David Anointed King of Judah

2 Samuel 2

1 It happened after this that David a inquired of the LORD, saying, "Shall I go up to any of the cities of Judah?" And the LORD said to him, "Go up." David said, "Where shall I go up?" And He said, "To b Hebron." 2 So David went up there, and his c two wives also, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the widow of Nabal the Carmelite. 3 And David brought up d the men who were with him, every man with his household. So they dwelt in the cities of Hebron.

4 e Then the men of Judah came, and there they f anointed David king over the house of Judah. And they told David, saying, g "The men of Jabesh Gilead were the ones who buried Saul." 5 So David sent messengers to the men of Jabesh Gilead, and said to them, h "You are blessed of the LORD, for you have shown this kindness to your lord, to Saul, and have buried him. 6 "And now may i the LORD show kindness and truth to you. I also will repay you this kindness, because you have done this thing. 7 "Now therefore, let your hands be strengthened, and be valiant; for your master Saul is dead, and also the house of Judah has anointed me king over them."

  1. Cross References
    2 Samuel 1:19
    The beauty of Israel is slain on your high places! How the mighty have fallen!
    2 Samuel 1:25
    How the mighty have fallen in the midst of the battle! Jonathan was slain in your high places.
  2. Cross References
    Judges 1:1
    Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass t...
    1 Samuel 23:2
    Therefore David inquired of the LORD, saying, "...
    1 Samuel 23:4
    Then David inquired of the LORD once again. And...
    1 Samuel 23:9
    When David knew that Saul plotted evil against ...
    1 Samuel 30:7
    Then David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimele...
    1 Samuel 30:8
    So David inquired of the LORD, saying, "Shall I...
  3. Cross References
    1 Samuel 30:31
    Those who were in Hebron, and to all the places where David himself and his men were accustomed to rove.
    2 Samuel 2:11
    And the time that David was king in Hebron over the house of Judah was seven years and six months.
    2 Samuel 5:1 - 3
    Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and spoke, saying, "Indeed we are your bone and your flesh.
    1 Kings 2:11
    The period that David reigned over Israel was forty years; seven years he reigned in Hebron, and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty-three years.
  4. Cross References
    1 Samuel 25:42
    So Abigail rose in haste and rode on a donkey, attended by five of her maidens; and she followed the messengers of David, and became his wife.
    1 Samuel 25:43
    David also took Ahinoam of Jezreel, and so both of them were his wives.
    1 Samuel 30:5
    And David's two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the widow of Nabal the Carmelite, had been taken captive.
  5. Cross References
    1 Samuel 27:2
    Then David arose and went over with the six hundred men who were with him to Achish the son of Maoch, king of Gath.
    1 Samuel 27:3
    So David dwelt with Achish at Gath, he and his men, each man with his household, and David with his two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the Carmelitess, Nabal's widow.
    1 Samuel 30:1
    Now it happened, when David and his men came to Ziklag, on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the South and Ziklag, attacked Ziklag and burned it with fire.
    1 Chronicles 12:1
    Now these were the men who came to David at Ziklag while he was still a fugitive from Saul the son of Kish; and they were among the mighty men, helpers in the war.
  6. Cross References
    1 Samuel 30:26
    Now when David came to Ziklag, he sent some of the spoil to the elders of Judah, to his friends, saying, "Here is a present for you from the spoil of the enemies of the LORD" -
    2 Samuel 2:11
    And the time that David was king in Hebron over the house of Judah was seven years and six months.
    2 Samuel 5:5
    In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months, and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty-three years over all Israel and Judah.
    2 Samuel 19:14
    So he swayed the hearts of all the men of Judah, just as the heart of one man, so that they sent this word to the king: "Return, you and all your servants!
    2 Samuel 19:41 - 43
    Just then all the men of Israel came to the king, and said to the king, "Why have our brethren, the men of Judah, stolen you away and brought the king, his household, and all David's men with him across the Jordan?
  7. Cross References
    1 Samuel 16:13
    Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel arose and went to Ramah.
    2 Samuel 5:3
    Therefore all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and King David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the LORD. And they anointed David king over Israel.
  8. Cross References
    1 Samuel 31:11 - 13
    Now when the inhabitants of Jabesh Gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul.
  9. Cross References
    Ruth 2:20
    Then Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, "Blessed be he of the LORD, who has not forsaken His kindness to the living and the dead!" And Naomi said to her, "This man is a relation of ours, one of our close relatives.
    Ruth 3:10
    Then he said, "Blessed are you of the LORD, my daughter! For you have shown more kindness at the end than at the beginning, in that you did not go after young men, whether poor or rich.
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