David Anointed King of Judah

2 Samuel 2

1 After this David e inquired of the Lord, "Shall I go up into any of the cities of Judah?" And the Lord said to him, "Go up." David said, "To which shall I go up?" And he said, "To f Hebron." 2 So David went up there, and g his two wives also, Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail the widow of Nabal of Carmel. 3 And David brought up h his men who were with him, everyone with his household, and they lived in the towns of Hebron.

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

  1. Cross References
    1 Samuel 22:10
    And he inquired of the Lord for him and gave him provisions and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine.
  2. Cross References
    Joshua 14:13
    Then Joshua blessed him, and he gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance.
  3. Cross References
    1 Samuel 25:42 - 43
    And Abigail hurried and rose and mounted a donkey, and her five young women attended her. She followed the messengers of David and became his wife.
  4. Cross References
    1 Samuel 27:2 - 3
    So David arose and went over, he and the six hundred men who were with him, to Achish the son of Maoch, king of Gath.
    1 Samuel 30:1
    Now when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, the Amalekites had made a raid against the Negeb and against Ziklag. They had overcome Ziklag and burned it with fire
    1 Chronicles 12:1 - 22
    Now these are the men who came to David at Ziklag, while he could not move about freely because of Saul the son of Kish. And they were among the mighty men who helped him in war.
  5. Cross References
    2 Samuel 5:5
    At Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months, and at Jerusalem he reigned over all Israel and Judah thirty-three years.
  6. Cross References
    1 Samuel 31:11 - 13
    But when the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul.
  7. Cross References
    Ruth 2:20
    And Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, "May he be blessed by the Lord, whose kindness has not forsaken the living or the dead!" Naomi also said to her, "The man is a close relative of ours, one of our redeemers.
  8. Cross References
    2 Samuel 2:4
    And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah. When they told David, "It was the men of Jabesh-gilead who buried Saul.
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