David was in the stronghold at the time, while a Philistine garrison was in Bethlehem. 1
David son of Jesse reigned over all Israel.
When David was old and approaching the end of his life, 1 he made his son Solomon king over Israel.
while David and all Israel were energetically 1 celebrating before God, singing and playing various stringed instruments, 2 tambourines, cymbals, and trumpets.
David was wrapped in a linen robe, as were all the Levites carrying the ark, the musicians, and Kenaniah the supervisor of transport and the musicians; 1 David also wore a linen ephod. 2
In the spring, at the time when kings normally conduct wars, 1 Joab led the army into battle and devastated the land of the Ammonites. He went and besieged Rabbah, while David stayed in Jerusalem. Joab defeated Rabbah and tore it down.