2 Samuel 6

Great(i) 1 Againe: Dauid gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, euen thirtye thousand, 2 & arose, & went withall the folke that were with hym of the men of Iuda, to fett awaye from thence, the Arck of God: whose name is called the name of the Lorde of hostes that dwellyth vpon it, betwene the cherubyns. 3 And they put the Arck of God vpon a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was at Gibea. And Uza and Ahio the sonnes of Abinadab draue the new carte. 4 And when they brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was at Gibea, with the Arck of God, Ahio went before the Arck. 5 And Dauid and all the house of Israel playde before the Lorde in sondrye instrumentes made of Cedre wodd, with harpes, psalteries, timberelles, fedylles, and symbals. 6 And when they cam to Nachons thresshyng floure, Uza put his hand to the arck of God, and held it, for the oxen stombled. 7 And the Lorde was wroth wyth Uza, and God smote him in the same place for his fault, and there he dyed before the Arcke of God. 8 And Dauid was displeased, because the Lord had smytten Uza. And the name of the place was called Perez. The renting of Uza, vntyll thys daye. 9 And Dauid was then afrayed of the Lorde, and sayde: how shall the Arcke of the Lorde come to me? 10 And so Dauid wolde not bryng the Arcke of the Lorde vnto him into the citye of Dauid. But Dauid caried it into the house of Obeth Edom a Gethite. 11 And the Arcke of the Lord continued in the house of Obeth Edom the Gethite, thre monethes, and the Lorde blessed Obeth Edom, and all hys housholde. 12 And one tolde kynge Dauid, how that the Lorde had blessed the house of Obeth Edom, and all that pertayned vnto hym, because of the Arcke of God. And Dauid went and brought the Arck of God from the house of Obeth Edom, into the citye of Dauid wyth gladnes. 13 And when they that bare the Arcke of the Lorde, had gone syxe spaces, he offered an oxe and a fat shepe. 14 And Dauid daunsed before the Lorde withall his myght, and was gyrded with a lynnen Ephod. 15 So Dauid and all the house of Israel brought the arck of the Lorde, wyth showtyng and trompet blowyng. 16 And it fortuned, that as the arcke of the Lorde cam into the citye of Dauid, Michol Sauls daughter loked thorow a window, and saw kynge Dauid spryng, and daunce before the Lorde, and she dyspysed hym in her hert. 17 And when they brought in the Arck of the Lorde, they set it in his place, euen in the myddes of the tabernacle that Dauid had pitched for it. And Dauid offered burnt offeringes & peace offeringes before the lord. 18 And as sone as Dauid had made an ende of offeryng burnt offerynges & peace offerynges, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord of Hostes, 19 & gaue among all the folke, euen amonge the hole multitude of Israel, as well to the wemen as men, to euerye one a Cake of breed, & a pece of fleshe, & a flasket of drincke. And so all the people departed euery one to his house. 20 Then Dauid returned to blesse hys housholde: and Michol the daughter of Saul came out to mete Dauid, & sayd: O how glorious was the king of Israel this daye, which was vncouered to daye, in the eyes of the maydens of his seruauntes, as yf it had bene a lyght brayned felow vncouered? 21 And Dauid sayd vnto Michol. I thought to daunce before the Lord, which chose me rather then thy father, & all his kynne, and commaundyd me to be ruler ouer all the people of the Lord euen ouer Israel. 22 And therfore will I playe before the Lorde. And wilbe yet more vyle then so, & wilbe meke in myne awne syght: & of the very same maydeseruauntes which thou hast spoken of: shal I be had in honoure 23 Therfore Michol the daughter of Saul had no chylde, vnto the daye of her deeth.