2 Samuel 5
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2 Samuel 5
David Becomes King Over Israel...
And all the tribes of Yisra`el came to Dawid at Hebron and spoke, saying, `Look, we are your bone and your flesh.
'Formerly, when Sha'ul was sovereign over us, you were the one who led Yisra'el out and brought them in. And YHWH said to you, 'Shepherd My people Yisra'el, and be ruler over Yisra'el.''
And all the elders of Yisra'el came to the sovereign at Hebron, and Sovereign Dawid made a covenant with them at Hebron before YHWH. And they anointed Dawid sovereign over Yisra'el.
Dawid was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.
In Hebron he reigned over Yehudah seven years and six months, and in Yerushalayim he reigned thirty-three years over all Yisra'el and Yehudah.
David Conquers Jerusalem...
And the sovereign and his men went to Yerushalayim against the Yebusites, the inhabitants of the land. And they spoke to Dawid, saying, `Except you take away the blind and the lame, you are not going to come in here,` thinking, `Dawid is not going to come in here.`
But Dawid captured the stronghold of Tsiyon, the City of Dawid.
And Dawid said on that day, 'Anyone who smites the Yebusites, let him go by the water-shaft and take the lame and the blind, who are hated by Dawid's being.' That is why they say, 'The blind and the lame do not come into the house.'
And Dawid dwelt in the stronghold, and called it the City of Dawid. And Dawid built all around from the Millo and inward.
And Dawid went on and became great, and YHWH Elohim of hosts was with him.
Now Hiram sovereign of Tsor sent messengers to Dawid, and cedar trees, and carpenters and masons. And they built a house for Dawid.
And Dawid knew that YHWH had established him as sovereign over Yisra'el, and that He had exalted His reign, because of His people Yisra'el.
And Dawid took more concubines and wives from Yerushalayim, after he had come from Hebron, and more sons and daughters were born to Dawid.
And these were the names of those born to him in Yerushalayim: Shammua, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Shelomoh,
and Yibhar, and Elishua, and Nepheg, and Yaphiya,
and Elishama, and Elyada, and Eliphelet.
David Defeats the Philistines...
And the Philistines heard that they had anointed Dawid sovereign over Yisra`el, and all the Philistines went up to search for Dawid, but Dawid heard and went down to the stronghold.
And the Philistines came and spread themselves out in the Valley of Repha'im.
And Dawid inquired of YHWH, saying, 'Do I go up against the Philistines? Do You give them into my hand?' And YHWH said to Dawid, 'Go up, for I shall certainly give the Philistines into your hand.'
And Dawid came to Ba'al Peratsim, and Dawid smote them there. And he said, ' YHWH has broken through my enemies before me, like a breakthrough of water.' So he called the name of that place Ba'al Peratsim.
And they left their images there, and Dawid and his men took them away.
And the Philistines again came up and were spread out in the Valley of Repha'im.
And when Dawid inquired of YHWH, He said, 'Do not go up, turn around behind them, and you shall come upon them in front of the mulberry trees.
'And it shall be, when you hear the sound of stepping in the tops of the mulberry trees, then act promptly, for then YHWH shall go out before you to smite the camp of the Philistines.'
And Dawid did so, as YHWH commanded him, and smote the Philistines from Geba as far as Gezer.
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