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Chapter 2 6
Now may the LORD show steadfast love and faithfulness to you. And I will do good to you because you have done this thing. 7
Now therefore let your hands be strong, and be valiant, for Saul your lord is dead, and the house of Judah has anointed me king over them.” 8
But Abner the son of Ner, commander of Saul’s army, took Ish-bosheth the son of Saul and brought him over to Mahanaim, 9
and he made him king over Gilead and the Ashurites and Jezreel and Ephraim and Benjamin and all Israel. 10
Ish-bosheth, Saul’s son, was forty years old when he began to reign over Israel, and he reigned two years. But the house of Judah followed David.