2 Samuel 3:17-21 NIV

17 Abner conferred with the elders1 of Israel and said, "For some time you have wanted to make David your king.

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18 Now do it! For the LORD promised David, 'By my servant David I will rescue my people Israel from the hand of the Philistines2 and from the hand of all their enemies.3' "

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19 Abner also spoke to the Benjamites in person. Then he went to Hebron to tell David everything that Israel and the whole house of Benjamin4 wanted to do.

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20 When Abner, who had twenty men with him, came to David at Hebron, David prepared a feast5 for him and his men.

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21 Then Abner said to David, "Let me go at once and assemble all Israel for my lord the king, so that they may make a compact6 with you, and that you may rule over all that your heart desires."7 So David sent Abner away, and he went in peace.

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