4 David was thirty years old when he became king, andhe reigned forty years.5 At Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months, and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty-three years over all Israel and Judah.
2 Samuel 15:7-12New American Standard Bible (NASB)
7 Now it came about at the end of [a]forty years that Absalom said to the king, “Please let me go and pay my vow which I have vowed to the Lord, in Hebron.8 For your servant vowed a vow while I was living at Geshur in Aram, saying, ‘If the Lord shall indeed bring me back to Jerusalem, then I will serve the Lord.’”9 The king said to him, “Go in peace.” So he arose and went to Hebron.10 But Absalom sent spies throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, “As soon as you hear the sound of the trumpet, then you shall say, ‘Absalom is king in Hebron.’”11 Then two hundred men went with Absalom from Jerusalem, who were invited and went [b]innocently, and they did not know anything.12 And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David’s counselor, from his city Giloh, while he was offering the sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong, for the people increased continually with Absalom.
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