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2 Samuel 6:21

21 David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house when he appointedf me rulerg over the Lord’s people Israel—I will celebrate before the Lord.

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2 Samuel 6:21 — English Standard Version (ESV)

21 And David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me above your father and above all his house, to appoint me as prince over Israel, the people of the Lord—and I will celebrate before the Lord.

2 Samuel 6:21 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

21 And David said unto Michal, 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.

2 Samuel 6:21 — New Living Translation (NLT)

21 David retorted to Michal, “I was dancing before the Lord, who chose me above your father and all his family! He appointed me as the leader of Israel, the people of the Lord, so I celebrate before the Lord.

2 Samuel 6:21 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

21 So David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me instead of your father and all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the Lord, over Israel. Therefore I will play music before the Lord.

2 Samuel 6:21 — New Century Version (NCV)

21 Then David said to Michal, “I did it in the presence of the Lord. The Lord chose me, not your father or anyone from Saul’s family. The Lord appointed me to be over Israel. So I will celebrate in the presence of the Lord.

2 Samuel 6:21 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

21 And David said unto Michal, It was before Jehovah, who chose me above thy father, and above all his house, to appoint me prince over the people of Jehovah, over Israel: therefore will I play before Jehovah.

2 Samuel 6:21 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

21 And David said to Michal, It was before Jehovah, who chose me rather than thy father, and than all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of Jehovah, over Israel; and I played before Jehovah.

2 Samuel 6:21 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

21 David answered Michal, “⸤I didn’t dance in front of the slave girls but⸥ in front of the Lord. He chose me rather than your father or anyone in your father’s house, and he appointed me leader of Israel, the Lord’s people. I will celebrate in the Lord’s presence,

2 Samuel 6:21 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

21 David replied to Michal, “I was dancing before the Lord who chose me over your father and his whole family to appoint me ruler over the Lord’s people Israel. I will celebrate before the Lord,

2 Samuel 6:21 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

21 David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me in place of your father and all his household, to appoint me as prince over Israel, the people of the Lord, that I have danced before the Lord.

2 Samuel 6:21 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

21 So David said to Michal, “In the presence of Yahweh who chose me over your father and over his household, to appoint me as leader over the people of Yahweh, over Israel, I have celebrated before Yahweh.

2 Samuel 6:21 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

21 David said to Michal, “I did it to honor the Lord. He chose me instead of your father or anyone else in Saul’s family. He appointed me ruler over his people Israel. I will celebrate in honor of the Lord.

2 Samuel 6:21 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

21 So David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me above your father and above all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the Lord, over Israel; therefore I will celebrate before the Lord.


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