2 Samuel 2:5-6; 2 Samuel 3:8; 2 Samuel 7:15; 2 Samuel 9:1; 2 Samuel 9:3; 2 Samuel 9:7; 2 Samuel 10:2; 2 Samuel 15:20; 2 Samuel 16:17; 2 Samuel 22:51
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.
but My lovingkindness shall not depart from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you.
Then David said, "Is there yet anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?"
The king said, "Is there not yet anyone of the house of Saul to whom I may show the kindness of God?" And Ziba said to the king, "There is still a son of Jonathan who is crippled in both feet."
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 ,
"You came only yesterday, and shall I today make you wander with us, while I go where I will? Return and take back your brothers; mercy and truth be with you."
Absalom said to Hushai, "Is this your loyalty to your friend? Why did you not go with your friend?"
"He is a tower of deliverance to His king, And shows lovingkindness to His anointed, To David and his descendants forever ."