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2 Samuel 6:14

    2 Samuel 6:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And David, clothed in a linen ephod, was dancing before the Lord with all his strength.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 6:14

    And David danced before the Lord - Dancing is a religious ceremony among the Hindoos, and they consider it an act of devotion to their idols. It is evident that David considered it in the same light. What connection dancing can have with devotion I cannot tell. This I know, that unpremeditated and involuntary skipping may be the effect of sudden mental elation.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 6:14

    Danced - The Hebrew word is found only here and in 2 Samuel 6:16. It means "to dance in a circle," hence, simply to dance. The parallel passage in 1 Chronicles 15:27 gives a widely different sense.