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2 Samuel 5

The Tribes come to Hebron to anoint David over Israel.

2 Samuel 5:1 Then came all the tribes of Israel to Dauid vnto Hebron, and sayde thus: Beholde, we are thy bone, and thy fleshe. 2 Samuel 5:2 And in time past whe Saul was our king, thou leddest Israel in and out: and the Lord hath sayd to thee, thou shalt feede my people Israel, & thou shalt be a captayne ouer Israel. 2 Samuel 5:3 And so all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron, and king Dauid made a couenaunt with them in Hebron before the Lorde: and they annointed Dauid king ouer Israel.

David's age.

2 Samuel 5:4 Dauid was thirtie yeres olde when he began to raigne, and he raigned fourtie yeres. 2 Samuel 5:5 In Hebron he raigned ouer Iuda seuen yeres and sixe monethes: and in Hierusalem he raigned thirtie and three yeres ouer all Israel and Iuda.

He taking Zion from the Jebusites dwelleth in it.

2 Samuel 5:6 The king also and his men went to Hierusalem vnto the Iebusites the inhabitauntes of the lande, whiche spake vnto Dauid, saying: Except thou take away the blinde and the lame, thou shalt not come in hyther: For they said, Thou art not able to come in hyther. 2 Samuel 5:7 Neuerthelesse, Dauid toke the strong hold of Sion: the same is the citie of Dauid. 2 Samuel 5:8 And Dauid sayde the same day: Whosoeuer smyteth the Iebusites, and getteth vp to the gutters of the houses, and smyteth the lame and the blinde, hated of Dauid soule, [I will preferre him.] Wherfore they said: The blinde and the lame shal not come into that house. 2 Samuel 5:9 And so Dauid dwelt in the towre, and called it the citie of Dauid, and buylt round about it, from Millo & inward. 2 Samuel 5:10 And Dauid prospered and grewe, and ye Lord God of hoastes was with him.

Hiram sendeth to David.

2 Samuel 5:11 And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to Dauid, and Cedar trees, & carpenters, and masons for walles: and they buylt Dauid an house. 2 Samuel 5:12 And Dauid perceaued that the Lord had stablished him king ouer Israel, & that he had exalted his kingdome for his people Israels sake.

Eleven sons are born to him in Jerusalem.

2 Samuel 5:13 And Dauid toke him mo concubines and wyues out of Hierusalem, after he was come from Hebron, and mo sonnes & daughters were yet borne to Dauid. 2 Samuel 5:14 And these be the names of the sonnes that were borne vnto him in Hierusalem: Samua, Sobab, Nathan, & Solomon, 2 Samuel 5:15 Ibhar also and Elisua, Nepheg, and Iaphia, 2 Samuel 5:16 Elisama, Eliada, and Eliphelet.

David directed by God smiteth the Philistines at Baal-perazim,

2 Samuel 5:17 But when the Philistines hearde that they had annoynted Dauid king ouer Israel, they came all vp to seke Dauid: And assoone as Dauid hearde of it, he gat him to an holde. 2 Samuel 5:18 And when the Philistines came, they spread them selues in the valley of Raphaim. 2 Samuel 5:19 And Dauid asked counsel of the Lord, saying: Shall I go vp to the Philistines? Wilt thou deliuer them into my handes? And the Lorde aunswered vnto Dauid: Go vp, for I will doubtlesse deliuer the Philistines into thy handes. 2 Samuel 5:20 And Dauid came to Baal Perazim, and smote them there, and sayde: The Lorde hath deuided myne enemies asunder before me, as waters be deuided asunder: And therefore he called the name of that place Baal Perazim. 2 Samuel 5:21 And there they left their images, and Dauid and his men burnt them.

and again at the mulberry trees.

2 Samuel 5:22 And the Philistines came yet againe, and layde them selues in the valley of Rephaim. 2 Samuel 5:23 And when Dauid asked counsel of the Lorde, he aunswered, Thou shalt not go vp: but compasse them on the backsyde, and come vpon them ouer against the Mulbery trees. 2 Samuel 5:24 And when thou hearest the noyse of a thing goyng in the toppe of the Mulbery trees, then remoue: for then shall the Lorde go out before thee, to smyte the hoast of the Philistines. 2 Samuel 5:25 And Dauid did as the Lorde had commaunded him: and smote the Philistines from Geba, vntill thou come to Gazer.

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