2 Samuel 6:14
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English Standard Version
And David danced before the LORD with all his might. And David was wearing a linen ephod.

King James Bible
And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.

American Standard Version
And David danced before Jehovah with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David danced with all his might before the Lord: and David was girded with a linen ephod.

English Revised Version
And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.

Webster's Bible Translation
And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.

2 Samuel 6:14 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"And David was angry, because Jehovah had made a rent on Uzzah, and called the place Perez-uzzah" (rent of Uzzah). פּרץ פּרץ, to tear a rent, is here applied to a sudden tearing away from life. ל יחר is understood by many in the sense of "he troubled himself;" but this meaning cannot be grammatically sustained, whilst it is quite possible to become angry, or fall into a state of violent excitement, at an unexpected calamity. The burning of David's anger was not directed against God, but referred to the calamity which had befallen Uzzah, or speaking more correctly, to the cause of this calamity, which David attributed to himself or to his undertaking. As he had not only resolved upon the removal of the ark, but had also planned the way in which it should be taken to Jerusalem, he could not trace the occasion of Uzzah's death to any other cause than his own plans. He was therefore angry that such misfortune had attended his undertaking. In his first excitement and dismay, David may not have perceived the real and deeper ground of this divine judgment. Uzzah's offence consisted in the fact that he had touched the ark with profane feelings, although with good intentions, namely to prevent its rolling over and falling from the cart. Touching the ark, the throne of the divine glory and visible pledge of the invisible presence of the Lord, was a violation of the majesty of the holy God. "Uzzah was therefore a type of all who with good intentions, humanly speaking, yet with unsanctified minds, interfere in the affairs of the kingdom of God, from the notion that they are in danger, and with the hope of saving them" (O. v. Gerlach). On further reflection, David could not fail to discover where the cause of Uzzah's offence, which he had atoned for with his life, really had lain, and that it had actually arisen from the fact that he (David) and those about him had decided to disregard the distinct instructions of the law with regard to the handling of the ark. According to Numbers 4 the ark was not only to be moved by none but Levites, but it was to be carried on the shoulders, not in a carriage; and in Numbers 4:15, even the Levites were expressly forbidden to touch it on pain of death. But instead of taking these instructions as their rule, they had followed the example of the Philistines when they sent back the ark (1 Samuel 6:7.), and had placed it upon a new cart, and directed Uzzah to drive it, whilst, as his conduct on the occasion clearly shows, he had no idea of the unapproachable holiness of the ark of God, and had to expiate his offence with his life, as a warning to all the Israelites.

2 Samuel 6:14 Parallel Commentaries

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danced

Exodus 15:20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand...

Judges 11:34 And Jephthah came to Mizpeh to his house, and, behold, his daughter came out to meet him with tambourines and with dances...

Judges 21:21 And see, and, behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in dances, then come you out of the vineyards...

Psalm 30:11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing: you have put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;

Psalm 149:3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises to him with the tambourine and harp.

Psalm 150:4 Praise him with the tambourine and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

Luke 15:25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing.

with all this

Deuteronomy 6:5 And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave...

Colossians 3:23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not to men;

girded

1 Samuel 2:18,28 But Samuel ministered before the LORD, being a child, girded with a linen ephod...

1 Samuel 22:18 And the king said to Doeg, Turn you, and fall on the priests. And Doeg the Edomite turned, and he fell on the priests...

1 Chronicles 15:27 And David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites that bore the ark, and the singers...

Cross References
Exodus 15:20
Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women went out after her with tambourines and dancing.

Exodus 15:21
And Miriam sang to them: "Sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea."

Exodus 19:6
and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel."

Judges 11:34
Then Jephthah came to his home at Mizpah. And behold, his daughter came out to meet him with tambourines and with dances. She was his only child; besides her he had neither son nor daughter.

1 Samuel 2:18
Samuel was ministering before the LORD, a boy clothed with a linen ephod.

1 Samuel 2:28
Did I choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to go up to my altar, to burn incense, to wear an ephod before me? I gave to the house of your father all my offerings by fire from the people of Israel.

2 Samuel 6:15
So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting and with the sound of the horn.

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