whirls with all his might before the Lord
essay by Daniel Marom
II Samuel 6
And it was told to King David, saying:
YHWH has blessed the house of Oved-Edom and all that is his, on account
of the Coffer of God;
so David went and brought-up the Coffer of God from the house of Oved-Edom
to the City of
David, with rejoicing.
And it was,
when those transporting the Coffer of YHWH had stepped-forward six steps,
he offered up an ox and a fatling.
Now David was whirling with all (his) might in the presence of YHWH;
David was girded with an efod of linen.
Now David and all the House of Israel were bringing-up the Coffer of
YHWH with shouting
and with the sound of the shofar.
And it was, (as) the Coffer of YHWH was coming into the City of David:
Mikhal daughter of Sha'ul was looking out through the window;
when she saw King David leaping and whirling in the presence of YHWH,
she despised him in her heart.
They brought the Coffer of YHWH
and set it in its place, in the midst of the tent that David had spread-out
And David offered-up offerings-up in the presence of YHWH,
When David had finished offering-up the offering-up and shalom-offerings,
he blessed the people in the name of YHWH of the Heavenly-Armies,
and he divided up (food) for the whole people, for the whole throng
of Israel, from man to woman,
for each-one: one cake of bread, one roll, and one raisin-cake.
then all the people went off, each-one to his house.