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1 Chronicles 11:1-3

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David Becomes King

11:1 All Israel joined David at Hebron and said, “Look, we are your very flesh and blood! 1  11:2 In the past, even when Saul was king, you were Israel’s commanding general. 2  The Lord your God said to you, ‘You will shepherd my people Israel; you will rule over my people Israel.’” 11:3 When all the leaders 3  of Israel came to the king at Hebron, David made an agreement 4  with them in Hebron before the Lord. They anointed 5  David king over Israel, just as the Lord had announced through Samuel. 6 

1 tn Heb “look, your bone and your flesh [are] we.”

2 tn Heb “you were the one who led out and the one who brought in Israel.”

3 tn Heb “elders.”

4 tn Or “covenant.”

5 tn Or “They poured olive oil on David to designate him as king.”

6 tn Heb “according to the word of the Lord by the hand of Samuel.”



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