2 Samuel 6:20
Text Analysis
7725 [e]וַיָּ֥שָׁב
And returnedConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
1732 [e]דָּוִ֖ד
1288 [e]לְבָרֵ֣ךְ
to blessPrep-l | V-Piel-Inf
853 [e]אֶת־
1004 [e]בֵּית֑וֹ
his householdN-msc | 3ms
3318 [e]וַתֵּצֵ֞א
And came outConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3fs
4324 [e]מִיכַ֤ל
1323 [e]בַּת־
the daughterN-fsc
7586 [e]שָׁאוּל֙
of SaulN-proper-ms
7125 [e]לִקְרַ֣את
to meetPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
1732 [e]דָּוִ֔ד
559 [e]וַתֹּ֗אמֶר
and saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3fs
4100 [e]מַה־
3513 [e]נִּכְבַּ֨ד
glorious wasV-Nifal-Perf-3ms
3117 [e]הַיּ֜וֹם
todayArt | N-ms
4428 [e]מֶ֣לֶךְ
the kingN-msc
3478 [e]יִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל
of IsraelN-proper-ms
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֨ר
1540 [e]נִגְלָ֤ה
uncovering himselfV-Nifal-Perf-3ms
3117 [e]הַיּוֹם֙
todayArt | N-ms
5869 [e]לְעֵינֵ֨י
in the eyesPrep-l | N-cdc
519 [e]אַמְה֣וֹת
of the maidsN-fpc
5650 [e]עֲבָדָ֔יו
of his servantsN-mpc | 3ms
1540 [e]כְּהִגָּל֥וֹת
as uncovers himselfPrep-k | V-Nifal-Inf
1540 [e]נִגְל֖וֹת
259 [e]אַחַ֥ד
7386 [e]הָרֵקִֽים׃
of the base fellowsArt | Adj-mp

Hebrew Texts
שמואל ב 6:20 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיָּ֥שָׁב דָּוִ֖ד לְבָרֵ֣ךְ אֶת־בֵּיתֹ֑ו וַתֵּצֵ֞א מִיכַ֤ל בַּת־שָׁאוּל֙ לִקְרַ֣את דָּוִ֔ד וַתֹּ֗אמֶר מַה־נִּכְבַּ֨ד הַיֹּ֜ום מֶ֣לֶךְ יִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל אֲשֶׁ֨ר נִגְלָ֤ה הַיֹּום֙ לְעֵינֵ֨י אַמְהֹ֣ות עֲבָדָ֔יו כְּהִגָּלֹ֥ות נִגְלֹ֖ות אַחַ֥ד הָרֵקִֽים׃

שמואל ב 6:20 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
וישב דוד לברך את־ביתו ותצא מיכל בת־שאול לקראת דוד ותאמר מה־נכבד היום מלך ישראל אשר נגלה היום לעיני אמהות עבדיו כהגלות נגלות אחד הרקים׃

שמואל ב 6:20 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
וישב דוד לברך את־ביתו ותצא מיכל בת־שאול לקראת דוד ותאמר מה־נכבד היום מלך ישראל אשר נגלה היום לעיני אמהות עבדיו כהגלות נגלות אחד הרקים׃

שמואל ב 6:20 Hebrew Bible
וישב דוד לברך את ביתו ותצא מיכל בת שאול לקראת דוד ותאמר מה נכבד היום מלך ישראל אשר נגלה היום לעיני אמהות עבדיו כהגלות נגלות אחד הרקים׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
But when David returned to bless his household, Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David and said, "How the king of Israel distinguished himself today! He uncovered himself today in the eyes of his servants' maids as one of the foolish ones shamelessly uncovers himself!"

King James Bible
Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, How glorious was the king of Israel to day, who uncovered himself to day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth himself!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When David returned home to bless his household, Saul's daughter Michal came out to meet him. "How the king of Israel honored himself today!" she said. "He exposed himself today in the sight of the slave girls of his subjects like a vulgar person would expose himself."
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shamelessly. or, openly

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