2 Samuel

2 Samuel 5 ©

1 The tribes come to Hebron, and anoint David king over Israel. 4 His age and reign. 6 He taketh Zion from the Jebusites, and, fixing his residence there, calleth it the city of David. 11 Hiram sendeth him timber and workmen to build him a house. 13 Eleven sons are born to him in Jerusalem. 17 David directed by God smiteth the Philistines at Baal-perazim, 22 and again at the mulberry trees.


THEN acame all the tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron, and spake, saying, Behold, we are thy bbone and thy flesh.


Also in time past, when Saul was king over us, thou wast he that cleddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the LORD dsaid to thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be a captain over Israel.


So all the elders of Israel came to the king to eHebron; fand king David gmade a league with them in Hebron hbefore the LORD: and they ianointed David king over Israel.

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¶David was jthirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.


In kHebron 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 his men lwent to mJerusalem unto the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land: which spake unto David, saying, nExcept thou take away the blind and the lame, thou shalt not come in hither: 1thinking, David cannot come in *hither.


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


And David said on that day, pWhosoever getteth up to the *gutter, and smiteth the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind, that are hated of David's soul, he shall be chief and captain. 2Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house.


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


And David 3went on, and grew great, and the LORD God of hosts was rwith him.


¶And sHiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, and carpenters, and 4masons: and they built David an house.


And tDavid perceived that the LORD had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom ufor his people Israel's sake.


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


And wthese be the names of those that were born unto him in Jerusalem; Shammua, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon,


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


And Elishama, and Eliada, and Eliphalet.


¶But when the xPhilistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines came up to seek David; and David heard of it, and went down yto the hold.


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


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


And cDavid came to 5Baal-perazim, and David smote them there, and said, The LORD hath broken forth upon mine enemies before me, as the breach of waters. Therefore he called the name of that place Baal-perazim.


And dthere they left their images, and David and his men 6burned them.


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


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


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


And jDavid did so, as the LORD had commanded him; and smote the Philistines from 7Geba until thou come to kGazer.