2 Samuel 5:12
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New International Version
Then David knew that the LORD had established him as king over Israel and 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.

Darby Bible Translation
And David perceived that Jehovah had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom because of his people Israel.

World English Bible
David perceived that Yahweh had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for his people Israel's sake.

Young's Literal Translation
and David knoweth that Jehovah hath established him for king over Israel, and that He hath lifted up his kingdom, because of His people Israel.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Hiram king of Tyre - He was a very friendly man, and no doubt a believer in the true God. He was not only a friend to David, but also of his son Solomon, to whom, in building the temple, he afforded the most important assistance.

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...

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One Fold and one Shepherd
'Then came all the tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron, and spake, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh. 2. Also in time past, when Saul was king over us, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the Lord said to thee, Thou shalt feed My people Israel, and thou shalt be a captain over Israel. 3. 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. 4. David was
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

God's Strange Work
'That He may do His work, His strange work; and bring to pass His act, His strange act.'--ISAIAH xxviii. 21. How the great events of one generation fall dead to another! There is something very pathetic in the oblivion that swallows up world- resounding deeds. Here the prophet selects two instances which to him are solemn and singular examples of divine judgment, and we have difficulty in finding out to what he refers. To him they seemed the most luminous illustrations he could find of the principle
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
2 Samuel 5:11
Now Hiram king of Tyre sent envoys to David, along with cedar logs and carpenters and stonemasons, and they built a palace for David.

2 Samuel 5:13
After he left Hebron, David took more concubines and wives in Jerusalem, and more sons and daughters were born to him.

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