Outline of Second Samuel

Here are our bite-sized pieces of the Second Book of Samuel:



Note: This page is a work in progress





2 Samuel 1:1-16. David mourns for Jonathan and Saul

2 Samuel 1:17-27. David’s eulogy for Saul and Jonathan

2 Samuel 2:1-7. David anointed king of Judah

2 Samuel 2:8-11. Ishbosheth proclaimed king of Israel

2 Samuel 2:12-32. The battle of Gibeon

2 Samuel 3:1-21. Saul’s son Abner defects to David

2 Samuel 3:22-39. Joab assassinates Abner

2 Samuel 4:1-12. Ishbosheth is murdered




2a. The Capital at Jerusalem

2 Samuel 5:1-5. David anointed king of all Israel

2 Samuel 5:6-16. David captures Jerusalem

2 Samuel 5:17-25. David conquers the Philistines

2b. The Return of the Ark

2 Samuel 6:1-15. Bringing the ark to Jerusalem

2 Samuel 6:16-23. David and Michal

2c. The Davidic Covenant

2 Samuel 7:1-17. The LORD’s promise to David

2 Samuel 7:18-29. David’s prayer of thanks

2d. David’s Military Campaigns

2 Samuel 8:1-18. David’s military victories

2e. David’s Kindness to Saul’s Family

2 Samuel 9:1-13. David’s kindness to Mephibosheth

2f. David’s Ambassadors to Ammon Abused

2 Samuel 10:1-19. David defeats Ammon and Syria




3a. David’s Sin

2 Samuel 11:1-13. David abuses his power and commits adultery

2 Samuel 11:14-27. David orders Uriah to be killed

3b. Nathan’s Rebuke and David’s Punishment

2 Samuel 12:1-12. Nathan confronts David

2 Samuel 12:13-15. David admits his guilt

2 Samuel 12:16-23. David’s child dies

2 Samuel 12:24-25. Solomon is born

2 Samuel 12:26-31. The capture of Rabbah

3c. David Sides with a Known Rapist

2 Samuel 13:1-22. Amnon rapes his sister Tamar

2 Samuel 13:23-39. David refuses to prosecute Amnon

3d. David’s Estrangement of Absalom

2 Samuel 14:1-18. A wise woman confronts David

2 Samuel 14:19-22. David sends Joab to get Absalom

2 Samuel 14:23-33. Absalom returns to Jerusalem.

3e. Absalom’s Revolution

2 Samuel 15:1-6. Absalom wins over the heart of the nation

2 Samuel 15:7-12. Absalom ousts David

2 Samuel 15:13-37. David flees Jerusalem

2 Samuel 16:1-4. Saul’s grandson helps David

2 Samuel 16:5-14. Shimei curses David

2 Samuel 16:15-23. Absalom takes Jerusalem

2 Samuel 17:1-29. Hushai saves David

2 Samuel 18:1-18. Joab kills Absalom

2 Samuel 18:19-33. David finally comes to his senses

3f. David Returns to Power

2 Samuel 19:1-14. Joab rebukes David

2 Samuel 19:15-17. David returns to Jerusalem

2 Samuel 19:18-23. David and Shimei reconcile

2 Samuel 19:24-30. David and Mephibosheth reconcile

2 Samuel 19:31-40. David and Barzillai reconcile

2 Samuel 19:41-43. Israel and Judah argue over the king

2 Samuel 20:1-26. The rebellion of Sheba son of Bichri

3g. Slaughter and Burial of Saul’s Sons

2 Samuel 21:1-9. Justice for the Gibeonites

2 Samuel 21:10-14. Burying Saul’s family

2 Samuel 21:15-22. Battling giants from Philistia




2 Samuel 22:1-51. David’s song

2 Samuel 23:1-7. The last words of David

2 Samuel 23:8-39. David’s mighty men




2 Samuel 24:1-9. David takes a census of the nation

2 Samuel 24:10-17. Judgment for David’s sin

2 Samuel 24:18-25. David builds an altar


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