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 2 Samuel 5:17 - 25
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   Book of 2 Samuel
   Chapter 5
5:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over Israel, they went up in full force to search for him, but David heard about it and went down to the stronghold.
 
5:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now the Philistines had come and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim;
 
5:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
so David inquired of the LORD, "Shall I go and attack the Philistines? Will you hand them over to me?" The LORD answered him, "Go, for I will surely hand the Philistines over to you."
 
5:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So David went to Baal Perazim, and there he defeated them. He said, "As waters break out, the LORD has broken out against my enemies before me." So that place was called Baal Perazim. F9
 
5:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The Philistines abandoned their idols there, and David and his men carried them off.
 
5:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Once more the Philistines came up and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim;
 
5:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
so David inquired of the LORD, and he answered, "Do not go straight up, but circle around behind them and attack them in front of the balsam trees.
 
5:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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As soon as you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, move quickly, because that will mean the LORD has gone out in front of you to strike the Philistine army."
 
5:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So David did as the LORD commanded him, and he struck down the Philistines all the way from Gibeon F10 to Gezer.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F9 Baal Perazim means the lord who breaks out.
F10 Septuagint (see also 1 Chron. 14:16); Hebrew Geba

 
 

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