The Second Book of Samuel proceeds with the story of David as he is anointed king, conquers Jerusalem and establishes the ark in that city. After God's promise to David, his adultery with Bathsheba leads to the betrayal and murder of Uriah. Our magazine-style booklet contains the complete New International Version (NIV) of 2 Samuel. Our individual books of the Bible are inexpensive and are great for school, Bible study and casual reading.
“They anointed David king over Israel”
. . . and they anointed David king over Israel.
David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years.
"The City of David"
David then took up residence in the fortress and called it the City of David. He built up the area around it, from the supporting terraces inward. And he became more and more powerful, because the LORD God Almighty was with him.
"They brought the ark of the LORD"
They brought the ark of the LORD and set it in its place inside the tent that David had pitched for it, and David sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings before the LORD.
"Your throne will be established forever"
"But my love will never be taken away from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you. Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me; your throne will be established forever."
"From the roof he saw a woman bathing"
One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful, and David sent someone to find out about her.
"Put Uriah in the front line"
In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it with Uriah. In it he wrote, “Put Uriah in the front line where the fight is fiercest. Then withdraw from him so he will be struck down and die.”
"O Absalom, my son, my son!"
He went up to the room over the gateway and wept. As he went, he said: “O my son Absalom! My son, my son Absalom! If only I had died instead of you—O Absalom, my son, my son!”