2 Samuel 3:17-18
3:17 Abner advised the elders of Israel, “Previously you were wanting David to be your king.
3:18 Act now! For the Lord has said to David, ‘By the hand of my servant David I will save my people Israel from the Philistines and from all their enemies.’”
2 Samuel 3:21
3:21 Abner said to David, “Let me leave so that I may go and gather all Israel to my lord the king so that they may make an agreement with you. Then you will rule over all that you desire.” So David sent Abner away, and he left in peace.