New International Reader's Version

2 Samuel 5:1-25

David Becomes King Over Israel

1All the tribes of Israel came to see David at Hebron. They said, “We are your own flesh and blood. 2In the past, Saul was our king. But you led Israel on their military campaigns. And the Lord said to you, ‘You will be the shepherd over my people Israel. You will become their ruler.’ ”

3All the elders of Israel came to see King David at Hebron. There the king made a covenant with them in front of the Lord. They anointed David as king over Israel.

4David was 30 years old when he became king. He ruled for 40 years. 5In Hebron he ruled over Judah for seven and a half years. In Jerusalem he ruled over all of Israel and Judah for 33 years.

David Captures Jerusalem

6The king and his men marched to Jerusalem. They went to attack the Jebusites who lived there. The Jebusites said to David, “You won’t get in here. Even people who can’t see or walk can keep you from coming in.” The Jebusites thought, “David can’t get in here.” 7But David captured the fort of Zion. It became known as the City of David.

8On that day David had said, “Someone might win the battle over the Jebusites. But they will have to crawl through the water tunnel to get into the city. That’s the only way they can reach those enemies of mine that you say can’t see or walk.” That’s why people say, “Those who ‘can’t see or walk’ won’t enter David’s palace.”

9David moved into the fort. He called it the City of David. He built up the area around the fort. He filled in the low places. He started at the bottom and worked his way up. 10David became more and more powerful. That’s because the Lord God who rules over all was with him.

11Hiram was king of Tyre. He sent messengers to David. He sent cedar logs along with them. He also sent skilled workers. They worked with wood and stone. They built a palace for David. 12Then David knew that the Lord had made his position as king secure. He knew that he had made him king over the whole nation of Israel. He knew that the Lord had greatly honored his kingdom. The Lord had done it because the Israelites were his people.

13After David left Hebron, he got more concubines and wives in Jerusalem. More sons and daughters were born to him there. 14Here is a list of the children who were born to him in Jerusalem. Their names were Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon, 15Ibhar, Elishua, Nepheg, Japhia, 16Elishama, Eliada and Eliphelet.

David Wins the Battle Over the Philistines

17The Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over Israel. So their whole army went to look for him. But David heard about it. He went down to his usual place of safety. 18The Philistines had come and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim. 19So David asked the Lord for advice. He said, “Should I go and attack the Philistines? Will you hand them over to me?”

The Lord answered him, “Go. I will surely hand over the Philistines to you.”

20So David went to Baal Perazim. There he won the battle over the Philistines. He said, “The Lord has broken through against my enemies when I’ve attacked them. He has broken through just as water breaks through a dam.” That’s why the place was called Baal Perazim. 21The Philistines left the statues of their gods there. So David and his men carried off the statues.

22Once more the Philistines came up. They spread out in the Valley of Rephaim. 23So David asked the Lord for advice. The Lord answered, “Do not go straight up. Instead, circle around behind them. Attack them in front of the poplar trees. 24Listen for the sound of marching in the tops of the trees. Then move quickly. The sound will mean that I have gone out in front of you. I will strike down the Philistine army.” 25So David did just as the Lord had commanded him. He struck down the Philistines. He struck them down from Gibeon all the way to Gezer.

Ketab El Hayat

صموئيل الثاني 5:1-25

داود يصبح مَلكاً على كل إسرائيل

1وَتَوَافَدَ جَمِيعُ رُؤَسَاءِ أَسْبَاطِ إِسْرَائِيلَ إِلَى دَاوُدَ فِي حَبْرُونَ قَائِلِينَ: «إِنَّنَا لَحْمُكَ وَعَظْمُكَ. 2وَفِي الأَيَّامِ الْغَابِرَةِ عِنْدَمَا كَانَ شَاوُلُ مَلِكاً عَلَيْنَا كُنْتَ أَنْتَ قَائِدَنَا فِي الْمَعَارِكِ، وَقَدْ قَالَ الرَّبُّ لَكَ: ’أَنْتَ تَرْعَى شَعْبِي إِسْرَائِيلَ وَتَتَوَلَّى حُكْمَهُ‘.» 3وَفِي حُضُورِ شُيُوخِ إِسْرَائِيلَ فِي حَبْرُونَ قَطَعَ الْمَلِكُ دَاوُدُ مَعَهُمْ عَهْداً أَمَامَ الرَّبِّ، فَنَصَّبُوهُ مَلِكاً عَلَى إِسْرَائِيلَ. 4وَكَانَ دَاوُدُ فِي الثَّلاثِينَ مِنْ عُمْرِهِ حِينَ تُوِّجَ مَلِكاً. 5وَاسْتَمَرَّ مُلْكُهُ أَرْبَعِينَ سَنَةً، مِنْهَا سَبْعُ سَنَوَاتٍ وَسِتَّةُ أَشْهُرٍ مَلَكَ فِيهَا عَلَى يَهُوذَا فِي حَبْرُونَ، وَثَلاثٌ وَثَلاثُونَ سَنَةً مَلَكَ فِيهَا فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ عَلَى جَمِيعِ أَسْبَاطِ إِسْرَائِيلَ وَسِبْطِ يَهُوذَا.

الاستيلاء على أورشليم

6ثُمَّ تَقَدَّمَ الْمَلِكُ بِقُوَّاتِهِ نَحْوَ أُورُشَلِيمَ لِمُحَارَبَةِ أَهْلِهَا الْيَبُوسِيِّينَ. فَقَالُوا لِدَاوُدَ: «لَنْ تَسْتَطِيعَ اقْتِحَامَ الْمَدِينَةِ، لأَنَّهُ حَتَّى فِي وُسْعِ الْعُمْيَانِ وَالْعُرْجِ أَنْ يَصُدُّوكَ عَنْهَا». 7غَيْرَ أَنَّ دَاوُدَ اسْتَوْلَى عَلَى حِصْنِ صِهْيَوْنَ الْمَعْرُوفِ الآنَ بِمَدِينَةِ دَاوُدَ. 8وَكَانَ دَاوُدُ قَدْ قَالَ لِرِجَالِهِ: «عَلَى مَنْ يُهَاجِمُ الْيَبُوسِيِّينَ أَنْ يَسْتَخْدِمَ الْقَنَاةَ لِلْوُصُولِ إِلَى هَؤُلاءِ ’الْعُمْيِ وَالْعُرْجِ‘ الَّذِينَ تُبْغِضُهُمْ نَفْسِي». لِذَلِكَ يُقَالُ: «لا يَدْخُلُ بَيْتَ الرَّبِّ أَعْمَى وَلا أَعْرَجُ». 9وَأَقَامَ دَاوُدُ فِي الْحِصْنِ وَدَعَاهُ مَدِينَةَ دَاوُدَ. 10وَكَانَ دَاوُدُ يَزْدَادُ عَظَمَةً، لأَنَّ الرَّبَّ الْقَدِيرَ كَانَ مَعَهُ.

11وَأَرْسَلَ حِيرَامُ مَلِكُ صُورَ وَفْداً إِلَى دَاوُدَ مُحَمَّلاً بِخَشَبِ أَرْزٍ وَنَجَّارِينَ وَبَنَّائِينَ، فَشَيَّدُوا لِدَاوُدَ قَصْراً. 12وَأَدْرَكَ دَاوُدُ أَنَّ الرَّبَّ قَدْ ثَبَّتَهُ مَلِكاً عَلَى إِسْرَائِيلَ، وَأَنَّهُ قَدْ عَظَّمَ مِنْ مُلْكِهِ مِنْ أَجْلِ شَعْبِهِ إِسْرَائِيلَ. 13وَبَعْدَ أَنِ انْتَقَلَ دَاوُدُ مِنْ حَبْرُونَ إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ اتَّخَذَ لِنَفْسِهِ زَوْجَاتٍ وَمَحْظِيَّاتٍ وَأَنْجَبَ أَبْنَاءً وَبَنَاتٍ. 14وَهَذِهِ هِيَ أَسْمَاءُ أَبْنَاءِ دَاوُدَ الَّذِينَ وُلِدُوا فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ: شَمُّوعُ وشُوبَابُ وَنَاثَانُ وَسُلَيْمَانُ. 15وَيِبْحَارُ وَأَلِيشُوعُ وَنَافَجُ وَيَافِيعُ. 16وَأَلِيشَمَعُ وَأَلِيدَاعُ وَأَلِيفَلَطُ.

انتصارات داود

17وَعِنْدَمَا عَلِمَ الْفِلِسْطِينِيُّونَ أَنَّ دَاوُدَ اعْتَلَى عَرْشَ إِسْرَائِيلَ خَرَجُوا بِقُوَّاتِهِمْ لِلْبَحْثِ عَنْهُ. فَلَمَّا بَلَغَ الْخَبَرُ دَاوُدَ لَجَأَ إِلَى الْحِصْنِ. 18وَجَاءَ الْفِلِسْطِينِيُّونَ وَانْتَشَرُوا فِي وَادِي الرَّفَائِيِّينَ. 19وَسَأَلَ دَاوُدُ الرَّبَّ: «هَلْ أَصْعَدُ لِمُحَارَبَةِ الْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ؟ هَلْ تَنْصُرُنِي عَلَيْهِمْ؟» فَأَجَابَهُ الرَّبُّ: «اصْعَدْ لأَنِّي أَنْصُرُكَ عَلَيْهِمْ». 20فَتَقَدَّمَ دَاوُدُ نَحْوَ بَعْلِ فَرَاصِيمَ وَهَاجَمَهُمْ قَائِلاً: «قَدِ اقْتَحَمَ الرَّبُّ أَعْدَائِي أَمَامِي كَمَا تَقْتَحِمُ الْمِيَاهُ». لِذَلِكَ دُعِيَ ذَلِكَ الْمَوْضِعُ بَعْلَ فَرَاصِيمَ. 21وَهَرَبَ الْفِلِسْطِينِيُّونَ مُخَلِّفِينَ وَرَاءَهُمْ أَصْنَامَهُمْ فَحَطَّمَهَا دَاوُدُ وَرِجَالُهُ.

22ثُمَّ عَادَ الْفِلِسْطِينِيُّونَ فَاحْتَلُّوا وَادِي الرَّفَائِيِّينَ وَانْتَشَرُوا فِيهِ. 23فَاسْتَشَارَ دَاوُدُ الرَّبَّ، فَقَالَ لَهُ: «لا تَصْعَدْ إِلَيْهِمْ مُوَاجَهَةً، بَلِ الْتَفَّ حَوْلَهُمْ وَاهْجُمْ عَلَيْهِمْ مِنْ وَرَائِهِمْ مُقَابِلَ أَشْجَارِ الْبَلْسَمِ. 24وَعِنْدَمَا تَسْمَعُ صَوْتَ خَطْوَاتٍ تَنْتَقِلُ فَوْقَ قِمَمِ أَشْجَارِ الْبَلْسَمِ فَأَسْرِعْ بِالْهُجُومِ لأَنَّ الرَّبَّ آنَئِذٍ يَكُونُ قَدْ تَقَدَّمَكَ لِلْقَضَاءِ عَلَى مُعَسْكَرِهِمْ». 25فَنَفَّذَ دَاوُدُ أَوَامِرَ الرَّبِّ وَقَضَى عَلَى الْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ مِنْ جَبْعٍ إِلَى مَدْخَلِ جَازَرَ.