11Now Davidagaingatheredall the chosen men of Israel, thirtythousand.
And Davidarose and went with all the peoplewho were with him to a2Baale-judah, to bring up from there the ark of Godwhich is called by the 3Name, the very name of the LORD of hosts who 4is benthroned above the cherubim.
They cplaced the ark of God on 5a newcart that they might bring it from the house of Abinadabwhich was on the hill ; and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were leading the newcart.
So 6they brought it with the ark of God from the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill ; and Ahio was walkingahead of the ark.
Meanwhile, David and all the house of Israel7were celebratingbefore the LORD8with all kinds of instruments made of dfirwood, and with lyres, harps, tambourines, castanets and cymbals.
But when they came to the 9threshingfloor of Nacon, Uzzah10reached out toward the ark of God and tookhold of it, for the oxen nearly upset it.
And the anger of the LORDburned against Uzzah, and 11Godstruck him downthere for ehis irreverence ; and he diedthere by the ark of God.
8Davidbecameangrybecausefof the LORD'Soutburst against Uzzah, and that place is calledgPerez-uzzah to thisday.
So 12David was afraid of the LORD that day ; and he said, "How can the ark of the LORDcome to me?"
And David was unwilling to move the ark of the LORD into the city of David with him; but Davidtook it aside to the house of 13Obed-edom the Gittite.
Thus the ark of the LORDremained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittitethreemonths, and the LORD14blessedObed-edom and all his household.
Now it was toldKingDavid, saying, "The LORD has blessed the house of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, on account of the ark of God." 15Davidwent and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom into 16the city of David with gladness.
And so it was, that when the 17bearers of the ark of the LORD had gonesixpaces, he sacrificed an 18ox and a fatling.
And 19David was dancingbefore the LORD with all his might, and David was h20wearing a linenephod.
So David and all the house of Israel were bringing up the ark of the LORD with shouting and the sound of the trumpet.
Then it happened as the ark of the LORDcame into the city of David that 21Michal the daughter of Saullooked out of the window and sawKingDavidleaping and dancingbefore the LORD ; and she despised him in her heart.
So they brought in the ark of the LORD and set it 22in its placeinside the tentwhichDavid had pitched for it; and 23Davidofferedburntofferings and peaceofferingsbefore the LORD.
When David had finishedoffering the burntoffering and the peaceoffering, 24he blessed the people in the name of the LORD of hosts.
Further, he distributed to all the people, to all the multitude of Israel, both to men and women, a cake of bread and one of dates and one of raisins to eachone. Then all the peopledepartedeach to his house.
But when Davidreturned to bless his household, Michal the daughter of Saulcame out to meetDavid and said, "How the king of Israeldistinguished himself today ! 25He uncovered himself today in the eyes of his servants'maids as one of the 26foolishonesshamelesslyuncovers himself!"
So Davidsaid to Michal, "27It was before the LORD, whochose me above your father and aboveall his house, to appoint me rulerover the people of the LORD, overIsrael ; therefore I will celebratebefore the LORD.
"I will be morelightlyesteemedthanthis and will be humble in my own eyes, but with the maids of whom you have spoken, with them I will be distinguished."
23Michal the daughter of Saulhadnochild to the day of her death.