2 Samuel, Chapter 5

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David Is Anointed King in Hebron and Conquers Jerusalem

David is formally appointed king of all the tribes of Israel. As part of his policy to unite the divided tribes, he decides to establish his capital in an unclaimed territory. Jebus (Jerusalem) matches this description perfectly, but it must first be conquered. David takes the fortified city through a series of masterful tactics, including ascending through its underground water system. God blesses David for bringing the tribes together and conquering Jerusalem, at the center of which stands the holy Mount Moriah. David attains victory after victory in every clash, and his kingdom thrives and expands drastically.

“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 5:3)

“Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David. And David said on that day, Whosoever getteth up to the gutter, and smiteth the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind, that arehated of David’s soul, he shall be chief and captain. Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house. So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward. And David went on, and grew great, and the LORD God of hosts was with him” (2 Samuel 5:7-10)

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