- An Amalekite.
- He claimed to have killed Saul upon his request, so David executed him for raising a hand against the Lord's anointed.
- Ish-Bosheth, Saul's son was made king.
- Judah was the only tribe to follow David.
- He reigned 7 ½ years in Hebron.
- 12 men on each side died in the contest.
- Asahel, Joab's brother was killed.
- 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.
- Abner resolved to make sure Israel would be under David's leadership.
- David requested that Michal, his first wife, be brought to him.
- Joab accused Abner of deceiving David so he could overcome David's army.
- He killed him.
- 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.
- Two men, Rechab and Baanah, killed him.
- He had them killed because they had killed an innocent person.
- David was thirty years old when he became a king.
- David reigned a total of forty years.
- a. He was killed for touching the ark. b. He was not sanctified or ceremonially clean. (see 1 Chronicles 15:12-14).
- a. It was left at the house of Obed-Edom. b. His house was blessed by the Lord.
- He sought to humble himself before God.
- a. A house of cedar to live in. b. A son of David's would build it.
- Approximately 1/3 of them were kept alive.
- He wanted to show kindness to anyone still living of the house of Saul for the sake of his friend, Jonathan.
- He gave the land of Mephibosheth's fathers to Mephibosheth with servants to work it and had Mephibosheth eat at his
table every night.
- He wanted to show kindness to him as Hanun's father had done for Him.
- 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.
- They committed adultery.
- He tried to get Uriah to go home and hopefully lay with his wife. therefore, Uriah would think the child was his.
- 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.
- He said the sword would not depart from David's house, his wives will be taken from him, and the child with Bathsheba
- While the child was still alive, David hoped God would have mercy on him and spare the child's life.
- Solomon was born.
- He raped her.
- Absalom had him killed.
- 3 years.
- 2 years.
- He conspired against David. He told people no one will judge their case, but he would if he were ruler.
- Zadok and Abiathar.
- He stayed in Jerusalem for perhaps the kingdom will be returned to Him.
- a. Shimei, a servant of Saul. b. David felt he was sent from God and perhaps God will have mercy on his suffering.
- He advised Absalom to go into his father's concubines so all Israel will hear that he is abhorred by his father David. This will strengthen the men with Absalom.
- To attack David now and kill only Him.
- To wait until he had all Israel behind him and then attack David.
- A young lad.
- To bring him back safe.
- His head got caught in a tree and Joab killed Him.
- He wept and wished that he had died in Absalom's place.
- David had turned their victory into mourning for his son, Absalom.
- He said Ziba had deceived and slandered him, and he did not want to burden David with his impairment.
- They felt the men of Judah were trying to get favor from David over them.
- a. Sheba, a Benjamite. b. Amasa.
- To gather all the men of Judah together to go after Sheba.
- He was killed by Joab.
- a. Abel. b. They were known for making peace. c. The people found Sheba, cut off his head, and gave it to Joab.
- The blood of the Gibeonites had not been paid for.
- They wanted 7 men of the household of Saul to be given to them for hanging.
- He had their bones buried.
- Four more.
- David was righteous and followed God.
- 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.
- He numbered his men who were warriors.
- He knew God could be merciful and man may not.