And David made houses for himself in the City of David, and prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched a tent for it.
And they brought the ark of God and set it in the middle of the tent which 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 Jehovah to its place which he had prepared for it.
And it happened as David sat in his house, David said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in a house of cedars, but the ark of the covenant of Jehovah is under curtains.
And David lived in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built all around, from Millo and inward.
And David sent home to Tamar, saying, Go now to your brother Amnon's house, and prepare food for him.
And the king said, Let him turn to his own house, and let him not see my face. And Absalom returned to his own house, and did not see the king's face.