1 SAMUEL




Chapter 1

Elkanah has two wives and worships yearly at Shiloh (1:1-3)
He cherishes Hannah, though she is barren and ridiculed by Peninnah (1:4-8)
Hannah in grief prays for a child (1:9-11)
Eli, first rebuking her, afterwards blesses her (1:12-18)
Hannah having given birth to Samuel, stays at home till he is weaned (1:19-23)
She presents him, in accordance with her vow, to the Lord (1:24-28)


Chapter 2

Hannah's song of thankfulness (2:1-11)
The sin of Eli's sons (2:12-17)
Samuel's ministry (2:18-19)
By Eli's blessing, Hannah is more fruitful (2:20-21)
Eli reproves his sons (2:22-26)
A prophecy against Eli's house (2:27-36)


Chapter 3

How the word of the Lord was first revealed to Samuel (3:1-9)
Samuel warns Eli (3:10-14)
Samuel reluctantly tells Eli the vision (3:15-18)
Samuel grows in favor (3:19-21)


Chapter 4

The Israelites are overcome by the Philistines at Eben-ezer (4:1-2)
They fetch the ark, and terrify the Philistines (4:3-9)
They are smitten again, the ark taken, Hophni and Phinehas slain (4:10-11)
Eli falling backward at the news, breaks his neck (4:12-18)
Phinehas' wife, weakened by the news, dies giving birth to I-chabod (4:19-22)


Chapter 5

The Philistines, having brought the ark into Ashdod, set it in the house of Dagon (5:1-2)
Dagon is struck down and cut in pieces, and the men of Ashdod are smitten with tumors (5:3-7)
God similarly smites the men of Gath, when the ark is brought there (5:8-9)
And also the men of Ekron, when it is brought to their city (5:10-12)


Chapter 6

After seven months the Philistines take counsel how to send back the ark (6:1-9)
They bring it on a new cart with an offering unto Beth-shemesh (6:10-18)
The people are smitten for looking into the ark (6:19-20)
They send to the people of Kirjath-jearim to fetch it (6:21)


Chapter 7

The people of Kirjath-jearim bring the ark into the house of Abinadab (7:1)
After twenty years (7:2)
Through Samuel's exhortation, the Israelites solemnly repent at Mizpeh (7:3-6)
While Samuel prays and sacrifices, the Lord discomfits the Philistines, at Eben-ezer (7:7-12)
The Philistines are subdued (7:13-14)
Samuel peaceably and religiously judges Israel (7:15-17)


Chapter 8

Because of the bad government of Samuel's sons, the Israelites ask for a king (8:1-5)
Samuel, praying in grief, is comforted by God (8:6-9)
He describes the manner of a king (8:10-18)
God tells Samuel to yield unto the request of the people (8:19-22)


Chapter 9

Saul, despairing to find his father's asses (9:1-5)
By the counsel of his servant (9:6-10)
And direction of young maidens (9:11-14)
According to God's revelation (9:15-17)
Saul comes to Samuel (9:18)
Samuel entertains Saul at the feast (9:19-24)
Samuel, after secret communication, brings Saul on his way (9:25-27)


Chapter 10

Samuel anoints Saul (10:1)
He confirms him by prediction of three signs (10:2-8)
Saul's heart is changed, and he prophesies (10:9-16)
Saul is chosen at Mizpeh by lot (10:17-25)
The different affections of his subjects (10:26-27)


Chapter 11

Nahash offers the men of Jabesh-gilead a shameful condition for peace (11:1-3)
They send messengers and are delivered by Saul (11:4-11)
Saul is confirmed in his kingdom (11:12-15)


Chapter 12

Samuel testifies to his integrity (12:1-5)
He reproves the people for their ingratitude (12:6-15)
God terrifies them with thunder in harvest time (12:16-18)
Samuel comforts them in God's mercy (12:19-25)


Chapter 13

Saul's select band of three thousand warriors (13:1-2)
He calls the Hebrews to Gilgal against the Philistines, whose garrison Jonathan had defeated (13:3-4)
The Philistines' great host (13:5)
The distress of the Israelites (13:6-7)
Saul, weary of waiting for Samuel, offers sacrifice (13:8-10)
Samuel reproves him (13:11-16)
The three looting bands of the Philistines (13:17-18)
The policy of the Philistines, to permit no smith in Israel (13:19-23)


Chapter 14

Jonathan, unknown to his father, the priest, or the people, defeats the Philistines' garrison (14:1-14)
There is panic in the camp and among the people (14:15-16)
Saul, not waiting for the priest's answer, engages the Philistines (14:17-20)
The captive Hebrews and the hidden Israelites join against them (14:21-23)
Saul's unadvised command hinders the victory (14:24-31)
Saul restrains the people from eating blood (14:32-34)
Saul builds an altar (14:35)
Jonathan, taken by lot, is saved by the people (14:36-46)
Saul's strength and family (14:47-52)


Chapter 15

Samuel sends Saul to destroy Amalek (15:1-7)
He spares Agag and the best of the spoil (15:8-9)
God rejects Saul for his disobedience (15:10-23)
Saul's humiliation and confession (15:24-31)
Samuel kills Agag (15:32-33)
Samuel and Saul part (15:34-35)


Chapter 16

Samuel is sent by God to Beth-lehem (16:1-5)
His human judgment is reproved (16:6-10)
He anoints David (16:11-13)
Saul sends for David to quiet his evil spirit (16:14-23)


Chapter 17

The armies of the Israelites and Philistines being ready to battle (17:1-3)
Goliath comes proudly forth, challenging any Israelite to personal combat (17:4-11)
David takes the challenge (17:12-27)
Eliab chides him (17:28-29)
He is brought to Saul to whom he shows the reason of his confidence (17:30-37)
Armed by faith, he slays the giant (17:38-54)
Saul takes notice of David (17:55-58)


Chapter 18

Jonathan loves David and they make a covenant (18:1-4)
Saul envies his praise (18:5-9)
Seeks to kill him in his fury (18:10-11)
Saul fears him for his good success (18:12-16)
Saul offers him his daughter (18:17-21)
David become the king's son-in-law and brings Michal's dowry (18:22-27)
Saul's hatred and David's glory increase (18:28-30)


Chapter 19

Saul plans to kill David but is reconciled by Jonathan (19:1-7)
Reason of David's good success in a new war, Saul's malicious rage breaks out against him (19:8-11)
Michal deceives her father with an image in David's bed. (19:12-17)
David comes to Samuel in Naioth (19:18-19)
Saul's messengers, sent to take David (19:20-21)
And Saul himself, prophesy (19:22-24)


Chapter 20

David consults with Jonathan for his safety (20:1-10)
Jonathan and David renew their covenant by oath (20:11-17)
Jonathan's token to David (20:18-23)
Saul, missing David, seeks to kill Jonathan (20:24-34)
Jonathan lovingly takes his leave of David (20:35-42)


Chapter 21

David at Nob requisitions the hallowed bread (21:1-6)
Doeg is present (21:7)
David takes Goliath's sword (21:8-9)
David at Gath pretends to be mad (21:10-15)


Chapter 22

Companies resort unto David at Adullam (22:1-2)
At Mizpeh he commends his parents unto the king of Moab (22:3-4)
Admonished by Gad, he comes to Hareth (22:5)
Saul, pursuing him, complains of his servant's unfaithfulness (22:6-8)
Doeg accuses Ahimelech (22:9-10)
Doeg executes Saul's command to kill the priests (22:11-19)
Abiathar, escaping, brings David the news (22:20-23)


Chapter 23

David, at the word of the Lord, rescues Keilah (23:1-6)
God reveals to him the coming of Saul and the treachery of the Keilites, David escapes (23:7-13)
In Ziph Jonathan comes and comforts him (23:14-18)
The Ziphites betray him to Saul (23:19-24)
At Maon he is rescued from Saul by the invasion of the Philistines. (23:25-28)
He dwells at En-gedi (23:29)


Chapter 24

David in a cave at En-gedi, having cut off Saul's skirt, spares his life (24:1-7)
Thereby proving his innocence (24:8-15)
Saul, acknowledging his fault, takes an oath of David, and departs (24:16-22)


Chapter 25

Samuel dies (25:1)
David in Paran sends to Nabal (25:2-9)
Provoked by Nabal's churlishness, he plans to destroy him (25:10-13)
Abigail, understanding this, takes a present (25:14-22)
And, by her wisdom (25:23-31)
She pacifies David (25:32-35)
Nabal, hearing of this, dies (25:36-38)
David takes Abigail and Ahinoam as his wives (25:39-43)
Michal is given to Phalti (25:44)


Chapter 26

Saul comes to Hachilah against David (26:1-4)
David comes to the encampment and restrains Abishai from killing Saul (26:5-12)
David reproves Abner and pleads with Saul (26:13-20)
Saul acknowledges his sin (26:21-25)


Chapter 27

Saul, hearing that David is in Gath, seeks no more for him (27:1-4)
David begs Achish for the town of Ziklag (27:5-7)
Invading other countries, David persuades Achish that he fought against Judah (27:8-12)


Chapter 28

Achish puts confidence in David (28:1-2)
Saul having destroyed the witches (28:3-4)
And now in his fear forsaken of God (28:5-6)
Saul seeks a witch (28:7-8)
The witch, encouraged by Saul, raises up Samuel (28:9-14)
Saul, hearing his ruin foretold, faints (28:15-20)
The woman and his servants refresh him (28:21-25)


Chapter 29

David marches with the Philistine, but is rejected by their princes (29:1-5)
Achish dismisses him, with commendations (29:6-11)


Chapter 30

The Amalekites spoil Ziklag (30:1-6)
David, asking counsel, is encouraged by God to pursue them (30:7-10)
Means of a revived Egyptian, he is brought to the enemies, and recovers all the spoil (30:11-21)
David's law to divide the spoil between those who fight and those who keep the supplies (30:22-25)
He sends presents to his friends (30:26-31)


Chapter 31

Saul having lost his army, and his sons slain, he and his armorbearer kill themselves (31:1-6)
The Philistines possess the towns abandoned by the Israelites (31:7)
They triumph over the dead bodies (31:8-10)
The people of Jabesh-gilead, recovering the bodies, burn them at Jabesh, and bury their bones (31:11-13)



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2 SAMUEL




Chapter 1

News of Saul's overthrow is brought to David (1:1-6)
The messenger accuses himself of Saul's death (1:7-14)
And is slain by the command of David (1:15-16)
David laments Saul and Jonathan with a song (1:17-27)


Chapter 2

At God's direction, David and his company go up to Hebron, where he is made king of Judah (2:1-4)
He commends the people of Jabesh-gilead for their kindness to Saul (2:5-7)
Abner makes Ish-bosheth king of Israel (2:8-11)
A mortal skirmish between twelve of Abner's and twelve of Joab's men (2:12-17)
Asahel is slain (2:18-24)
At Abner's motion Joab sounds a retreat (2:25-31)
Asahel's burial (2:32)


Chapter 3

During the war David still waxes stronger (3:1)
Six sons are born to him in Hebron (3:2-5)
Abner, displeased with Ish-bosheth (3:6-11)
Transfers his allegiance to David (3:12)
David requires as a condition of the alliance that his wife Michal be brought to him (3:13-16)
Abner, having communed with the Israelites, is feasted by David and dismissed (3:17-21)
Joab, returning from battle, is displeased with the king, and kills Abner (3:22-27)
David curses Joab (3:28-30)
And mourns for Abner (3:31-39)


Chapter 4

The Israelites being troubled at the death of Abner (4:1)
Baanah and Rechab slay Ish-bosheth, and bring his head to Hebron (4:2-8)
David commands their death and the burial of Ish-bosheth's head (4:9-12)


Chapter 5

The tribes come to Hebron to anoint David king over Israel (5:1-3)
David's age (5:4-5)
Taking Zion from the Jebusites, he dwells there (5:6-10)
Hiram sends to David (5:11-12)
Eleven sons are born to him in Jerusalem (5:13-16)
David, directed by God, smites the Philistines at Baal-perazim (5:17-21)
And again at the mulberry trees (5:22-25)


Chapter 6

David transports the ark incorrectly from Kirjath-jearim on a new cart (6:1-5)
Uzzah is smitten a Perez-uzzah (6:6-8)
God blesses Obed-edom for the ark (6:9-11)
David, transports the ark correctly into Zion with sacrifices, dances before it, which Michal despises him (6:12-16)
He places it in a tabernacle with great joy and feasting (6:17-19)
Michal, reproving David for his religious joy, is childless to her death (6:20-23)


Chapter 7

Nathan, first approving the purpose of David to build God a house, later, by the word of God, forbids him (7:1-3)
God's covenant with David (7:4-11)
He promises David blessings in his seed (7:12-17)
David's prayer and thanksgiving (7:18-29)


Chapter 8

David subdues the Philistines and the Moabites (8:1-2)
David smites Hadadezer and the Syrians (8:3-8)
Toi sends Joram with presents to bless him (8:9-13)
David puts garrisons in Edom (8:14-15)
David's officers (8:16-18)


Chapter 9

David, by Ziba, sends for Mephibosheth (9:1-6)
For Jonathan's sake he entertains him at his table and restores him all that was Saul's (9:7-8)
He makes Ziba his farmer (9:9-13)


Chapter 10

David's messengers, sent to comfort Hanun the son of Nahash, are shamefully treated (10:1-5)
The Ammonites are overcome by Joab and Abishai (10:6-14)
Shobach, rallying the Syrians at Helam, is slain by David (10:15-19)


Chapter 11

While Joab besieges Rabbah, David commits adultery with Bath-sheba (11:1-5)
Uriah, sent for by David to cover the adultery, will not go home either sober or drunk (11:6-13)
He brings to Joab a letter which assures his death (11:14-17)
Joab sends the news thereof to David (11:18-25)
David takes Bath-sheba as his wife (11:26-27)


Chapter 12

Nathan's parable of the ewe lamb causes David to be his own judge (12:1-6)
David, reproved by Nathan, confesses his sin (12:7-14)
David mourns and prays for the child (12:15-23)
Solomon is born and named Jedidiah (12:24-25)
David takes Rabbah and sets its people to labor (12:26-31)


Chapter 13

Ammon defiles Tamar (13:1-14)
He hates her and shamefully turns her away (13:15-18)
Absalom comforts her and conceals his purpose to avenge her (13:19-22)
At a sheepshearing, among all the king's sons, he kills Ammon (13:23-29)
David, grieving at the news, is comforted by Jonadab (13:30-36)
Absalom flees to Talmai at Geshur (13:37-39)


Chapter 14

David is induced to permit Absalom's return (14:1-22)
Absalom is brought back to Jerusalem (14:23-24)
Absalom's beauty, hair, and children (14:25-27)
After two years, Absalom is brought by Joab into the king's presence (14:28-33)


Chapter 15

Absalom wins the affection of Israel (15:1-6)
He obtains leave to go to Hebron, where he instigates a conspiracy (15:7-12)
David flees from Jerusalem (15:13-18)
Ittai the Gittite will not leave him (15:19-23)
Zadok and Abiathar are sent back with the ark (15:24-29)
David and his company go up Mount Olivet weeping (15:30)
He curses Ahithophel's counsel (15:31)
Hushai is sent back with instructions (15:32-37)


Chapter 16

Ziba, by presents and false suggestions, obtains his master's inheritance (16:1-4)
At Bahurim, Shimei curses David (16:5-8)
David with patience abstains, and restrains others, from revenge (16:9-14)
Hushai insinuates himself into Absalom's counsel (16:15-19)
Ahithophel's counsel (16:20-23)


Chapter 17

Ahithophel's counsel is overthrown by Hushai's, according to God's plan (17:1-14)
Secret intelligence is sent unto David (17:15-22)
Ahithophel hangs himself (17:23-24)
Amasa is made captain (17:25-26)
David is furnished with provisions (17:27-29)


Chapter 18

David, viewing his armies in their march, charges them to deal kindly with Absalom (18:1-5)
David's enemies are defeated in the wood of Ephraim (18:6-8)
Absalom, hanging in an oak, is slain by Joab (18:9-17)
Absalom's monument (18:18)
Ahimaaz and the Cushite bring tidings to David (18:19-33)


Chapter 19

Joab causes the king to cease his mourning (19:1-8)
The Israelites desire to bring the king back (19:9-10)
David sends to the priests to stir up the people of Judah (19:11-17)
Shimei is pardoned (19:18-23)
Mephibosheth excused (19:24-31)
Barzillai is retired and Chimham, his son, is taken into the king's family (19:32-40)
The Israelites expostulate with Judah for bringing home the king without them (19:41-43)


Chapter 20

Because of the quarrel, Sheba makes a division in Israel (20:1-2)
David's ten concubines are shut up in perpetual prison (20:3)
Amasa, made captain over Judah, is slain by Joab (20:4-13)
Joab pursues Sheba the son of Bichri unto Abel (20:14-15)
A wise woman saves the city (20:16-22)
David's officers (20:23-26)


Chapter 21

Three years of famine cease when seven of Saul's descendants are hanged (21:1-9)
Rizpah's kindness to the dead (21:10-11)
David buries the bones of Saul and Jonathan (21:12-14)
Four battles against the Philistines, wherein four valiants of David slay four giants (21:15-22)


Chapter 22

A psalm of thanksgiving (22:1-51)


Chapter 23

David professes his faith in God's promises to be beyond sense or experience (23:1-5)
The different state of the wicked (23:6-7)
A catalogue of David's mighty men (23:8-39)


Chapter 24

David forces Joab to number the people (24:1-4)
The captains complete the numbering in nine months and twenty days (24:5-9)
David, having three plagues proposed by Gad, chooses the three days' pestilence (24:10-14)
After the death of seventy thousand, David repents (24:15-17)
David purchases Araunah's threshing floor, where the plague is stayed (24:18-25)




CHRONOLOGY   OF   EVENTS
IN   THE   BIBLE   BY   BOOK

GENESIS EXODUS LEVITICUS NUMBERS
DEUTERONOMY JOSHUA JUDGES RUTH
1 SAMUEL 2 SAMUEL 1 KINGS 2 KINGS
1 CHRONICLES 2 CHRONICLES EZRA NEHEMIAH
ESTHER JOB PSALMS PROVERBS
ECCLESIASTES SONG OF SOLOMON ISAIAH JEREMIAH
LAMENTATIONS EZEKIEL DANIEL HOSEA
JOEL AMOS OBADIAH JONAH
MICAH NAHUM HABAKKUK ZEPHANIAH
HAGGAI ZECHARIAH MALACHI MATTHEW
MARK LUKE JOHN ACTS
ROMANS 1 CORINTHIANS 2 CORINTHIANS GALATIANS
EPHESIANS PHILIPPIANS COLOSSIANS 1 THESSALONIANS
2 THESSALONIANS 1 TIMOTHY 2 TIMOTHY TITUS
PHILEMON HEBREWS JAMES 1 PETER
2 PETER 1 JOHN 2 JOHN 3 JOHN
JUDE REVELATION


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