All the tribes of Israel1 came to David at Hebron and said, "We are your own flesh and blood.22
In the past, while Saul was king over us, you were the one who led Israel on their military campaigns.3 And the LORD said4 to you, 'You will shepherd5 my people Israel, and you will become their ruler.6' "
When all the elders of Israel had come to King David at Hebron, the king made a compact7 with them at Hebron before the LORD, and they anointed8 David king over Israel.
David was thirty years old9 when he became king, and he reigned10 forty11 years.
In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months,12 and in Jerusalem he reigned over all Israel and Judah thirty-three years.