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5:4 David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.
5:6 The king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, who spoke to David, saying, Except you take away the blind and the lame, you shall not come in here; thinking, David can`t come in here.
5:7 Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion; the same is the city of David.
5:8 David said on that day, Whoever strikes the Jebusites, let him get up to the watercourse, and [strike] the lame and the blind, who are hated of David`s soul. Why they say, There are the blind and the lame; he can`t come into the house.
5:9 David lived in the stronghold, and called it the city of David. David built round about from Millo and inward.
5:10 David grew greater and greater; for Yahweh, the God of hosts, was with him.
5:11 Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar-trees, and carpenters, and masons; and they built David a house.
5:14 These are the names of those who were born to him in Jerusalem: Shammua, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon,
5:15 and Ibhar, and Elishua, and Nepheg, and Japhia,
5:16 and Elishama, and Eliada, and Eliphelet.
5:17 When the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek David; and David heard of it, and went down to the stronghold.
5:18 Now the Philistines had come and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.
5:19 David inquired of Yahweh, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? will you deliver them into my hand? Yahweh said to David, Go up; for I will certainly deliver the Philistines into your hand.
5:21 They left their images there; and David and his men took them away.
5:22 The Philistines came up yet again, and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.
5:24 It shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry-trees, that then you shall bestir yourself; for then is Yahweh gone out before you to strike the host of the Philistines.
5:25 David did so, as Yahweh commanded him, and struck the Philistines from Geba until you come to Gezer.