New International Version
Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the LORD with all his might,
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
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
with all this
"From Beth-horon to Emmaus it was hilly."--It was sixty furlongs distant from Jerusalem.--"To eight hundred only, dismissed the army, (Vespasian) gave a place, called Ammaus, for them to inhabit: it is sixty furlongs distant from Jerusalem." I inquire, whether this word hath the same etymology with Emmaus near Tiberias, which, from the 'warm baths,' was called Chammath. The Jews certainly do write this otherwise... "The family (say they) of Beth-Pegarim, and Beth Zipperia was out of Emmaus."--The …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
Excursus on the Present Teaching of the Latin and Greek Churches on the Subject.
Then Miriam the prophet, Aaron's sister, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women followed her, with timbrels and dancing.
Miriam sang to them: "Sing to the LORD, for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea."
you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites."
When Jephthah returned to his home in Mizpah, who should come out to meet him but his daughter, dancing to the sound of timbrels! She was an only child. Except for her he had neither son nor daughter.
1 Samuel 2:18
But Samuel was ministering before the LORD--a boy wearing a linen ephod.
1 Samuel 2:28
I chose your ancestor out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to go up to my altar, to burn incense, and to wear an ephod in my presence. I also gave your ancestor's family all the food offerings presented by the Israelites.
2 Samuel 6:15
while he and all Israel were bringing up the ark of the LORD with shouts and the sound of trumpets.
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