2 SAMUEL

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CHAPTER 1

  1. An Amalekite.
  2. He claimed to have killed Saul upon his request, so David executed him for raising a hand against the Lord's anointed.

CHAPTER 2

  1. Ish-Bosheth, Saul's son was made king.
  2. Judah was the only tribe to follow David.
  3. He reigned 7 years in Hebron.
  4. 12 men on each side died in the contest.
  5. Asahel, Joab's brother was killed.

CHAPTER 3

  1. Abner had taken a former concubine of Saul's as his own, and Ish-Bosheth questioned him about this. Abner felt she was his just reward.
  2. Abner resolved to make sure Israel would be under David's leadership.
  3. David requested that Michal, his first wife, be brought to him.
  4. Joab accused Abner of deceiving David so he could overcome David's army.
  5. He killed him.
  6. He pronounced sickness, disease, deaths, and poverty upon his household and descendants. However, he said let the Lord repay the evil-doer according to his wickedness.

CHAPTER 4

  1. Two men, Rechab and Baanah, killed him.
  2. He had them killed because they had killed an innocent person.

CHAPTER 5

  1. David was thirty years old when he became a king.
  2. David reigned a total of forty years.

CHAPTER 6

  1. a. He was killed for touching the ark. b. He was not sanctified or ceremonially clean. (see 1 Chronicles 15:12-14).
  2. a. It was left at the house of Obed-Edom. b. His house was blessed by the Lord.
  3. He sought to humble himself before God.

CHAPTER 7

  1. a. A house of cedar to live in. b. A son of David's would build it.

CHAPTER 8

  1. Approximately 1/3 of them were kept alive.

CHAPTER 9

  1. He wanted to show kindness to anyone still living of the house of Saul for the sake of his friend, Jonathan.
  2. He gave the land of Mephibosheth's fathers to Mephibosheth with servants to work it and had Mephibosheth eat at his table every night.

CHAPTER 10

  1. He wanted to show kindness to him as Hanun's father had done for Him.
  2. a. They perceived that David's servants were spies. b. They cut off half their beards and cut out the middle of the backs of their garments. c. David defeated them severely, killing 40,000 horsemen and 700 charioteers.

CHAPTER 11

  1. They committed adultery.
  2. He tried to get Uriah to go home and hopefully lay with his wife. therefore, Uriah would think the child was his.
  3. He had Joab put Uriah in the front line of the fiercest battle and retreat from him. He hoped that Uriah would be struck down and die.

CHAPTER 12

  1. He said the sword would not depart from David's house, his wives will be taken from him, and the child with Bathsheba would die.
  2. While the child was still alive, David hoped God would have mercy on him and spare the child's life.
  3. Solomon was born.

CHAPTER 13

  1. He raped her.
  2. Absalom had him killed.
  3. 3 years.

CHAPTER 14

  1. Joab.
  2. 2 years.

CHAPTER 15

  1. He conspired against David. He told people no one will judge their case, but he would if he were ruler.
  2. Ittai.
  3. Zadok and Abiathar.
  4. Hushai.

CHAPTER 16

  1. He stayed in Jerusalem for perhaps the kingdom will be returned to Him.
  2. a. Shimei, a servant of Saul. b. David felt he was sent from God and perhaps God will have mercy on his suffering.
  3. To attack David now and kill only Him.

CHAPTER 17

  1. To wait until he had all Israel behind him and then attack David.
  2. A young lad.

CHAPTER 18

  1. To bring him back safe.
  2. 20,000
  3. His head got caught in a tree and Joab killed Him.
  4. He wept and wished that he had died in Absalom's place.

CHAPTER 19

  1. David had turned their victory into mourning for his son, Absalom.
  2. Amasa.
  3. Shimei.
  4. He said Ziba had deceived and slandered him, and he did not want to burden David with his impairment.
  5. They felt the men of Judah were trying to get favor from David over them.

CHAPTER 20

  1. a. Sheba, a Benjamite. b. Amasa.
  2. To gather all the men of Judah together to go after Sheba.
  3. He was killed by Joab.
  4. a. Abel. b. They were known for making peace. c. The people found Sheba, cut off his head, and gave it to Joab.

CHAPTER 21

  1. The blood of the Gibeonites had not been paid for.
  2. They wanted 7 men of the household of Saul to be given to them for hanging.
  3. He had their bones buried.
  4. Four more.

CHAPTER 22

  1. God.
  2. God.
  3. David was righteous and followed God.
  4. God.

CHAPTER 23

  1. a. Adino, Eleazar, and Shammah. b. Adino killed 800 men at one time. Eleazar fought the Philistines until he was weary and his hand stuck to the sword, securing a great victory. Shammah defended a field by himself against the Philistines.
  2. Abishai.
  3. Benaiah.

CHAPTER 24

  1. He numbered his men who were warriors.
  2. He knew God could be merciful and man may not.