David was told, 2 “The people 3 of Jabesh Gilead are the ones who buried Saul.” 2:5 So David sent messengers to the people of Jabesh Gilead and told them, “May you be blessed by the Lord because you have shown this kindness 4 to your lord Saul by burying him.
1 tn Heb “house.”
2 tn Heb “and they told David.” The subject appears to be indefinite, allowing one to translate the verb as passive with David as subject.
3 tn Heb “men.”
4 tn Or “loyalty.”