The Tribes of Israel - 2 Samuel 5

2 Samuel 5:1 Then came all the tribes of Israel to David unto  Hebron, and spake, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and  thy flesh.

2 Samuel 5:2 Also in time past, when Saul was king over  us, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel:  and the LORD said to thee, Thou shalt feed my people  Israel, and thou shalt be a captain over Israel. 

2 Samuel 5:3 So all  the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king  David made a league with them in Hebron before the  LORD: and they anointed David king over Israel.   

2 Samuel 5:4 David was thirty years old when he began to  reign, and he reigned forty years. 

2 Samuel 5:5 In Hebron he  reigned over Judah seven years and six months: and in  Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel  and Judah.  

2 Samuel 5:6 And the king and his men went to Jerusalem unto  the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land: which spake unto  David, saying, Except thou take away the blind and the  lame, thou shalt not come in hither: thinking, David cannot  come in hither. 

2 Samuel 5:7 Nevertheless David took the strong  hold of Zion: the same is the city of David. 

2 Samuel 5:8 And  David said on that day, Whosoever 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.  Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame shall not come  into the house. 

2 Samuel 5:9 So David dwelt in the fort, and called  it the city of David. And David built round about from  Millo and inward. 


2 Samuel 5:10 And David went on, and grew  great, and the LORD God of hosts was with him.  

2 Samuel 5:11 And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David,  and cedar trees, and carpenters, and masons: and they built  David an house. 

2 Samuel 5:12 And David perceived that the  LORD had established him king over Israel, and that he had  exalted his kingdom for his people Israel’s sake.  

2 Samuel 5:13 And David took him more concubines and wives  out of Jerusalem, after he was come from Hebron: and there  were yet sons and daughters born to David. 

2 Samuel 5:14 And  these be the names of those that were born unto him in  Jerusalem; Shammuah, and Shobab, and Nathan, and  Solomon, 

2 Samuel 5:15 Ibhar also, and Elishua, and Nepheg, and  Japhia, 

2 Samuel 5:16 And Elishama, and Eliada, and Eliphalet.  

2 Samuel 5:17 But when the Philistines heard that they had  anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines came up  to seek David; and David heard of it, and went down to  the hold. 

2 Samuel 5:18 The Philistines also came and spread  themselves in the valley of Rephaim. 

2 Samuel 5:19 And David  enquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up to the  Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the  LORD said unto David, Go up: for I will doubtless deliver  the Philistines into thine hand. 

2 Samuel 5:20 And David came to  Baal-perazim, and David smote them there, and said, The  LORD hath broken forth upon mine enemies before me, as  the breach of waters. Therefore he called the name of that  place Baal-perazim. 

2 Samuel 5:21 And there they left their images,  and David and his men burned them.  

2 Samuel 5:22 And the Philistines came up yet again, and spread  themselves in the valley of Rephaim. 

2 Samuel 5:23 And when  David enquired of the LORD, he said, Thou shalt not go up;  but fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them  over against the mulberry trees. 

2 Samuel 5:24 And let it be, when  thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry  trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the  LORD go out before thee, to smite the host of the  Philistines. 

2 Samuel 5:25 And David did so, as the LORD had  commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until  thou come to Gazer.  KJV