Bible VersionsNAS2 Samuel 1:18; 2 Samuel 2:1; 2 Samuel 2:4; 2 Samuel 2:7; 2 Samuel 2:10-11; 2 Samuel 3:8; 2 Samuel 3:10; 2 Samuel 5:5; 2 Samuel 11:11; 2 Samuel 12:8; 2 Samuel 19:11; 2 Samuel 19:14-16; 2 Samuel 19:40-43; 2 Samuel 20:2; 2 Samuel 20:4-5; 2 Samuel 21:2; 2 Samuel 24:1; 2 Samuel 24:7; 2 Samuel 24:9
2 Samuel 1:18; 2 Samuel 2:1; 2 Samuel 2:4; 2 Samuel 2:7; 2 Samuel 2:10-11; 2 Samuel 3:8; 2 Samuel 3:10; 2 Samuel 5:5; 2 Samuel 11:11; 2 Samuel 12:8; 2 Samuel 19:11; 2 Samuel 19:14-16; 2 Samuel 19:40-43; 2 Samuel 20:2; 2 Samuel 20:4-5; 2 Samuel 21:2; 2 Samuel 24:1; 2 Samuel 24:7; 2 Samuel 24:9 (New American Standard)
Then it came about afterwards that David inquired of the LORD, saying, "Shall I go up to one of the cities of Judah ?" And the LORD said to him, "Go up." So David said, "Where shall I go up?" And He said, "To Hebron."
Ish-bosheth, Saul's son, was forty years old when he became king over Israel, and he was king for two years. The house of Judah, however, followed David.
The time that David was king in Hebron over the house of Judah was seven years and six months.
Then Abner was very angry over the words of Ish-bosheth and said, "Am I a dog's head that belongs to Judah ? Today I show kindness to the house of Saul your father, to his brothers and to his friends, and have not delivered you into the hands of David ; and yet today you charge me with a guilt concerning the woman.
Uriah said to David, "The ark and Israel and Judah are staying in temporary shelters, and my lord Joab and the servants of my lord are camping in the open field. Shall I then go to my house to eat and to drink and to lie with my wife ? By your life and the life of your soul, I will not do this thing."
'I also gave you your master's house and your master's wives into your care, and I gave you the house of Israel and Judah ; and if that had been too little, I would have added to you many more things like these !
Then King David sent to Zadok and Abiathar the priests, saying, "Speak to the elders of Judah, saying, 'Why are you the last to bring the king back to his house, since the word of all Israel has come to the king, even to his house ?
Thus he turned the hearts of all the men of Judah as one man, so that they sent word to the king, saying, "Return, you and all your servants."
The king then returned and came as far as the Jordan. And Judah came to Gilgal in order to go to meet the king, to bring the king across the Jordan.
Then Shimei the son of Gera, the Benjamite who was from Bahurim, hurried and came down with the men of Judah to meet King David.
Now the king went on to Gilgal, and Chimham went on with him; and all the people of Judah and also half the people of Israel accompanied the king.
And behold, all the men of Israel came to the king and said to the king, "Why had our brothers the men of Judah stolen you away, and brought the king and his household and all David's men with him over the Jordan ?"
Then all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, "Because the king is a close relative to us. Why then are you angry about this matter ? Have we eaten at all at the king's expense, or has anything been taken for us?"
But the men of Israel answered the men of Judah and said, "We have ten parts in the king, therefore we also have more claim on David than you. Why then did you treat us with contempt ? Was it not our advice first to bring back our king ?" Yet the words of the men of Judah were harsher than the words of the men of Israel.
Then the king said to Amasa, "Call out the men of Judah for me within three days, and be present here yourself."
So Amasa went to call out the men of Judah, but he delayed longer than the set time which he had appointed him.
So the king called the Gibeonites and spoke to them (now the Gibeonites were not of the sons of Israel but of the remnant of the Amorites, and the sons of Israel made a covenant with them, but Saul had sought to kill them in his zeal for the sons of Israel and Judah ).
And Joab gave the number of the registration of the people to the king ; and there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men who drew the sword, and the men of Judah were five hundred thousand men.