So now, all the tribes if Israel came to David and recognized he had been the one who had brought them victory when Saul was in command.
They called themselves his bone and flesh.
This time, his third anointing, he was anointed in public and made a covenant with them all.
He was 30 years old and reigned 40 years. (33 over all Israel and 7 and 1/2 over Judah.)
Then David took over Jerusalem from the Jebusites and made his capital there. God prospered him there. He had many more concubines and kids.
The Philistines decided to join together and take on David. David inquired of God and God promised victory-even giving him the correct strategy for each battle.