David and Michal

2 Samuel 6

16 As the ark of the Lord came into the city of David, Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, and she despised him in her heart. 17 And they brought in the ark of the Lord and set it l in its place, inside the tent that David had pitched for it. m And David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord. 18 And when David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, n he blessed the people in the name of the Lord of hosts 19 and distributed among all the people, the whole multitude of Israel, both men and women, a cake of bread, a portion of meat, 1 and a cake of raisins to each one. o Then all the people departed, each to his house.

20 And David returned to bless his household. But Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David and said, "How the king of Israel honored himself today, p uncovering himself today before the eyes of his servants' female servants, as one of the q vulgar fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!" 21 And David said to Michal, "It was before the Lord, r 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 make merry before the Lord. 22 I will make myself yet more contemptible than this, and I will be abased in your 2 eyes. But by the female servants of whom you have spoken, by them I shall be held in honor." 23 And Michal the daughter of Saul had no child to the day of her death.

  1. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 15:1
    David built houses for himself in the city of David. And he prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it.
    2 Chronicles 1:4
    (But David had brought up the ark of God from Kiriath-jearim to the place that David had prepared for it, for he had pitched a tent for it in Jerusalem.)
    Psalms 132:8
    Arise, O Lord, and go to your resting place, you and the ark of your might.
  2. Cross References
    1 Kings 8:5
    And King Solomon and all the congregation of Israel, who had assembled before him, were with him before the ark, sacrificing so many sheep and oxen that they could not be counted or numbered.
    1 Kings 8:62 - 63
    Then the king, and all Israel with him, offered sacrifice before the Lord.
  3. Cross References
    1 Kings 8:14
    Then the king turned around and blessed all the assembly of Israel, while all the assembly of Israel stood.
    1 Kings 8:55
    And he stood and blessed all the assembly of Israel with a loud voice, saying.
  4. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 16:43
    Then all the people departed each to his house, and David went home to bless his household.
  5. Cross References
    2 Samuel 6:14
    And David danced before the Lord with all his might. And David was wearing a linen ephod.
    2 Samuel 6:16
    As the ark of the Lord came into the city of David, Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, and she despised him in her heart.
    1 Samuel 19:24
    And he too stripped off his clothes, and he too prophesied before Samuel and lay naked all that day and all that night. Thus it is said, "Is Saul also among the prophets?
  6. Cross References
    Judges 9:4
    And they gave him seventy pieces of silver out of the house of Baal-berith with which Abimelech hired worthless and reckless fellows, who followed him.
  7. Cross References
    1 Samuel 13:14
    But now your kingdom shall not continue. The Lord has sought out a man after his own heart, and the Lord has commanded him to be prince over his people, because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you.
    1 Samuel 15:28
    And Samuel said to him, "The Lord has torn the kingdom of Israel from you this day and has given it to a neighbor of yours, who is better than you.
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