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David also brought his men and their ·families [households], and they all ·made their homes in the cities of [settled in the villages near] Hebron. Then the men of Judah came to Hebron and ·appointed [anointed] David king over [the people/house of] Judah.

They told David that the men of Jabesh Gilead had buried Saul [1 Sam. 31:11–13]. So David sent messengers to the men of Jabesh Gilead and said to them, “The Lord bless you. You have shown ·loyalty [kindness; faithful love] to your master Saul by burying him.

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