6:2 And David arose, and went with all the people that [were]
with him from a Baale of Judah, to bring up from thence
the ark of God, whose name is called by the name of the LORD
of hosts that dwelleth [between] the cherubims.
(a) This was a city in Judah called also Kirjathjearim,
6:3 And they set the ark of God upon a new cart, and brought it
out of the house of Abinadab that [was] in b Gibeah: and
Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drave the new cart.
(b) which was a high place in the city of Baale.
6:5 And David and all the house of Israel c played before the
LORD on all manner of [instruments made of] fir wood, even
on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on
cornets, and on cymbals.
(c) Praised God, and sang Psalms.
6:7 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God
d smote him there for [his] error; and there he died by
the ark of God.
(d) Here we see the danger it is to follow good intentions,
or to do anything in God's service without his express
6:10 So David would not remove the ark of the LORD unto him into
the city of David: but David carried it aside into the
house of Obededom e the Gittite.
(e) Who was a Levite, and had dwelt in Gittaim,
6:12 And it was told king David, saying, The LORD hath blessed
the house of Obededom, and all that [pertaineth] unto him,
because of the ark of God. So David went and f brought up
the ark of God from the house of Obededom into the city of
David with gladness.
(f) Meaning, he caused the Levites to bear it according to
6:14 And David danced before the LORD with all [his] might; and
David [was] girded with a linen g ephod.
(g) With a garment like the priest's garment.
6:16 And as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David,
Michal Saul's daughter looked through a window, and saw
king David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she h
despised him in her heart.
(h) The worldlings are not able to comprehend the emotions
that move the children of God to praise God in all
kinds of ways.
6:20 Then David returned to i bless his household. And Michal
the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, How
glorious was the king of Israel to day, who uncovered
himself to day in the eyes of the handmaids of his
servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth
(i) That is, to pray for his house, as he had done for the
6:21 And David said unto Michal, k [It was] before the LORD,
which chose me before thy father, and before all his house,
to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over
Israel: therefore will I play before the LORD.
(k) It was for no worldly affection, but only for that zeal
that I bore to God's glory.
6:23 Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had l no child unto
the day of her death.
(l) Which was a punishment because she mocked the servant