And David made him houses in the city of David, and prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent.
So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it: and they offered burnt sacrifices and peace offerings before God.
And David gathered all Israel together to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the LORD unto his place, which he had prepared for it.
Now it came to pass, as David sat in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in an house of cedars, but the ark of the covenant of the LORD remaineth under curtains.
So David dwelt in the fort, 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 meat.
And the king said, Let him turn to his own house, and let him not see my face. So Absalom returned to his own house, and saw not the king's face.