2 Samuel 5
Then all the tribes of Israel u came to David at Hebron and said, "Behold, v we are your bone and flesh.
In times past, when Saul was king over us, w it was you who led out and brought in Israel. And the Lord said to you, x 'You shall be shepherd of my people Israel, and you shall be prince over Israel.'"
So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, y and King David made a covenant with them at Hebron z before the Lord, and they anointed David king over Israel.
David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and a he reigned forty years.
a At Hebron he reigned over Judah b seven years and six months, and at Jerusalem he reigned over all Israel and Judah thirty-three years.
c And the king and his men went to Jerusalem d against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, who said to David, "You will not come in here, but the blind and the lame will ward you off" - thinking, "David cannot come in here."
Nevertheless, David took the stronghold of Zion, e that is, the city of David.
And David said on that day, "Whoever would strike the Jebusites, let him get up the water shaft to attack 'the lame and the blind,' who are hated by David's soul." Therefore it is said, "The blind and the lame shall not come into the house."
And David lived in the stronghold and called it e the city of David. And David built the city all around from the f Millo inward.
And David became greater and greater, for the Lord, the God of hosts, was with him.
g And h Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, also carpenters and masons who built David a house.
And David knew that the Lord had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for the sake of his people Israel.
And David took more i concubines and wives from Jerusalem, after he came from Hebron, and more sons and daughters were born to David.
j And these are the names of those who were born to him in Jerusalem: Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon,
Ibhar, Elishua, Nepheg, Japhia,
Elishama, Eliada, and Eliphelet.
When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over Israel, all the Philistines went up to search for David. But David heard of it and went down k to the stronghold.
Now the Philistines had come and spread out in l the Valley of Rephaim.
And David m inquired of the Lord, "Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will you give them into my hand?" And the Lord said to David, "Go up, for I will certainly give the Philistines into your hand."
And David came to Baal-perazim, and David defeated them there. And he said, "The Lord has burst through my enemies before me like a bursting flood." n Therefore the name of that place is called Baal-perazim.
And the Philistines left their idols there, and David and his men carried them away.
And the Philistines came up yet again o and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim.
p And when David inquired of the Lord, he said, "You shall not go up; go around to their rear, and come against them opposite the balsam trees.
And q when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, then rouse yourself, r for then the Lord has gone out before you to strike down the army of the Philistines."
And David did as the Lord commanded him, and struck down the Philistines from Geba s to Gezer.
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2 Samuel 5:1 - 3
Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, "Behold, we are your bone and flesh.
1 Chronicles 11:1 - 3
Then all Israel gathered together to David at Hebron and said, "Behold, we are your bone and flesh.
And Laban said to him, "Surely you are my bone and my flesh!" And he stayed with him a month.
1 Samuel 18:13
So Saul removed him from his presence and made him a commander of a thousand. And he went out and came in before the people.
2 Samuel 7:7
In all places where I have moved with all the people of Israel, did I speak a word with any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, saying, "Why have you not built me a house of cedar?"
1 Chronicles 17:6
In all places where I have moved with all Israel, did I speak a word with any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd my people, saying, "Why have you not built me a house of cedar?"
Psalms 78:71 - 72
From following the nursing ewes he brought him to shepherd Jacob his people, Israel his inheritance.
"'And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.'"
2 Samuel 3:12 - 13
And Abner sent messengers to David on his behalf, saying, "To whom does the land belong? Make your covenant with me, and behold, my hand shall be with you to bring over all Israel to you.
2 Samuel 3:21
And Abner said to David, "I will arise and go and will gather all Israel to my lord the king, that they may make a covenant with you, and that you may reign over all that your heart desires." So David sent Abner away, and he went in peace.
2 Kings 11:17
And Jehoiada made a covenant between the Lord and the king and people, that they should be the Lord 's people, and also between the king and the people.
So Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people made him head and leader over them. And Jephthah spoke all his words before the Lord at Mizpah.
1 Samuel 23:18
And the two of them made a covenant before the Lord. David remained at Horesh, and Jonathan went home.
1 Kings 2:11
And the time that David reigned over Israel was forty years. He reigned seven years in Hebron and thirty-three years in Jerusalem.
1 Chronicles 3:4
Six were born to him in Hebron, where he reigned for seven years and six months. And he reigned thirty-three years in Jerusalem.
1 Chronicles 29:27
The time that he reigned over Israel was forty years. He reigned seven years in Hebron and thirty-three years in Jerusalem.
2 Samuel 5:4
David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.
2 Samuel 2:11
And the time that David was king in Hebron over the house of Judah was seven years and six months.
2 Samuel 5:6 - 10
And the king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, who said to David, "You will not come in here, but the blind and the lame will ward you off" - thinking, "David cannot come in here.
1 Chronicles 11:4 - 9
And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem, that is, Jebus, where the Jebusites were, the inhabitants of the land.
When they were near Jebus, the day was nearly over, and the servant said to his master, "Come now, let us turn aside to this city of the Jebusites and spend the night in it.
But the Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the people of Judah could not drive out, so the Jebusites dwell with the people of Judah at Jerusalem to this day.
But the people of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites who lived in Jerusalem, so the Jebusites have lived with the people of Benjamin in Jerusalem to this day.
2 Samuel 6:12
And it was told King David, "The Lord has blessed the household of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God." So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom to the city of David with rejoicing.
2 Samuel 6:16
As the ark of the Lord came into the city of David, Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, and she despised him in her heart.
2 Samuel 5:7
Nevertheless, David took the stronghold of Zion, that is, the city of David.
1 Kings 9:15
And this is the account of the forced labor that King Solomon drafted to build the house of the Lord and his own house and the Millo and the wall of Jerusalem and Hazor and Megiddo and Gezer
1 Kings 9:24
But Pharaoh's daughter went up from the city of David to her own house that Solomon had built for her. Then he built the Millo.
1 Kings 11:27
And this was the reason why he lifted up his hand against the king. Solomon built the Millo, and closed up the breach of the city of David his father.
2 Kings 12:20
His servants arose and made a conspiracy and struck down Joash in the house of Millo, on the way that goes down to Silla.
2 Chronicles 32:5
He set to work resolutely and built up all the wall that was broken down and raised towers upon it, and outside it he built another wall, and he strengthened the Millo in the city of David. He also made weapons and shields in abundance.
2 Samuel 5:11 - 25
And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, also carpenters and masons who built David a house.
1 Chronicles 14:1 - 16
And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, also masons and carpenters to build a house for him.
1 Kings 5:1
Now Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants to Solomon when he heard that they had anointed him king in place of his father, for Hiram always loved David.
1 Kings 6:1
In the four hundred and eightieth year after the people of Israel came out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, which is the second month, he began to build the house of the Lord.
1 Chronicles 3:9
All these were David's sons, besides the sons of the concubines, and Tamar was their sister.
1 Chronicles 3:5 - 8
These were born to him in Jerusalem: Shimea, Shobab, Nathan and Solomon, four by Bath-shua, the daughter of Ammiel.
2 Samuel 23:14
David was then in the stronghold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then at Bethlehem.
1 Samuel 22:4 - 5
And he left them with the king of Moab, and they stayed with him all the time that David was in the stronghold.
2 Samuel 5:22
And the Philistines came up yet again and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim.
2 Samuel 23:13
And three of the thirty chief men went down and came about harvest time to David at the cave of Adullam, when a band of Philistines was encamped in the Valley of Rephaim.
Then the boundary goes up by the Valley of the Son of Hinnom at the southern shoulder of the Jebusite ( that is, Jerusalem). And the boundary goes up to the top of the mountain that lies over against the Valley of Hinnom, on the west, at the northern end of the Valley of Rephaim.
Then the boundary goes down to the border of the mountain that overlooks the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, which is at the north end of the Valley of Rephaim. And it then goes down the Valley of Hinnom, south of the shoulder of the Jebusites, and downward to En-rogel.
And Joshua said to them, "If you are a numerous people, go up by yourselves to the forest, and there clear ground for yourselves in the land of the Perizzites and the Rephaim, since the hill country of Ephraim is too narrow for you.
2 Samuel 2:1
After this David inquired of the Lord, "Shall I go up into any of the cities of Judah?" And the Lord said to him, "Go up." David said, "To which shall I go up?" And he said, "To Hebron.
For the Lord will rise up as on Mount Perazim; as in the Valley of Gibeon he will be roused; to do his deed - strange is his deed! and to work his work - alien is his work!
2 Samuel 5:18
Now the Philistines had come and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim.
1 Samuel 22:10
And he inquired of the Lord for him and gave him provisions and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine.
2 Kings 7:6
For the Lord had made the army of the Syrians hear the sound of chariots and of horses, the sound of a great army, so that they said to one another, "Behold, the king of Israel has hired against us the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Egypt to come against us.
And Deborah said to Barak, "Up! For this is the day in which the Lord has given Sisera into your hand. Does not the Lord go out before you?" So Barak went down from Mount Tabor with 10,000 men following him.
Then Horam king of Gezer came up to help Lachish. And Joshua struck him and his people, until he left none remaining.