2 Samuel 1:1; 2 Samuel 2:3; 2 Samuel 2:13; 2 Samuel 5:6; 2 Samuel 5:9; 2 Samuel 6:2; 2 Samuel 6:11; 2 Samuel 7:1-2; 2 Samuel 7:5-6; 2 Samuel 7:18; 2 Samuel 9:13; 2 Samuel 10:5; 2 Samuel 11:1; 2 Samuel 11:11-12; 2 Samuel 13:20; 2 Samuel 14:28; 2 Samuel 15:8; 2 Samuel 15:19; 2 Samuel 15:29; 2 Samuel 16:3; 2 Samuel 16:18; 2 Samuel 18:24; 2 Samuel 19:8 (New American Standard)

David Learns of Saul's Death

1 Now it came about after the death of Saul, when David had returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites, that David remained two days in Ziklag. 3 And David brought up his men who were with him, each with his household ; and they lived in the cities of Hebron. 13 And Joab the son of Zeruiah and the servants of David went out and met them by the pool of Gibeon ; and they sat down, one on the one side of the pool and the other on the other side of the pool. 6 Now the king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, and they said to David, "You shall not come in here, but the blind and lame will turn you away "; thinking, "David cannot enter here." 9 So David lived in the stronghold and called it the city of David. And David built all around from the Millo and inward. 2 And David arose and went with all the people who were with him to Baale-judah, to bring up from there the ark of God which is called by the Name, the very name of the LORD of hosts who is enthroned above the cherubim. 11 Thus the ark of the LORD remained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months, and the LORD blessed Obed-edom and all his household.

David Plans to Build a Temple

1 Now it came about when the king lived in his house, and the LORD had given him rest on every side from all his enemies, 2 that the king said to Nathan the prophet, "See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells within tent curtains." 5 "Go and say to My servant David, 'Thus says the LORD, "Are you the one who should build Me a house to dwell in? 6 "For I have not dwelt in a house since the day I brought up the sons of Israel from Egypt, even to this day ; but I have been moving about in a tent, even in a tabernacle.

David's Prayer

18 Then David the king went in and sat before the LORD, and he said, "Who am I, O Lord GOD, and what is my house, that You have brought me this far ? 13 So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, for he ate at the king's table regularly. Now he was lame in both feet. 5 When they told it to David, he sent to meet them, for the men were greatly humiliated. And the king said, "Stay at Jericho until your beards grow, and then return."

Bathsheba, David's Great Sin

1 Then it happened in the spring, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him and all Israel, and they destroyed the sons of Ammon and besieged Rabbah. But David stayed at Jerusalem. 11 Uriah said to David, "The ark and Israel and Judah are staying in temporary shelters, and my lord Joab and the servants of my lord are camping in the open field. Shall I then go to my house to eat and to drink and to lie with my wife ? By your life and the life of your soul, I will not do this thing." 12 Then David said to Uriah, "Stay here today also, and tomorrow I will let you go." So Uriah remained in Jerusalem that day and the next. 20 Then Absalom her brother said to her, "Has Amnon your brother been with you? But now keep silent, my sister, he is your brother ; do not take this matter to heart." So Tamar remained and was desolate in her brother Absalom's house. 28 Now Absalom lived two full years in Jerusalem, and did not see the king's face. 8 "For your servant vowed a vow while I was living at Geshur in Aram, saying, 'If the LORD shall indeed bring me back to Jerusalem, then I will serve the LORD.' " 19 Then the king said to Ittai the Gittite, "Why will you also go with us? Return and remain with the king, for you are a foreigner and also an exile ; return to your own place. 29 Therefore Zadok and Abiathar returned the ark of God to Jerusalem and remained there. 3 Then the king said, "And where is your master's son ?" And Ziba said to the king, "Behold, he is staying in Jerusalem, for he said, 'Today the house of Israel will restore the kingdom of my father to me.' " 18 Then Hushai said to Absalom, "No ! For whom the LORD, this people, and all the men of Israel have chosen, his I will be, and with him I will remain. 24 Now David was sitting between the two gates ; and the watchman went up to the roof of the gate by the wall, and raised his eyes and looked, and behold, a man running by himself.

David Restored as King

8 So the king arose and sat in the gate. When they told all the people, saying, "Behold, the king is sitting in the gate," then all the people came before the king. Now Israel had fled, each to his tent.
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