As the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David leaping and dancing before the LORD, and she despised him in her heart.
And they brought in the ark of the LORD and set it 1in its place, inside the tent that David had pitched for it. 2And David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.
And when David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, 3he blessed the people in the name of the LORD of hosts
and distributed among all the people, the whole multitude of Israel, both men and women, a cake of bread, a portion of meat, and a cake of raisins to each one. 4Then all the people departed, each to his house.
And David returned to bless his household. But Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David and said, "How the king of Israel honored himself today, 5uncovering himself today before the eyes of his servants' female servants, as one of the 6vulgar fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!"
And David said to Michal, "It was before the LORD, 7who chose me above your father and above all his house, to appoint me as prince over Israel, the people of the LORD--and I will make merry before the LORD.
I will make myself yet more contemptible than this, and I will be abased in your eyes. But by the female servants of whom you have spoken, by them I shall be held in honor."
And Michal the daughter of Saul had no child to the day of her death.