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2 Samuel 6 - NIV

The Ark Brought to Jerusalem

1 David again brought together all the able young men of Israel—thirty thousand.

2 He and all his men went to Baalah[a] in Judah to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the Name,[b] the name of the Lord Almighty, who is enthroned between the cherubim on the ark.

3 They set the ark of God on a new cart and brought it from the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. Uzzah and Ahio, sons of Abinadab, were guiding the new cart

4 with the ark of God on it,[c] and Ahio was walking in front of it.

5 David and all Israel were celebrating with all their might before the Lord, with castanets,[d] harps, lyres, timbrels, sistrums and cymbals.

6 When they came to the threshing floor of Nakon, Uzzah reached out and took hold of the ark of God, because the oxen stumbled.

7 The Lord’s anger burned against Uzzah because of his irreverent act; therefore God struck him down, and he died there beside the ark of God.

8 Then David was angry because the Lord’s wrath had broken out against Uzzah, and to this day that place is called Perez Uzzah.[e]

9 David was afraid of the Lord that day and said, “How can the ark of the Lord ever come to me?”

10 He was not willing to take the ark of the Lord to be with him in the City of David. Instead, he 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 for three months, and the Lord blessed him and his entire household.

12 Now King David was told, “The Lord has blessed the household of Obed-Edom and everything he has, because of the ark of God.” So David went to bring up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David with rejoicing.

13 When those who were carrying the ark of the Lord had taken six steps, he sacrificed a bull and a fattened calf.

14 Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the Lord with all his might,

15 while he and all Israel were bringing up the ark of the Lord with shouts and the sound of trumpets.

16 As the ark of the Lord was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, she despised him in her heart.

17 They brought the ark of the Lord and set it in its place inside the tent that David had pitched for it, and David sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings before the Lord.

18 After he had finished sacrificing the burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord Almighty.

19 Then he gave a loaf of bread, a cake of dates and a cake of raisins to each person in the whole crowd of Israelites, both men and women. And all the people went to their homes.

20 When David returned home to bless his household, Michal daughter of Saul came out to meet him and said, “How the king of Israel has distinguished himself today, going around half-naked in full view of the slave girls of his servants as any vulgar fellow would!”

21 David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house when he appointed me ruler over the Lord’s people Israel—I will celebrate before the Lord.

22 I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes. But by these slave girls you spoke of, I will be held in honor.”

23 And Michal daughter of Saul had no children to the day of her death.


a. 2 Samuel 6:2 Hebrew; Septuagint and Vulgate do not have the Name.
b. 2 Samuel 6:2 That is, Kiriath Jearim (see 1?Chron. 13:6)
c. 2 Samuel 6:4 Dead Sea Scrolls and some Septuagint manuscripts; Masoretic Text cart and they brought it with the ark of God from the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill
d. 2 Samuel 6:5 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint (see also 1?Chron. 13:8) songs
e. 2 Samuel 6:8 Perez Uzzah means outbreak against Uzzah.

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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Nov, 2016
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Oct, 2016
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Scripture: 2 Samuel 6:20
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Oct, 2016
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Shared by: Christian Cheong on Sep, 2016
Summary: Come clean with reverence for God. Draw near with holy fear of God.
Scripture: 2 Samuel 6:1-12
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Shared by: Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. on Sep, 2016
Summary: Our worship of God should not depend on the externals or critics, but based on who He is to us and what He has brought us through. That is why we can worship anywhere - despite who is looking or not looking. Our worship should be in spirit and in truth.
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Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Jul, 2016
Summary: Obedience and faith are essential to our Christian lives and witness before others. There is great benefit in following the Lord, and as we do, we have the potential to make an impact on the lives of others.
Scripture: 2 Samuel 6:10-12
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Shared by: Steve Hankins on May, 2016
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Scripture: 2 Samuel 6:1-23
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Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec, 2015
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Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
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Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Nov, 2015
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Shared by: John Colbert on Aug, 2015
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Shared by: John Gullick on May, 2015
Summary: A sermon that looks at David and the Covenant box to explore the reality of worship.
Scripture: 2 Samuel 6:1-23
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Shared by: Dr. William D. Poovey on Apr, 2015
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Scripture: 2 Samuel 6:1-23
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Shared by: Andrew Moffatt on Feb, 2015
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Scripture: 2 Samuel 6:1-4
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Shared by: David Rigg on Sep, 2014
Summary: Here's a sermon that deals with the way we worship the Lord. King David provides a good example.
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Shared by: David Rigg on Sep, 2014
Summary: This sermon deals with the failure to pay attention to the little details of God's Word.
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Scripture: 2 Samuel 6:6-7
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Shared by: Sherm Nichols on Jan, 2014
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Shared by: Rev Ken Shedenhelm on Jun, 2013
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Shared by: Roy Probus on Jul, 2012
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Shared by: Rick Burdette on Apr, 2012
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Scripture: 2 Samuel 6:14-23
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Shared by: J.D. Tutell on Mar, 2012
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Scripture: 2 Samuel 6:12-23
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Shared by: Rick Boyne on Mar, 2012
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Scripture: 2 Samuel 6:20-23
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Shared by: Rick Boyne on Mar, 2012
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