And David made him houses in the city of David; and he prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent.
And they brought in the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it: and they offered burnt-offerings and peace-offerings before God.
And David assembled all Israel at Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of Jehovah unto its place, which he had prepared for it.
And it came to pass, when David dwelt in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of the covenant of Jehovah dwelleth under curtains.
And David dwelt in the stronghold, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.
Then David sent home to Tamar, saying, Go now to thy brother Amnon's house, and dress him food.
And the king said, Let him turn to his own house, but let him not see my face. So Absalom turned to his own house, and saw not the king's face.