Matthew Bible

2 Samuel 5

The Tribes come to Hebron to anoint David over Israel.

2 Samuel 5:1 Then came all the trybes of Israel to Dauid to Hebron & sayde: se, we are thy bones & thy flesh. 2 Samuel 5:2 And therto in tyme paste when Saul was kyng ouer vs, thou leddest Israel in and oute. And the Lord hath sayd to the: thou shalt fede my people Israel, and thou shalt be a captayne ouer Israel. 2 Samuel 5:3 And so all the elders of Israell came to the kynge to Hebron. And Kynge Dauid made a couenaunt wyth them in Hebron before the Lord. And they anoynted Dauid Kynge ouer Israell.

David's age.

2 Samuel 5:4 Dauid was thyrtye yeare olde when he began to raygne, and he raygned fourty yeare. 2 Samuel 5:5 In Hebron he raygned ouer Iuda seuen yere & syxe monethes. And in Ierusalem he raygned thyrtye & thre yeares ouer all Israell and Iuda.

He taking Zion from the Jebusites dwelleth in it.

2 Samuel 5:6 Then went the Kynge and hys men to Ierusalem, vnto the Iebusytes the enhabyters of the lande. And they sayde vnto Dauid: excepte thou take awaye the blynde & the lame thou shalt not come in hyther, meanyng therby that Dauid shulde not haue come in thyther. 2 Samuel 5:7 Neuerthelesse Dauid toke the holde of Syon, which is in the cytye of Dauid. 2 Samuel 5:8 Then sayde Dauid the same day. Whosoeuer wynneth the walles and the lame & þe blinde hated of Dauids soule. Wherfore the blynd & the lame shall not come into the house. 2 Samuel 5:9 And Dauid dwelte in the toure and called it the cytye of Dauid. And Dauid buylt round aboute it from Mello inwarde. 2 Samuel 5:10 And Dauid waxed great and the Lorde God of hostes was with him.

Hiram sendeth to David.

2 Samuel 5:11 And Hiram Kynge of Tyre sent messengers to Dauid wyth Cedar trees and carpenters & Masons, to buyld Dauid an house. 2 Samuel 5:12 Wherby Dauid perceyued that the Lord had stablished him Kynge ouer Israel, and had exalted his kingdom for his people Israels sake.

Eleven sons are born to him in Jerusalem.

2 Samuel 5:13 And Dauid toke hym mo concubynes and wyues out of Ierusalem, after he was come from Hebron, and mo sonnes and doughters were yet borne to Dauid. 2 Samuel 5:14 And these be the names of þe sonnes that were borne hym in Ierusalem: Samua, Sobab, Nathan, Salamon, 2 Samuel 5:15 Iebahar, Elisua, Nepheg, Iaphia, 2 Samuel 5:16 Elisama, Eliada, & Eliphalet.

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

2 Samuel 5:17 But when the Philistines heard þt they had anoynted Dauid King ouer Israel, they came al vp to seke Dauid. And as sone as Dauid hearde of it, he gat hym to an hold. 2 Samuel 5:18 And the Philistines came and layd them a long in the valeye of Raphaim. 2 Samuel 5:19 And Dauid asked of the Lorde sayinge: shal I go to the Philistines? & wilt thou delyuer them into my handes? And the Lorde sayde vnto Dauid: go for I wyll delyuer the Philistines into thy handes. 2 Samuel 5:20 And Dauid cam to Baal Pharazim & smote them there & sayd: the Lorde hath deuyded myne enemyes a sondre before me, as a man wold deuyde water. And therfore he called þe name of the sayd place, Baal Pharazim. 2 Samuel 5:21 And there they lefte theyr Images and Dauid & his men toke them vp.

and again at the mulberry trees.

2 Samuel 5:22 And the Philistines came yet agayne & layde them in the valeye Raphaim. 2 Samuel 5:23 And Dauid asked the Lorde, & he sayd go not But compasse them on the backsyde & come vpon them from the Peretrees. 2 Samuel 5:24 And when thou hearest the noyse of a thyng goyng in þe toppes of the Peretrees, then moue. For then the Lord is gone out before the, to smyte the host of the Philistines. 2 Samuel 5:25 And Dauid dyd as þe Lord commaunded hym and smote the Philistines from Gabaah to Gezer.

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