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And Ish-bosheth sent and took her from her husband Paltiel the son of Laish. 16
But her husband went with her, weeping after her all the way to Bahurim. Then Abner said to him, “Go, return.” And he returned. 17
And Abner conferred with the elders of Israel, saying, “For some time past you have been seeking David as king over you. 18
Now then bring it about, for the LORD has promised David, saying, ‘By the hand of my servant David I will save my people Israel from the hand of the Philistines, and from the hand of all their enemies.’” 19
Abner also spoke to Benjamin. And then Abner went to tell David at Hebron all that Israel and the whole house of Benjamin thought good to do. 20
When Abner came with twenty men to David at Hebron, David made a feast for Abner and the men who were with him.