Not very long ago, the elders of Israel went to King David at Hebron and he made a compact with them before the Lord. They anointed David king over all the tribes of Israel, just as the Lord had promised through Samuel. The shepherd boy had become King of all Israel and needed to establish a new capitol. But first the capitol had to be conquered. So David led the march to Jerusalem, but the Jebusites who lived there taunted David and his army saying, "You will not get in here." But David and his army captured the fortress of Zion, the City of David. Although the Israelites still have many enemies, David's kingdom stretches from Kadesh and Tadmor in the north to Sinai in the south. Hiram, king of Tyre, sent messengers to David, along with cedar logs, stonemasons and carpenters to build a cedar palace for David and his family. David's kingdom has been highly exalted for the sake of his people, that is, all of Israel. The Ark of the Covenant has been brought to Jerusalem and resides in the tabernacle of the Lord at the high place in Gibeon. The Levites present burnt offerings, morning and evening, in accordance with everything written in the Law of the Lord. Now, David wishes to build the temple for the Lord, but alas, that task must pass to one of his sons. David must prepare the way for what is to come, by vanquishing Israel's enemies and bringing peace and prosperity to the kingdom.
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