2 Samuel 5 ©

David is anointed king over all Israel, v. 1, etc. The years of his reign at Hebron and Jerusalem, 4. He subdues the stronghold of Zion, and dwells there, 6. Hiram makes a league with him, and sends him wood and workmen to build an house, 21. David takes more wives and gets more children, 23. The Philistines march up against him, and are twice smitten by him, 27.


THEN camea all the 1tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron, and spake, saying, Behold, we are thy 2bone and thy flesh.


Also in time 3past, when Saul was king over us, thou wast he 4that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the LORD 5said to thee, Thoub shalt 6feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be a 7captain over Israel.


So all the 8elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a 9league with them in Hebron before 10the LORD: and they 11anointed David king over Israel.


¶David was thirty years 12old when he began to reign, and he reigned 13forty years.


Inc Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel and Judah.


¶And the king and 14his men 15went to 16Jerusalem unto the 17Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land: which spake unto David, saying, Except thou take away the 18blind and the lame, thou shalt not come in hither: thinking, David cannot come in hither.


Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the 19city of David.


And David said on that day, Whosoeverd getteth up to the 20gutter,e and 21smiteth the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind, that are 22hated of David's soul, he 23shall be chief and captain. 24Wherefore they said, 25The blind and the lame shall not come into the house.


So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And 26David built round about from 27Millo and inward.


And David 28went on, and grew great, and the LORD God of 29hosts 30was with him.


¶And 31Hiramf king of 32Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, and 33carpenters, and 34masons: and they built David an house.


And David perceived that the LORD had 35established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom 36for his people Israel's sake.


¶Andg David took him more 37concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, after he was come from Hebron: and there were yet sons and daughters born to David.


Andh these be the names of those that were born unto him in Jerusalem; 38Shammua, and Shobab, and Nathan, and 39Solomon,


Ibhar also, and 40Elishua, and Nepheg, and Japhia,


And Elishama, and 41Eliada, and Eliphalet.


42Buti when the Philistines heard that 43they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines came up to 44seek David; and David heard of it, and 45went down to the 46hold.


The Philistines also came and spread themselves in the valley of 47Rephaim.


And David 48enquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up to the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the LORD said unto David, Go up: for I will 49doubtless deliver the Philistines into thine hand.


And David came to 50Baal-perazim,j and David smote them there, and said, 51The LORD hath broken forth upon mine enemies before me, as the breach of waters. Therefore he called the name of that place 52Baal-perazim.


And there 53they left their 54images, andk David and his men 55burned them.


¶And the Philistines came up yet 56again, and spread themselves in the valley of 57Rephaim.


And when David 58enquired of the LORD, he said, Thou shalt not go up; but fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.


And let it be, when thou hearest the 59sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt 60bestir thyself: for then shall the LORD 61go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines.


And David did so, as the LORD had commanded him; and smote the Philistines from 62Geba until thou come 63to Gazer.