2 Samuel 6 (Hebrew Names Version)

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1 David again gathered together all the chosen men of Yisra'el, thirty thousand. 2 David arose, and went with all the people who were with him, from Ba`ale-Yeudah, to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the Name, even the name of the LORD of Hosts who sits [above] the Keruvim. 3 They set the ark of God on a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Avinadav that was in the hill: and Uzzah and Achyo, the sons of Avinadav, drove the new cart. 4 They brought it out of the house of Avinadav, which was in the hill, with the ark of God: and Achyo went before the ark. 5 David and all the house of Yisra'el played before the LORD with all manner of [instruments made of] fir-wood, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with castanets, and with cymbals. 6 When they came to the threshing floor of Nakhon, Uzzah put forth [his hand] to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen stumbled. 7 The anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God struck him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God. 8 David was displeased, because the LORD had broken forth on Uzzah; and he called that place Peretz-Uzzah, to this day. 9 David was afraid of the LORD that day; and he said, How shall the ark of the LORD come to me? 10 So David would not remove the ark of the LORD to him into the city of David; but David carried it aside into the house of `Oved-'Edom the Gittite. 11 The ark of the LORD remained in the house of `Oved-'Edom the Gittite three months: and the LORD blessed `Oved-'Edom, and all his house. 12 It was told king David, saying, the LORD has blessed the house of `Oved-'Edom, and all that pertains to him, because of the ark of God. David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of `Oved-'Edom into the city of David with joy. 13 It was so, that, when those who bore the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fattened calf. 14 David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen efod. 15 So David and all the house of Yisra'el brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the shofar. 16 It was so, as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, that Mikhal the daughter of Sha'ul looked out at the window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart. 17 They brought in the ark of the 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 the LORD. 18 When David had made an end of offering the burnt offering and the peace-offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD of Hosts. 19 He dealt among all the people, even among the whole multitude of Yisra'el, both to men and women, to everyone a cake of bread, and a portion [of flesh], and a cake of raisins. So all the people departed everyone to his house. 20 Then David returned to bless his household. Mikhal the daughter of Sha'ul came out to meet David, and said, How glorious was the king of Yisra'el today, who uncovered himself today in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovers himself! 21 David said to Mikhal, [It was] before the LORD, who chose me above your father, and above all his house, to appoint me prince over the people of the LORD, over Yisra'el: therefore will I play before the LORD. 22 I will be yet more vile than this, and will be base in my own sight: but of the handmaids of whom you have spoken, of them shall I be had in honor. 23 Mikhal the daughter of Sha'ul had no child to the day of her death.
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