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And his men that were with him did David bring up, every man with his household: and they dwelt in the cities of Hebron. And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah. And they told David, saying, That the men of Jabesh-gilead were they that buried Saul.

And David sent messengers unto the men of Jabesh-gilead, and said unto them, Blessed be ye of the Lord, that ye have shewed this kindness unto your lord, even unto Saul, and have buried him.

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David also took the men who were with him,(A) each with his family, and they settled in Hebron(B) and its towns. Then the men of Judah came to Hebron,(C) and there they anointed(D) David king over the tribe of Judah.

When David was told that it was the men from Jabesh Gilead(E) who had buried Saul, he sent messengers to them to say to them, “The Lord bless(F) you for showing this kindness to Saul your master by burying him.

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