5:1And all the tribes of Israel come unto David, to Hebron, and speak, saying, `Lo, we are thy bone and thy flesh;
5:2also heretofore, in Saul's being king over us, thou hast been he who is bringing out and bringing in Israel, and Jehovah saith to thee, Thou dost feed My people Israel, and thou art for leader over Israel.'
5:3And all the elders of Israel come unto the king, to Hebron, and king David maketh with them a covenant in Hebron before Jehovah, and they anoint David for king over Israel.
5:4A son of thirty years is David in his being king; forty years he hath reigned;
5:5in Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months, and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years, over all Israel and Judah.
5:6And the king goeth, and his men, to Jerusalem, unto the Jebusite, the inhabitant of the land, and they speak to David, saying, `Thou dost not come in hither, except thou turn aside the blind and the lame;' saying, `David doth not come in hither.'
5:7And David captureth the fortress of Zion, it is the city of David.
5:8And David saith on that day, `Any one smiting the Jebusite, (let him go up by the watercourse), and the lame and the blind -- the hated of David's soul,' -- because the blind and lame say, `He doth not come into the house.'
5:9And David dwelleth in the fortress, and calleth it -- City of David, and David buildeth round about, from Millo and inward,
5:10and David goeth, going on and becoming great, and Jehovah, God of Hosts, is with him.
5:11And Hiram king of Tyre sendeth messengers unto David, and cedar-trees, and artificers of wood, and artificers of stone, for walls, and they build a house for David,
5:12and David knoweth that Jehovah hath established him for king over Israel, and that He hath lifted up his kingdom, because of His people Israel.
5:13And David taketh again concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, after his coming from Hebron, and there are born again to David sons and daughters.
5:14And these are the names of those born to him in Jerusalem: Shammuah, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon,
5:15and Ibhar, and Elishua, and Nepheg, and Japhia,
5:16and Elishama, and Eliada, and Eliphalet.
5:17And the Philistines hear that they have anointed David for king over Israel, and all the Philistines come up to seek David, and David heareth, and goeth down unto the fortress,
5:18and the Philistines have come, and are spread out in the valley of Rephaim.
5:19And David asketh of Jehovah, saying, `Do I go up unto the Philistines? dost Thou give them into my hand?' And Jehovah saith unto David, `Go up, for I certainly give the Philistines into thy hand.'
5:20And David cometh in to Baal-Perazim, and David smiteth them there, and saith, `Jehovah hath broken forth on mine enemies before me, as the breaking forth of waters;' therefore he hath called the name of that place Baal-Perazim.
5:21And they forsake there their idols, and David and his men lift them up.
5:22And the Philistines add again to come up, and are spread out in the valley of Rephaim,
5:23and David asketh of Jehovah, and He saith, `Thou dost not go up, turn round unto their rear, and thou hast come to them over-against the mulberries,
5:24and it cometh to pass, in thy hearing the sound of a stepping in the tops of the mulberries, then thou dost move sharply, for then hath Jehovah gone out before thee to smite in the camp of the Philistines.'
5:25And David doth so, as Jehovah commanded him, and smiteth the Philistines from Geba unto thy coming to Gazer.
6:1And David gathered again every chosen one in Israel, thirty thousand,
6:2and David riseth and goeth, and all the people who are with him, from Baale-Judah, to bring up thence the ark of God, whose name hath been called -- the name of Jehovah of Hosts, inhabiting the cherubs -- upon it.
6:3And they cause the ark of God to ride on a new cart, and lift it up from the house of Abinadab, which is in the height, and Uzzah and Ahio sons of Abinadab are leading the new cart;
6:4and they lift it up from the house of Abinadab, which is in the height, with the ark of God, and Ahio is going before the ark,
6:5and David and all the house of Israel are playing before Jehovah, with all kinds of instruments of fir-wood, even with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cornets, and with cymbals.
6:6And they come unto the threshing-floor of Nachon, and Uzzah putteth forth his hand unto the ark of God, and layeth hold on it, for they released the oxen;
6:7and the anger of Jehovah burneth against Uzzah, and God smiteth him there for the error, and he dieth there by the ark of God.
6:8And it is displeasing to David, because that Jehovah hath broken forth a breach upon Uzzah, and one calleth that place Perez-Uzzah, unto this day;
6:9and David feareth Jehovah on that day, and saith, `How doth the ark of Jehovah come in unto me?'
6:10And David hath not been willing to turn aside unto himself the ark of Jehovah, to the city of David, and David turneth it aside to the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite,
6:11and the ark of Jehovah doth inhabit the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite three months, and Jehovah blesseth Obed-Edom and all his house.
6:12And it is declared to king David, saying, `Jehovah hath blessed the house of Obed-Edom, and all that he hath, because of the ark of God;' and David goeth and bringeth up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the city of David with joy.
6:13And it cometh to pass, when those bearing the ark of Jehovah have stepped six steps, that he sacrificeth an ox and a fatling.
6:14And David is dancing with all strength before Jehovah, and David is girded with a linen ephod,
6:15and David and all the house of Israel are bringing up the ark of Jehovah with shouting, and with the voice of a trumpet,
6:16and it hath come to pass, the ark of Jehovah hath come in to the city of David, and Michal daughter of Saul, hath looked through the window, and seeth king David moving and dancing before Jehovah, and despiseth him in her heart.
6:17And they bring in the ark of Jehovah, and set it up in its place, in the midst of the tent which David hath spread out for it, and David causeth to ascend burnt-offerings before Jehovah, and peace-offerings.
6:18And David finisheth from causing to ascend the burnt-offering, and the peace-offerings, and blesseth the people in the name of Jehovah of Hosts,
6:19and he apportioneth to all the people, to all the multitude of Israel, from man even unto woman, to each, one cake of bread, and one eshpar, and one ashisha, and all the people go, each to his house.
6:20And David turneth back to bless his house, and Michal daughter of Saul goeth out to meet David, and saith, `How honourable to-day was the king of Israel, who was uncovered to-day before the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain ones is openly uncovered!'
6:21And David saith unto Michal, `-- Before Jehovah, who fixed on me above thy father, and above all his house, to appoint me leader over the people of Jehovah, and over Israel, -- yea, I played before Jehovah;
6:22and I have been more vile than this, and have been low in mine eyes, and with the handmaids whom thou hast spoken of, with them I am honoured.'
6:23As to Michal daughter of Saul, she had no child till the day of her death.
7:1And it cometh to pass, when the king sat in his house, and Jehovah hath given rest to him round about, from all his enemies,
7:2that the king saith unto Nathan the prophet, `See, I pray thee, I am dwelling in a house of cedars, and the ark of God is dwelling in the midst of the curtain.'
7:3And Nathan saith unto the king, `All that is in thine heart -- go, do, for Jehovah is with thee.'
7:4And it cometh to pass in that night, that the word of Jehovah is unto Nathan, saying,
7:5`Go, and thou hast said unto My servant, unto David, Thus said Jehovah, Dost thou build for Me a house for My dwelling in?
7:6for I have not dwelt in a house even from the day of My bringing up the sons of Israel out of Egypt, even unto this day, and am walking up and down in a tent and in a tabernacle.
7:7During all the time that I have walked up and down among all the sons of Israel, a word have I spoken with one of the tribes of Israel which I commanded to feed my people Israel, saying, `Why have ye not built to Me a house of cedars?
7:8and now, thus dost thou say to My servant, to David: `Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, I have taken thee from the comely place, from after the flock, to be leader over My people, over Israel;
7:9and I am with thee whithersoever thou hast gone, and I cut off all thine enemies from thy presence, and have made for thee a great name, as the name of the great ones who are in the earth,
7:10and I have appointed a place for My people, for Israel, and have planted it, and it hath tabernacled in its place, and it is not troubled any more, and the sons of perverseness do not add to afflict it any more, as in the beginning,
7:11even from the day that I appointed judges over My people Israel; and I have given rest to thee from all thine enemies, and Jehovah hath declared to thee that Jehovah doth make for thee a house.
7:12`When thy days are full, and thou hast lain with thy fathers, then I have raised up thy seed after thee which goeth out from thy bowels, and have established his kingdom;
7:13He doth build a house for My Name, and I have established the throne of his kingdom unto the age.
7:14I am to him for a father, and he is to Me for a son; whom in his dealings perversely I have even reproved with a rod of men, and with strokes of the sons of Adam,
7:15and My kindness doth not turn aside from him, as I turned it aside from Saul, whom I turned aside from before thee,
7:16and stedfast is thy house and thy kingdom unto the age before thee, thy throne is established unto the age.'
7:17According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so spake Nathan unto David.
7:18And king David cometh in and sitteth before Jehovah, and saith, `Who am I, Lord Jehovah? and what my house, that Thou hast brought me hitherto?
7:19And yet this is little in Thine eyes, Lord Jehovah, and Thou dost speak also concerning the house of Thy servant afar off; and this is the law of the Man, Lord Jehovah.
7:20And what doth David add more to speak unto Thee? and Thou, Thou hast known Thy servant, Lord Jehovah.
7:21Because of Thy word, and according to Thy heart, Thou hast done all this greatness, to cause Thy servant to know it.
7:22Therefore Thou hast been great, Jehovah God, for there is none like Thee, and there is no God save Thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
7:23`And who is as Thy people, as Israel -- one nation in the earth, whom God hath gone to redeem to Him for a people, and to make for Him a name -- and to do for you the greatness -- even fearful things for Thy land, at the presence of Thy people, whom Thou hast redeemed to Thee out of Egypt -- among the nations and their gods?
7:24Yea, Thou dost establish to Thee Thy people Israel, to Thee for a people unto the age, and Thou, Jehovah, hast been to them for God.
7:25`And now, Jehovah God, the word which Thou hast spoken concerning Thy servant, and concerning his house, establish unto the age, and do as Thou hast spoken;
7:26And Thy Name is great unto the age, saying, Jehovah of Hosts is God over Israel, and the house of Thy servant David is established before Thee,
7:27For Thou, Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel, Thou hast uncovered the ear of Thy servant, saying, A house I build for thee, therefore hath Thy servant found his heart to pray unto Thee this prayer;
7:28And now, Lord Jehovah, Thou art God Himself, and Thy words are truth, and Thou speakest unto Thy servant this goodness,
7:29And now, begin and bless the house of Thy servant, to be unto the age before Thee, for Thou, Lord Jehovah, hast spoken, and by Thy blessing is the house of Thy servant blessed -- to the age.'
8:1And it cometh to pass afterwards that David smiteth the Philistines, and humbleth them, and David taketh the bridle of the metropolis out of the hand of the Philistines.
8:2And he smiteth Moab, and measureth them with a line, causing them to lie down on the earth, and he measureth two lines to put to death, and the fulness of the line to keep alive, and the Moabites are to David for servants, bearers of a present.
8:3And David smiteth Hadadezer son of Rehob, king of Zobah, in his going to bring back his power by the River Euphrates;
8:4and David captureth from him a thousand and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen, and David destroyeth utterly the whole of the charioteers, only he leaveth of them a hundred charioteers.
8:5And Aram of Damascus cometh to give help to Hadadezer king of Zobah, and David smiteth of Aram twenty and two thousand men;
8:6and David putteth garrisons in Aram of Damascus, and Aram is to David for a servant, bearing a present; and Jehovah saveth David whithersoever he hath gone;
8:7and David taketh the shields of gold which were on the servants of Hadadezer, and bringeth them to Jerusalem;
8:8and from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, hath king David taken very much brass.
8:9And Toi king of Hamath heareth that David hath smitten all the force of Hadadezer,
8:10and Toi sendeth Joram his son unto king David to ask of him of welfare, and to bless him, (because that he hath fought against Hadadezer, and smiteth him, for a man of wars with Toi had Hadadezer been), and in his hand have been vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass,
8:11also them did king David sanctify to Jehovah, with the silver and the gold which he sanctified of all the nations which he subdued:
8:12of Aram, and of Moab, and of the Bene-Ammon, and of the Philistines, and of Amalek, and of the spoil of Hadadezer son of Rehob king of Zobah.
8:13And David maketh a name in his turning back from his smiting Aram in the valley of Salt -- eighteen thousand;
8:14and he putteth in Edom garrisons -- in all Edom he hath put garrisons, and all Edom are servants to David; and Jehovah saveth David whithersoever he hath gone.
8:15And David reigneth over all Israel, and David is doing judgment and righteousness to all his people,
8:16and Joab son of Zeruiah is over the host, and Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud is remembrancer,
8:17and Zadok son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech son of Abiathar, are priests, and Seraiah is scribe,
8:18and Benaiah son of Jehoiada is over both the Cherethite and the Pelethite, and the sons of David have been ministers.