12 *And it was told king David, saying, The Lord hath blessed the house of Obed-edom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark of God. nSo David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom into the city of David with gladness. 13 And it was so, that when othey that bare the ark of the Lord had gone six paces, he sacrificed poxen and fatlings. 14 And David qdanced before the Lord with all his might; and David was girded rwith a linen ephod. 15 So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet. 16 And as the ark of the Lord came into the city of David, Michal Saul’s daughter slooked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the Lord; and she despised him in her heart. 17 And tthey brought in the ark of the Lord, and set it in uhis place, in the midst of the vtabernacle that David had †pitched for it: and David woffered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord. 18 And as soon as David had made an end of offering burnt offerings and peace offerings, xhe blessed the people in the name of the Lord of hosts. 19 And he dealt among all the people, even among the whole multitude of Israel, as well to the women as men, to every one a cake of bread, and a good piece of flesh, and a flagon of wine. ySo all the people departed every one to his house. 20 yThen David returned to 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 zuncovered himself to day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the avain fellows ||shamelessly uncovereth himself! 21 And David said unto Michal, It was before the Lord, bwhich chose me before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the Lord, over Israel: therefore cwill I play before the Lord. 22 And I will yet be more vile than thus, and will be base in mine own sight: and ||of the maidservants which thou hast spoken of, of them shall I be had in honour. 23 Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death.
See 1 Sam. 2:18.
1 Chr. 16:1 (Heb.).
See Judg. 9:4.
Or, of the handmaids of my servants. Comp. ver. 20.