2 Samuel 5:12
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English Standard Version
And David knew that the LORD had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for the sake of his people Israel.

King James Bible
And David perceived that the LORD had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for his people Israel's sake.

American Standard Version
And David perceived that Jehovah had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for his people Israel's sake.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David knew that the Lord bad confirmed him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom over his people Israel.

English Revised Version
And David perceived that the LORD had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for his people Israel's sake.

Webster's Bible Translation
And David perceived that the LORD had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for his people Israel's sake.

2 Samuel 5:12 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Conquest of the Stronghold of Zion, and Choice of Jerusalem as the Capital of the Kingdom (cf. 1 Chronicles 11:4, 1 Chronicles 11:9). - These parallel accounts agree in all the main points; but they are both of them merely brief extracts from a more elaborate history, so that certain things, which appeared of comparatively less importance, are passed over either in the one or the other, and the full account is obtained by combining the two. The conquest of the citadel Zion took place immediately after the anointing of David as king over all the tribes of Israel. This is apparent, not only from the fact that the account follows directly afterwards, but also from the circumstance that, according to 2 Samuel 5:5, David reigned in Jerusalem just as many years as he was king over all Israel.

2 Samuel 5:6

The king went with his men (i.e., his fighting men: the Chronicles have "all Israel," i.e., the fighting men of Israel) to Jerusalem to the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, i.e., the natives or Canaanites; "and they said (the singular ויּאמר is used because היבוּסי is a singular form) to David, Thou wilt not come hither (i.e., come in), but the blind and lame will drive thee away: to say (i.e., by which they meant to say), David will not come in." הסירך is not used for the infinitive, but has been rightly understood by the lxx, Aben Ezra, and others, as a perfect. The perfect expresses a thing accomplished, and open to no dispute; and the use of the singular in the place of the plural, as in Isaiah 14:32, is to be explained from the fact that the verb precedes, and is only defined precisely by the subject which follows (vid., Ewald, 319, a.). The Jebusites relied upon the unusual natural advantages of their citadel, which stood upon Mount Zion, a mountain shut in by deep valleys on three different sides; so that in their haughty self-security they imagined that they did not even need to employ healthy and powerful warriors to resist the attack made by David, but that the blind and lame would suffice.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

David

2 Samuel 7:16 And your house and your kingdom shall be established for ever before you: your throne shall be established for ever.

1 Chronicles 14:2 And David perceived that the LORD had confirmed him king over Israel, for his kingdom was lifted up on high...

his people

1 Kings 10:9 Blessed be the LORD your God, which delighted in you, to set you on the throne of Israel: because the LORD loved Israel for ever...

2 Chronicles 2:11 Then Huram the king of Tyre answered in writing, which he sent to Solomon, Because the LORD has loved his people...

Esther 4:14 For if you altogether hold your peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place...

Isaiah 1:25-27 And I will turn my hand on you, and purely purge away your dross, and take away all your tin...

Daniel 2:30 But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than any living...

Cross References
2 Samuel 5:11
And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, also carpenters and masons who built David a house.

2 Samuel 5:13
And David took more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, after he came from Hebron, and more sons and daughters were born to David.

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