And (A)David brought up his men who were with him, each with his household; and they lived in the cities of Hebron. Then the men of Judah came and there (B)anointed David king over the house of Judah.

And they told David, saying, “It was (C)the men of Jabesh-gilead who buried Saul.” David sent messengers to the men of Jabesh-gilead, and said to them, “(D)May you be blessed of the Lord because you have [a]shown this kindness to Saul your lord, and have buried him.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 2:5 Lit done

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