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2 Samuel 5:1-5 Common English Bible (CEB)

David becomes king of Israel and Judah

All the Israelite tribes came to David at Hebron and said, “Listen: We are your very own flesh and bone. In the past, when Saul ruled over us, you were the one who led Israel out to war and back. What’s more, the Lord told you, You will shepherd my people Israel, and you will be Israel’s leader.

So all the Israelite elders came to the king at Hebron. King David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the Lord, and they anointed David king over Israel.

David was 30 years old when he became king, and he ruled for forty years. He ruled over Judah for seven and a half years in Hebron. He ruled thirty-three years over all Israel and Judah in Jerusalem.

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2 Samuel 5:9-10 Common English Bible (CEB)

David occupied the fortress, so it was renamed David’s City. David built a city around it from the earthen terraces[a] inward.[b] 10 David grew increasingly powerful, and the Lord of heavenly forces was with him.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Samuel 5:9 Heb Millo
  2. 2 Samuel 5:9 DSS (4QSama); MT lacks city.
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