2 SAMUEL 6:11 – 7:6
6:11 And the Ark of Jehovah remained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months; and Jehovah blessed Obed-edom and all his household.
6:12 And it was told King David, saying, Jehovah has blessed the house of Obed-edom and all that he has because of the Ark of God. So David went and brought up the Ark of God from the house of Obed-edom into the city of David with rejoicing.
6:13 And when those who bore the Ark of Jehovah had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fatling.
6:14 And David danced with all his might before Jehovah; and David was girded with a linen ephod.
6:15 So David and all the house of Israel brought up the Ark of Jehovah with shouting and with the sound of the trumpet.
6:16 And when the Ark of Jehovah came into the city of David, Michal the daughter of Saul looked down through a window and saw King David leaping and dancing before Jehovah; and she despised him in her heart.
6:17 And they brought in the Ark of Jehovah and set it in its place in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it. And David offered up burnt offerings and peace offerings before Jehovah.
6:18 And when David finished offering up the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of Jehovah of hosts.
6:19 And he apportioned to all the people, to the whole multitude of Israel, to both men and women, to each one, a cake of bread and a portion of meat and a cake of raisins. And all the people went away, each to his own house.
6:20 Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul went forth to meet David; and she said, How the king of Israel has made himself honorable today, uncovering himself today in the sight of the maids of his servants as some worthless fellow might shamelessly uncover himself!
6:21 And David said to Michal, It was before Jehovah, who chose me above your father and above all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of Jehovah, over Israel; so I played before Jehovah.
6:22 And I will yet be more lightly esteemed than this, and I will be base in my own sight; but by the female servants of whom you have spoken, by them will I be honored.
6:23 And Michal the daughter of Saul had no child until the day of her death.
7:1 And as the king dwelt in his house and Jehovah gave him rest all around from all his enemies,
7:2 The king said to Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the Ark of God dwells within curtains.
7:3 And Nathan said to the king, All that is in your heart go and do, for Jehovah is with you.
7:4 And in that night the word of Jehovah came to Nathan, saying,
7:5 Go and say to My servant David, Thus says Jehovah, Is it you who will build Me a house for Me to dwell in?
7:6 For I have not dwelt in a house, since the day I brought the children of Israel up out of Egypt to this day; but I went about in a tent and in a tabernacle.
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