Abner transfers his loyalty to David
Abner offered to make a covenant with David. David agreed as long as his wife Michal was returned. Abner conferred with the elders of Israel and the Benjamites and came to David at Hebron.
Key passages
2 Sa 3:12–21

Abner sent messengers to David where he was, saying, “To whom does the land belong? Make your covenant with me! Look, my hand is with you to bring all of Israel over to you!” He said, “Good. I will make a covenant with you. I am asking only one …