6:1 David again assembled 1 all the best 2 men in Israel, thirty thousand in number. 6:2 David and all the men who were with him traveled 3 to 4 Baalah 5 in Judah to bring up from there the ark of God which is called by the name 6 of the Lord of hosts, who sits enthroned between the cherubim that are on it.
2 Samuel 6:6Context
2 Samuel 6:12Context
6:12 David was told, 10 “The Lord has blessed the family of Obed-Edom and everything he owns because of the ark of God.” So David went and joyfully brought the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David.
1 tn The translation understands the verb to be a defective spelling of וַיְּאֱסֹף (vayyÿ’esof) due to quiescence of the letter א (alef). The root therefore is אסף (’sf, “to gather”). The Masoretes, however, pointed the verb as וַיֹּסֶף (vayyosef), understanding it to be a form of יָסַף (yasaf, “to add”). This does not fit the context, which calls for a verb of gathering.
2 tn Or “chosen.”
3 tn Heb “arose and went.”
4 tn Heb “from,” but the following context indicates they traveled to this location.
6 tc The MT has here a double reference to the name (שֵׁם שֵׁם, shem shem). Many medieval Hebrew
8 tn Or “steadied.”
9 tn Heb “and Uzzah reached out toward the ark of God and grabbed it.”
10 tn Heb “and it was told to David, saying.”