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2 Samuel 5:1-5

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David Is Anointed King Over Israel

5:1 All the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron saying, “Look, we are your very flesh and blood! 1  5:2 In the past, when Saul was our king, you were the real leader in Israel. 2  The Lord said to you, ‘You will shepherd my people Israel; you will rule over Israel.’”

5:3 When all the leaders 3  of Israel came to the king at Hebron, King David made an agreement with them 4  in Hebron before the Lord. They designated 5  David as king over Israel. 5:4 David was thirty years old when he began to reign and he reigned for forty years. 5:5 In Hebron he reigned over Judah for seven years and six months, and in Jerusalem 6  he reigned for thirty-three years over all Israel and Judah.

1 tn Heb “look we are your bone and your flesh.”

2 tn Heb “you were the one leading out and the one leading in Israel.”

3 tn Heb “elders.”

4 tn Heb “and the king, David, cut for them a covenant.”

5 tn Heb “anointed.”

6 map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.



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