David Becomes King Over Israel(A)

11 All Israel(B) came together to David at Hebron(C) and said, “We are your own flesh and blood.

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David’s Mighty Warriors(A)

10 These were the chiefs of David’s mighty warriors—they, together with all Israel,(B) gave his kingship strong support to extend it over the whole land, as the Lord had promised(C)

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38 All these were fighting men who volunteered to serve in the ranks. They came to Hebron fully determined to make David king over all Israel.(A) All the rest of the Israelites were also of one mind to make David king.

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David Defeats the Philistines(A)

When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over all Israel,(B) they went up in full force to search for him, but David heard about it and went out to meet them.

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David assembled all Israel(A) in Jerusalem to bring up the ark of the Lord to the place he had prepared for it.

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28 So all Israel(A) brought up the ark of the covenant of the Lord with shouts,(B) with the sounding of rams’ horns(C) and trumpets, and of cymbals, and the playing of lyres and harps.

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David’s Officials(A)

14 David reigned(B) over all Israel,(C) doing what was just and right for all his people.

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17 When David was told of this, he gathered all Israel(A) and crossed the Jordan; he advanced against them and formed his battle lines opposite them. David formed his lines to meet the Arameans in battle, and they fought against him.

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Joab reported the number of the fighting men to David: In all Israel(A) there were one million one hundred thousand men who could handle a sword, including four hundred and seventy thousand in Judah.

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“Yet the Lord, the God of Israel, chose me(A) from my whole family(B) to be king over Israel forever. He chose Judah(C) as leader, and from the tribe of Judah he chose my family, and from my father’s sons he was pleased to make me king over all Israel.(D)

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“So now I charge you in the sight of all Israel(A) and of the assembly of the Lord, and in the hearing of our God: Be careful to follow all the commands(B) of the Lord your God, that you may possess this good land and pass it on as an inheritance to your descendants forever.(C)

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Solomon Acknowledged as King(A)

21 The next day they made sacrifices to the Lord and presented burnt offerings to him:(B) a thousand bulls, a thousand rams and a thousand male lambs, together with their drink offerings, and other sacrifices in abundance for all Israel.(C)

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23 So Solomon sat(A) on the throne(B) of the Lord as king in place of his father David. He prospered and all Israel obeyed him.

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Then Solomon spoke to all Israel(A)—to the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, to the judges and to all the leaders in Israel, the heads of families—

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And all the Israelites(A) came together to the king at the time of the festival in the seventh month.

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So Solomon observed the festival(A) at that time for seven days, and all Israel(B) with him—a vast assembly, people from Lebo Hamath(C) to the Wadi of Egypt.(D)

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So they sent for Jeroboam, and he and all Israel(A) went to Rehoboam and said to him:

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16 When all Israel(A) saw that the king refused to listen to them, they answered the king:

“What share do we have in David,(B)
    what part in Jesse’s son?
To your tents, Israel!
    Look after your own house, David!”

So all the Israelites went home.

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Shishak Attacks Jerusalem(A)

12 After Rehoboam’s position as king was established(B) and he had become strong,(C) he and all Israel[a](D) with him abandoned(E) the law of the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 12:1 That is, Judah, as frequently in 2 Chronicles
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Abijah stood on Mount Zemaraim,(A) in the hill country of Ephraim, and said, “Jeroboam and all Israel,(B) listen to me!

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15 and the men of Judah raised the battle cry. At the sound of their battle cry, God routed Jeroboam and all Israel(A) before Abijah and Judah.

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16 Then Micaiah answered, “I saw all Israel(A) scattered on the hills like sheep without a shepherd,(B) and the Lord said, ‘These people have no master. Let each one go home in peace.’”

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