And his men that were with him did David bring up, every man
with his household
They and their families, and no doubt provided well for them when he was settled on the throne, who had shown themselves to be his faithful friends, closely attached to his interest, and had run the risk of their all on his account. See ( Matthew 19:28 ) .
And they dwelt in the cities of Hebron;
in the towns and villages about it; for that itself being a city of refuge, and inhabited by priests, there was not room enough for all David's men, who were now increasing, persons from various tribes flocking to him. See ( 1 Chronicles 12:1-40 ) .