The Ark Brought to Jerusalem
1Again David gathered all the choice men of Israel, thirty thousand. 2And #Josh. 16:10David 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, the Lord of Hosts, #1 Chr. 13:5, 6who dwells between the cherubim. 3So they set the ark of God on a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on #Ex. 25:22; 1 Sam. 4:4; Ps. 80:1the hill; and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drove the new cart. 4And they brought it out of #1 Sam. 26:1the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill, accompanying the ark of God; and Ahio went before the ark. 5Then David and all the house of Israel #1 Sam. 7:1; 1 Chr. 13:7played music before the Lord on all kinds of instruments of fir wood, on harps, on stringed instruments, on tambourines, on sistrums, and on cymbals.
6And when they came to #1 Sam. 18:6, 7Nachon’s threshing floor, Uzzah put out his #1 Chr. 13:9hand to the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen stumbled. 7Then 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. 8And David became angry because of the Lord’s outbreak against Uzzah; and he called the name of the place Perez Uzzah to this day.
9#Num. 4:15, 19, 20David was afraid of the Lord that day; and he said, “How can the ark of the Lord come to me?” 10So David would not move the ark of the Lord with him into the #Deut. 9:19; Ps. 119:120; Luke 5:8City of David; but David took it aside into the house of Obed-Edom the #2 Sam. 5:7Gittite. 11#1 Chr. 13:13; 26:4–8The ark of the Lord remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite three months. And the Lord #1 Chr. 13:14blessed Obed-Edom and all his household.
12Now 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.” #Gen. 30:27; 39:5So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David with gladness. 13And so it was, when #1 Chr. 15:25—16:3those bearing the ark of the Lord had gone six paces, that he sacrificed #Num. 4:15; Josh. 3:3; 1 Sam. 6:15; 2 Sam. 15:24; 1 Chr. 15:2, 15oxen and fatted sheep. 14Then David #1 Kin. 8:5danced before the Lord with all his might; and David was wearing #Ps. 30:11; 149:3a linen ephod. 15#1 Sam. 2:18, 28So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting and with the sound of the trumpet.
16Now as the ark of the Lord came into the City of David, #1 Chr. 15:28Michal, Saul’s daughter, looked through a window and saw King David leaping and whirling before the Lord; and she despised him in her heart. 17So #2 Sam. 3:14they brought the ark of the Lord, and set it in #1 Chr. 16:1its place in the midst of the tabernacle that David had erected for it. Then David #1 Chr. 15:1; 2 Chr. 1:4offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord. 18And when David had finished offering burnt offerings and peace offerings, #1 Kin. 8:5, 62, 63he blessed the people in the name of the Lord of hosts. 19#1 Kin. 8:14, 15, 55Then 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.
20#1 Chr. 16:3Then 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, #Ps. 30:titleuncovering himself today in the eyes of the maids of his servants, as one of the #2 Sam. 6:14, 16base fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!”
21So David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, #Judg. 9:4who chose me instead of your father and all his house, to appoint me ruler over the #1 Sam. 13:14; 15:28people of the Lord, over Israel. Therefore I will play music before the Lord. 22And 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.”
23Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no children #2 Kin. 11:17to the day of her death.