Bible, King James Version
 Again, David gathered together all the chosen men of
Israel, thirty thousand.
 And David arose, and went with all the people that
were with him from 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.
 And they set the ark of God upon a new cart, and
brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was in Gibeah: and
Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drave the new cart.
 And they brought it out of the house of Abinadab which
was at Gibeah, accompanying the ark of God: and Ahio went before
 And David and all the house of Israel 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
 And when they came to Nachon's threshingfloor, Uzzah
put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for
the oxen shook it.
 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah;
and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the
ark of God.
 And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a
breach upon Uzzah: and he called the name of the place
Perez-uzzah to this day.
 And David was afraid of the LORD that day, and said,
How shall the ark of the LORD come to me?
 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 Obed-edom the Gittite.
 And the ark of the LORD continued in the house of
Obed-edom the Gittite three months: and the LORD blessed
Obed-edom, and all his household.
 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. So David went and brought up the ark
of God from the house of Obed-edom into the city of David with
 And it was so, that when they that bare the ark of
the LORD had gone six paces, he sacrificed oxen and fatlings.
 And David danced before the LORD with all his might;
and David was girded with a linen ephod.
 So David and all the house of Israel brought up the
ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the
 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 despised
him in her heart.
 And they brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it
in his place, in the midst of the tabernacle that David had
pitched for it: and David offered burnt offerings and peace
offerings before the LORD.
 And as soon as David had made an end of offering
burnt offerings and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the
name of the LORD of hosts.
 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. So all the people departed every one to his house.
 Then 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 uncovered himself to
day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the
vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth himself!
 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.
 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.
 Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child
unto the day of her death.