Chapter Summaries of 2 Samuel

2 Samuel 1 2 May 2011 3 comments

1 A man came and told David that Saul and Jonathan were dead. David sang: "The beauty of Israel is slain. How the mighty have fallen!"

2 Samuel 2 3 May 2011 3 comments

2 David was made king of Judah. Abner made Ish-bosheth king of Israel. Their men fought and Abner killed Joab's brother Asahel.

2 Samuel 3 4 May 2011 1 comment

3 Abner argued with Ish-bosheth and offered to support David. David asked for his wife Michal. Joab killed Abner and David mourned.

2 Samuel 4 5 May 2011 3 comments

4 Ish-bosheth lost heart. His captains Rechab and Baanah killed him and took his head to David. David commanded that they be killed.

2 Samuel 5 6 May 2011 2 comments

5 David was anointed king over Israel. He took Jerusalem and the LORD was with him. The Philistines gathered but David defeated them.

2 Samuel 6 7 May 2011 3 comments

6 David brought the ark from Judah. Uzzah touched it and was struck down. As the ark came into the city David danced before the LORD.

2 Samuel 7 8 May 2011 6 comments

7 The LORD said to Nathan, "Tell David: 'I will establish your house. Your son will build my house.'" David prayed, "Who am I, O LORD?"

2 Samuel 8 9 May 2011 2 comments

8 David defeated the Philistines, the Moabites, King Hadadezer, the Arameans and the Edomites. He reigned over Israel with justice.

2 Samuel 9 10 May 2011 1 comment

9 David heard about Jonathan's son Mephibosheth, who was lame. He restored Saul's land to Mephibosheth and had him eat at his table.

2 Samuel 10 11 May 2011 1 comment

10 The King of Ammon humiliated David's servants and hired the Arameans for war. Joab defeated them and David defeated King Hadadezer.

2 Samuel 11 12 May 2011 2 comments

11 David lay with Uriah's wife Bathsheba and she fell pregnant. He told Joab to have Uriah killed in battle. David married Bathsheba.

2 Samuel 12 13 May 2011 1 comment

12 Nathan asked David, "Why have you done evil?" David pleaded with God but his child with Bathsheba died. Then Bathsheba bore Solomon.

2 Samuel 13 14 May 2011 3 comments

13 David's son Amnon sent for his sister Tamar and raped her. Tamar's brother Absalom had his servants kill Amnon and then he fled.

2 Samuel 14 15 May 2011 2 comments

14 Joab sent a wise woman to ask David to bring Absalom back. David agreed, but he would not let Absalom see his face for two years.

2 Samuel 15 16 May 2011 1 comment

15 Absalom went to Hebron and sent out spies to proclaim him king. David fled, but he told Zadok and Hushai to return to Jerusalem.

2 Samuel 16 17 May 2011 1 comment

16 Shimei cursed David but David spared him. Absalom came to Jerusalem. Ahithophel advised Absalom to sleep with David's concubines.

2 Samuel 17 18 May 2011 2 comments

17 Ahithophel wanted to pursue David, but Hushai advised gathering Israel. Absalom listened to Hushai. Hushai sent a warning to David.

2 Samuel 18 19 May 2011 1 comment

18 The servants of David defeated Israel. Absalom got stuck in a tree and Joab killed him. Ahimaaz and the Cushite ran to tell David.

2 Samuel 19 20 May 2011 2 comments

19 The king mourned for Absalom. The men of Judah came to escort him back across the Jordan. Shimei and Mephibosheth came to meet him.

2 Samuel 20 21 May 2011 1 comment

20 Sheba led the men of Israel to desert David. Joab killed Amasa and besieged Sheba at Abel. The people of Abel cut off Sheba's head.

2 Samuel 21 22 May 2011 1 comment

21 There was a famine; so David sought the LORD. He let the Gibeonites kill seven of Saul's descendants. Israel fought the Philistines.

2 Samuel 22 23 May 2011 2 comments

22 David sang: "The LORD is my rock; I called and he thundered from heaven; He delivered me from my enemy; I will extol you, O LORD!"

2 Samuel 23 24 May 2011 2 comments

23 David's last words were: "My house is secure with God." David's mighty men included the three who brought him water from Bethlehem.

2 Samuel 24 25 May 2011 2 comments

24 David numbered the people of Israel and then regretted it. The LORD sent a plague. David bought Araunah's field and made offerings.

Chris Juby

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