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Go to Commentary on 2 Sam 6
The Ark Brought to Jerusalem

1David again gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, 30,000.
  2And David arose and went with all the people who were with him to Baale Judah to bring up from there the ark of God that is called by the Name, even the name of Yahweh of Armies who sits enthroned above the cherubim.
  3They set the ark of God on a new cart and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was on the hill. And Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drove the new cart,
  4and they brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was on the hill with the ark of God on it; and Ahio went before the ark.
  5David and all the house of Israel played before Yahweh with all kinds of instruments made of fir wood, and with harps and with stringed instruments and with tambourines and with castanets and with cymbals.

Uzzah and the Ark

6When they came to the threshing floor of Nacon, Uzzah reached for the ark of God and took hold of it because the cattle stumbled.
  7The anger of Yahweh was kindled against Uzzah, and God struck him there for his error; and he died there by the ark of God.
  8And David became angry because Yahweh had broken out against Uzzah, and he called that place Perez Uzzah, to this day.
  9David was afraid of Yahweh that day and he said, “How can the ark of Yahweh come to me?”
  10So David would not move the ark of Yahweh to be with him in the city of David; but David carried it aside into the house of Obed–Edom the Gittite.
  11The ark of Yahweh remained in the house of Obed–Edom the Gittite three months, and Yahweh blessed Obed–Edom and all his house.

12It was told king David, saying, “Yahweh has blessed the house of Obed–Edom and everything 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.
  13And so it was that when those who carried the ark of Yahweh had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fattened calf.
  14David danced before Yahweh with all his might, and David was clothed in a linen ephod.
  15So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of Yahweh with shouting and with the sound of the shofar.

David and Michal

16And it happened that as the ark of Yahweh came into the city of David, Michal the daughter of Saul looked out from the window and saw king David leaping and dancing before Yahweh; and she despised him in her heart.

17They brought in the ark of Yahweh and set it in its place in the middle of the tent that David had pitched for it, and David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before Yahweh.
  18When David had made an end of offering the burnt offering and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of Yahweh of Armies.
  19And he gave to all the people, even among the whole multitude of Israel, to both men and women, a portion of bread, dates, and raisins. So all the people departed everyone to his house.

20Then David returned to bless his household, but Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David and said, “How glorious the king of Israel was today, who uncovered himself today in the eyes of the slave girls of his servants as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!”

21David said to Michal, “It was before Yahweh, who chose me above your father and above all his house to appoint me ruler over the people of Yahweh, over Israel. So I will celebrate before Yahweh.
  22I will be yet more vile than this and will be base in my own sight. But of the slave girls of whom you have spoken, they will honor me.”
  23Michal the daughter of Saul had no child to the day of her death.

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