SAMUEL-2 TOTAL CHAPTERS: 24
SAMUEL-2 TOTAL VERSES: 695
TOTAL WORDS: 20,612
DATE WRITTEN: 930 BC
God of the Throne, Reign Of David and unification of Israel.
Samuel, Saul, David, Jonathon, Bathsheba, Joab, Absalom, and Nathan
BOOK OF SAMUEL-2 KEY VERSES:
7:16: Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me; your throne will be established forever
19:4: But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!
22:2-4: The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior—from violent men you save me. I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.
Samuel-2 is a historical book which describes Israel’s transition from a group of tribes to a strong and united nation. It deals with the transition from the period of judges ruling in Israel to the time of kings. Samuel-2 tells the story of three significant men in Israel’s history, Samuel, Saul and David. It recounts the degenerating reign of Saul and the succession to his throne of David. The book describes the most comprehensive account of David’s life, both his victories and struggles, politically as well as personally. It can be divided into two main sections, David’s triumphs chapters 1-10 and David’s troubles chapters 11-20. David’s trust and reliance upon God define his rise to the throne. However, his sin complicates his reign as difficulties are experienced in the relationships that threaten to undo him. The rest of the book narrates the eventful reign of David. The book calls for a complete trust in David as well as his royal line. The book concludes with the blessing of Solomon by King David.
CHAPTER WISE SUMMARY:
Chapter# 1 – The Report Of Saul’s Death By The Amalekite. David Laments Jonathan & Saul with a song. David Orders The Amalekite Killed.
Chapter# 2 – David, king over Judah. Abner made Ish-bosheth king of Israel. Abner & David’s servants fought, later made peace
Chapter# 3 – David’s house grew stronger. David had many sons. Joab Assassinates Abner. Abner came to Davids side. Abner killed by Joab. David mourned
Chapter# 4 – Saul’s son’s murdered Ish-bosheth. David commanded that they be destroyed.
Chapter# 5 – David anointed king of Israel. Jerusalem captured. War With The Philistines. Married more wives.
Chapter# 6 – David Brings The Ark Of Yahweh To Jerusalem. Uzzah touched it and died. David danced before God. Michal despises David.
Chapter# 7 – David not to build the temple. God told Nathan that David son would build my house. David’s Prayer Of Thanksgiving.
Chapter# 8 – David defeated Philistines, Moabites, Arameans and Edomites. David reigns over & judges Israel.
Chapter# 9 – David restored Saul’s land to Mephibosheth son of Jonathan. Mephibosheth ate with David at kings table
Chapter# 10 – The Ammonites Refuse David’s Loyal Love. Fought against Israel. Got defeated.
Chapter# 11 – David Commits Adultery With Bathsheba. She became pregnant. David planned Uriah’s death. Bathsheba became David’s wife. God displeased with David.
Chapter# 12 – Nathan asked David Why he had done evil? David repented. Solomon was born to David & Bathsheba.
Chapter# 13 – David’s son, Ammon raped Tamar, his half-sister. Tamar’s brother Absalom killed Amnon.
Chapter# 14 – Joab Plots To Reconcile David With Absalom. David called Absalom to Jerusalem Absalom Reconciled To David
Chapter# 15 – Absalom Leads A Rebellion. David flees Jerusalem. Hushai Offers To Serve King David.
Chapter# 16 – Ziba brings supplies to David. Shimei curses David. Absalom slept with David’s concubines
Chapter# 17 – Ahithophel & Hushai counsel Absalom; Absalom pursues David; David advised of Absalom’s threat; David flees across Jordan river
Chapter# 18 – Absalom’s defeat and death. David Hears Of Absalom’s Death and mourns for his son.
Chapter# 19 – King David Weeps For Absalom. David Pardons His Enemies. Men of Judah meet David at Jordan. Judah And Israel Argue Over The King
Chapter# 20 – Sheba Leads A Revolt. Joab killed Amasa and besieged Sheba at Abel. David’s Officials and Administration.
Chapter# 21 – Famine in Israel because Saul killed some Gibeonites; David makes peace with Gibeonites; Israel wins battles with Philistines
Chapter# 22 – The Victory Song Of David. Jehovah is my crag. Jehovah is loyal to the loyal one.
Chapter# 23 – David’s last words. My house is secure with God. Rulers must be just. David faithful soldiers recounted.
Chapter# 24 – David census of people but after that he regretted. God sent a plague that killed 70000. David made the sacrifice.