linen ephod. 15So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of TheIAM with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet. 16It was so, as the ark of TheIAM 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 TheIAM; and she despised him in her heart. 17They brought in the ark of TheIAM, 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 TheIAM. 18When David had made an end of offering the burnt offering and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of TheIAM of Armies. 19He dealt among all the people, even among the whole multitude of Israel, 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. 20Then David returned to bless his household. Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, "How glorious the king of Israel was today, who uncovered himself today in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!" 21David said to Michal, "It was before TheIAM, who chose me above your father, and above all his house, to appoint me prince over the people of TheIAM, over Israel. Therefore will I celebrate before TheIAM. 22I 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." 23Michal the daughter of Saul had no child to the day of her death.