2 Samuel 5 is a book in the Old Testament of the Bible that describes how David became king over Israel. All the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, "We are your own flesh and blood". In times past, when Saul was king over them, David led Israel on their military campaigns. The Lord said to David, "You will shepherd my people Israel, and you will become their ruler". David defeated the Philistines twice in this chapter.