2 Samuel 5:12
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New Living Translation
And David realized that the LORD had confirmed him as king over Israel and had blessed 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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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

5:12 King over Israel - That he might be a blessing to them, and they might be happy under his administration.

2 Samuel 5:12 Parallel Commentaries

Library
A Cloud of Witnesses.
"By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even concerning things to come. By faith Jacob, when he was a-dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff. By faith Joseph, when his end was nigh, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.... By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they had been compassed about for seven days. By faith Rahab the harlot perished not with them that were disobedient,
Thomas Charles Edwards—The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews

The Blessing of Jacob Upon Judah. (Gen. Xlix. 8-10. )
Ver. 8. "Judah, thou, thy brethren shall praise thee; thy hand shall be on the neck of thine enemies; before thee shall bow down the sons of thy father. Ver. 9. A lion's whelp is Judah; from the prey, my son, thou goest up; he stoopeth down, he coucheth as a lion, and as a full-grown lion, who shall rouse him up? Ver. 10. The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come, and unto Him the people shall adhere." Thus does dying Jacob, in announcing
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

Samuel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
2 Samuel 5:11
Then King Hiram of Tyre sent messengers to David, along with cedar timber and carpenters and stonemasons, and they built David a palace.

2 Samuel 5:13
After moving from Hebron to Jerusalem, David married more concubines and wives, and they had more sons and daughters.

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