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David prepares to bring up the ark, ver. 1 - 24.
It is brought up, ver. 25 - 28.
Michal despises him, ver. 29.
1: Houses - A palace consisting of many houses or apartments for his
several wives and children. A tent - He did not fetch the tabernacle
of Moses from Gibeon, because he intended forthwith to build the
5: The sons - Of Amram or Izhar, Kohath's sons,(Nu 3:27), otherwise
and Hebron, ver.(9),
and Uzziel, ver.(10),
were Kohath's children.
11: The Priests - Abiathar the high - priest, and Zadok the
18: Second degree - The first rank of sacred musicians being those
three famous persons named ver.(17), next to whom were these here named.
Porters - who were to keep the doors of the tabernacle and courts,
but with all were instructed in musick, that when these were free
from attendance upon their proper office, they might not be idle nor
unprofitable in God's house.
20: Alamoth - Or, with Alamoth which is thought to be the name of
an instrument of musick; or of a certain tune, or note, or part in musick.
The certain signification of it is not now known; and the like may be said
of Sheminith, ver.(21).
21: To excel - Which word may be added to note the excellency of that
instrument, or part of musick; or that there was a greater extension or
elevation of the voice than in the former. This way of praising God by
musical instruments, had not hitherto been in use. But David instituted
it by divine direction, and added it to the other ordinances of that
22: For song - He was the moderator of the musick, instructing them
when and how to lift up their voices, or change their notes, or make
23: Door - keepers - They were appointed to keep the door of the tent
in which the ark was to be kept, that no unallowed person might press
in and touch it; and in like manner they were to attend upon the ark in
the way, and to guard it from the press and touch of prophane hands; for
which end these two went before the ark, is their other two brethren
mentioned in the close of ver.(24), came after it.
26: Helped - Encouraging them in their work with some comfortable
sign of his presence with them. In all our religious exercises, we
must derive help from heaven. God's ministers that bare the vessels
of the Lord, have special need of divine help in their ministrations,
that God may be glorified thereby, and the people edified.
27: Linen - With a linen ephod. This circumstance is repeated,
because it was an unusual thing for one, who was no Levite, to wear
a Levitical garment.