11Then all the tribes of Israelcame to David at Hebron and asaid, "Behold, we are 2your bone and your flesh.
2Previously, when Saul was kingover us, 3you were the one who ledIsrael out and in. And the LORDsaid to you, '4You will shepherd My peopleIsrael, and you will be 5a ruleroverIsrael.' "
So all the elders of Israelcame to the king at Hebron, and KingDavid6made a covenant with them before the LORD at Hebron; then 7they anointedDavidkingoverIsrael.
4David was 8thirtyyearsold when he becameking, and 9he reignedfortyyears.
At Hebron10he reignedoverJudahsevenyears and sixmonths, and in Jerusalem he reignedthirty-threeyearsoverallIsrael and Judah.