Biblical Commentary

  • 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27

    David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son. "Your glory, Israel, is slain on your high places! How the mighty have fallen!"

  • 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10

    David lived in the stronghold, and called it the city of David. David grew greater and greater; for Yahweh, the God of Armies, was with him.

  • 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19

    They brought in the ark of Yahweh, and set it in its place, in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it; and David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before Yahweh.

  • 2 Samuel 7:1-16

    Yahweh came to Nathan, saying, "Go and tell my servant David, 'Thus says Yahweh, "Shall you build me a house for me to dwell in? Yahweh will build you a house."

  • 2 Samuel 11:1-15

    When David arose from off his bed and walked on the roof of the king's house, he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful. David sent and inquired after the woman. One said, "Isn't this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?"

  • 2 Samuel 11:26 – 12:15

    When the mourning for Uriah was past, David sent and took Bathsheba home to his house, and she became his wife, and bore him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased Yahweh.

  • 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33

    David said, "My son Absalom! My son, my son Absalom! I wish I had died for you, Absalom, my son, my son!"

  • 2 Samuel 23:1-7

    Now these are the last words of David. "The Spirit of Yahweh spoke by me. His word was on my tongue. He has made with me an everlasting covenant."