2 Samuel 2:5

Overview - 2 Samuel 2
David, by God's direction, with his company goes up to Hebron, where he is made king of Judah.
He commends them of Jabesh-gilead for their kindness to Saul.
Abner makes Ishbosheth king of Israel.
12 A mortal skirmish between twelve of Abner's and twelve of Joab's men.
18 Asahel is slain.
25 At Abner's motion, Joab sounds a retreat.
32 Asahel's burial.
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2 Samuel 2:5  (King James Version)
And David sent messengers unto the men of Jabeshgilead, and said unto them, Blessed be ye of the LORD, that ye have shewed this kindness unto your lord, even unto Saul, and have buried him.

This was a generous and noble act, highly indicative of the grandeur of David's mind. He respected Saul, though he had been greatly injured by him, as the anointed king of Israel, and once his legitimate sovereign; and he loved Jonathan as his most intimate friend.

Ruth 1:8 ; 2:20 3:10 1 Samuel 23:21 ; 24:19 1 Samuel 25:32 1 Samuel 25:33 Psalms 115:15