Introduction to 2 Samuel Chapter 5

In this chapter we have an account of all the tribes of Israel coming to Hebron, and anointing David king over them, 2 Samuel 5:1; of his expedition against the Jebusites in Jerusalem, and taking from them the strong hold of Zion, 2 Samuel 5:6; of his building an house for himself, and of his building up his family, by taking more wives and concubines, and having more children, whose names are given, 2 Samuel 5:11; and of an invasion of the land by the Philistines, and David's victory over them, 2 Samuel 5:17.