Daily Bible Reading “David Becomes King of Israel” (2 Samuel 5:1-10)

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Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from 2 Samuel 5:1-10. All the tribes of Israel came to Hebron to see David. They acknowledged David as their flesh and bone. They also acknowledge him for his leadership even when Saul was king.

The elders of Israel anointed David as king over Israel. David was thirty years old when he began to reign over Israel. He reigned as king for a total of forty years. He reigned over Judah seven years and six months in Hebron. He reigned over Judah and Israel for thirty three years in Jerusalem.

David and his men went to Jerusalem, but the Jebusites, who were the inhabitants of Jerusalem, gave them a hard time. They told David and his men they could only come in if they took away the blind and lame.

David and his men took the stronghold and told them that whoever conquered the Jebusites along with the lame and blind would become the captain.

David and his men established Jerusalem as the city of David, which they built from Millo inward. David grew to be a great king. The LORD was with him and blessed him.

One day the King of Kings and Lord of Lords will reign over Jerusalem.


Daily Bible Reading:

2 Samuel 5:1-10

1 Then came all the tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron, and spake, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.
2 Also in time past, when Saul was king over us, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the LORD said to thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be a captain over Israel.
3 So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the LORD: and they anointed David king over Israel.
4 David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.
5 In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel and Judah.
6 And the king and his men went to Jerusalem unto the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land: which spake unto David, saying, Except thou take away the blind and the lame, thou shalt not come in hither: thinking, David cannot come in hither.
7 Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David.
8 And David said on that day, Whosoever getteth up to the gutter, and smiteth the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind, that are hated of David’s soul, he shall be chief and captain. Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house.
9 So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.
10 And David went on, and grew great, and the LORD God of hosts was with him.


Things to think about:

  • Who anointed David as king of Israel?
  • Who rebelled against David at Jerusalem?
  • How did David establish his kingdom in Jerusalem?
  • Who is the coming king who will establish His kingdom in Jerusalem?


Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture in 2 Samuel about David’s reign as king over Israel and Judah. We see that there was some resistance to him setting up his kingdom in Jerusalem. We see that he succeeded and You blessed him as the king of Israel. Help us to stay faithful to You as we wait for the coming king. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.


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