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.

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.

English Standard Version
And David knew that the LORD had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for the sake of his people Israel.

New American Standard Bible
And David realized that the LORD had established him as king over Israel, and that He 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
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.

International Standard Version
So David concluded that the LORD had established him as king over Israel and that he had exalted his kingdom in order to benefit his people Israel.

NET Bible
David realized that the LORD had established him as king over Israel and that he had elevated his kingdom for the sake of his people Israel.

New Heart English Bible
And David knew that the LORD had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for his people Israel's sake.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So David realized that the LORD had established him as king of Israel and made his kingship famous for the sake of Israel, the LORD's people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
And David realized that the LORD had established him as king over Israel, and that He had exalted his kingdom for the sake of His people Israel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And David understood that the LORD had confirmed him as king over Israel and that he had exalted his kingdom for his people Israel's sake.

King James 2000 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.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
And David perceived that Jehovah had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for his people Israel's sake.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David knew that the Lord bad confirmed him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom over his people Israel.

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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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.
Study Bible
David's Family Grows
11Then Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David with cedar trees and carpenters and stonemasons; and they built a house for David. 12And David realized that the LORD had established him as king over Israel, and that He had exalted his kingdom for the sake of His people Israel. 13Meanwhile David took more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, after he came from Hebron; and more sons and daughters were born to David.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 5:11
Then Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David with cedar trees and carpenters and stonemasons; and they built a house for David.

2 Samuel 5:13
Meanwhile David took more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, after he came from Hebron; and more sons and daughters were born to David.
Treasury of Scripture

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.

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(12) For his people Israel's sake.--David's prosperity had not blinded him to the fact that his blessings came to him as the head of the theocracy, and for the sake of God's chosen people.

Verse 12. - And David perceived. We may well believe that David had many seasons of despondency and misgiving after he became king. His subjects were brave and energetic, but turbulent, unwilling to obey, and but half-civilized. His election had put an end to civil war at home, but only to arouse the hatred of the enemies who had long oppressed them. The tragical fate, too, of Saul, who, after so many heroic struggles, had seen the earlier glories of his reign fade away, and had sought deliverance from his misery by suicide; all this must have often depressed his spirits. But gradually his fears passed away; and when he had twice defeated the Philistines, and been able to establish his rule, and with it some degree of orderly government throughout the twelve tribes, David saw in all this, and in the embassies from foreign nations, the proof, not of his own ability, but of Jehovah's purpose to exalt his kingdom for his people Israel's sake. In this David was still a man after God's own heart, in that he felt himself to be only an instrument for the doing, not his own will, but the purpose of his Divine Master. And David perceived that the Lord had established him king over Israel,.... By the prosperity and success which attended him in everything he set his hand to:

and that he had exalted his kingdom for his people Israel's sake; for their advantage and glory more than for his own. 5:11-16 David's house was not the worse, nor the less fit to be dedicated to God, for being built by the sons of the stranger. It is prophesied of the gospel church, The sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee, Isa 60:10. David's government was rooted and built up. David was established king; so is the Son of David, and all who, through him, are made to our God kings and priests. Never had the nation of Israel appeared so great as it began now to be. Many have the favour and love of God, yet do not perceive it, and so want the comfort of it; but to be exalted to that, and to perceive it, is happiness. David owned it was for his people's sake God had done great things for him; that he might be a blessing to them, and that they might be happy under him.
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