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1 Samuel 1-31 God's Search For a Man After His Own Heart
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Lesson 1: Destined for the Throne...Just as God
Lesson 2: What Does the Davidic Covenant Mean to You?
Lesson 3: Sin - Why Did I Go There?
Lesson 4: What Do You Do When Life Gets Messed Up?
Lesson 5: A Friend for the Day of Adversity
Lesson 6: The Legacy of a Song
Lesson 7: Walking in the Integrity of God's Heart
Lesson 8: There's Hope Because of God's Priceless Grace

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN
SAMUEL, KINGS & CHRONICLES
SAMUEL &
KINGS
FIRST & SECOND
CHRONICLES
Prophetic Perspective:
Message of Judgment
Priestly Perspective:
Message of hope
Prophetic authorship:
Emphasizes the prophetic ministry
and moral concerns
Priestly authorship:
Emphasizes the priestly ministry
and spiritual concerns
The Fortunes
of the Thrones
Continuity
of the Davidic line
More Negative:
Rebellion & Tragedy
More Positive:
Apostasy, but hope in face of tragedy
Record of both
Israel and Judah
Record primarily
of Judah
Man's Failings God's Faithfulness
Morality Redemption
Emphasizes the throne
of earthly kings
Earthly throne (temple)
of the heavenly King
Emphasizes Kings
and Prophets
Emphasizes the Temple
and the Priests
Political
and kingly
Religious
and priestly
Compiled by authors
soon after the events
Compiled by by a priest:
Ezra many years after the events
Written shortly after the
beginning of the captivity in Babylon
Written shortly after
the return from the captivity

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Christ in 2 Samuel
A M Hodgkin
Christ in All the Scriptures - Contents

David was three times anointed: first in his father's house [1Sam 16:1-13], then over Judah, and lastly over all Israel. God has anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the oil of gladness. He is King of kings and Lord of lords, but as David-- though anointed king-- was in exile while Saul reigned over the people, so Christ is rejected by the world, and the ''Prince of this world'' is reigning in the hearts of men.

A day came when the men of Judah gathered to David and anointed him king in Hebron. ''The Spirit clothed Amasai and he said, Thine are we, David, and on thy side'' (2Sam 2:4; 1Chr 12:18). It is a joyful day in the experience of the believer when he yields the full allegiance of his heart to the Lord Jesus Christ, and says, ''Thine am I, and on Thy side''; when he can look up into His face and say, ''Thou art my King'' (Psa 44:4).

''Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker'' (2Sam 3:1), until at last Abner said to the elders of Israel: ''Ye sought for David in times past to be king over you. Now then do it: for the Lord hath spoken of David, saying, By the hand of My servant David I will save My people Israel out of the hand of the Philistines, and out of the hand of all their enemies.'' ''Then came all the tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron, and spake, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh... And they anointed David king over Israel'' (5:1-3). ''One from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother'' (Deu 17:15). ''The king is near of kin to us'' (2Sam 19:42). ''In all things made like unto His brethren'' (Heb 2:17). Here we see all Israel united under their rightful king. A picture of a heart which is wholly true in its allegiance to the King of kings.

God's promise to Israel was that He would save them from all their enemies by the hand of David. And this was literally fulfilled, from the day that he slew Goliath, all through his reign. We never read of his being defeated. So Christ has vanquished our great enemy, Satan. [Christ] has come ''that we, being delivered out of the hand of our enemies, might serve Him without fear'' [Luke 1:74]. ''He must reign till He hath put all enemies under His feet'' [1Cor 15:25]. ''Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end'' (Isa 9:7).

''And David took the stronghold of Zion'' [2Sam 5:7]. This is like the central citadel of our will. When that is surrendered to the Lord, His reign is established. [cp. 2Cor 10:4,5]

In the story of Mephibosheth [2Sam 9], we have a beautiful picture of the grace of our King, in bringing us nigh and making us ''as one of the King's sons,'' ''to eat bread at His table continually.'' He brings us into His bancqueting-house and bids us partake, saying, ''Eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved'' [Song 5:1]. He Himself is the heavenly food, for He says, ''The bread that I give is My flesh,'' and ''My flesh is meat indeed'' [John 6:51,55].
David's Sin.
But any type of our blessed Saviour falls short somewhere. And David, as a type, is no exception. We come next to the record of David's awful sin [2Sam 11]. How can such a sinner be described as ''a man after God's own heart''? [1Sam 13:13,14]. All through the life of David there is one characteristic which marks him out from other men, and in special contrast to Saul, and that is his continual trust and confidence in God, his acknowledgment of God's rule, his surrender to God's will. The great desire of his heart was to build God's House, yet when God sets him aside because he has been a man of war, he acquiesces with perfect grace to the Divine will [2Sam 7:5-13; 1Chr 28:3-5]. When Nathan brings home to [David's] conscience the great sin of his life-- absolute monarch that he is-- he acknowledges it at once [2Sam 12], and the depth of his penitence is such as only a heart that knows God can feel. For all time, the fifty-first Psalm stands out as the expression of the deepest contrition of a repentant soul. In that Psalm, David speaks of a broken heart as the only sacrifice he has to offer, a sacrifice which God will not despise. And the high and Holy One that inhabiteth eternity goes further in His wondrous condescension and says, by the mouth of Isaiah, ''I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones'' (Isa 57:15).

The Bible does not cloak sin, least of all in God's own children. It does not spare God's saints. There were steps leading up to David's sin-- his multiplying wives, his tarrying still at Jerusalem when he should have been at the war. It is always the case that there is backsliding of heart, before it is seen in outward act. David sinned grievously, but his repentance was immediate, deep, and sincere. God, indeed, blotted out his transgressions, according to the multitude of His tender mercies, but he did not remove the consequences of the sin: He chastened David through sore trials in his own family.
A Rebel.
In the flight of Absalom, after the murder of his brother, we have a picture of a rebel soul far off from God. In David, we have a picture of God's sorrow over sinners. ''The King wept very sore... And David mourned for his son every day... And the soul of David longed to go forth unto Absalom'' [2Sam 13]. In the word of the wise woman of Tekoa, ''God deviseth means, that he that is banished be not an outcast from Him'' (2Sam 14:14, R.V.), we have an echo of God's words: ''Deliver him from going down to the pit, I have found a ransom,'' or ''atonement'' (Job 33:24, margin).

Even when Absalom was in rebellion, the King commanded, ''Deal gently, for my sake, with the young man, even with Absalom.'' In this, we see the forbearance of God with sinners. And when he heard of his death, he cried: ''O my son Absalom! my son, my son Absalom! would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!'' David would fain have died for the rebel, but he could not [2Sam 18]. How this carries our thoughts on to the One who was not only willing, but able to lay down His life, the Just for the unjust, to bring us to God [1Pet 3:18].
Love's Allegiance.
In David's exile [2Sam ch. 15-17], we have again a picture of the rejected Saviour. The eastern walls of Jerusalem are bounded by a deep ravine-- the torrent-bed of the Kidron. When the rebellion of Absalom drove David from his own city, we can imagine him coming forth by an eastern gate-- probably what answered to the modern gate of St. Stephen-- and following the winding path down the rocky side of the valley. The King did not go alone. A band of faithful servants went with him; and a little in advance, six hundred Philistines from the city of Gath, under their leader, Ittai, the Gittite. David had probably won the hearts of these men during his [stay] in the Philistine city of Ziklag, some thirty years before, and now they were ready to stand by him in time of trouble. When David came up with this band at the bottom of the ravine, he tried to dissuade Ittai from following him. He besought him as a stranger, and as one who had but recently joined his service, not to attach himself to a doubtful cause, and he bade him return with his blessing. But Ittai was firm, his place, whether in life or in death, was by the master he loved. Touched by such devoted allegiance, David allowed Ittai to pass over the torrent-bed with all his men, and with the little ones that were with him-- no doubt the families of the band. With the voice of weeping, all the exiles passed over, and climbed the grassy slopes of the Mount of Olives on the other side. David set captains of thousands over the people that were with him-- a third part under the hand of Ittai the Gittite. The devotion of his followers comes out at every turn. When they found that their King intended to go forth with them into the battle, they would on no account allow it, but restrained him with the words: ''Thou shalt not go forth; for if the half of us die they will not care for us; but thou art worth ten thousand of us!'' [2Sam 18:3].

A thousand years have passed. Again a rejected King goes forth from the Jerusalem gate, and down the pathway into the dark valley, and up the slopes of Olivet. Instead of the strong band that went with David, there are but eleven men to go with David's Son, and of the chosen three not one remains awake to share His agony [Mat 26:36-46]. ''I have trodden the wine-press alone, and of the people there was none with Me'' [Isa 63:3]. The enthusiasm of David's followers led them to restrain him from going into the battle. But when the soldiers came to take the Lord of Glory, His little body-guard all forsook Him and fled, and He who is the chiefest among ten thousand, and altogether lovely [Song 5:10,16], laid down His life for rebels and deserters.

Nearly two thousand years have passed since then. ''Our Lord is still rejected and by the world disowned.'' There is still the golden opportunity today of making His heart glad by such a devotion as Ittai's. We are His blood-bought possession. It is His purpose that we should share His glory throughout eternity. And He claims our heart's love now.

Hushai the Archite and Zadok and Abiathar were to represent the King at the very center of rebellion-- ''in the world, but not of it''; ambassadors in an enemy's country [cp. 2Cor 5:20]. In Shimei, who cursed David in his rejection, we have a picture of those who reviled Jesus, wagging their heads and mocking Him.

''I will smite the King only,'' was Ahithophel's advice to Absalom, ''and I will bring back all the people unto thee.'' ''Smite the Shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered'' [Mat 26:31]. Jesus, our Shepherd, was ''stricken, smitten of God'' for us [Isa 53]. And the King passed over Jordan, that river of death.
The Return of the King.
We have a vivid picture of the return of David to the city of Zion [2Sam 19:9-40]. The people clamored for the return of the King. ''Now, therefore, why speak ye not a word of bringing the King back?'' The King heard of this and sent an encouraging message to the elders. ''And the heart of all the men of Judah was bowed to the King, even as the heart of one man; so that they sent this word unto the King, Return thou, and all thy servants.''

''Amen. Even so, come Lord Jesus'' [Rev 22:20]. According to Eastern custom, the men of Judah went right over Jordan to meet their King, and bring him back, and the crowd of rejoicing subjects increased as they drew near the city. One day the cry will go forth, ''Behold, the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet Him'' [Mat 25:6]. The ''the dead in Christ shall rise first,'' and the saints that are alive on the earth shall be caught up to meet Him in the air [1The 4:16,17]. Our King has set this certainty of hope before us, and calls us to live in the joyful expectation of it. This should lead to faithfulness in service-- ''Behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be'' (Rev 22:12)-- and [according] to holiness of life (Titus 2:11-14).
A Gospel for the Hopeless.
The ''Mighty Men'' of David's kingdom [2Sam 23:8-39] were those who came to him in the time of his exile, when he was fleeing from Saul. They were escaped outlaws and criminals, but under David's leadership they became brave, self-controlled, magnanimous men, like their captain. ''Every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there was with him about four hundred men'' (1Sam 22:2). ''This Man receiveth sinners'' [Luke 15:2]. It is a glorious Gospel that is committed to our trust! It is the Gospel for the outcast, for the refuse of society. It is the Gospel of hope for the worst and the lowest. The transforming power of the Cross of Christ is seen in changed lives wherever the Gospel is preached.

The Old Testament
Reflections of Christ
Paul R. Van Gorder

by Paul R. Van Gorder
2 SAMUEL
This book tells the story of one person, David. It could appropriately be called ''the acts of King David.'' One thousand years after David, the Lord Jesus Christ was born of his seed and lineage. He was David's son and David's Lord. Consequently, we can expect Second Samuel to be full of teaching concerning Christ.

The time covered by the book is limited to about 38 years of Israel's history. It tells of David's early training as a shepherd, as a servant to the king, and as a warrior in hiding. This sets a fitting backdrop for David's later life, where he is seen in three aspects:
A wonderful shepherd to his people.
A wise king as he rules.
A tough soldier who fights courageously.
As Saul is pictured in 1Samuel as the people's choice, so, 2Samuel pictures David as God's choice.
OUTLINE OF THE BOOK--
David's Eulogy for Saul and Jonathan (2Sam 1)
David's Reign at Hebron (2-4)
David's Reign over all Israel at Jerusalem (5-10)
David's Great Sin and Its Punishment (11-21)
David's Song of Deliverance and Last Words (22,23)
David's Numbering of Israel (24)
Limiting our consideration of 2Samuel to a single brief chapter [of Paul Van Gorder's book] is most difficult. So that we may condense some of the great truths found in this book, we will think of it historically, prophetically, and typically.


HISTORICAL TEACHING--
Chapter 5 of 2Samuel reports that David moved up against Jerusalem, captured it, and made it the capital of his kingdom. We learn later that this city also became the center of the worship of Jehovah. This is actually the third time Jerusalem is mentioned in the Bible. The first occurs in Genesis 14, where Abraham, returning from the rescue of Lot, was met by Melchizedek, priest-king of Salem, and [Abraham] gave a tithe to God. (Psalm 76, a psalm of Asaph, also refers to Jerusalem with the term ''Salem''.)

The second mention of the city is found in Judges 1:8, which records how Judah drove the Jebusites from the city and burned it, even though the Jebusites remained in control of the citadel.

The third, here in chapter 5 of 2Samuel, tells how it became the capital of the Davidic kingdom. The history of Jerusalem, the most important spot on the face of the globe, begins here. Another writer has said, ''If Palestine is the theater of the world's dreams, then Jerusalem is the stage.'' The psalmist wrote of Jerusalem, ''Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is Mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King'' (Psalm 48:2). From the days of David until this present time, Jerusalem has been the center of the world's attention. In some ways, it has been the ''storm center.''

You will find it most helpful to trace the history of Jerusalem, beginning with 1055 B.C. and proceeding until the New Testament days. Much of this history can be learned by reading the following passages of Scripture:


[The city and Temple besieged, taken captive, destroyed]--1Kings 14:25,26; 2Chronicles 12:2; 2Kings 14:13; 2Chronicles 25; 2Kings 16:5; 2Chronicles 28; Daniel 1:1; Ezekiel 1:1; 2Kings 25:1; Jeremiah 32:28-30
[The Temple rebuilt]-- Ezra 1:1-5; 2:1-70; 3:1-3; 4:4-24; 7:12-21;
[The city rebuilt --Neh 1:1-11; 2:1-10]
[Prophecy concerning Jerusalem -- Dan 9:25-27, 25 was fulfilled in Nehemiah's day.]


The greatest event in the history of the world, the crucifixion and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, took place in Jerusalem.

If you thumb the pages of the history of Jerusalem after our Lord's birth, you will find that the sands of Israel, and especially the environs of that city, have been drenched with the blood of rampaging armies. The city has been besieged approximately 20 times since A.D. 70. Why? Not because of its maritime value, for it is not on the sea. Not because of its population, for other cities have exceeded it by millions. But somehow it is a strategic center. It has a purpose in the economy of God, and Satan wants to control it.

As we examine carefully the prophetic Word, we find that many great events are yet destined to take place there. God will one day gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle. Jehovah Himself will fight against them (Zechariah 14:2,3). The Lord Jesus Christ will return to the Mount of Olives, which is located just to the east of Jerusalem (Zech 14:4). Jerusalem will become the capital of the millenial kingdom [of Christ] (Zech 8:20-23). And the law and the word of the Lord will go forth from that city (Isaiah 2:1-3).

Jerusalem has repeatedly been caught between opposing armies; it has often been ''the iron between the trip hammer and the anvil.'' But a day is coming when Jerusalem will become a ''quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down'' (Isaiah 33:20).


PROPHETIC TEACHING--
A main prophetic teaching of 2Samuel is found in the Davidic covenant, spelled out in 2Sa 7:14-16. This is one of the mountain peaks of Scripture! The covenant with David was confirmed by God's own oath, for Jehovah said, ''I have made a covenant with My chosen, I have sworn unto David, My servant: Thy seed will I establish forever, and build up thy throne to all generations'' (Psalm 89:3,4). God further stated, ''Once have I sworn by My holiness that I will not lie unto David. His seed shall endure forever, and his throne as the sun before Me'' (Ps 89:35,36).

Note the five terms of the Davidic covenant:


a Davidic house-- a posterity.
a throne-- a royal authority.
a kingdom-- a sphere of rule.
a perpetuity-- forever.
a promise-- disobedience followed by chastisement, but no abrogation [of the promise].


These promises are carried over into the New Testament. Acts 15:14-17 gives us the divine program for the church age, and the Davidic covenant will be fulfilled when this age is complete.


TYPICAL TEACHING-- (Ed: See caveats regarding
Typology - Study of Biblical types)
As much as any book of the Old Testament, 2Samuel demonstrates the grace of God. David himself received God's grace time and time again. This is shown markedly in his awful sin, his restoration, and his assurance of God's forgiveness.

David's care of Mephibosheth is a picture of the sinner received, forgiven, and exalted to a place of fellowship and protection. Consider these reflections of God's redeeming grace in Christ:


Mephibosheth was lame (2Sam 4:4),
having fallen at the hands of another. [Rom 5:12]
He was sought by David,
even though he belonged to the family of the king's enemies (9:1-3). [Rom 5:6,8-10]
He was found in the house of Machir (9:5).
''Machir'' means ''sold.'' [Rom 7:14]
He was in the land of Lodebar, which means ''no pasture'' (9:5). [1Pet 2:25]
He feared the king (9:6). [Mat 10:28; Heb 9:27]
He took the place of humility before David (9:6).
This reminds us of the publican [Luke 18:13] and the prodigal [Luke 15:19].
David gave him the highest place (2Sam 9:10). How full is God's measure of grace! [Eph 1:3]
He lived in the city of Jerusalem, which means ''peace'' (9:13). [Rom 5:1,2; Php 4:7]
He carried the marks of his fall to his grave,
but grace kept them out of sight (9:13). [1John 3:1-3]


All of this speaks volumes about the work of our Lord, in making possible the salvation of sinners, and about our acceptance before Him.

A tremendous Messianic note is sounded in 2Samuel 19:10, ''Now, therefore, why speak ye not a word of bringing the king back?'' The Davidic covenant will find its fulfillment in David's greater Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will one day return. [Rev 22:16,20]
 

Don Anderson
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David #1: 1 Samuel 16:1-23
David #1: 1 Samuel 16:1-23
David #2: 1 Samuel 17:1-58
David #3: 1 Samuel 19:1 – 20:42

David #4: 1 Samuel 21:1 – 22:23
David #5: 1 Samuel 23:1-29 & 24:1-22
David #6: 1 Samuel 25:1-44
David #10: 2 Samuel 3:1 – 4:12
David #11: 2 Samuel 5:1 – 6:23
David #12: 2 Samuel 7:1 – 8:18
David #10: 2 Samuel 3:1 – 4:12
David #11: 2 Samuel 5:1 – 6:23
David #12: 2 Samuel 7:1 – 8:18

David #13: 2 Samuel 9:1 – 10:19
David #14: 2 Samuel 11:1-27
David #15: 2 Samuel 12:1-31

David #16: 2 Samuel 13:1-39
David #17: 2 Samuel 14:1 – 15:37
David #18: 2 Samuel 16:1-23

David #19: 2 Samuel 17:1 – 18:33
David #20: 2 Samuel 19:1-43
David #21: 2 Samuel 20:1 – 21:22
David #22: 2 Samuel 22:1-51
David #23: 2 Samuel 23:1 – 24:25
David #24: 1 Kings 1:1-2:12

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2 Samuel 2-3 David Is Made King Over Judah, Then Civil War Breaks Out
2 Samuel 4-5 Ishbosheth Is Murdered, Then David Is Made King Over All Israel"

2 Samuel 6 David Brings The Ark To Jerusalem
2 Samuel 7 David Desires To Build A House For The Lord, But The Lord Instead Builds A House For Him

2 Samuel 8-9 David Subdues All The Nations Surrounding Israel
2 Samuel 10-11 David Tries To Make Peace With Ammon / Commits Adultery With Bathsheba

2 Samuel 12 David Is Restored To The Lord But Still Suffers The Consequences
2 Samuel 13 David's Son Ammon Rapes His Daughter Tamar, Then His Other Son Absalom Murders Ammon

2 Samuel 14-15 David Allows Absalom To Return To Israel
2 Samuel 16-17 David Lied To And Cursed / Hushai Foils Ahithophel's Counsel
2 Samuel 18-19 Absalom Is Killed In Battle
2 Samuel 20-21 The Revolt Of Sheba / Justice For The Gibeonites
2 Samuel 22 David's Song Of Praise
2 Samuel 23 David's Last Song / David's Mighty Men

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Calvary Baptist, Lenoir, NC
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2 Samuel 5:1-4 Breaking Through Your Glass Ceiling
2 Samuel 5:1-5 The Road To The Throne
2 Samuel 5:22-25  The Sound Of A Going
2 Samuel 6:1-19 Going After God
2 Samuel 6:1-16 After God's Own Heart
2 Samuel 7:1-29 When God Says "No!"
2 Samuel 9:1-13  No Wonder It's Called Amazing

2 Samuel 9:1-13 The Case Of The Lame Prince
2 Samuel 9:1-13 Everything Changes When The King Comes Calling
2 Samuel 11:1-27 The Giant That Slew David
2 Samuel 12:1-15 Thou Art The Man
2 Samuel 12:9-14 When Your Chickens Come Home To Roost
2 Samuel 15:13-23  Closer Than A Brother
2 Samuel 17:23 Digging Out The Root Of Bitterness
2 Samuel 19:15 How Will You Meet The King?
2 Samuel 19:16-23  A Portrait Of A Forgiving Heart
2 Samuel 11:1-27  The Giant That Slew David
2 Samuel 19:24-30 How To Love The King
2 Samuel 22:1-51 David's Song Of Songs
2 Samuel 23:11-12 Staying In The Pea Patch
2 Samuel 24:1-25 David's Greatest Sin

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2 Samuel
 Robert Jamieson, A. R. Fausset and David Brown. Published
1871 Excellent Older Commentary
See also index to the Unabridged Version of this well done commentary

Spurgeon's Comment: "Of this I have a very high opinion. It is the joint work of Mr. Jamieson, A. R. Fausset, and Dr. David Brown. It is to some extent a compilation and condensation of other men’s thoughts, but it is sufficiently original to claim a place in every minister’s library; indeed it contains so great a variety of information that if a man had no other exposition he would find himself at no great loss if he possessed this and used it diligently."

Introduction
2 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 2
2 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 4
2 Samuel 5
2 Samuel 6
2 Samuel 7
2 Samuel 8
2 Samuel 9
2 Samuel 10
2 Samuel 11
2 Samuel 12
2 Samuel 13
2 Samuel 14
2 Samuel 15
2 Samuel 16
2 Samuel 17
2 Samuel 18
2 Samuel 19
2 Samuel 20
2 Samuel 21
2 Samuel 22
2 Samuel 23
2 Samuel 24

Thomas Constable
Expository Notes on 2 Samuel
Conservative, Millennial
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2 Samuel 1 2 Samuel 2 2 Samuel 3 2 Samuel 4
2 Samuel 5 2 Samuel 6 2 Samuel 7 2 Samuel 8
2 Samuel 9 2 Samuel 10 2 Samuel 11 2 Samuel 12
2 Samuel 13 2 Samuel 14 2 Samuel 15 2 Samuel 16
2 Samuel 18 2 Samuel 19 2 Samuel 20 2 Samuel 21
2 Samuel 22 2 Samuel 23 2 Samuel 24

Ron Daniel
Sermon Notes
2 Samuel

2 Samuel 1-2

2 Samuel 3-5

2 Samuel 6

2 Samuel 7-8

2 Samuel 9-10

2 Samuel 11-12
2 Samuel 13-14

2 Samuel 15

2 Samuel 16-17

2 Samuel 18-19

2 Samuel 20

2 Samuel 21

2 Samuel 22-23

2 Samuel 24

Bob Deffinbaugh
Sermon Notes
2 Samuel

2 Samuel Introduction l

2 Samuel 1:1-27 What an Amalekite is Dying to Tell David

2 Samuel 2:1-39 Two Bald Men, Fighting Over a Comb

2 Samuel 2:1-Waiting on the Lord

2 Samuel 5:1-25 A Place of One’s Own

2 Samuel 6:1-23 When God Rained on David’s Parade

2 Samuel 7:1-29 Building God’s House

2 Samuel 8:1—10:19 War and Peace9

2 Samuel 11:1-4 David and Bathsheba

2 Samuel 11:5-27 David and Uriah

2 Samuel 12 David and God (Nathan)

2 Samuel 12:1-13 Real Repentance

2 Samuel 12:14-31 The Death of David’s Son

2 Samuel 13:1-36 Tragedy in the Royal Family

2 Samuel 13:13-37--15:12 Absalom

2 Samuel 15:13 --16:23 A Friend in Need or The Trail of Tears

2 Samuel 16:20-19:8 The Darkest Days of David’s Life

2 Samuel 19:9-20:26 David’s Return to Jerusalem

2 Samuel 21 Promise Breakers and Promise Keepers

2 Samuel 22 David’s Song of Salvation

2 Samuel 23 Profiles in Courage

2 Samuel 24 Neiman Marcus Military, Kmart Christianity?

John Dummelow
2 Samuel Commentary

Introduction 2 Samuel 1 2 Samuel 2 2 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 4 2 Samuel 5 2 Samuel 6 2 Samuel 7
2 Samuel 8 2 Samuel 9 2 Samuel 10 2 Samuel 11
2 Samuel 12 2 Samuel 13 2 Samuel 14 2 Samuel 15
2 Samuel 16 2 Samuel 17 2 Samuel 18 2 Samuel 19
2 Samuel 20 2 Samuel 21 2 Samuel 22 2 Samuel 23
2 Samuel 24

J Ligon Duncan
Derek Thomas
Sermons on 2 Samuel
Updated December 24, 2015

2 Samuel 2:1-11 Will God's King Rule in Your Life - J Ligon Duncan

2 Samuel 2:12 - 3:39 Resistance is Futile - J Ligon Duncan

2 Samuel 4:1-12 Murder Most Foul! - J Ligon Duncan

2 Samuel 5:1-25 Long Live the King! - Derek Thomas

2 Samuel 6:1-23 the Terror of God - Derek Thomas

2 Samuel 7:1-29 Covenant Theology - Derek Thomas

2 Samuel 8:1-18ith Liberty and Justice for All - Derek Thomas

2 Samuel 9:1-13 Whom the King Pursues - David Felker

2 Samuel 9:1-13 Kingdom Policy for the Disabled - Derek Thomas

2 Samuel 10:1-11:27 Flesh and Blood - Derek Thomas

2 Samuel 12:1-15 It is YOU- The Denial Syndrome - Derek Thomas

2 Samuel 13:1-21 Why is this story in the Bible- Derek W. H. Thomas

2 Samuel 14:1-33 The Prodigal's Return - Derek Thomas

2 Samuel 15:1-37 Conspiracy Theory  - Derek Thomas

2 Samuel 16:1-23 Enemy Territory  - Derek Thomas

2 Samuel 17:1-29 Walking by Faith When You Don't Know the End of the Story - Derek Thomas

2 Samuel 18:1 - 19:8 O Absalom, Absalom! - Derek Thomas

2 Samuel 19:9-43 Homecoming Not Quite - Derek Thomas

2 Samuel 21:15-22 Mr. Six-Digit - Derek Thomas

2 Samuel 23:1-7 Famous Last Words - Derek Thomas

2 Samuel 23:1-7 David's Last Words - Derek Thomas

2 Samuel 23:8-39 Can Someone Get Me Some Water to Drink - J Ligon Duncan

Theodore Epp
Devotionals
2 Samuel
Updated December 22, 2015

2 Samuel 1:1-16 God Doesn't Need Help

2 Samuel 2:1-11 Waiting for God's Time 

2 Samuel 3:1,7-18 Now Then Do It

2 Samuel 5:1-10 The King Gives Victory

2 Samuel 7:1-13 When God Says No

2 Samuel 11:1-5 Facing Sin

2 Samuel 11:6-15 The Unchanging Flesh Nature

2 Samuel 12:1-10 Sowing and Reaping

Psalm 51:1-17 Getting Right With God

Hebrews 12:1-13 God's Purpose in Chastising

2 Samuel 12:11-23 Restoration Follows Forgiveness

2 Samuel 24:1-14 A Misplaced Confidence

2 Samuel 24:18-25 When Is It a Sacrifice?

Explore the Bible
2 Samuel
Written for the LifeWay Explore the Bible Sunday School curriculum

2 Samuel; 1 Chronicles  DAVID- LESSONS ON FAITH & FRAILTY
 

2 Sa 1:1-2:7; 1 Chr. 10:1-12 Following God’s Direction

2 Sa 2:8-4:12; 1 Chr 3:1-4 Acting with Integrity

2 Sa 5:1-25; 1 Chr 3:5-9; 11:1-9; 14:1-17 Leading Faithfully

2 Sa 6:1-7:29; 1 Chr 13:1-14; 15:25-16:3; 17:1-27 Deepening Humility

2 Sa 8:1-10:19; 1 Chr. 18:1-19:19 Practicing Kindness

2 Samuel 11:1-20:26, 1 Chronicles 20:1-3 TROUBLE IN THE FAMILY

2 Sa 11:1-12:31; 1 Chr 20:1-3 Sexual Immorality

2 Sa 13:1-39 Sexual Abuse

2 Sa 14:1-33 Bitterness

2 Sa 15:1-17:29 Unbridled Ambition

2 Sa 18:1-19:8a Brief

2 Sa 19:8b-20:26 Hostility

2 Samuel 21:1-24:25; 1 Chr 11:10-41; 20:4-8 - TRUST IN THE LORD

2 Sa 21:1-23:39; 1 Chr 11:10-41; 20:4-8 Thanksgiving

2 Sa 24:1-25; 1 Chr 21:1-26 Repentance

Expositor's Bible
2 Samuel Commentary
W G Blaikie

Spurgeon on Blaikie's related life of David: "Dr. Blaikie is a good writer. This Life of David has supplied a great lack." (Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries)

Warren W. Wiersbe - If you can locate the six-volume edition of the Expositor’s Bible, buy it immediately! It takes up less space than the original fifty-volume set, and not everything in the original set is worth owning. Samuel H. Kellogg on Leviticus is a classic; so is Alexander Maclaren on the Psalms and on Colossians. (A Basic Library for Bible Students)

Cyril J. Barber - This set, originally published in 1903, contains expositions by both conservative and liberal theologians. The most important works are by Dod (Genesis), Chadwick (Exodus and Mark), Kellogg (Leviticus), Blaikie (Joshua, I and II Samuel), Adeney (Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther), Maclaren (Psalms), Moule (Romans), Findlay (Galatians and Ephesians), Plummer (Pastoral Epistles and the Epistles of James and Jude), and Milligan (Revelation.) (The Minister’s Library)

Introduction

2 Samuel 1

2 Samuel 2

2 Samuel 3

2 Samuel 4

2 Samuel 5

2 Samuel 6

2 Samuel 7

2 Samuel 8

2 Samuel 9

2 Samuel 10

2 Samuel 11

2 Samuel 12

2 Samuel 13

2 Samuel 14

2 Samuel 15

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2 Samuel 18

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2 Samuel 21

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2 Samuel 23

2 Samuel 24

Don Fortner
2 Samuel Sermon Outlines

2 Samuel 7:22 The Blessed Comfort Of God's Character

2 Samuel 7:27 Prayer Found in the Heart

2 Samuel 9:1-13 Is there Any Left

2 Samuel 11:26-27 A Fallen Saint and His Faithful God

2 Samuel 11:26-27 A Fallen Saint and His Faithful God
2 Samuel 11:26-27 A Man After God's Own Heart
2 Samuel 14:28-31 What Will It Take For God To Get Your Attention
2 Samuel 21:7 9:1-13 David and Mephibosheth
2 Samuel 21:7 Mephibosheth and Me
2 Samuel 21:7 Mephibosheth A Picture of Grace
2 Samuel 21:7 The King Spared Mephibosheth
2 Samuel 21:7 Mephibosheth A Picture of Grace
2 Samuel 21:7 The King Spared Mephibosheth
2 Samuel 23:1-5 The Last Words of David

2 Samuel 23:1-5 The Last Words Of David

2 Samuel 23:1-5 The Last Words Of David

2 Samuel 23:5 All Things

A C Gaebelein
Commentary
2 Samuel

Introduction 2 Samuel 1 2 Samuel 2 2 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 4 2 Samuel 5 2 Samuel 6 2 Samuel 7
2 Samuel 8 2 Samuel 9 2 Samuel 10 2 Samuel 11
2 Samuel 12 2 Samuel 13 2 Samuel 14 2 Samuel 15
2 Samuel 16 2 Samuel 17 2 Samuel 18 2 Samuel 19
2 Samuel 20 2 Samuel 21 2 Samuel 22 2 Samuel 23
2 Samuel 24

John Gill
Commentary
2 Samuel

2 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 2
2 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 4
2 Samuel 5
2 Samuel 6
2 Samuel 7
2 Samuel 8
2 Samuel 9
2 Samuel 10
2 Samuel 11
2 Samuel 12
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What should we learn from the life of David?
How many wives did King David have?
Why is Jerusalem known as the City of David?
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Why did Amnon rape Tamar? Why didn’t David punish Amnon?
Why was God so angry at David for taking the census?
How could David be considered a man after God's own heart?
Why did God strike Uzzah dead for touching the Ark of the Covenant?
Who were the mighty men of David?
What is the Davidic covenant?
Who was Mephibosheth?

L M Grant
2 Samuel Commentary

Introduction 2 Samuel 1 2 Samuel 2 2 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 4 2 Samuel 5 2 Samuel 6 2 Samuel 7
2 Samuel 8 2 Samuel 9 2 Samuel 10 2 Samuel 11
2 Samuel 12 2 Samuel 13 2 Samuel 14 2 Samuel 15
2 Samuel 16 2 Samuel 17 2 Samuel 18 2 Samuel 19
2 Samuel 20 2 Samuel 21 2 Samuel 22 2 Samuel 23
2 Samuel 24

Joe Guglielmo
Sermon Notes
2 Samuel
Calvary Chapel, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Updated December 22, 2015

2 Samuel 1-3
2 Samuel 4-5
2 Samuel 6-7
2 Samuel 8-10
2 Samuel 11
2 Samuel 12
2 Samuel 13-14
2 Samuel 15-16
2 Samuel 17-18
2 Samuel 19-20
2 Samuel 21-22
2 Samuel 23:1-7
2 Samuel 23:8-19
2 Samuel 23:20-24:25

Dave Guzik
Commentary
2 Samuel
Conservative, Evangelical, Millennial

2 Samuel 1
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2 Samuel 4
2 Samuel 5
2 Samuel 6
2 Samuel 7
2 Samuel 8
2 Samuel 9
2 Samuel 10
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2 Samuel 14
2 Samuel 15
2 Samuel 16
2 Samuel 17
2 Samuel 18
2 Samuel 19
2 Samuel 20
2 Samuel 21
2 Samuel 22
2 Samuel 23
2 Samuel 24

Robert Hawker
Commentary
2 Samuel

Introduction 2 Samuel 1 2 Samuel 2 2 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 4 2 Samuel 5 2 Samuel 6 2 Samuel 7
2 Samuel 8 2 Samuel 9 2 Samuel 10 2 Samuel 11
2 Samuel 12 2 Samuel 13 2 Samuel 14 2 Samuel 15
2 Samuel 16 2 Samuel 17 2 Samuel 18 2 Samuel 19
2 Samuel 20 2 Samuel 21 2 Samuel 22 2 Samuel 23
2 Samuel 24

 

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2 Samuel 9 God’s Gift
A British factory worker and his wife were excited when, after many years of marriage, they discovered they were going to have their first child. According to author Jill Briscoe, who told this true story, the man eagerly relayed the good news to his fellow workers. He told them God had answered his prayers. But they made fun of him for asking God for a child. When the baby was born, he was diagnosed as having Down’s syndrome. As the father made his way to work for the first time after the birth, he wondered how to face his co-workers. “God, please give me wisdom,” he prayed. Just as he feared, some said mockingly, “So, God gave you this child!” The new father stood for a long time, silently asking God for help. At last he said, “I’m glad the Lord gave this child to me and not to you.” As this man accepted his disabled son as God’s gift to him, so David was pleased to show kindness to Saul’s son who was “lame in his feet” (2 Sam. 9:3). Some may have rejected Mephibosheth because he was lame, but David’s action showed that he valued him greatly. - Our Daily Bread, April 6, 1994

2 Samuel 11:3 Grandfather of Bathsheba
By comparing 2 Samuel 11:3 and 23:34, some believe that Ahithophel was the grandfather of Bathsheba, and that he was enraged because David had committed adultery with her. So Ahithophel may have wanted Absalom to destroy David and take the throne from his father. But when he saw Absalom following advice that would lead to defeat, he was so despondent that he gave in to despair and took his own life instead of committing the matter to God.  Our Daily Bread, Sept. 2, 1990

2 Samuel 12 Adultery/Affair
When I was growing up, “adultery” was a word one whispered. Today the word is “affair,” and it’s a subtle change. Affair has an air of mystery about it, and romance, and excitement. Radio, television, movies, books—all of the media—assume or encourage the affair. It’s easy to fall into the trap: everyone is doing it, so it must be OK. Unless, of course, you believe in keeping the laws of God. For whatever reason, keeping the seventh commandment is becoming more difficult for more and more Christians. In fact, JU. Allan Petersen begins his new book, The Myth of the Greener Grass, with a question: “Is Anyone Faithful Anymore” And it’s a good question. He writes that in his 38 years of traveling ministry he has counseled pastors, pastors’ wives, missionaries, Sunday school teachers, Christian counselors, and church members who reflect the increasing incidence of extramarital affairs among professing Christian people. There is a “tendency to find reasons to support this behavior, even though those reasons might be contrary to the moral and biblical convictions we have long held.” Today we want to talk about relationships, not sin. Peterson points out the relationship of David and Bathsheba, and the results of their affair. The lessons we can learn from the story of David, a man of God who fell into sin, apply to all of us, men and women alike. Here are some of the, pointed out by Petersen:
1. No one, however chosen, blessed, and used of God, is immune to an extramarital affair.
2. Anyone, regardless of how many victories he has won, can fall disastrously.
3. The act of infidelity is the result of uncontrolled desires, thoughts, and fantasies.
4. Your body is your servant or it becomes your master.
5. A Christian who falls will excuse, rationalize, and conceal, the same as anyone else.
6. Sin can be enjoyable but it can never be successfully covered.
7. One night of passion can spark years of family pain.
8. Failure is neither fatal nor final. Source unknown

2 Samuel 12:5-6 Paid Four Times
1. Child Died
2. Tamar, his daughter violated
3. Ammon, His son, slain
4. Absalom slaughtered - Source unknown

2 Samuel 12:1-15 Five C’s
1. Commissioned,
2. Confront,
3. Commandment,
4. Consequences,
5. Confession
Seven Laws of the Learner, B. Wilkinson

2 Samuel 21:17 - People Helping People
But Abishai, the son of Zeruiah, came to his aid. 2 Samuel 21:17
Sometimes we win great spiritual victories or reach a seemingly unattainable goal without the help of a friend or companion. This was true of David when as a shepherd lad he killed Goliath with nothing but a sling and faith in God. In later years, however, he would have been slain by a giant named Ishbibenob if his nephew Abishai had not come to his aid. Now, are we to conclude that God was with David when he met Goliath, but not when he confronted the second giant? I don’t think so! The Lord simply used a different means to take care of His servant. The first time, He used David’s skill with the sling; the second time, He used Abishai’s strength and military prowess. Our Daily Bread, Wednesday, February 8.

2 Samuel 24:24 Painting Contractor
Wes Evans, principal of Christian Heritage School, Edwall, WA, told of how a painting contractor donated a large amount of paint to a school he formerly was at. He used the donation as a tax write-off. When they opened it, it not only was of a horrendous color, but most of it had gone bad. The school had to pay to have it hauled to the dump.
Wes Evans

International Critical Commentary
A Critical & Exegetical Commentary
2 Samuel
Henry P Smith (1904)

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S. Lewis Johnson
Lessons from the Life of David
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2 Samuel 1:1-27 David's Elegy for Saul and Jonathan

2 Samuel 2:1-32 David:  The Shepherd King of Judah

2 Samuel 3:1-39 Three Distinguished Men and the Living God

2 Samuel 5:1-25 David:  King of Israel

2 Samuel 6:1-23 The Restoration of the National Worship

2 Samuel 7:1-11 The Davidic Covenant - I

2 Samuel 7:12-17 The Davidic Covenant - 2

Isaiah 11:1-12 The Davidic Covenant and Old-Testament Prophecy

Acts 15:13-18 The Davidic Covenant New-Testament Fulfillment and Prophecy     

2 Samuel 7:18-29 An Incomparable Prayer to an Incomparable God

2 Samuel 9:1-13 David, Mephibosheth and Unmerited Grace

2 Samuel 11:1-27 The Great Transgression

2 Samuel 12:1-25 David Rebuked, Repentant, Restored; Yet Disciplined

2 Samuel 13:1-39 Like Father, Like Sons

2 Samuel 14:1-33 Joab, Woman of Tekoa & Means for Restoring the Banished

Psalm 16:1-11 David and the Resurrection

2 Samuel 15:1-37 The Fiery Trial of a Submissive Soul

2 Samuel 16:1-23 David Learning Galatians 6:7

2 Samuel 17:1-29 Divine Action in the Minds of Men

2 Samuel 18:1-33 Delivering Mercy and Unreasonable Grief

2 Samuel 19:1-39 David Redivivus:  Wise and Forgiving

2 Samuel 20:1-26 The Seething General and the Sensible Mayor

2 Samuel 23:1-7 David's Last Prophetic Words

2 Samuel 24:1-25 The Follies of the Favored

2 Samuel 24:18-25 Mt Moriah and Mt Calvary:  Contrasting Mountains of Sacrifice

1 Kings 2:1-11 The Final Days

Keil & Delitzsch
Commentary on 2 Samuel

James Rosscup writes "Keil, C. F. and Franz Delitzsch. Commentary on the Old Testament. 25 volumes. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1950. This is the best older, overall treatment of a critical nature on the Old Testament Hebrew text verse by verse and is a good standard work to buy. The student can buy parts or the whole of this series. Sometimes it is evangelical, at other times liberal ideas enter." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

Introduction 2 Samuel 1 2 Samuel 2 2 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 4 2 Samuel 5 2 Samuel 6 2 Samuel 7
2 Samuel 8 2 Samuel 9 2 Samuel 10 2 Samuel 11
2 Samuel 12 2 Samuel 13 2 Samuel 14 2 Samuel 15
2 Samuel 16 2 Samuel 17 2 Samuel 18 2 Samuel 19
2 Samuel 20 2 Samuel 21 2 Samuel 22 2 Samuel 23
2 Samuel 24
Paul E. Kretzmann
Commentary on 2 Samuel
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Introduction 2 Samuel 1 2 Samuel 2 2 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 4 2 Samuel 5 2 Samuel 6 2 Samuel 7
2 Samuel 8 2 Samuel 9 2 Samuel 10 2 Samuel 11
2 Samuel 12 2 Samuel 13 2 Samuel 14 2 Samuel 15
2 Samuel 16 2 Samuel 17 2 Samuel 18 2 Samuel 19
2 Samuel 20 2 Samuel 21 2 Samuel 22 2 Samuel 23
2 Samuel 24
Lange's Commentary
Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical
2 Samuel
C H Toy and John A Broadus
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Spurgeon's Comments on Lange's Series: "These volumes are not all of equal value, but as a whole, they are a grand addition to our stores. The American translators have added considerably to the German work, and in some cases these additions are more valuable than the original matter. For homiletical purposes these volumes are so many hills of gold, but, alas, there is dross also, for Baptismal Regeneration and other grave errors occur....We are very far from endorsing all Zöckler’s remarks." (Caveat: Be a Berean - Acts 17:11)

Introduction 2 Samuel 1 2 Samuel 2 2 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 4 2 Samuel 5 2 Samuel 6 2 Samuel 7
2 Samuel 8 2 Samuel 10 2 Samuel 11 2 Samuel 12
2 Samuel 13 2 Samuel 14 2 Samuel 15 2 Samuel 16
2 Samuel 17 2 Samuel 18 2 Samuel 19 2 Samuel 20
2 Samuel 21 2 Samuel 22 2 Samuel 23 2 Samuel 24
Alexander Maclaren
Sermons on 2 Samuel

2 Samuel 2:1-11 The Bright Dawn of a Reign
2 Samuel 5:1-12 One Fold and One Shepherd
2 Samuel 6:1-12 Death and Life From the Ark
2 Samuel 6:11 The Ark of the House of Obed-Edom
2 Samuel 7:4-16 The Promised King and Temple-Builder
2 Samuel 7:18-29 David's Gratitude
2 Samuel 9:1-13 David and Jonathan's Son
2 Samuel 10:8-19 More Than Conquerors Through Him
2 Samuel 10:8-19 Thou Art the Man
2 Samuel 12:13 David and Nathan
2 Samuel 14:14 God's Banished Ones
2 Samuel 15:1-12 Pardoned Sin Punished
2 Samuel 15:15 A Loyal Vow
2 Samuel 15:21 Ittai of Gath
2 Samuel 18:18-33 The Wail of a Broken Heart
2 Samuel 19:34-37 Barzillai
2 Samuel 22:40-51 David's Hymn of Victory
2 Samuel 23:1-7 The Dying King's Last Vision and Psalm
2 Samuel 23:3, 4 The Royal Jubilee 1
2 Samuel 23:15-17 A Libation to Jehovah

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Introduction: From Theft to Lie

Part 1: A Man After God’s Heart - 2 Samuel 1-8

Kingdom Principles - 2 Samuel 1:1-16
Good Grief - 2 Samuel 1:17- 27
A Tale of Two Kingdoms - 2 Samuel 2:1-11
Promise Rules - 2 Samuel 2:12-3:39
The Gore of Man Does Not Work the Righteousness of God - 2 Samuel 4:1-12
Kingdom Collage - 2 Samuel 5:1-25
The Terror and Ecstasy of God - 2 Samuel 6:1-23
Getting to Know the Covenant God - 2 Samuel 7:1-17
Sit Down and Stand on God’s Promise - 2 Samuel 7:18-29
The Coming of the Kingdom - 2 Samuel 8:1-18

 

Part 2: A Servant Under God’s Rod - 2 Samuel 9-20

Up With Covenant! - 2 Samuel 9:1-13
Foreign Folly - 2 Samuel 10:1-19
Flesh and Blood - 2 Samuel 11:1-27
Grace Greater Than All Our Sin - 2 Samuel 12:1-31
All in the Family - 2 Samuel 13:1-39
The Manipulators - 2 Samuel 14:1-33
Politics and Faith - 2 Samuel 15:1-37
In the Presence of My Enemies - 2 Samuel 16:1-23
His Kingdom Cannot Fail - 2 Samuel 17:1-29
The Sad Triumph - 2 Samuel 18:1-19:8
Welcome Home — Maybe - 2 Samuel 19:9-43
No Surprises - 2 Samuel 20:1-26

 

Part 3: A Kingdom in God’s Hands - 2 Samuel 21-24

The Cost of Covenant- breaking - 2 Samuel 21:1-14
The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall - 2 Samuel 21:15-22
Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares - 2 Samuel 22:1-51
Last Words Look Forward - 2 Samuel 23:1-7
Hail to the Chiefs - 2 Samuel 23:8-39
Senseless Census - 2 Samuel 24:1-25

Best Commentaries
Study Guide on Life of David - 48 page Pdf Don Anderson
Study Guide on Life of Solomon - 55 page Pdf Don Anderson
Theology of 1 & 2 Samuel - Excellent overview

Life of David - Theological Perspective

Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology
Sermons - 2 Samuel - brief notes Century Bible Commentary
1 Samuel 15:28 Does God Deceive?
See related article by Gregory Harris -- "Does God Deceive?"
Robert Chisholm

Samuel, books of - Bridgeway Bible Dictionary

Samuel, Books of - Easton's Bible Dictionary

Samuel, the Books of - Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Samuel, Books of - Holman Bible Dictionary

Samuel, Books of - Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Samuel, Books of, - Smith's Bible Dictionary

Samuel, Books of - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Samuel, First and Second Books Of. - Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological

Samuel, Books of - The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Dictionary Articles
2 Samuel: David the Great King of Israel - Bible text and commentary Easy English
2 Samuel:commentary Charles Ellicot

A Chronological Daily Bible Study of the Old Testament- 7-Day Sections with a Summary-Commentary, Discussion Questions, and a Practical Daily Application

2 Samuel, 1 Chronicles, Psalms (Early King David)

2 Samuel, 1 Chronicles, Psalms (David and Bathsheba; Consequences)

1 Samuel 25-31, 2 Samuel 1-4, 1 Chronicles 1-10, and Various Psalms (Transition from Saul to David)

David Colburn
Sermons - 2 Samuel - Enter 2 Samuel and in Maximum results enter "all" - W A Criswell
ESV Study Bible - $30 for lifetime online access or free with print version.
ESV MacArthur Study Bible - $20 for lifetime online access
Crossway
2 Samuel - 21 sermons some by Derek Thomas and J Ligon Duncan J Ligon Duncan
Derek Thomas
2 Samuel Christ God's King Don Fortner

2 Samuel 1:10 Armlets

2 Samuel 3:27 Recess in Gateway
2 Samuel 3:31 Beds for Biers
2 Samuel 3:34 Prisoners Fettered

2 Samuel 4:6 Storing and Grinding Grain

2 Samuel 6:5 The Sistrum

2 Samuel 10:4 The Beard Cut Off

2 Samuel 11:1 Spring, the Season for War

2 Samuel 11:2 Promenade on the Roof

2 Samuel 12:3 Animals Petted

2 Samuel 12:21 Fasting for Bereavement
2 Samuel 15:30 Covering the Head
2 Samuel 15:32 Earth on the Head

2 Samuel 16:18 Dust Throwing

2 Samuel 17:18-19 Cistern in the Courtyard

2 Samuel 18:24 Double Gates
2 Samuel 18:26 Watchman--Porter
2 Samuel 18:33 The Chamber over the Gate

2 Samuel 19:4 Lamentations over the Dead

2 Samuel 19:18 Ferry Boats

2 Samuel 20:7 Cherethites and Pelethites
2 Samuel 20:9 Touching the Beard
2 Samuel 22:6 Circling the Nets

James Freeman
Handbook of Bible Manners and Customs
2 Samuel Resources (most are Mp3) - Mark Dever, Tim Keller, et al  (I especially recommend sermons by Gary Inrig - click or here) Gospel Coalition
2 Samuel Theological Journal Articles - eg Did Samuel Sin?, The Accession Narrative, etc Galaxie Software
Lesson - Second Samuel James Gray
An Introduction to the Book of 2 Samuel David Malick
Holman Christian Standard Bible Study Bible - Well done notes but requires you to set up a free account. Holman Christian Publishing
2 Samuel: 11 sermons - Click here and select "Old Testament" uses many illustrations David Holwick

Spurgeon comments-"Should always be consulted...Exceeding meritorious. Refer to it frequently....They are not exactly a commentary, but what marvelous expositions you have there! You have reading more interesting than any novel that was ever written, and as instructive as the heaviest theology. The matter is quite attractive and fascinating, and yet so weighty, that the man who shall study these volumes thoroughly, will not fail to read his Bible intelligently and with growing interest."

2 Samuel 1 The Song of the Bow
2 Samuel 2:1-7, 1 Samuel 31:11-13 David of Hebron

2 Samuel - The Change

2 Samuel 2:12-32 The First Blow

2 Samuel 3:1-16 Abner
2 Samuel 3:17-39 Blood Revenge
2 Samuel 4 Treachery Punished
2 Samuel 5:1-10 The Blind and the Lame
2 Samuel 5:11-13 Commerce and Arts
2 Samuel 5:17-25, 8:1 The Philistine Wars
2 Samuel 6; 1 Chronicles 15 - The Ark
Psalm 24 The Entrance Song

2 Samuel 7 The Throne Established
2 Samuel 8:2 The Decimation of Moab

2 Samuel 8:3-12 The Great War

2 Samuel 8:14, 1 Chronicles 8:13, 1 Kings 11:15-21 - Hadad

2 Samuel 9:8 A Dead Dog - Mephibosheth
2 Samuel 10 The Shaven Ambassadors
2 Samuel 11-12 Sin and Sorrow
2 Samuel 12:26-31 Tortures

2 Samuel 13 The Wages of Sin
2 Samuel 14 Absalom's Hair

2 Samuel 14:14 The Spilt Water
2 Samuel 15:7; 16:14 - Filial Ingratitude
2 Samuel 16:15; 19:8 Two Hangings

2 Samuel 19:9-15, 41-43; 20 - The Restoration
2 Samuel 20:16-40 Incidents
2 Samuel 21, 24 - Famine and Pestilence
1 Kings 1:1-11; 1 Chronicles 28-29 The Last Days

John Kitto

Spurgeon's Comments on Kitto: "Then, of course, gentlemen, you will economize rigidly until you have accumulated funds to purchase Kitto’s Pictorial Bible. You mean to take that goodly freight on board before you launch upon the sea of married life. As you cannot visit the Holy Land, it is well for you that there is a work like the Pictorial Bible, in which the notes of the most observant travellers are arranged under the texts which they illustrate. For the geography, zoology, botany, and manners and customs of Palestine, this will be your counselor and guide....A work of art as well as learning."
 

2 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 2
2 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 4
2 Samuel 5
2 Samuel 6
2 Samuel 7
2 Samuel 8
2 Samuel 9
2 Samuel 10

2 Samuel 11
2 Samuel 12
2 Samuel 13
2 Samuel 14
2 Samuel 15
2 Samuel 16
2 Samuel 17
2 Samuel 18
2 Samuel 19
2 Samuel 20
2 Samuel 21

2 Samuel 22
2 Samuel 23
2 Samuel 24
2 Samuel 25
2 Samuel 26
2 Samuel 27
2 Samuel 28
2 Samuel 29

John Kitto
The Pictorial Bible with Notes
2 Samuel - 10 Mp3's - Messianic Pastor Steve Kreloff
2 Samuel 7: The Disorientated Heart
2 Samuel 11: How To Stay Pure In A Sin Sick World
2 Samuel 11: David's Adultery - The Great Fall
2 Samuel 11: Are There Any Left?
2 Samuel 20:1-22: The Woman Of Abel
2 Samuel 21:1-14: Rizpah
2 Samuel 21: Covenants
David Legge
2 Samuel - Introduction John MacArthur
An Argument of the Book of 2 Samuel David Malick

The Kingdom of David and Solomon

David's Rise to Power  —  David in Conquest of Canaan  —  David's Wars of Conquest  — Kingdom of David and Solomon  —  The United Monarchy under Solomon (1)  —  The United Monarchy under Solomon (2)  —  Solomon's Economic Enterprises  —  Solomon's Building Activities  —  Solomon's Temple  —  Jerusalem in the Time of David and Solomon

The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah

The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah (1)  —  The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah (2)  —  The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah (3)  —  The Campaign of Shishak  —  Conflicts between Israel and Aram-Damascus  —  The Omride Dynasty  —  The Golden Ages of the 9th & 8th centuries BCE —  Phoenician Trade and Civilization  —  Trade Routes throughout the Middle East  —  Travel Routes throughout Palestine  —  Elijah and Elisha  —  The Revolt of Jehu  —  The Rise of Assyria —  Israel & Judah in the days of Jeroboam II and Uzziah  —  The Assyrian Empire under Tiglath-Pileser III  —  The Syro-Ephraimite War  —  Tiglath-Pileser III's Campaigns  —  Fall of Samaria and Deportation of Israelites  —  The Fall of the Kingdom of Israel  —  Assyrian Districts after the Fall of Samaria  —  Prophets of the 8th Century BCE

Judah Alone amid International Powers

Hezekiah's Preparation for Revolt  —  Judah under King Hezekiah  —  Hezekiah's Jerusalem  — Sennacherib's Campaign against Judah  —  Assyria in the 7th century BCE  —  The Rise of the Neo-Babylonian Empire  —  The Reign of Josiah  —  The Districts of Judah under King Josiah —  The Golden Age of King Josiah; Nebuchadnezzar's Campaigns against Judah

Maps
MP3s by Chapter - 2 Samuel Monergism
The analyzed Bible - 2 Samuel - Theocratic Monarchy G Campbell Morgan

Defender's Study Bible - Excellent, conservative, literal study Bible notes from a leading creationist commentator, Dr Henry Morris.  See links to notes in right margin.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

Henry Morris

2 Samuel 1:1-14 A Harsh Lesson From A Would-Be Convert

 

2 Samuel 1:17-2:7 The Song of The Bow And The Succession of David

 

2 Samuel 2:8-17 The Ish-bosheth Rebellion- The Theology of War

 

2 Samuel 3:28-39 A Hard Stance By A Great Man

 

2 Samuel 4:1-5:4 The King and His Ascension

 

2 Samuel 6:7-19 A Standard Met, A Nation Restored; Blessings Descend

 

2 Samuel 6:20-23 Michal, Flat Note on a Glorious Day

 

2 Samuel 7:1-16 The Davidic Covenant- Our Lamp in a Dark Place

 

2 Samuel 7:18-29 Reflection of a King

 

2 Samuel 8:1-18 The Kingdom Covenant Is Established

 

2 Samuel 9 The One Lost Sheep

 

2 Samuel 10:1-19 An Offer Scorned

 

2 Samuel 11 A Lesson for Ancient Kings and Present Day Businessmen

 

2 Samuel 11:5-27 The Story of David’s Descent Into Hell

 

2 Samuel 12:1-15 Grace That Is Greater

 

2 Samuel 12:15-25 The Art of Tomorrow

 

2 Samuel 12:26-31 The Roosts and Returning Birds

 

2 Samuel 13:22-39 The Decline of a Prince

 

2 Samuel 14:1-17 The Widow’s Tale

 

2 Samuel 14:21-15:6 The Treachery of Absalom

 

2 Samuel 15:7-31 The Breakers

 

2 Samuel 15:31-16:14 The Melancholy Flight

 

2 Samuel 16:15-23 The Blessing of the Providential Hand of God

 

2 Samuel 18:1-18 The Mule Walked Off

 

2 Samuel 18:19-19:8 Good News, Bad News & the Courage of the Footmen

 

2 Samuel 19:40-20:3 Party Pooper

 

2 Samuel 20:4-22 The Sheba Rebellion

 

2 Samuel 21: 1-14 Showers of Blessings

 

2 Samuel 22 Look What God Did

 

2 Samuel 23: 1-7 Swan Song- The Legacy of a Saint

 

2 Samuel 23:8-23 The Legends

 

2 Samuel 24:1-25 The Misguided Census of David

Tommy Nelson
Denton Bible Church
1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings - Old Testament Studies- Being the Lessons Given at Various Union Bible

The Second Book of Samuel

2 Samuel 11-24 - David, Sinning, Suffering, Sanctified

William Newell
NIV Study Bible Introduction - 2 Samuel NIV Bible
Keys to II Samuel William Orr
Search for sermons on 2 Samuel at Pastor Life Pastor Life
2 Samuel Myer Pearlman
2 Samuel - The Life of David, Vols. 1 & 2 - 64 separate studies by chapter A W Pink (critique)
Summary: The Life of David - 34 sermons Bob Roe
1 & 2 Samuel - Israel's Gratest King Wil Pounds
2 Samuel - Reformation Study Bible Reformation Study Bible
2 Samuel sermons Rob Salvato
2 Samuel - Meditations Henri Rossier
2 Samuel: The Story of David Ray Stedman
2 Samuel 1-4 A House Divided.
2 Samuel 5-10 The Establishment of David's Kingdom.
2 Samuel 11-12  David's Sin.
John Stevenson
Book of Second Samuel Overview - Insight for Living Ministries

Excerpt - How do I apply this? David is known as a “man after [God’s] own heart” (1 Samuel 13:14) because, though he sinned greatly and made mistakes, he acknowledged those failures and repented before God. Repent means to turn away from sin and turn toward righteousness. Our Father knows we are not perfect. So His Son, Jesus Christ, paid the price for our sins so that we can become righteous in God’s sight through faith. And although our salvation is secure, our daily sins can hinder our relationship with God. When we confess our sins, turning to the Lord in humility, He will forgive us and restore our relationship with Him. The apostle James has written what might be an appropriate epitaph for David. It can be yours, too: “Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you” (James 4:10).

Charles Swindoll
1 & 2 Samuel Introduction James Van Dine

VERSE BY VERSE
RESOURCES ON SECOND SAMUEL

2 Samuel 1:26 Friendship (16 pages) James Hastings
2 Samuel 1-4 A House Divided. John Stevenson
2 Samuel 5-10 The Establishment of David's Kingdom John Stevenson
2 Samuel 5:17-25 Exposition C H Spurgeon
2 Samuel 5:17-25 Happy Doing God's Thing P G Mathew

2 Samuel 5-6: Prayer: the Habit

Bob Fromm
2 Samuel 7 The Key Of David David Roper
2 Samuel 6 Comments Robert Neighbour
2 Samuel 7 Nathan Who? Greg Allen
2 Samuel 7:8-16 The Davidic Covenant
See Related Article on Biblical Covenants
Michael A Grisanti
2 Samuel 7:4-17 God's Covenant with David John Piper
2 Samuel 7:1-17 Luke 1-31-33 Messiah ben David
2 Samuel 7:13 Solomon's Temple
Wil Pounds
2 Samuel 7:27 Prayer Found in the Heart - Sermon Notes
2 Samuel 7:1-22 Exposition
C H Spurgeon
2 Samuel 8 Robert Good
2 Samuel 8:1-10:19 War and Peace Bob Deffinbaugh
2 Samuel 9 Comments Robert Neighbour
David and Mephibosheth According to Josephus Christopher Begg
2 Samuel 9:1-13 Mephibosheth - In Depth Commentary on site On Site
2 Samuel 10:11-12 For Our People and the Cities of Our God John Piper
2 Samuel 10:12 Risk and the Cause of God John Piper
2 Samuel Caught in the Tempter’s Trap - David and Bathsheba Richard L. Strauss
2 Samuel 11-12 David's Sin John Stevenson

2 Samuel 11-12: Failure and Forgiveness

Bob Fromm
2 Samuel 11 The Deceitfulness of Sin Steve Zeisler
2 Samuel 11-12 David And Bathsheba Dave Roper
2 Samuel 12:1-14 In Depth Verse by Verse Comments On Site
2 Samuel 11:6-27 The Hardening of a Heart Steve Zeisler
2 Samuel 12:7 Thou Art the Man (17 pages)
2 Samuel 12:13-14 Repentance and Retribution (20 pages)
James Hastings
2 Samuel 12:1-15 You Have Despised The Word Of The Lord Steve Zeisler
2 Samuel 13 -19 The Loss Of Moral Authority Steve Zeisler
2 Samuel  15 - How to Handle Resentment Dave Roper
2 Samuel 15:1-12, 18:9-18 Selfish Ambition P G Mathew
1 Samuel 16 - 2 Samuel 10 David Becomes Israel’s King   Bob Deffinbaugh
2 Samuel 16:15-17:23 Breaking the Bonds of Bitterness Brian Bill

2 Samuel 17: The Bitter End

Bob Fromm
2 Samuel 11-24 David’s Downfall Bob Deffinbaugh
2 Samuel 18:33 An Exceeding Bitter Cry (10 pages) James Hastings
2 Samuel 20:8-10 A Note For a Commentary Edward Neiderhiser
2 Samuel 23 Comments Robert Neighbour
2 Samuel 23:1-5 The Last Words Dan Fortner
2 Samuel 23:4-5 The Morning Without Clouds J. C. Ryle
2 Samuel 23:5 Exposition C H Spurgeon
2 Samuel 23:15 The Well by the Gate (13 pages) James Hastings

2 Samuel 23: Becoming Men of Valor

Bob Fromm
2 Samuel 23:16 The waters of satisfaction scattered C H Spurgeon

2 Samuel 23:16 Pouring Out the Water of Satisfaction

Oswald Chambers

Phil Newton
Sermons on 2 Samuel
South Woods Baptist Church

1 Samuel 31-2 Samuel 1 Dealing with Grief

2 Samuel 2-4 Two Kingdoms Finding Unity

2 Samuel 6 A Lesson in Holiness

2 Samuel 7:1-17 An Enduring House

2 Samuel 7:18-29 A Humble Prayer

2 Samuel 9 Covenant Love

2 Samuel 11 A Giant Falls

2 Samuel 12 You Are the Man!

2 Samuel 13 The Consequence of Sin

2 Samuel 14-15 What Tangled Webs We Weave

2 Samuel 16-17 On the Run, Again

2 Samuel 18:1-19:8 A Broken Father

2 Samuel 19:9-20:26 A Rude Welcome Home Mp3

2 Samuel 21 The Cost of Covenant Breaking Mp3

2 Samuel 22 My Rock, My Fortress, My Deliverer Mp3

2 Samuel 23 Last Songs and Mighty Men

2 Samuel 24 A Senseless Census

James Nisbet
Church Pulpit Commentary
2 Samuel

Introduction 2 Samuel 1 2 Samuel 3 2 Samuel 4
2 Samuel 6 2 Samuel 7 2 Samuel 9 2 Samuel 11
2 Samuel 12 2 Samuel 14 2 Samuel 15 2 Samuel 16
2 Samuel 17 2 Samuel 18 2 Samuel 19 2 Samuel 21
2 Samuel 23 2 Samuel 24

Our Daily Bread
Excellent devotional illustrations
2 Samuel
Updated December 25, 2015

See also Onsite 2 Samuel Devotionals - Our Daily Bread

2 Samuel 1:11,17-27 Lament for a Friend
2 Samuel 1:17-27 Compliments For An Enemy

2 Samuel 1:17-27 An Emergency Of The Spirit


2 Samuel 5:17-25 Two Victories

 

2 Samuel 6:12-23 Let Loose Your Praise!
2 Samuel 6:12-23 Light As A Feather


2 Samuel 9 Greatly Valued
2 Samuel 9 The Value Of A Life
2 Samuel 9:1-13 Special People

2 Samuel 9  Where Can We Lean


2 Samuel 11:3 Grandfather of Bathsheba
2 Samuel 11-12 Filling Up Empty


2 Samuel 12:1-13 Space Junk

2 Samuel 12:1-13 Off Track
2 Samuel 12:1-15 Collision Course
2 Samuel 12:1-13 The Wounds of a Friend

2 Samuel 12:1-14 Lingering Damage
2 Samuel 12:1-23 Moving Past Sinful Failure
2 Samuel 12:1-14 David's Lament
2 Samuel 12:1-14 Burying Our Heads

2 Samuel 12:1-14 Nail Holes
2 Samuel 12:1-15 Redirected Paths
2 Samuel 12:1-15 Who's In the Picture?

2 Samuel 12:1-23 Flyleaf Wisdom
2 Samuel 12:13-23 The Answer Is No

2 Samuel 12:1-23 Moving Past Sinful Failure


2 Samuel 15:13-26 Displaced


2 Samuel 16:5-12 Father Knows Best
2 Samuel 16:5-14 In God's Hands


2 Samuel 18:1-18, 33 Good Grief
2 Samuel 18:31-19:4 Preventing Regret


2 Samuel 21:1-14 God's People, God's Honor
2 Samuel 21:17 People Helping People


2 Samuel 22:1-7 Spiritual Weightlifting
2 Samuel 22:1,21-37 The Strongest People

2 Samuel 22:1-20 Badger Brains

2 Samuel 22:1-8  Let Your Balloon Go!


2 Samuel 23:8-17 In Memory


2 Samuel 24:18-25 A Pair of Moccasins
2 Samuel 24:1-17 The Ways Of God

Joseph Parker
2 Samuel
Handfuls of Purpose

Joseph Parker - People's Bible - Rosscup: This work, later called Preaching Through the Bible (Baker Book House), is rich in its applications and exhortations, though often not particularly helpful for the reader who is looking for exposition that stays right with the text. Treatment of the texts is sermonic. (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An annotated bibliography of selected works)

2 Samuel 1 David's Lament over Saul
2 Samuel 2,3 David's Magnanimity
2 Samuel 2
2 Samuel 2:8 Abner the Son of Ner
2 Samuel 2:26
2 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 3:39 Weak Though Anointed King
2 Samuel 4:1 His Hands Were Feeble
2 Samuel 4:9-12 Nobleness and Selfishness
2 Samuel 4:12
2 Samuel 4, 5 David a Type of Christ
2 Samuel 5:3, 6 Selected Notes
2 Samuel 5:10 David Went On and Grew Great
2 Samuel 5:16 Dancing Before the Lord
2 Samuel 6
2 Samuel 6 Care of the Ark
2 Samuel 6:5
2 Samuel 6:20 David Returned to Bless Household
2 Samuel 7 The Intended Temple
2 Samuel 7:19 Is This the Manner of Man?
2 Samuel 9 David's Treatment of Mephibosheth
2 Samuel 10 Two Aspects of David
2 Samuel 10:12
2 Samuel 11
2 Samuel 12:1-14 Nathan's Parable
2 Samuel 12:14
2 Samuel 12:22
2 Samuel 13 The Wickedness of Amnon
2 Samuel 14:14
2 Samuel 14-16 Absalom
2 Samuel 15:6 Absalom Stole the Hearts
2 Samuel 16:12
2 Samuel 16:13 Shimei Threw Stones
2 Samuel 17:2
2 Samuel 17-19 Fine Traits in David
2 Samuel 18:3 Thou Art Worth 10,000 of Us
2 Samuel 19:2 Victory Turned to Mourning
2 Samuel 20
2 Samuel 21
2 Samuel 22, 23 Poetry At Life's End
2 Samuel 23
2 Samuel 24 The Census and the Pestilence

Pastor Life
Sermons
Book of 2 Samuel

How The Mighty Are Fallen 2 Sa  1:17-27 Memorial Day; America; Freedom Alan Stewart
The Giant of Disappointment 2 Sa  7:1-29 Disappointment Denis Lyle
How Great Thou Art! 2 Sa  7:18-29 God, Greatness of; God, Nature of; Praise of God J. Mike Minnix
Hey! Can You Accept Forgiveness? 2 Sa  12:1-9 Forgiveness James McCullen

Peter Pett
Commentary
2 Samuel

2 Samuel 1 2 Samuel 2 2 Samuel 3 2 Samuel 4
2 Samuel 5 2 Samuel 6 2 Samuel 7 2 Samuel 8
2 Samuel 9 2 Samuel 10 2 Samuel 11 2 Samuel 12
2 Samuel 13 2 Samuel 14 2 Samuel 15 2 Samuel 16
2 Samuel 17 2 Samuel 18 2 Samuel 19 2 Samuel 20
2 Samuel 21 2 Samuel 22 2 Samuel 23 2 Samuel 24

A W Pink
The Life of David
 (
critique)

1 Samuel 31 and 2 Samuel 1 - His Lamentations for Saul

2 Samuel 2 - His Sojourn at Hebron

2 Samuel 2 - His Testing

2 Samuel 3 and 4 - His Failure

2 Samuel 5 - His Coronation

2 Samuel 5 - His Coronation (Continued)

2 Samuel 5 - His Victory Over The Philistines

2 Samuel 5 - His Victory Over The Philistines

2 Samuel 5 and 6 - Bringing Up the Ark

2 Samuel 6 - Bringing Up the Ark (Continued)

2 Samuel 6 - Bringing Up the Ark (Continued)

2 Samuel 6 - Bringing Up the Ark (Continued)

2 Samuel 6 - His Condemnation by Michal

2 Samuel 7 - His Concern for God's House

2 Samuel 7 - His Deep Humility

2 Samuel 7 - His Exemplary Prayer

2 Samuel 8 - His Conquests

2 Samuel - His Conquests (Continued))

2 Samuel 9 - His Kindness to Mephibosheth

2 Samuel 9 - His Kindness to Mephibosheth (Continued)

2 Samuel 10 - His Servants Insulted

2 Samuel 10 - His Kindness Repulsed

2 Samuel 11 - His Fearful Fall

2 Samuel 11 - His Terrible Sin

2 Samuel 11 - His Terrible Sin (Continued)

2 Samuel 12 - His Conviction

2 Samuel 12 - His Repentance

2 Samuel 12 - His Forgiveness

2 Samuel 12 - His Chastenings

2 Samuel 13 - His Son Absalom

2 Samuel 13 - His Son Absalom (Continued)

2 Samuel 14 - His Son Absalom (Continued)

2 Samuel 15 - His Son Absalom (Continued)

2 Samuel 15 - His Flight

2 Samuel 15 - Crossing Kidron

2 Samuel 15 - Ascending Olivet

2 Samuel 16 - Misjudging Mephibosheth

2 Samuel 16 - Cursed

2 Samuel 16 - Befriended

2 Samuel 16 and 17 - Befriended (Continued)

2 Samuel 17 - His Stay at Mahanaim

2 Samuel 18 - His Son’s Death

2 Samuel 18 - His Son’s Death (Continued)

2 Samuel 18 - His Inordinate Grief

2 Samuel 19 - His Inordinate Grief (Continued)

2 Samuel 19 - His Return to Jordan

2 Samuel 19 - His Restoration

2 Samuel 20 - His Restoration (Continued)

2 Samuel 20 - His Purpose Thwarted

2 Samuel 21 - His Honorable Conduct

2 Samuel 21 - His Honorable Conduct (Continued)

2 Samuel 22 - His Sacred Song

2 Samuel 22 - His Sacred Song (Continued)

2 Samuel 22 - His Sacred Song (Continued)

2 Samuel 22 - His Sacred Song (Continued)

2 Samuel 22 - His Sacred Song (Continued)

2 Samuel 23 - His Last Words

2 Samuel 23 - His Mighty Men

2 Samuel 23 - His Mighty Men (Continued)

2 Samuel 24 - His Final Folly

2 Samuel 24 - His Final Folly (Continued)

2 Samuel 24 - His Wise Decision

2 Samuel 24 - His Wise Decision (Continued)

2 Samuel 24 - His Prevailing Intercession

2 Samuel 24 - His Grand Reward

2 Samuel 24 - His Fervent Praise

1 Kings 1 - His Closing days

1 Chronicles 22 - His Closing days (Continued)

Matthew Poole
English Annotations on 2 Samuel

Introduction 2 Samuel 1 2 Samuel 2 2 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 4 2 Samuel 5 2 Samuel 6 2 Samuel 7
2 Samuel 8 2 Samuel 9 2 Samuel 10 2 Samuel 11
2 Samuel 12 2 Samuel 13 2 Samuel 14 2 Samuel 15
2 Samuel 16 2 Samuel 17 2 Samuel 18 2 Samuel 19
2 Samuel 20 2 Samuel 21 2 Samuel 22 2 Samuel 23
2 Samuel 24

Preacher's Complete Homiletical
Commentary
2 Samuel
Various Authors (1884)

Introduction

2 Samuel 1

2 Samuel 2

2 Samuel 3

2 Samuel 4

2 Samuel 5

2 Samuel 6

2 Samuel 7

2 Samuel 8

2 Samuel 9

2 Samuel 10

2 Samuel 11

2 Samuel 12

2 Samuel 13

2 Samuel 14

2 Samuel 15

2 Samuel 16

2 Samuel 17

2 Samuel 18

2 Samuel 19

2 Samuel 20

2 Samuel 21

2 Samuel 22

2 Samuel 23

2 Samuel 24

Pulpit Commentary
2 Samuel

Introduction

2 Samuel 1

2 Samuel 2

2 Samuel 3

2 Samuel 4 2 Samuel 5 2 Samuel 6 2 Samuel 7
2 Samuel 8 2 Samuel 9 2 Samuel 10 2 Samuel 11
2 Samuel 12 2 Samuel 13 2 Samuel 14 2 Samuel 15
2 Samuel 16 2 Samuel 17 2 Samuel 19 2 Samuel 20
2 Samuel 21 2 Samuel 22 2 Samuel 23 2 Samuel 24

Bob Roe
Studies on the Life of David
Peninsula Bible Church
Click Studies on Life of David in 1 Samuel

2 Samuel 1, 1 Samuel 31 Death of Saul

2 Samuel 4:5-5:5 Murder of Ishbosheth

2 Samuel 5 David consolidates Kingdom

2 Samuel 6 Ark brought to Jerusalem

2 Samuel 7:1-7 David & a house for the Ark

2 Samuel 8, 9,10 David & Mephibosheth

2 Samuel 11 David & Bathsheba - Part I

2 Samuel 12 David & Bathsheba - Part 2

Psalm 51:1-9 David's Repentance, Part I

Psalm 51:10-19 David's Repentance - Part 2

2 Samuel Amnon and Tamar

2 Samuel 14-16 Absalom Revolts, Part I

2 Samuel 15, 16 Absalom Revolts, Part 2

2 Samuel 16:15-19:8 Absalom is Defeated and Dies
Summary: The Life of David

Rob Salvato
Sermon Notes 2 Samuel
Calvary Chapel, Vista, California

2 Samuel 1 Lessons From David's Grief

2 Samuel 2:1 - 4:12 The Ugly Years

2 Samuel 5:1-25 Coronation, Transformation, Confrontation

2 Samuel 6 & 7 Desire

2 Samuel 8,9 & 10 David's Conquest

2 Samuel 9 Invited to the King's Table

2 Samuel 11 & 12 An Guarded Moment

2 Samuel 13 & 14 Lust and revenge

2 Samuel 15 & 16 Absalom's Treason

2 Samuel 17 & 18 Absalom Pursues David

2 Samuel 19 & 20 Restoration

2 Samuel 21 & 22 Our Deliverer

2 Samuel 22:19-30 He Delights in Me

2 Samuel 23 David's Mighty Men

2 Samuel 24 David's Great Sin

Sermon Bible Commentary
2 Samuel

2 Samuel 1 2 Samuel 3 2 Samuel 5 2 Samuel 10
2 Samuel 11 2 Samuel 12 2 Samuel 14 2 Samuel 15
2 Samuel 16 2 Samuel 19 2 Samuel 21 2 Samuel 22
2 Samuel 23 2 Samuel 24

Charles Simeon
Sermons 2 Samuel

John Piper says that Horae Homileticae "is the best place to go for researching Simeon's theology. You can find his views on almost every key text in the Bible. He did not want to be labeled a Calvinist or an Arminian. He wanted to be Biblical through and through and give every text its due proportion, whether it sounded Arminian as it stands or Calvinistic. But he was known as an evangelical Calvinist, and rightly so. As I have read portions of his sermons on texts concerning election and effectual calling and perseverance he is uninhibited in his affirmation of what we would call the doctrines of grace....What Simeon experienced in the word was remarkable. And it is so utterly different from the counsel that we receive today that it is worth looking at." (Brothers, We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering) (Bolding added)

2Samuel 3:31-34 The Death of Abner
2Samuel 6:6-9 Uzzah's Punishment for Touching the Ark
2Samuel 6:14 David Dancing Before the Lord
2Samuel 6:22 David Dancing Before the Lord

2Samuel 7:18,19 David's Gratitude

2Samuel 7:27 The Promises An Encouragement to Prayer

2Samuel 12:1-7 Nathan's Parable

2Samuel 12:13 David's Humiliation and Acceptance

2Samuel 13:15 Amnon and Tamar

2Samuel 15:25, 26 David Driven from His Throne by Absalom
2Samuel 15:30 David's Submission to His Afflictions
2Samuel 18:33 David's Lamentation Over Absalom
2Sameul 19:34 The Shortness of Life A Ground for Indifference to the Things of this World
2Samuel 21:1 Famine a Punishment for Sin
2Samuel 23:1-4 The Equity of Christ's Government
2Samuel 23:5 The Covenant of Grace
2Samuel 23:15-17 David's Desire for the Water of the Well of Bethlehem

2Samuel 24:11-15 David Numbering the People

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Chuck Smith
2 Samuel Sermon Notes
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2 Samuel 3:39
2 Samuel 6:14-23
2 Samuel 7:18-20 Speechless
2 Samuel 7:18-22
2 Samuel 7:18c
2 Samuel 7:18-22
2 Samuel 12:1-7 Thou Art the Man
2 Samuel 12:7b Thou Art the Man
2 Samuel 12:13 Confession of Sin
2 Samuel 15:25,26 Full Commitment
2 Samuel 17:1-4 Root of Bitterness
2 Samuel 17:23 A Poor Loser
2 Samuel 17:23 The Stupid Move of a Wise Man
2 Samuel 17:23 Setting Your House in Order
2 Samuel 24:18-26 Sacrificial Giving

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2 Samuel 24

C. H. Spurgeon
All of Spurgeon's Sermons on
2 Samuel

2 Samuel 1:17,18 The Use of the Bow
2 Samuel 1:26 The Love of Jonathan and the Love of Jesus
2 Samuel 2:1 Enquiring of God
2 Samuel 3:17, 18 Now Then Do It
2 Samuel 3:36 The King Can Do No Wrong
2 Samuel 3:39 Man's Weakness, and God's Anointing
2 Samuel 5:17-25 Exposition
2 Samuel 5:24 The Sound in the Mulberry Trees
2 Samuel 5:24 Lord Leading; David Following
2 Samuel 6:20-22 David Dancing Before the Ark Because of His Election
2 Samuel 6:20-22 The Jeer of Sarcasm, and the Retort of Piety
2 Samuel 7:1-22 Exposition

2 Samuel 7:18-22 Marrow and Fatness
2 Samuel 7:21 God's Heart the Source of All Blessing
2 Samuel 7:25 The Plea of Faith
2 Samuel 7:27 Prayer Found in the Heart

2 Samuel 7:27 Where True Prayer Is Found
2 Samuel 7:27 Prayer Found in the Heart - Sermon Notes
2 Samuel 11:1 An Exhortation
2 Samuel 11:1 A Summons to Battle

2 Samuel 12:13, 14 The Safeguards of Forgiveness
2 Samuel 14:14 Means for Restoring the Banished
2 Samuel 14:29-31 The Barley Field on Fire

2 Samuel 15:21 Following Christ

2 Samuel 15:21 Loyal to the Core
2 Samuel 15:23 The King Passing Over Kidron
2 Samuel 16:11,12 The Mission of Affliction
2 Samuel 17:23 Very Singular
2 Samuel 17:27-29 Mahanaim, or Hosts of Angels

2 Samuel 18:29 Anxious Enquiry for a Beloved Son
2 Samuel 19:10 Bringing the King Back
2 Samuel 23:4 Clear Shining After Rain

2 Samuel 23:4 Royal Emblems for Loyal Subjects
2 Samuel 23:4 The Rule of Christ
2 Samuel 23:5 David's Dying Song
2 Samuel 23:5 David's Sublime Consolation
2 Samuel 23:5 Exposition

2 Samuel 23:9,10 Man Whose Hand Clave to His Sword

C H Spurgeon
Devotionals
Morning and Evening
Faith's Checkbook

2 Samuel 1:26
2 Samuel 2:26
2 Samuel 5:23
2 Samuel 5:24
2 Samuel 5:24
2 Samuel 6:22
2 Samuel 7:25
2 Samuel 7:29
2 Samuel 9:13
2 Samuel 9:8
2 Samuel 11:2
2 Samuel 12:13-23
2 Samuel 12:23
2 Samuel 15:23
2 Samuel 18:23
2 Samuel 21:10
2 Samuel 22:29
2 Samuel 22:36
2 Samuel 23:1
2 Samuel 23:5
2 Samuel 23:5

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References and Related Resources

Notes on the Text

2 Samuel 1

2 Samuel: List of Major Bible Charts, Maps, & Pictures

David's Reaction to Saul's Death - 2 Samuel 1:1-27

Saul's and Jonathan's Death Avenged - 2 Samuel 1:1-16

Saul's and Jonathan's Death Lamented - 2 Samuel 1:17-27

2 Samuel 2

David: David's Full Kingship - 2 Samuel 2:1-20:26

David Under Divine Blessing - 2 Samuel 2:1-10:19

David's Rise to Kingship - 2 Samuel 2:1-5:5

David Becomes King Over Judah at Hebron - 2 Samuel 2:1-7

Chart: David's Triumphs and Troubles

David Becomes King Over All Israel - 2 Samuel 2:8-5:5

Resistance From Saul's House - 2 Samuel 2:8-3:5

2 Samuel 3

Abner Is Murdered - 2 Samuel 3:6-39

2 Samuel 4

Ish-Bosheth Is Murdered - 2 Samuel 4:1-12

2 Samuel 5

David Becomes the King Over All Tribes at Hebron - 2 Samuel 5:1-5

David's Throne is Established Forever in Jerusalem - 2 Samuel 5:6-10:19

Jerusalem Is Established - 2 Samuel 5:6-6:23

Jerusalem is Captured - 2 Samuel 5:6-16

The Philistines are Conquered - 2 Samuel 5:17-25

2 Samuel 6

The Ark is Brought to Jerusalem - 2 Samuel 6:1-23

2 Samuel 7

God Promises David an Everlasting Dynasty - 2 Samuel 7:1-29

God's Promises - 2 Samuel 7:1-17

David's Response - 2 Samuel 7:18-29

2 Samuel 8

God's Blessings - 2 Samuel 8:1-10:19

Military Victories - 2 Samuel 8:1-22

2 Samuel 9

Kindness to Mephibosheth - 2 Samuel 9:1-13

2 Samuel 10

Kindness to Hanun - 2 Samuel 10:1-19

2 Samuel 11

David's Kingship Under Divine Curse - 2 Samuel 11:1-20:26

David's Sins - 2 Samuel 11:1-12:25

David and Bathsheba - 2 Samuel 11:1-27

2 Samuel 12

David and Nathan - 2 Samuel 12:1-25

David's Consequences - 2 Samuel 12:26-20:26

David's Weakness as a Warrior - 2 Samuel 12:26-31

2 Samuel 13

Rape and Murder - 2 Samuel 13:1-14:33

Amnon's Sin - 2 Samuel 13:1-22

Absalom's Revenge - 2 Samuel 13:23-39

2 Samuel 14

Absalom's Reconciliation - 2 Samuel 14:1-33

2 Samuel 15

Absalom's Rebellion - 2 Samuel 15:1-19:40

Absalom Gains Victory - 2 Samuel 15:1-12

David Flees - 2 Samuel 15:13-31

Encounters Along the Way - 2 Samuel 15:32-16:14

2 Samuel 16

Absalom's Two Counselors - 2 Samuel 16:15-17:23

2 Samuel 17

Battle Against Absalom - 2 Samuel 17:24-19:8

Absalom's Death - 2 Samuel 17:24-18:18

2 Samuel 18

David Mourns - 2 Samuel 18:19-19:8

2 Samuel 19

David's Return - 2 Samuel 19:8-15

Encounters Along the Way - 2 Samuel 19:15-40

Sheba's Rebellion - 2 Samuel 19:41-20:26

Judah and Israel - 2 Samuel 19:41-43

2 Samuel 20

Sheba Rebels Against David - 2 Samuel 20:1-26

2 Samuel 21

Conclusion: Continuing Hope in David's House - 2 Samuel 21:1-24:25

David's Intercession Stops a Famine - 2 Samuel 21:1-14

David's Military Accomplishments - 2 Samuel 21:15-22

2 Samuel 22

David's Praise and Confidence - 2 Samuel 22:1-51

2 Samuel 23

David's Declaration About the Future - 2 Samuel 23:1-7

David's Military Accomplishments - 2 Samuel 23:8-39

2 Samuel 24

David's Intercession Stops a Plague - 2 Samuel 24:1-25

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John Trapp
Commentary on 2 Samuel

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2 Samuel 5 2 Samuel 6 2 Samuel 7 2 Samuel 8
2 Samuel 9 2 Samuel 10 2 Samuel 11 2 Samuel 12
2 Samuel 13 2 Samuel 14 2 Samuel 15 2 Samuel 16
2 Samuel 17 2 Samuel 18 2 Samuel 19 2 Samuel 20
2 Samuel 21 2 Samuel 22 2 Samuel 23 2 Samuel 24

Daniel Whedon
Commentary on 2 Samuel

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2 Samuel 5 2 Samuel 6 2 Samuel 7 2 Samuel 8
2 Samuel 9 2 Samuel 10 2 Samuel 11 2 Samuel 12
2 Samuel 13 2 Samuel 14 2 Samuel 15 2 Samuel 16
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