New Living Translation
And David danced before the LORD with all his might, wearing a priestly garment.
King James Bible
And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.
Darby Bible Translation
And David danced before Jehovah with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.
World English Bible
David danced before Yahweh with all his might; and David was clothed in a linen ephod.
Young's Literal Translation
And David is dancing with all strength before Jehovah, and David is girded with a linen ephod,
2 Samuel 6:14 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:14 Danced - To express his thankfulness to God by his outward carriage, according to the manner of those times. Linen ephod - The usual habit of the priests and Levites, in their sacred ministrations yet sometimes worn by others, as it was by the young child Samuel; and so David, who laid by his royal robes, and put on this robe to declare, that although he was king of Israel, yet he willingly owned himself to be the Lord's minister and servant.
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate, …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Then Miriam the prophet, Aaron's sister, took a tambourine and led all the women as they played their tambourines and danced.
And Miriam sang this song: "Sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; he has hurled both horse and rider into the sea."
And you will be my kingdom of priests, my holy nation.' This is the message you must give to the people of Israel."
When Jephthah returned home to Mizpah, his daughter came out to meet him, playing on a tambourine and dancing for joy. She was his one and only child; he had no other sons or daughters.
1 Samuel 2:18
But Samuel, though he was only a boy, served the LORD. He wore a linen garment like that of a priest.
1 Samuel 2:28
I chose your ancestor Aaron from among all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to offer sacrifices on my altar, to burn incense, and to wear the priestly vest as he served me. And I assigned the sacrificial offerings to you priests.
2 Samuel 6:15
So David and all the people of Israel brought up the Ark of the LORD with shouts of joy and the blowing of rams' horns.
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