David sent messengers to the men of Jabesh-gilead , and said to them, "May you be blessed of the LORD because you have shown this kindness to Saul your lord, and have buried him.
"Now may the LORD show lovingkindness and truth to you; and I also will show this goodness to you, because you have done this thing.
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.
David said to him, "Do not fear, for I will surely show kindness to you for the sake of your father Jonathan, and will restore to you all the land of your grandfather Saul ; and you shall eat at my table regularly."
Then David said, "I will show kindness to Hanun the son of Nahash, just as his father showed kindness to me." So David sent some of his servants to console him concerning his father. But when David's servants came to the land of the Ammonites ,