Search Tools

And David sent messengers unto the men of Jabeshgilead, and said unto them, Blessed be ye of the LORD, that ye have showed this kindness unto your lord, even unto Saul, and have buried him.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

2:5 sent messengers. The men of Jabesh-Gilead had risked their lives to provide a proper burial for Saul and his sons in Jabesh (I Samuel 31:11-13). Despite David’s message of appreciation, with the suggestion that they join with Judah in acknowledging him as king, they remained loyal to Saul and his son Ishbosheth.

About the New Defender's Study Bible