David, by God's direction, with his company goeth up to Hebron, where he is made king of Judah. He commendeth them of Jabesh-gilead for their kindness to Saul. Abner maketh Ish-bosheth king of Israel. A mortal skirmish between twelve of Abner's and twelve of Joab's men. Asahel is slain. At Abner's motion Joab soundeth a retreat. Asahel's burial.