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.
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.
¶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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.