5:1 Then came all the tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron, and spake, saying, Behold, we [are] thy a bone and thy flesh.
(a) We are of your kindred and closely related to you. 5:3 So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron b before the LORD: and they anointed David king over Israel.
(b) That is, taking the Lord to witness: for the ark was still in Abinadabs house. 5:6 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 c blind and the lame, thou shalt not come in hither: thinking, David cannot come in hither.
(c) The children of God called idols blind and lame guides: therefore the Jebusites meant that they should prove that their gods were neither blind nor lame. 5:8 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 Davids soul, [he shall be chief and captain]. Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame shall not d come into the house.
(d) The idols should no longer enter into that place. 5:9 So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from e Millo and inward.
(e) He built from the town house round about to his own house ( 1 Chronicles 11:8 ). 5:19 And David f enquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up to the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the LORD said unto David, Go up: for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into thine hand.
(f) By Abiathar the priest. 5:22 And the Philistines came up yet again, and spread themselves in the valley of g Rephaim.
(g) Meaning the valley of giants, which David called Baalperazim, because of his victory. 5:25 And David did so, as the LORD had commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou come to h Gazer.
(h) Which was in the tribe of Benjamin, but the Philistines possessed it.