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David brought up his men who were with him, every man with his household. They lived in the cities of Hebron. The men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah. They told David, “The men of Jabesh Gilead were those who buried Saul.” David sent messengers to the men of Jabesh Gilead, and said to them, “Blessed are you by Yahweh, that you have shown this kindness to your lord, even to 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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