2 Samuel 6:14

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Dauid daunced before the Lord with all his might, and Dauid was girded with a linnen Ephod.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And David was dancing before the LORD with all {his} might, and David was wearing a linen ephod.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And David danced before Jehovah with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

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

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

David danced before Yahweh with all his might; and David was clothed in a linen ephod.
- World English Bible

And David is dancing with all strength before Jehovah, and David is girded with a linen ephod,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 6:14


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.


Discussion for 2 Samuel 6:14

  • I have heard many people say that David was naked. I do not see where they get that. The Bible only made mention he was wearing a linen ephod. I personally think the writer was recognizing the idea that David set aside his King attire and put on his ceremonial attire. His wife was mad because she thought he was not behaving as a king.
  • By throwing off the royal robes he uncovered himself. He had on the garments that went under the ephod. Which are long pants and a tunic. The evil wife of his was refeing to the dance and taking off the royal robe. I will never believe he danced stark naked before the LORD unless the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY says HE did.
  • John madden for verse 14
    Not a worldly or fleshly dance or expession but a spiritual dance.theres a big diffrence.
  • Joab okello for verse 14
    David did A sinful act before the lord by being naked we should praise the lord,but not to an extent of being out of control
  • I love this Bible verse, because our gratitude should reflect in our daily walk with God even if circumstances or obstacles get in our way.
  • David was over joyed after offering his sacafrice his sin offering of forgiviness which was received by God and seeing that God did not strike him down as he did Uzzah who would not have dance if i was there me to would kick up this too call for a shout David used every fiber in his body to give God the praise

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