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2 Samuel chapter 2
2:1 | In the course of time, David inquired of the LORD. "Shall I go up to one of the towns of Judah?" he asked. The LORD said, "Go up." David asked, "Where shall I go?To Hebron," the LORD answered.
2:2 | So David went up there with his two wives, Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail, the widow of Nabal of Carmel.
2:3 | David also took the men who were with him, each with his family, and they settled in Hebron and its towns.
2:4 | Then the men of Judah came to Hebron and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah. When David was told that it was the men of Jabesh Gilead who had buried Saul,
2:5 | he sent messengers to the men of Jabesh Gilead to say to them, "The LORD bless you for showing this kindness to Saul your master by burying him.
2:6 | May the LORD now show you kindness and faithfulness, and I too will show you the same favor because you have done this.
2:7 | Now then, be strong and brave, for Saul your master is dead, and the house of Judah has anointed me king over them."
2:9 | He made him king over Gilead, Ashuri and Jezreel, and also over Ephraim, Benjamin and all Israel.
2:10 | Ish-Bosheth son of Saul was forty years old when he became king over Israel, and he reigned two years. The house of Judah, however, followed David.
2:11 | The length of time David was king in Hebron over the house of Judah was seven years and six months.
2:12 | Abner son of Ner, together with the men of Ish-Bosheth son of Saul, left Mahanaim and went to Gibeon.
2:15 | So they stood up and were counted off-twelve men for Benjamin and Ish-Bosheth son of Saul, and twelve for David.
2:18 | The three sons of Zeruiah were there: Joab, Abishai and Asahel. Now Asahel was as fleet-footed as a wild gazelle.
2:19 | He chased Abner, turning neither to the right nor to the left as he pursued him.
2:20 | Abner looked behind him and asked, "Is that you, Asahel?It is," he answered.
2:21 | Then Abner said to him, "Turn aside to the right or to the left; take on one of the young men and strip him of his weapons." But Asahel would not stop chasing him.
2:22 | Again Abner warned Asahel, "Stop chasing me! Why should I strike you down? How could I look your brother Joab in the face?"
2:24 | But Joab and Abishai pursued Abner, and as the sun was setting, they came to the hill of Ammah, near Giah on the way to the wasteland of Gibeon.
2:25 | Then the men of Benjamin rallied behind Abner. They formed themselves into a group and took their stand on top of a hill.
2:27 | Joab answered, "As surely as God lives, if you had not spoken, the men would have continued the pursuit of their brothers until morning. "
2:28 | So Joab blew the trumpet, and all the men came to a halt; they no longer pursued Israel, nor did they fight anymore.
2:29 | All that night Abner and his men marched through the Arabah. They crossed the Jordan, continued through the whole Bithron and came to Mahanaim.