And David arose, and went with all the people that [were] with
The thirty thousand chosen men gathered together, and as many else as chose to go:
from Baale of Judah, to bring up from thence the ark of God;
that is, they first went to this place, as in ( 1 Chronicles 13:6 ) ; in order to fetch the ark from thence, as here expressed, and then they came from thence with it; this place is the same that is called Baalah and Kirjathbaal, a city in the tribe of Judah; hence Judah is added to it, and the same with Kirjathjearim, ( Joshua 15:9 Joshua 15:60 ) ; the place where it was brought to when fetched from Bethshemesh, ( 1 Samuel 7:1 ) ; and had been here now near fifty years; nor was it any where else during this time, only once at Gibeah of Saul with him, ( 1 Samuel 14:18 ) ;
whose name he called by the name of the Lord of hosts, that dwelleth
[between] the cherubim;
not the ark, but the Lord, whose is the ark; his name is called by the name of Jehovah, the infinite, incomprehensible, eternal, and immutable Being, the Lord of armies above and below; whose habitation was between the cherubim that overshadowed the mercy seat, which was above the ark; all this is said, not only to express the greatness and majesty of God, but for the honour of the ark, which belonged to him.