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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 19.24-43

2 Samuel 19.24-43 Then Mephibosheth the son of Saul came down to meet the king; and he had neither cared for his feet, nor trimmed his mustache, nor washed his clothes, from the day the king departed until the day he came home in peace. 25It was when he came from Jerusalem to meet the king, that the king said to him, "Why did you not go with me, Mephibosheth?" 26So he answ...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 19.8-23

2 Samuel 19.8-23 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.All the people were quarreling throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, "The king delivered us from the hand of our enemies and saved us from the hand of...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 19.1-7

2 Samuel 19.1-7Then it was told Joab, "Behold, the king is weeping and mourns for Absalom." 2The victory that day was turned to mourning for all the people, for the people heard it said that day, "The king is grieved for his son." 3So the people went by stealth into the city that day, as people who are humiliated steal away when they flee in battle. 4The king covered his f...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 18.19-33

2 Samuel 18:19-33Then Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said, "Please let me run and bring the king news that theLordhas1freed him from the hand of his enemies." But Joab said to him, "You are not the man to carry news this day, but you shall carry news another day; however, you shall carry no news today because the king's son is dead." Then Joab said to the Cushite, "Go, tell the ...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 18.1-18

2 Samuel 18.1-18 Then David numbered the people who were with him and set over them commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds. 2David sent the people out, one third under the command of Joab, one third under the command of Abishai the son of Zeruiah, Joab's brother, and one third under the command of Ittai the Gittite. And the king said to the people, "I myself wi...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 17.15-29

2 Samuel 17:15-29Then Hushai said to Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, "This is what Ahithophel counseled Absalom and the elders of Israel, and this is what I have counseled. 16Now therefore, send quickly and tell David, saying, 'Do not spend the night at the fords of the wilderness, but by all means cross over, or else the king and all the people who are with him will be...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 17.1-14

2 Samuel 17.1-14 Furthermore, Ahithophel said to Absalom, "Please let me choose 12,000 men that I may arise and pursue David tonight. I will come upon him while he is weary and exhausted and terrify him, so that all the people who are with him will flee. Then I will strike down the king alone, and I will bring back all the people to you. The return of everyone depends on t...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 16.15-23

2 Samuel 16:15-23 Then Absalom and all the people, the men of Israel, entered Jerusalem, and Ahithophel with him.16Now it came about whenHushai the Archite, David's friend, came to Absalom, thatHushai said to Absalom, "Longlive the king!Long live the king!"17Absalom said to Hushai, "Is this yourloyalty to your friend?Why did you not go with your friend?"18Then Hushai said ...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 16.5-14

2 Samuel 16.5-14 When King David came to Bahurim, behold, there came out from there a man of the family of the house of Saul whose name was Shimei, the son of Gera; he came out cursing continually as he came.He threw stones at David and at all the servants of King David; and all the people and all the mighty men were at his right hand and at his left.Thus Shimei said when ...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 16.1-4

2 Samuel 16.1-4 Now when David had passed a little beyond the summit, behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him with a couple of saddled donkeys, and on them were two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred clusters of raisins, a hundred summer fruits, and a jug of wine. 2 The king said to Ziba, "Why do you have these?" And Ziba said, "The donkeys are for the king's hous...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 15.30-37

2 Samuel 15.30-37 And David went up the ascent of the Mount of Olives, and wept as he went, and his head was covered and he walked barefoot. Then all the people who were with him each covered his head and went up weeping as they went. 31Now someone told David, saying, "Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom." And David said, "O Lord, I pray, make the counsel of ...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 15.13-29

2 Samuel 15:13-29Then a messenger came to David, saying, "The hearts of the men of Israel are with Absalom." 14David said to all his servants who were with him at Jerusalem, "Arise and let us flee, for otherwise none of us will escape from Absalom. Go in haste, or he will overtake us quickly and bring down calamity on us and strike the city with the edge of the sword." 15T...

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Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 15.1-12

2 Samuel 15.1-12 Now it came about after this that Absalom provided for himself a chariot and horses and fifty men as runners before him. 2Absalom used to rise early and stand beside the way to the gate; and when any man had a suit to come to the king for judgment, Absalom would call to him and say, "From what city are you?" And he would say, "Your servant is from one of t...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 14.21-33

2 Samuel 14.21-33Then the king said to Joab, "Behold now, I will surely do this thing; go therefore, bring back the young man Absalom." Joab fell on his face to the ground, prostrated himself and blessed the king; then Joab said, "Today your servant knows that I have found favor in your sight, O my lord, the king, in that the king has performed the request of his servant."...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 14.1-20

2 Samuel 14.1-20 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah perceived thatthe king's heartwas inclinedtoward Absalom.So Joab sent toTekoa andbrought a wise woman from there and said to her, "Please pretend to be a mourner, and put on mourning garments now, and do notanoint yourself with oil, but be like a woman who has been mourning for the dead many days;then go to the king and speak to...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 13-23-39

2 Samuel 13:23-39Now it came about after two full years that Absalomhad sheepshearers in Baal-hazor, which is near Ephraim, and Absalom invited all the king's sons. 24Absalom came to the king and said, "Behold now, your servant has sheepshearers; please let the king and his servants go with your servant."25But the king said to Absalom, "No, my son, we should not all go, fo...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 13.1-22

2 Samuel 13:1-22Now it was after this that Absalom the son of David had a beautiful sister whose name was Tamar, and Amnon the son of David loved her. 2Amnon was so frustrated because of his sister Tamar that he made himself ill, for she was a virgin, and it seemed hard to Amnon to do anything to her. 3But Amnon had a friend whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, Davi...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 12.26-31

2 Samuel 12.26-31 Now Joab fought against Rabbah of the sons of Ammon and captured the royal city. 27 Joab sent messengers to David and said, "I have fought against Rabbah, I have even captured the city of waters. 28 Now therefore, gather the rest of the people together and camp against the city and capture it, or I will capture the city myself and it will be named after m...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 12.24-25

2 Samuel 12.24-25Then David comforted his wife Bathsheba, and went in to her and lay with her; and she gave birth to a son, and he named him Solomon. Now the Lord loved him 25and sent word through Nathan the prophet, and he named him Jedidiah for the Lord's sake. I love the simplicity of the words of this hymn that speaks of God's grace, Grace, grace, God's grace, Grace ...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 12.15-23

2 Samuel 12.15b-23Then the Lord struck the child that Uriah's widow bore to David, so that he was very sick. 16 David therefore inquired of God for the child; and David fasted and went and lay all night on the ground. 17The elders of his household stood beside him in order to raise him up from the ground, but he was unwilling and would not eat food with them. 18Then it hap...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 12.7-15

2 Samuel 12.7-15 Nathan then said to David, "You are the man! Thus says the Lord God of Israel, 'It is I who anointed you king over Israel and it is I who delivered you from the hand of Saul. 8I also gave you your master's house and your master's wives into your care, and I gave you the house of Israel and Judah; and if that had been too little, I would have added to you m...

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