1 And David again gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. 2 And David 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 LORD of hosts who sits [above] the cherubim. 3 And they set the ark of God upon a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was on the hill. And Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drove the new cart. 4 And they brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill, with the ark of God, and Ahio went before the ark. 5 And David and all the house of Israel played before LORD with all manner of [instruments of] fir-wood, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with castanets, and with cymbals.
6 And when they came to the threshing-floor of Nacon, Uzzah put forth to the ark of God, and took hold of it, for the oxen stumbled. 7 And the anger of LORD was kindled against Uzzah, and God smote him there for his error, and he died there by the ark of God. 8 And David was displeased, because LORD had broken forth upon Uzzah. And he called that place Perez-uzzah, to this day. 9 And David was afraid of LORD that day, and he said, How shall the ark of LORD come to me? 10 So David would not remove the ark of LORD to him into the city of David, but David carried it aside into the house of Obed-edom the Gittite. 11 And the ark of LORD remained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months, and LORD blessed Obed-edom, and all his house.
12 And it was told king David, saying, LORD has blessed the house of Obed-edom, and all that pertains to him, because of the ark of God. And David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom into the city of David w 13 And it was so, that, when those who bore the ark of LORD had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fatling. 14 And David danced before LORD with all his might. And David was girded with a linen ephod. 15 So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet. 16 And it was so, as the ark of LORD 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 LORD, and she despised him in her heart.
17 And they brought in the ark of LORD, 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 LORD. 18 And when David had made an end of offering the burnt-offering and the peace-offerings, he blessed the people in the name of LORD of hosts. 19 And he dealt among all the people, even among the whole multitude of Israel, both to men and women, to every one a cake of bread, and a portion [of flesh], and a cake of raisins. So all the people departed every one to his house.
20 Then 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, who uncovered himself today in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants as on
21 And David said to Michal, [It was] before LORD, who chose me above thy father, and above all his house, to appoint me prince over the people of LORD, over Israel. Therefore I will play before LORD. 22 And I will be yet more vile than this, and will be base in my own sight, but of the handmaids of whom thou have spoken, of them I shall be had in honor. 23 And Michal the daughter of Saul had no child to the day of her death.