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1 Chronicles 11:1-9

The Anointing of David as King

1 Then all Israel gathered to David in Hebron, saying, "Look--we are your flesh and bones.
2 {For some time now}, even when Saul was king, you were {the one who led the army of Israel in battle}. And Yahweh your God said to you, 'You will shepherd my people Israel and will be leader over my people Israel.'"
3 Then all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and David made a covenant with them at Hebron in the presence of Yahweh. And they anointed David as king over Israel according to the word of Yahweh by the hand of Samuel.
4 And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem (that [is] Jebus). And the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, [were] there.
5 And the inhabitants of Jebus said to David, "You will not enter here." But David captured the stronghold of Zion; that [is,] the city of David.
6 Then David said, "Whoever strikes the Jebusites first will be chief and commander." And Joab the son of Zeruiah went up first and became chief.
7 And David lived in the fortress. Therefore they called it the city of David.
8 And he built the city all around from the Millo and up to the circuit. And Joab restored the remainder of the city.
9 And David {became greater and greater}. And Yahweh of hosts [was] with him.
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