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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 24.18-25

2 Samuel 24.18-25So Gad came to David that day and said to him, "Go up, erect an altar to the Lord on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite." 19David went up according to the word of Gad, just as the Lord had commanded. 20Araunah looked down and saw the king and his servants crossing over toward him; and Araunah went out and bowed his face to the ground before the ki...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 24.15-17

2 Samuel 24.15-17 So the Lord sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning until the appointed time, and seventy thousand men of the people from Dan to Beersheba died. When the angel stretched out his hand toward Jerusalem to destroy it, the Lord relented from the calamity and said to the angel who destroyed the people, "It is enough! Now relax your hand!" And the angel ...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 24.1-14

2 Samuel 24.1-14 Now again the anger of the Lord burned against Israel, and it incited David against them to say, "Go, number Israel and Judah." 2 The king said to Joab the commander of the army who was with him, "Go about now through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan to Beersheba, and register the people, that I may know the number of the people." 3 But Joab said to the ...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 23.24-39

2 Samuel 23.24-39Asahel the brother of Joab was among the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem, 25Shammah the Harodite, Elika the Harodite, 26Helez the Paltite, Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, 27Abiezer the Anathothite, Mebunnai the Hushathite, 28Zalmon the Ahohite, Maharai the Netophathite, 29Heleb the son of Baanah the Netophathite, Ittai the son of Ribai of G...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 23.8-23

2 Samuel 23.8-23These are the names of the mighty men whom David had: Josheb-basshebeth a Tahchemonite, chief of the captains, he was called Adino the Eznite, because of eight hundred slain by him at one time; 9and after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David when they defied the Philistines who were gathered there to battle and...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 23.1-7

2 Samuel 23.1-7 Now these are the last words of David. David the son of Jesse declares, the man who was raised on high declares, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, "The Spirit of theLordspoke by me, and His word was on my tongue. "The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, 'He who rules over men righteously, who rules in the f...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 22.31-51

2 Samuel 22.31-51 "As for God, His way is blameless; The word of the Lord is tested; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him. 32"For who is God, besides the Lord? And who is a rock, besides our God? 33"God is my strong fortress; And He sets the blameless in His way. 34"He makes my feet like hinds' feet, And sets me on my high places. 35"He trains my hands for battle, ...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 22.21-30

2 Samuel 22:21-30TheLordhas rewarded me according to my righteousness;According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me."For I have kept the ways of theLord,And have not acted wickedly against my God."For all His ordinanceswerebefore me,Andas forHis statutes, I did not depart from them."I was also blameless toward Him,And I kept myself from my iniquity."Therefor...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 22.5-20

2 Samuel 22:5-20The waves of death swirled about me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me. 6The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me. 7"In my distress I called to the Lord; I called out to my God. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came to his ears. 8The earth trembled and quaked, the foundations of the heavens shook; they tre...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 22.1-4

2 Samuel 22.1-4David sangto theLordthe words of this song when theLord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul.2He said: "TheLordis my rock,my fortressand my deliverer; 3 my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold,my refuge andmy savior from violent people you save me.4"I called to ...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 21.15-22

2 Samuel 21:15-22 Now whenthe Philistines were at war again with Israel, David went down and his servants with him; and as they fought against the Philistines, David became weary.16Then Ishbi-benob, who wasamong the descendants of thegiant, the weight of whose spear was three hundredshekelsof bronze in weight,was girded with a newsword, and heintended to kill David.17ButAb...

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Biblel Reading: 2 Samuel 21.1-14

2 Samuel 21.1-14 Now there was a famine in the days of David for three years, year after year; and David sought the presence of the Lord. And the Lord said, "It is for Saul and his bloody house, because he put the Gibeonites to death." 2So the king called the Gibeonites and spoke to them (now the Gibeonites were not of the sons of Israel but of the remnant of the Amorites,...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 20.13-26

2 Samuel 20.13-26As soon as he was removed from the highway, all the men passed on after Joab to pursue Sheba the son of Bichri. Now he went through all the tribes of Israel to Abel, even Beth-maacah, and all the Berites; and they were gathered together and also went after him. They came and besieged him in Abel Beth-maacah, and they cast up a siege ramp against the city, ...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 20.1-12

2 Samuel 20.1-12 Now a worthless fellow happened to be there whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite; and he blew the trumpet and said, "We have no portion in David, Nor do we have inheritance in the son of Jesse; Every man to his tents, O Israel!" 2 So all the men of Israel withdrew from following David and followed Sheba the son of Bichri; but the men of Jud...

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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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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 11.26-27

2 Samuel 11.26-27 Now when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband. When the time of mourning was over, David sent and brought her to his house and she became his wife; then she bore him a son. But the thing that David had done was evil in the sight of the Lord. Our first verse turns attention to Bathsheba after Uriah has been ...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 11-6.25

2 Samuel 11.6-25Then David sent to Joab,saying,"Send me Uriah the Hittite." So Joab sent Uriah to David. When Uriah came to him,David asked concerning the welfare of Joab and the people and the state of the war. Then David said to Uriah, "Go down to your house, and wash your feet." And Uriah went out of the king'shouse, and a present from the king was sent out after him. B...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 11.1-5

2 Samuel 11:1-5Then it happenedin the spring, at the time when kings go outto battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him and all Israel, and they destroyed the sons of Ammon andbesieged Rabbah. But David stayed at Jerusalem. 2Now when evening came David arose from his bed and walked around onthe roof of the king's house, and from the roof he saw a woman bathing...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 10.1-19

2 Samuel 10:1-19Now it happened afterwards thatthe king of the Ammonites died, and Hanun his son became king in his place.2Then David said, "I will show kindness to Hanun the son ofNahash, just as his father showed kindness to me." So David sentsome of his servants to console him concerning his father. But when David's servants came to the land of the Ammonites,3the prince...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 9.1-13

2 Samuel 9.1-13 Then David said, "Is there yet anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?" 2Now there was a servant of the house of Saul whose name was Ziba, and they called him to David; and the king said to him, "Are you Ziba?" And he said, "I am your servant." 3The king said, "Is there not yet anyone of the house of Saul to whom ...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 8.1-18

2 Samuel 8:1-18Now after this it came about that David defeated the Philistines and subdued them; and David took control of the chief city from the hand of the Philistines. 2He defeated Moab, and measured them with the line, making them lie down on the ground; and he measured two lines to put to death and one full line to keep alive. And the Moabites became servants to Dav...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 7.18-29

2 Samuel 7.18-29 Then David the king went in and sat before theLord, and he said, "Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house, that You have brought me this far? "And yet this was insignificant in Your eyes, O LordGod, for You have spoken also of the house of Your servant concerning the distant future. And this is the custom of man, O LordGod. "Again what more can David sa...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 7.1-17

2 Samuel 7.1-17 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, 2that 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." 3Nathan said to the king, "Go, do all that is in your mind, for the Lord is with you." 4But in the same nigh...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 6.12-23

2 Samuel 6.12-23 Now it was told King David, saying, "TheLordhas blessed the house of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, on account of the ark of God."David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom intothe city of David with gladness.And so it was, that when thebearers of the ark of theLordhad gone six paces, he sacrificed anox and a fatling.AndDa...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 6.1-11

2 Samuel 6.1-11 Now David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. 2And 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. 3They placed the ark of God on a new cart that they might bring it f...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 5.17-25

2 Samuel 5.17-25 When the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek out David; and when David heardof it,he went down to the stronghold. Now the Philistines came and spread themselves out in the valley of Rephaim.Then David inquired of theLord, saying, "Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You give them into...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 5.1-16

2 Samuel 5.1-16 Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, "Behold, we are your bone and your flesh. 2 Previously, when Saul was king over us, you were the one who led Israel out and in. And the Lord said to you, 'You will shepherd My people Israel, and you will be a ruler over Israel.'" 3 So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and Kin...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 4.1-12

2 Samuel 4:1-12 When Ish-Bosheth son of Saul heard that Abnerhad died in Hebron, he lost courage, and all Israel became alarmed.2Now Saul's son had two men who were leaders of raiding bands. One was named Baanah and the other Rekab; they were sons of Rimmon the Beerothite from the tribe of BenjaminBeerothis considered part of Benjamin,3because the people of Beeroth fled to...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 3.31-39

2 Samuel 3:31-39Then David said to Joab and to all the people who were with him, "Tear your clothes and gird on sackcloth and lament before Abner." And King David walked behind the bier. 32Thus they buried Abner in Hebron; and the king lifted up his voice and wept at the grave of Abner, and all the people wept. 33The king chanted a lament for Abner and said, "Should Abner ...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 3.6-30

2 Samuel 3:6-30It came about while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David thatAbner was making himself strong in the house of Saul.7Now Saul had a concubine whose name wasRizpah, the daughter of Aiah; and[a]Ish-bosheth said to Abner, "Why have you gone in to my father's concubine?"8Then Abner was very angry over the words of Ish-bosheth and said, "A...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 3.1-5

2 Samuel 3.1-5Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David; and David grew steadily stronger, but the house of Saul grew weaker continually. 2Sons were born to David at Hebron: his firstborn was Amnon, by Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; 3and his second, Chileab, by Abigail the widow of Nabal the Carmelite; and the third, Absalom the son of Maacah, th...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 2.12-32

2 Samuel 2.12-32 Now Abner the son of Ner, went out from Mahanaim to Gibeon with the servants of Ish-bosheth the son of Saul. 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. Then Abner said to Joab, "Now let the young men arise ...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 2.1-11

2 Samuel 2.1-11 Then it came about afterwards that David inquired of theLord, saying, "Shall I go up to one of the cities of Judah?" And theLord said to him, "Go up." So David said, "Where shall I go up?" And He said, "To Hebron."So David went up there, and his two wives also, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess and Abigail the widow of Nabal the Carmelite.And David brought up his me...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 1.17-27

2 Samuel 1:17-27 Then Davidchanted with this lament over Saul and Jonathan his son,and he toldthemto teach the sons of Judahthe song ofthe bow; behold, it is written inthe book of Jashar."Your beauty, O Israel, is slain on your high places! How have the mighty fallen! "Tellitnot in Gath, Proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon, Orthe daughters of the Philistines will re...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 1.1-16

2 Samuel 1.1-16Now 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. 2On the third day, behold, a man came out of the camp from Saul, with his clothes torn and dust on his head. And it came about when he came to David that he fell to the ground and prostrated himself. 3Then David sai...

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