2 Samuel chapter 1
1:1-16. The Amalekite, who brought tidings of the overthrow, and accused himself of Saul's death, is slain.
1:17-27. David laments Saul and Jonathan with a song.
2 Samuel chapter 2
2:1-4. David, by God's direction, with his company goes up to Hebron, where he is made king of Judah.
2:5-7. He commends them of Jabesh-gilead for their kindness to Saul.
2:8-11. Abner makes Ishbosheth king of Israel.
2:12-17. A mortal skirmish between twelve of Abner's and twelve of Joab's men.
2:18-24. Asahel is slain.
2:25-31. At Abner's motion, Joab sounds a retreat.
2:32. Asahel's burial.
2 Samuel chapter 3
3:1. During the war David still waxes stronger.
3:2-5. Six sons are born to him in Hebron.
3:6. Abner, displeased with Ish-bosheth,
3:7-12. revolts to David.
3:13-16. David requires as a condition to bring him his wife Michal.
3:17-21. Abner, having communed with the Israelites, is feasted by David, and dismissed.
3:22-27. Joab returning from battle, is displeased with the king, and kills Abner.
3:28-30. David curses Joab;
3:31-39. and mourns for Abner.
2 Samuel chapter 4
4:1. The Israelites being troubled at the death of Abner,
4:2-8. Baanah and Rechab slay Ish-bosheth, and bring his head to Hebron.
4:9-12. David causes them to be slain, and Ish-bosheth's head to be buried.
2 Samuel chapter 5
5:1-3. The tribes come to Hebron and anoint David over Israel.
5:4-5. David's age.
5:6-10. He taking Zion from the Jebusites, dwells in it.
5:11-12. Hiram sends to David.
5:13-16. Eleven sons are born to him in Jerusalem.
5:17-21. David, directed by God, smites the Philistines at Baal-perazim;
5:22-25. and again at the mulberry trees.
2 Samuel chapter 6
6:1-5. David fetches the ark from Kirjath-jearim on a new cart.
6:6-8. Uzzah is smitten at Perez-uzzah.
6:9-11. God blesses Obed-edom for the ark.
6:12-16. David brings the ark into Zion with sacrifices, and dances before it; for which Michal despises him.
6:17-19. He places it in a tabernacle with great joy and feasting.
6:20-23. Michal, reproving David for his religious joy, is childless to her death.
2 Samuel chapter 7
7:1-3. Nathan, first approving the purpose of David to build God a house,
7:4-11. after by the word of God forbids him.
7:12-17. God promises him benefits and blessings in his seed.
7:18-29. David's prayer and thanksgiving.
2 Samuel chapter 8
8:1-2. David subdues the Philistines and the Moabites.
8:3-8. He smites Hadadezer, and the Syrians.
8:9-10. Toi sends Joram with presents to bless him.
8:11-13. The presents and the spoil David dedicates to God.
8:14-15. He puts garrisons in Edom.
8:16-18. David's officers.
2 Samuel chapter 9
9:1-6. David by Ziba sends for Mephibosheth.
9:7-8. For Jonathan's sake he entertains him at his table, and restores him all that was Saul's.
9:9-13. He makes Ziba his farmer.
2 Samuel chapter 10
10:1-5. David's messengers, sent to comfort Hanun the son of Nahash, are villanously treated.
10:6-14. The Ammonites, strengthened by the Syrians, are overcome by Joab and Abishai.
10:15-19. Shobach, making a new supply of the Syrians at Helam, is slain by David.
2 Samuel chapter 11
11:1-5. While Joab besieges Rabbah, David commits adultery with Bath-sheba.
11:6-13. Uriah, sent for by David to cover the adultery, would not go home.
11:14-17. He carries to Joab the letter of his death.
11:18-25. Joab sends the news thereof to David.
11:26-27. David takes Bath-sheba to wife.
2 Samuel chapter 12
12:1-6. Nathan's parable of the ewe lamb causes David to be his own judge.
12:7-14. David, reproved by Nathan, confesses his sin, and is pardoned.
12:15-23. David mourns and prays for the child while it lives.
12:24-25. Solomon is born, and named Jedidiah.
12:26-31. David takes Rabbah, and tortures the people thereof.
2 Samuel chapter 13
13:1-14. Amnon loving Tamar, by Jonadab's counsel feigning himself sick, ravishes her.
13:15-18. He hates her, and shamefully turns her away.
13:19-22. Absalom entertains her, and conceals his purpose.
13:23-30. At a sheep-shearing among all the king's sons, he kills Amnon.
13:31-36. David grieving at the news, is comforted by Jonadab.
13:37-39. Absalom flies to Talmai at Geshur.
2 Samuel chapter 14
14:1-24. Joab, suborning a widow of Tekoah by a parable to incline the king's heart to fetch home Absalom, brings him to Jerusalem.
14:25-27. Absalom's beauty, hair, and children.
14:28-33. After two years, Absalom is brought into the king's presence by Joab.
2 Samuel chapter 15
15:1-6. Absalom, by fair speeches and courtesies, steals the hearts of Israel.
15:7-9. Under pretence of a vow, he obtains leave to go to Hebron.
15:10-12. He makes there a great conspiracy.
15:13-18. David upon the news flees from Jerusalem.
15:19-23. Ittai will not leave him.
15:24-29. Zadok and Abiathar are sent back with the ark.
15:30. David and his company go up mount Olivet weeping.
15:31. He curses Ahithophel's counsel.
15:32-37. Hushai is sent back with instructions.
2 Samuel chapter 16
16:1-4. Ziba, by presents and false suggestions, obtains his master's inheritance.
16:5-8. At Bahurim Shimei curse David.
16:9-14. David with patience abstains, and restrains others, from revenge.
16:15-19. Hushai insinuates himself into Absalom's counsel.
16:20-23. Ahithophel's counsel.
2 Samuel chapter 17
17:1-14. Ahithophel's counsel is overthrown by Hushai's, according to God's appointment.
17:15-22. Secret intelligence is sent unto David.
17:23-24. Ahithophel hangs himself.
17:25-26. Amasa is made captain.
17:27-29. David at Mahanaim is furnished with provisions.
2 Samuel chapter 18
18:1-5. David viewing the armies in their march gives them charge of Absalom.
18:6-8. The Israelites are sorely smitten in the wood of Ephraim.
18:9-17. Absalom, hanging in an oak is slain by Joab, and cast into a pit.
18:18. Absalom's place.
18:19-32. Ahimaaz and Cushi bring tidings to David.
18:33. David mourns for Absalom.
2 Samuel chapter 19
19:1-8. Joab causes the king to cease his mourning.
19:9-10. The Israelites are earnest to bring the king back.
19:11-17. David sends to the priests to incite them of Judah.
19:18-23. Shimei is pardoned;
19:24-31. Mephibosheth excused;
19:32-40. Barzillai dismissed, and Chimham his son taken into the king's family.
19:41-43. The Israelites expostulate with Judah for bringing home the king without them.
2 Samuel chapter 20
20:1-2. By occasion of the quarrel, Sheba makes a party in Israel.
20:3. David's ten concubines are put in confinement for life.
20:4-13. Amasa, made captain over Judah, is slain by Joab.
20:14-15. Joab pursues Sheba unto Abel.
20:16-22. A wise woman saves the city by Sheba's head.
20:23-26. David's officers.
2 Samuel chapter 21
21:1-9. The three years' famine for the Gibeonites ceases, by hanging seven of Saul's sons.
21:10-11. Rizpah's kindness unto the dead.
21:12-14. David buries the bones of Saul and Jonathan in his father's sepulchre.
21:15-22. Four battles against the Philistines, wherein four valiants of David slay four giants.
2 Samuel chapter 22
22:1-51. David's psalm of thanksgiving for God's powerful deliverance, and manifold blessings.
2 Samuel chapter 23
23:1-5. David, in his last words, professes his faith in God's promises to be beyond sense or experience.
23:6-7. The different state of the wicked.
23:8-39. A catalogue of David's mighty men.
2 Samuel chapter 24
24:1-4. David, tempted by Satan, forces Joab to number the people.
24:5-9. The captains, in nine months and twenty days, bring the muster of thirteen hundred thousand fighting men.
24:10-14. David repents, and having three plagues propounded by God, chooses the three days' pestilence.
24:15-17. After the death of three score and ten thousand, David by prayer prevents the destruction of Jerusalem.
24:18-25. David, by God's direction, purchases Araunah's threshing floor; where having sacrificed, the plague stays.