Then all the tribes of Israel 1came to David at Hebron and said, "Behold, 2we are your bone and flesh.
In times past, when Saul was king over us, 3it was you who led out and brought in Israel. And the LORD said to you, 4'You shall be shepherd of my people Israel, and you shall be prince over Israel.'"
So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, 5and King David made a covenant with them at Hebron 6before the LORD, and they anointed David king over Israel.
David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and 7he reigned forty years.
58At Hebron he reigned over Judah 9seven years and six months, and at Jerusalem he reigned over all Israel and Judah thirty-three years.a