2 Samuel 6:16

16 But as the Ark of the LORD entered the City of David, Michal, the daughter of Saul, looked down from her window. When she saw King David leaping and dancing before the LORD, she was filled with contempt for him.

2 Samuel 6:16 Meaning and Commentary

2 Samuel 6:16

And as the ark of the Lord came into the city of David
Being brought thither on the shoulders of the Levites:

Michal, Saul's daughter, looked through a window;
in the king's palace, to see the procession, which was very grand, and in great pomp, attended by a vast number of people, and with music of all sorts. She is said to be Saul's daughter, though David's wife, as having a good deal of her father's haughty temper and disposition, as appears by what follows:

and saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord;
the ark of the Lord, by these outward gestures expressing the inward joy of his heart on this occasion;

and she despised him in her heart;
as acting a mean part, quite beneath himself, and unbecoming his royal dignity.

2 Samuel 6:16 In-Context

14 And David danced before the LORD with all his might, wearing a priestly garment.
15 So David and all the people of Israel brought up the Ark of the LORD with shouts of joy and the blowing of rams’ horns.
16 But as the Ark of the LORD entered the City of David, Michal, the daughter of Saul, looked down from her window. When she saw King David leaping and dancing before the LORD, she was filled with contempt for him.
17 They brought the Ark of the LORD and set it in its place inside the special tent David had prepared for it. And David sacrificed burnt offerings and peace offerings to the LORD .
18 When he had finished his sacrifices, David blessed the people in the name of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.