Christ the King C: 1st Reading

2 Samuel 5:1-3

In those days, all the tribes of Israel came to David in Hebron and said:
   “Here we are, your bone and your flesh.
In days past, when Saul was our king,
   it was you who led the Israelites out and brought them back.
And the LORD said to you,
   ‘You shall shepherd my people Israel
   and shall be commander of Israel.'”
When all the elders of Israel came to David in Hebron,
   King David made an agreement with them there before the LORD,
   and they anointed him king of Israel.