1David now built several buildings for himself in the City of David. He also prepared a place for the Ark of God and set up a special tent for it.2Then he commanded, “No one except the Levites may carry the Ark of God. The LORD has chosen them to carry the Ark of the LORD and to serve him forever.”3Then David summoned all Israel to Jerusalem to bring the Ark of the LORD to the place he had prepared for it.
14So the priests and the Levites purified themselves in order to bring the Ark of the LORD, the God of Israel, to Jerusalem.15Then the Levites carried the Ark of God on their shoulders with its carrying poles, just as the LORD had instructed Moses.16David also ordered the Levite leaders to appoint a choir of Levites who were singers and musicians to sing joyful songs to the accompaniment of harps, lyres, and cymbals.
25Then David and the elders of Israel and the generals of the army went to the house of Obed-edom to bring the Ark of the LORD ’s Covenant up to Jerusalem with a great celebration.26And because God was clearly helping the Levites as they carried the Ark of the LORD ’s Covenant, they sacrificed seven bulls and seven rams.27David was dressed in a robe of fine linen, as were all the Levites who carried the Ark, and also the singers, and Kenaniah the choir leader. David was also wearing a priestly garment.28So all Israel brought up the Ark of the LORD ’s Covenant with shouts of joy, the blowing of rams’ horns and trumpets, the crashing of cymbals, and loud playing on harps and lyres.29But as the Ark of the LORD ’s Covenant entered the City of David, Michal, the daughter of Saul, looked down from her window. When she saw King David skipping about and laughing with joy, she was filled with contempt for him.