5 At Hebron ahe reigned over Judah seven years and six months, and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty-three years over all Israel and Judah.
6 aNow the king and his men went to bJerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, and they said to 1David, “You shall not come in here, but the blind and lame will turn you away”; 2thinking, “David cannot enter here.”
7 Nevertheless, David captured the stronghold of Zion, that is athe city of David.
8 David said on that day, “Whoever would strike the Jebusites, let him reach the lame and the blind, who are hated by David’s soul, through the water tunnel.” Therefore they say, “The blind or the lame shall not come into the house.”
10 aDavid became greater and greater, for the Lord God of hosts was with him.
13 Meanwhile aDavid took more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, after he came from Hebron; and more sons and daughters were born to David.
14 Now athese are the names of those who were born to him in Jerusalem: Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon,
18 Now the Philistines came and spread themselves out in athe valley of Rephaim.
19 Then aDavid inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You give them into my hand?” And bthe Lord said to David, “Go up, for I will certainly give the Philistines into your hand.”
20 So David came to aBaal-perazim and 1defeated them there; and he said, “The Lord has broken through my enemies before me like the breakthrough of waters.” Therefore he named that place 2Baal-perazim.
21 They abandoned their idols there, so aDavid and his men carried them away.
22 Now athe Philistines came up once again and spread themselves out in the valley of Rephaim.
24 “It shall be, when ayou hear the sound of marching in the tops of the 1balsam trees, then you shall act promptly, for then bthe Lord will have gone out before you to strike the army of the Philistines.”
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