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David Reigns Over All Israel

5 Then all the tribes of Israel acame to David at Hebron and spoke, saying, “Indeed bwe are your bone and your flesh. Also, in time past, when Saul was king over us, cyou were the one who led Israel out and brought them in; and the Lord said to you, d‘You shall shepherd My people Israel, and be ruler over Israel.’ ” eTherefore all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, fand King David made a covenant with them at Hebron gbefore the Lord. And they anointed David king over Israel. David was hthirty years old when he began to reign, and ihe reigned forty years. In Hebron he reigned over Judah jseven years and six months, and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty-three years over all Israel and Judah.


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