2 Samuel 5:12
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.

Berean Study Bible
And David realized that the LORD had established him as king over Israel and 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.

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.

Contemporary English Version
David knew that the LORD had made him king of Israel and that he had made him a powerful ruler for the good of his people.

Good News Translation
And so David realized that the LORD had established him as king of Israel and was making his kingdom prosperous for the sake of his people.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David knew that the Lord had prepared him to be king over Israel, and that his kingdom was exalted for the sake of his people Israel.

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
12And David realized that the LORD had established him as king over Israel and had exalted his kingdom for the sake of His people Israel. 13After he had arrived from Hebron, David took more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, and more sons and daughters were born to him.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 5:11
King Hiram of Tyre sent envoys to David, along with cedar logs, carpenters, and stonemasons, and they built a palace for David.

2 Samuel 5:13
After he had arrived from Hebron, David took more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, and more sons and daughters were born to him.

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.

David

2 Samuel 7:16
And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.

1 Chronicles 14:2
And David perceived that the LORD had confirmed him king over Israel, for his kingdom was lifted up on high, because of his people Israel.

his people

1 Kings 10:9
Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel: because the LORD loved Israel for ever, therefore made he thee king, to do judgment and justice.

2 Chronicles 2:11
Then Huram the king of Tyre answered in writing, which he sent to Solomon, Because the LORD hath loved his people, he hath made thee king over them.

Esther 4:14
For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?







Lexicon
And David
דָּוִ֔ד (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

realized
וַיֵּ֣דַע (way·yê·ḏa‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

that
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the LORD
יְהוָ֛ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

had established
הֱכִינ֧וֹ (hĕ·ḵî·nōw)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3559: To be erect

him as king
לְמֶ֖לֶךְ (lə·me·leḵ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

over
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

and had exalted
נִשֵּׂ֣א (niś·śê)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

his kingdom
מַמְלַכְתּ֔וֹ (mam·laḵ·tōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4467: Kingdom, sovereignty, dominion, reign

for the sake of
בַּעֲב֖וּר (ba·‘ă·ḇūr)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5668: Crossed, transit, on account of, in order that

His people
עַמּ֥וֹ (‘am·mōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

Israel.
יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc
(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. 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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