2 Samuel 5

CHAPTER 5

David Is Anointed King over Israel

And [5came 1all 2the 3tribes 4of Israel] to David in Hebron. And they say to him, Behold, we are of your bones and of your flesh. And before yesterday and the third day before, Saul was king over us, you were the one leading out and bringing in Israel. And [3said 1the 2  lord] to you, You tend my people Israel! and you will be for leader over my people Israel. And [5come 1all 2the 3elders 4of Israel] to the king in Hebron. And [3ordained 4with them 1king 2David] a covenant in Hebron, in the presence of the  lord. And they anoint David for king over all Israel. [2was a son 3thirty 4years 1David] in his reigning, and forty years he reigned. Seven years and [2months 1six] he reigned in Hebron over Judah. And thirty three years he reigned over all Israel and Judah in Jerusalem. And [3went forth 1the 2king], and all his men unto Jerusalem, to the Jebusite dwelling in the land. And it was said to David, You shall not enter here. For [6opposed 1the 2blind 3and 4the 5lame], saying, [2shall not 3enter 1David] here. And David overtook the citadel of Zion, this is the city of David. And David said in that day, Every one striking a Jebusite, let him touch by the dagger both the lame, and the blind, and the ones detesting the soul of David! On account of this they shall say, Blind and lame shall not enter into the house of the  lord. And David stayed in the citadel, and this was called the city of David. And David built the city round about from the Akra, and his house. 10 And David went along, going and being magnified, and the  lord almighty was with him. 11 And [4sent 1Hiram 2king 3of Tyre] messengers to David, and wood of cedars, and fabricators of woods, and fabricators of stones, and they built a house for David. 12 And David knew that [2prepared 3him 1the  lord] for king over Israel, and that [2was lifted up 1his kingdom] on account of his people Israel. 13 And David took again wives and concubines from Jerusalem, after his coming from Hebron. And [5were born 6to David 1still more 2sons 3and 4daughters]. 14 And these are the names of the ones being born of them in Jerusalem -- Shammuah, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon, 15 and Ibhar, and Elishua, and Napheg, and Japhia, 16 and Elishama, and Eliada, and Eliphalet, and Elishua. 17 And [3heard 1the 2Philistines] that David was anointed king over Israel. And [4ascended 1all 2the 3Philistines] to seek David. And David heard, and went down unto the citadel. 18 And the Philistines came and met in battle in the valley of the Titans. 19 And David asked of the  lord, saying, Shall I ascend against the Philistines? and will you deliver them into my hands? And the  lord said to David, Ascend! for in delivering I will deliver the Philistines into your hands.

David Smites the Philistines

20 And David came from the upper breaches, and he smote them there. And David said, The  lord cut through my enemies before me, as he cuts through waters. On account of this [4is called 1the 2name 3of that place] Upper Breaches. 21 And they left behind there their gods, and [2took 3them 1David] and the men with him. 22 And [2proceeded 3yet again 1the Philistines] to ascend, and they met in battle in the valley of the Titans. 23 And David asked through the  lord. And the  lord said, Do not ascend to meet them! turn from them! and you shall be at hand for them neighboring the Place of Weeping. 24 And it will be in your hearing the sound of the rumbling from out of the Grove of the Weeping, then you shall go down to them; for then the  lord shall go forth in front of you to strike in the battle of the Philistines. 25 And David did thus as [2gave charge 3to him 1the  lord]. And he struck the Philistines from Gibeon unto of Gezer.
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