2 Samuel 6:11

11 The ark of the Lord remained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months; and the Lord blessed Obed-edom and all his household.

2 Samuel 6:11 Meaning and Commentary

2 Samuel 6:11

And the ark of the Lord continued in the house of Obededom
the Gittite three months
David, and those with him, returned to their habitations, where they continued during this time:

and the Lord blessed Obededom, and all his household;
him, and all his family, with spiritual blessings, and with an affluence of temporal good things; for godliness has the promise of this life, and of that which is to come; men are not losers but gainers, even in things temporal, for their attachment to the cause of religion, and the service of God, and their regard to that in their own houses, as well as in the house of God. Josephus F15 says, that Obededom was very poor before, and in a low condition, out of which he soon emerged, and came into affluent circumstances, so as to be taken notice of by his neighbours, and reported abroad; by which means David came to the hearing of it, as follows.


FOOTNOTES:

F15 Antiqu. l. 7. c. 4. sect. 2.

2 Samuel 6:11 In-Context

9 David was afraid of the Lord that day; he said, "How can the ark of the Lord come into my care?"
10 So David was unwilling to take the ark of the Lord into his care in the city of David; instead David took it to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.
11 The ark of the Lord remained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months; and the Lord blessed Obed-edom and all his household.
12 It was told King David, "The Lord has blessed the household of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God." So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom to the city of David with rejoicing;
13 and when those who bore the ark of the Lord had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fatling.