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Abner conferred with the elders of Israel and said, “For some time you have wanted to make David your king.
References for 2 Samuel 3:17
Now do it! For the LORD promised David, ‘By my servant David I will rescue my people Israel from the hand of the Philistines and from the hand of all their enemies.’ ”
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Abner also spoke to the Benjamites in person. Then he went to Hebron to tell David everything that Israel and the whole tribe of Benjamin wanted to do.
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When Abner, who had twenty men with him, came to David at Hebron, David prepared a feast for him and his men.
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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 covenant with you, and that you may rule over all that your heart desires.” So David sent Abner away, and he went in peace.
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