2 Samuel 2:4-7

4And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David aking over the house of Judah.

When they told David, b“It was the men of Jabesh-gilead who buried Saul,”
5David sent messengers to the men of Jabesh-gilead and said to them, c“May you be blessed by the Lord, because you showed this loyalty to Saul your lord and buried him. 6Now may the Lord show steadfast love and faithfulness to you. And I will do good to you because you have done this thing. 7Now therefore let your hands be strong, and be valiant, for Saul your lord is dead, and dthe house of Judah has anointed me king over them.”

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