2 Samuel 1:2
It even came to pass on the third day, that, behold, a man came out of the camp from Saul with his clothes rent, and earth upon his head, and [so] it was, when he came to David, that he fell to the earth, and prostrated.
2 Samuel 1:4
And David said to him, "How did the matter go? Please tell me." And he answered, "That the people have fled from the battle, and many of the people have also fallen and are dead; and Saul and Jonathan, his son, are dead also."
2 Samuel 1:10
So I stood upon him, and slew him, because I was sure that he could not live after he had fallen, and I took the crown that [was] upon his head, and the bracelet that [was] on his arm, and have brought them here to my lord."
2 Samuel 1:12
And they mourned, and wept, and fasted until evening, *2:187 for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of the Lord, and for the house of Israel; because they had fallen by the sword.
2 Samuel 1:21
You mountains of Gilboa, [let there be] no dew, neither [let there be] rain, upon you, nor fields of offerings, for the shield of the mighty was vilely cast away there, the shield of Saul, [as though he had] not [been] anointed with oil.
2 Samuel 2:1
And it came to pass after this, that David inquired of the Lord, saying, "Should I go up into any of the cities of Judah?" And the Lord said to him, "Go up." And David said, "Where will I go up?" And he said, "To Hebron."
2 Samuel 2:5
And David sent messengers to the men of Jabeshgilead, and said to them, "Blessed [are] you of the Lord, that you have shown this kindness to your lord, [even] to Saul, and have buried him.
2 Samuel 2:13
And Joab, the son of Zeruiah, and the servants of David, went out, and met together 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.
2 Samuel 2:16
And they caught, every one his fellow by the head, and [thrust] his sword in his fellow's side; so they fell down together, therefore that place was called Helkathhazzurim, which [is] in Gibeon.
2 Samuel 2:23
Howbeit he refused to turn aside, therefore, Abner with the hinder end of the spear, struck him under the fifth [rib], that the spear came out behind him; and he fell down there, and died in the same place, and it came to pass, [that] as many who came to the place where Asahel fell down and died, stood still.
2 Samuel 2:26
Then Abner called to Joab, and said, "Should the sword devour forever? Do you not know that it will be bitterness in the latter end? How long will it be then, before you bid the people to return from following their brethren?"
2 Samuel 3:8
Then Abner was very wroth for the words of Ishbosheth, and said, "[Am] I a dog's head, who against Judah shows kindness this day to the house of Saul your father, to his brethren, and to his friends, and have not delivered you into the hand of David, that you charge me today with a fault concerning this woman?
2 Samuel 3:12
And Abner sent messengers to David on his behalf, saying, "Whose [is] the land?" Saying [also], "Make your league with me, and, behold, my hand [will be] with you, to bring about all Israel to you."
2 Samuel 3:13
And he said, "Well; I will make a league with you, but I require one thing of you, that is, you will not see my face, except you first bring Michal, Saul's daughter, when you come to see my face."
2 Samuel 3:18
Now then do [it], for the Lord has spoken of David, saying, 'By the hand of My servant David I will save My people Israel out of the hand of the Philistines, and out of the hand of all their enemies.'"
2 Samuel 3:19
And Abner also spoke in the ears of Benjamin, and Abner also went to speak in the ears of David in Hebron, all that seemed good to Israel, and that seemed good to the whole house of Benjamin.
2 Samuel 3:21
And Abner said to David, "I will arise and go, and will gather all Israel to my lord the king, that they may make a league with you, and that you may reign over all that your heart desires." And David sent Abner away; and he went in peace.
2 Samuel 3:22
And, behold, the servants of David and Joab came from [pursuing] a troop, and brought in a great spoil with them, but Abner [was] not with David in Hebron; for he had sent him away, and he had gone in peace.
2 Samuel 3:27
And when Abner had returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him quietly, and struck him there under the fifth [rib], that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother.
2 Samuel 3:29
Let it rest on the head of Joab, and on all his father's house; and let there not fail from the house of Joab one who has an issue, or who is a leper, or who leans on a staff, or who falls on the sword, or who lacks bread."
2 Samuel 3:31
And David said to Joab, and to all the people who [were] with him, "Rend your clothes, and gird yourself with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner." And king David [himself] followed the bier.
2 Samuel 3:35
And when all the people came to cause David to eat meat while it was still day, David swore, saying, "So God will do to me, and more also, if I taste bread, or anything else, until the sun is down." *2:187
2 Samuel 4:2
And Saul's son had two men [who were] captains of bands, the name of the one [was] Baanah, and the name of the other Rechab, the sons of Rimmon, a Beerothite, of the Children of Benjamin, (for Beeroth was also reckoned to Benjamin.
2 Samuel 4:4
And Jonathan, Saul's son, had a son [who was] lame of [his] feet. He was five years old when the tidings came of Saul and Jonathan out of Jezreel, and his nurse took him up, and fled, and it came to pass, as she hastened to flee, that he fell, and became lame. And his name [was] Mephibosheth.
2 Samuel 4:8
And they brought the head of Ishbosheth to David to Hebron, and said to the king, "Behold the head of Ishbosheth, the son of Saul, your enemy, who sought your life; and the Lord has avenged my lord the king this day of Saul, and of his seed."
2 Samuel 4:10
When one told me, saying, 'Behold, Saul is dead,' thinking to have brought good tidings, I took hold of him, and slew him in Ziklag, who [thought] that I would have given him a reward for his tidings.
2 Samuel 4:12
And David commanded his young men, and they slew them, and cut off their hands and their feet, and hanged [them] up over the pool in Hebron. *5:33 But they took the head of Ishbosheth, and buried [it] in the sepulcher of Abner in Hebron.
2 Samuel 5:2
Also in time past, when Saul was king over us, you were he who led out and brought in Israel, and the Lord said to you, 'You will feed My people Israel, and you will be a captain over Israel.'
2 Samuel 5:6
And the king and his men went to Jerusalem to the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, who spoke to David, saying, "Unless you take away the blind and the lame, you will not come in here," thinking, David cannot come in here.
2 Samuel 5:8
And David said on that day, "Whoever gets up to the gutter, and strikes the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind, [who are] hated of David's soul, [he will be chief and captain]." Therefore they said, "The blind and the lame will not come into the house."
2 Samuel 5:19
And David inquired of the Lord, saying, "Should I go up to the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand?" And the Lord said to David, "Go up, for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into your hand."
2 Samuel 5:20
And David came to Baalperazim, and David struck them there, and said, "The Lord has broken forth upon my enemies before me, as the breach of waters." Therefore he called the name of that place Baalperazim.
2 Samuel 5:24
And let it be, when you hear the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then you will bestir yourself, for then the Lord will go out before you, to strike the host of the Philistines."
2 Samuel 6:2
And David arose, and went with all the people who [were] with him from Baale of Judah, to bring up the ark of God from there, whose name is called by the name of the Lord of hosts who dwells [between] the cherubims.
2 Samuel 6:5
And David and all the house of Israel played before the Lord on all manner of [instruments made of] fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.
2 Samuel 6:12
And it was told to king David, saying, "The Lord has blessed the house of Obededom, and all that [pertains] to him, because of the ark of God." So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obededom into the city of David with gladness.
2 Samuel 6:16
And as the ark of the Lord came into the city of David, Michal, Saul's daughter, looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the Lord; and she despised him in her heart.
2 Samuel 6:17
And they brought in the ark of the Lord, and set it in his place, in the midst of the tabernacle that David had pitched for it, and David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord.
2 Samuel 6:19
And he dealt among all the people, [even] among the whole multitude of Israel, as well to the women as men, to everyone a cake of bread, and a good piece [of flesh], and a flagon [of wine]. So all the people departed, everyone to his house.
2 Samuel 6:20
Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal, the daughter of Saul, came out to meet David, and said, "How glorious was the king of Israel today, who uncovered himself today in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!"
2 Samuel 6:21
And David said to Michal, "[It was] before the Lord, who chose me before your father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the Lord, over Israel, therefore I will play before the Lord.
2 Samuel 7:7
In all [the places] wherein I have walked with all the Children of Israel, I spoke a word with any of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to feed My people Israel, saying, 'Why do you not build Me a House of cedar?'
2 Samuel 7:10
Moreover I will appoint a place for My people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither will the children of wickedness afflict them anymore, as beforetime,
2 Samuel 7:14
I will be his Father, and he will be My son. *Hebrews 1:5, *2:116, *10:68, *18:4, *19:88, *37:151 - 152 If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men.
2 Samuel 7:23
And what one nation in the earth [is] like Your people, [even] like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to Himself, and to make Him a name, and to do for You great and terrible things, for Your land, before Your people, whom You redeemed to You from Egypt, [from] the nations and their gods?
2 Samuel 7:29
Therefore now let it please You to bless the house of Your servant, that it may continue forever before You, for You, O Lord God, have spoken [it], and with Your blessing let the house of Your servant be blessed forever."
2 Samuel 8:2
And he struck Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them down to the ground; he even measured with two lines to put to death, and with one full line to keep alive. And [so] the Moabites became David's servants, [and] brought gifts.
2 Samuel 8:4
And David took from him a thousand [chariots], and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen, and David houghed all the chariot [horses], but reserved of them [for] a hundred chariots.
2 Samuel 8:10
Then Toi sent Joram, his son, to king David, to salute him, and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer, and struck him, for Hadadezer had wars with Toi. And [Joram] brought vessels of silver with him, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass.
2 Samuel 9:2
And [there was,] of the house of Saul, a servant whose name [was] Ziba. And when they had called him to David, the king said to him, "[Are] you Ziba?" And he said, "Your servant [is him]."
2 Samuel 9:3
And the king said, "[Are] there still not any of the house of Saul, that I may show the kindness of God to him?" And Ziba said to the king, "Jonathan still has a son, [who is] lame on [his] feet."
2 Samuel 9:6
Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was brought to David, he fell on his face, and prostrated. And David said, "Mephibosheth." And he answered, "Behold your servant!"
2 Samuel 9:7
And David said to him, "Do not fear, for I will surely show you kindness for Jonathan, your father's sake, and will restore you all the land of Saul, your father; and you will eat bread at my table continually."
2 Samuel 9:10
You therefore, and your sons, and your servants, will till the land for him, and you will bring in [the fruits], that your master's son may have food to eat, but Mephibosheth, your master's son, will always eat bread at my table." Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.
2 Samuel 9:11
Then Ziba said to the king, "According to all that my lord the king has commanded his servant, so will your servant do." "As for Mephibosheth, [the king said], he will eat at my table, as one of the king's sons."
2 Samuel 10:2
Then David said, "I will show kindness to Hanun, the son of Nahash, as his father showed kindness to me." And David sent to comfort him by the hand of his servants for his father. And David's servants came into the land of the children of Ammon.
2 Samuel 10:3
And the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun their lord, 'Do you think that David honors your father, that he has sent comforters to you? Has David not [rather] sent his servants to you, to search the city, and to spy it out, and to overthrow it?"
2 Samuel 10:6
And when the children of Ammon saw that they stank before David, the children of Ammon sent and hired the Syrians of Bethrehob, and the Syrians of Zobah, twenty thousand footmen, and of king Maacah a thousand men, and of Ishtob twelve thousand men.
2 Samuel 10:8
And the children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in array at the entering in of the gate, and the Syrians of Zobah, and of Rehob, and Ishtob, and Maacah, [were] by themselves in the field.
2 Samuel 10:14
And when the children of Ammon saw that the Syrians had fled, then they also fled before Abishai, and entered into the city. So Joab returned from the children of Ammon, and came to Jerusalem.
2 Samuel 10:18
And the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew [the men of] seven hundred chariots of the Syrians, and forty thousand horsemen, and struck Shobach, the captain of their host, who died there.
2 Samuel 10:19
And when all the kings [who were] servants to Hadarezer saw that they were struck before Israel, they made peace with Israel, and served them. So the Syrians feared to help the children of Ammon anymore.
2 Samuel 11:1
And it came to pass, after the year had expired, at the time when kings go forth [to battle], that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David still abode at Jerusalem.
2 Samuel 11:2
And it came to pass in an evening, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house, and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman [was] very beautiful to look upon.
2 Samuel 11:11
And Uriah said to David, "The ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents; and my lord Joab, and the servants of my lord, are encamped in the open fields; will I then go into my house, to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? [As] you live, and [as] your soul lives, I will not do this thing."
2 Samuel 11:13
And when David had called him, he ate and drank before him; and he made him drunk, and at evening he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but did not go down to his house.
2 Samuel 11:21
Who struck Abimelech, the son of Jerubbesheth? Did a woman not cast a piece of a millstone upon him from the wall, that he died in Thebez? Why did you go near the wall? Then do you say, 'Your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.'"
2 Samuel 11:25
Then David said to the messenger, "Thus you will say to Joab, 'Do not let this thing displease you, for the sword devours one as well as another, make your battle stronger against the city, and overthrow it, and encourage him.'"
2 Samuel 12:3
But the poor [man] had nothing, except one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up, and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it ate of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was to him as a daughter.
2 Samuel 12:4
And a traveler came to the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man who was brought to him; but took the poor man's lamb, and dressed it for the man who was brought to him." *38:21 - 23
2 Samuel 12:6
And he will restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity." *38:24
2 Samuel 12:8
And I gave you your master's house, and your master's wives into your bosom, and gave you the house of Israel and of Judah; and if [that had been] too little, I would have moreover given to you such and such things.
2 Samuel 12:9
Why have you despised the commandment of the Lord, to do evil in His sight? You have killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and have taken his wife [to be] your wife, and have slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.
2 Samuel 12:11
Thus the Lord says, 'Behold, I will raise up evil against you out of your own house, and I will take your wives before your eyes, and give [them] to your neighbor, and he will lie with your wives in the sight of this sun.
2 Samuel 12:13
And David said to Nathan, "I have sinned against the Lord." And Nathan said to David, "The Lord has also put away your sin; *38:24 - 25 you will not die.
2 Samuel 12:18
And it came to pass on the seventh day, that the child died. And the servants of David feared to tell him that the child was dead, for they said, "Behold, while the child was still alive, we spoke to him, and he would not hear our voice, how he will then vex himself, if we tell him that the child is dead?"
2 Samuel 12:20
Then David arose from the earth, and washed, and anointed [himself], and changed his apparel, and came into the House of the Lord, and prostrated, *48:29 then he came to his own house; and when he required, they set bread before him, and he ate.
2 Samuel 12:24
And David comforted Bathsheba, his wife, and went in to her, and lay with her, and she bore a son, and he called his name Solomon, *Matthew 1:6 and the Lord loved him.
2 Samuel 12:30
And he took their king's crown from off his head, the weight whereof [was] a talent of gold with the precious stones, and it was [set] on David's head. And he brought forth the spoil of the city in great abundance.
2 Samuel 12:31
And he brought forth the people who [were] therein, and put [them] under saws, and under harrows of iron, and under axes of iron, and made them pass through the brickkiln, and thus he did to all the cities of the children of Ammon. So David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.
2 Samuel 13:5
And Jonadab said to him, "Lay down on your bed, and make yourself sick, and when your father comes to see you, say to him, please let my sister Tamar come, and give me meat, and dress the meat in my sight, that I may see [it], and eat [it] at her hand."
2 Samuel 13:6
So Amnon lay down, and made himself sick, and when the king was brought to see him, Amnon said to the king, "Please let Tamar my sister come, and make me a couple of cakes in my sight, that I may eat at her hand."
2 Samuel 13:10
And Amnon said to Tamar, "Bring the meat into the chamber, that I may eat of your hand." And Tamar took the cakes which she had made, and brought [them] into the chamber to Amnon her brother.
2 Samuel 13:18
And [she had] a garment of various colors upon her, for with such robes were the king's daughters [who were] virgins appareled. Then his servant brought her out, and bolted the door after her.
2 Samuel 13:20
And Absalom her brother said to her, "Has Amnon your brother been with you? But hold now your peace, my sister, he [is] your brother; do not regard this thing." So Tamar remained desolate in her brother Absalom's house.
2 Samuel 13:28
Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, "Mark now when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I say to you, 'Smite Amnon;' then kill him, do not fear, have I not commanded you? Be courageous, and be valiant."
2 Samuel 13:32
And Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David's brother, answered and said, "Do not let my lord suppose [that] they have slain all the young men the king's sons; for only Amnon is dead, for by the appointment of Absalom, this has been determined from the day that he forced his sister Tamar.
2 Samuel 13:36
And it came to pass, as soon as he had made an end of speaking, that, behold, the king's sons came, and lifted up their voice and wept, and the king also and all his servants wept very sore.
2 Samuel 14:2
And Joab sent to Tekoah, and fetched a wise woman from there, and said to her, "Please feign yourself to be a mourner, and put on mourning apparel now, and do not anoint yourself with oil, but be as a woman who had mourned for the dead for a long time.
2 Samuel 14:7
And, behold, the whole family has risen against your handmaid, and they said, 'Deliver him who struck his brother, that we may kill him, for the life of his brother whom he slew; and we will destroy the heir also, and so they will quench my coal which is left, and will not leave to my husband [either] name or remainder upon the earth.'"
2 Samuel 14:11
Then she said, "Please let the king remember the Lord your God, that you would not let the avengers of blood destroy anymore, unless they destroy my son." And he said, "[As] the Lord lives, not one hair of your son will fall to the earth."
2 Samuel 14:13
And the woman said, "Why then have you thought such a thing against the people of God? For the king speaks this thing as one which is faulty, in that the king does not again fetch home his banished.
2 Samuel 14:14
For we need to die, and [are] as water spilled on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither does God respect [any] person, yet He devises means, that His banished are not expelled from Him.
2 Samuel 14:15
Now therefore I have come to speak of this thing to my lord the king, [it is] because the people have made me afraid, and your handmaid said, 'I will now speak to the king; it may be that the king will perform the request of his handmaid.
2 Samuel 14:17
Then your handmaid said, 'The word of my lord the king will now be comfortable, for as an angel of God, so [is] my lord the king to discern good and bad, therefore the Lord your God will be with you.'"
2 Samuel 14:19
And the king said, "[Is] the hand of Joab [not] with you in all this?" And the woman answered and said, "[As] your soul lives, my lord the king, none can turn to the right hand or to the left from anything that my lord the king has spoken, for your servant Joab, he bade me, and he put all these words in the mouth of your handmaid.
2 Samuel 14:20
Your servant Joab has done this thing to fetch about this form of speech, and my lord [is] wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know all [things] that [are] in the earth."
2 Samuel 14:22
And Joab fell to the ground on his face, and prostrated, and thanked the king, and Joab said, "Today your servant knows that I have found grace in your sight, my lord, O king, in that the king has fulfilled the request of his servant."
2 Samuel 14:26
And when he polled his head (for it was at every year's end that he polled [it], because [the hair] was heavy on him, therefore he polled it), he weighed the hair of his head at two hundred shekels after the king's weight.
2 Samuel 14:32
And Absalom answered Joab, "Behold, I sent to you, saying, 'Come here, that I may send you to the king, to say, 'Why am I brought from Geshur? [It had been] good for me [to have been] there still, now therefore let me see the king's face; and if there is [any] iniquity in me, let him kill me.'"
2 Samuel 15:2
And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate, and it was [so], that when any man who had a controversy came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called to him, and said, "Of what city [are] you?" And he said, "Your servant [is] of one of the tribes of Israel."
2 Samuel 15:12
And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counselor, from his city, [even] from Giloh, while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.
2 Samuel 15:14
And David said to all his servants who [were] with him at Jerusalem, "Arise, and let us flee; for we will not [otherwise] escape from Absalom, make speed to depart, unless he overtakes us suddenly, and brings evil upon us, and strikes the city with the edge of the sword."
2 Samuel 15:18
And all his servants passed on beside him; and all the Cherethites, and all the Pelethites, and all the Gittites, six hundred men who came after him from Gath, passed on before the king.
2 Samuel 15:21
And Ittai answered the king, and said, "[As] the Lord lives, and [as] my lord the king lives, surely in what place my lord the king will be, whether in death or life, even there will your servant also be."
2 Samuel 15:23
And all the country wept with a loud voice, and all the people passed over, the king himself also passed over the brook Kidron, and all the people passed over, toward the way of the wilderness.
2 Samuel 15:24
And look, Zadok also, and all the Levites [were] with him, bearing the ark of the covenant of God, and they set down the ark of God; and Abiathar went up, until all the people had finished passing out of the city.
2 Samuel 15:30
And David went up by the ascent of [Mount] Olivet, and wept as he went up, and had his head covered, and he went barefoot, and all the people who [were] with him covered, every man his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up.
2 Samuel 15:32
And it came to pass, that [when] David was brought to the top [of the mount], where he prostrated to God, behold, Hushai the Archite came to meet him with his coat rent, and earth upon his head.
2 Samuel 15:34
But if you return to the city, and say to Absalom, 'I will be your servant, O king; [as] I [have been] your father's servant here, so I [will] now also [be] your servant,' then you may defeat the counsel of Ahithophel for me.
2 Samuel 15:35
And [do you not have] there with you Zadok and Abiathar the priests? Therefore it will be, [that] whatever you will hear out of the king's house, you will tell [it] to Zadok and Abiathar the priests.
2 Samuel 16:1
And when David was a little past the top [of the hill], behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of donkeys saddled, and two hundred [loaves] of bread upon them, and a hundred bunches of raisins, and a hundred of summer fruits, and a bottle of wine.
2 Samuel 16:2
And the king said to Ziba, "What do you mean by these?" And Ziba said, "The donkeys [are] for the king's household to ride on; and the bread and summer fruit for the young men to eat; and the wine, that such who are faint in the wilderness may drink."
2 Samuel 16:3
And the king said, "And where [is] your master's son?" And Ziba said to the king, "Behold, he abides at Jerusalem, for he said, "Today the house of Israel will restore me the kingdom of my father."
2 Samuel 16:5
And when king David came to Bahurim, behold, a man of the family of the house of Saul came out from there, whose name [was] Shimei, the son of Gera, he came forth, and cursed still as he came.
2 Samuel 16:8
The Lord has returned all the blood of the house of Saul upon you, in whose stead you have reigned; and the Lord has delivered the kingdom into the hand of Absalom your son, and, behold, you [are taken] in your mischief, because you [are] a bloody man."
2 Samuel 16:11
And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, "Behold, my son, who came forth of my bowels, seeking my life, how much more now [may this] Benjamite [do it]? Let him alone, and let him curse; for the Lord has bidden him.
2 Samuel 16:21
And Ahithophel said to Absalom, "Go in to your father's servant-wives, whom he has left to keep the house; and all Israel will hear that you are abhorred of your father, then the hands of all who [are] with you will be strong."
2 Samuel 16:23
And the counsel of Ahithophel, which he counseled in those days, [was] as if a man had inquired at the oracle of God, so [was] all the counsel of Ahithophel both with David and with Absalom.
2 Samuel 17:8
"For," Hushai said, "you know your father and his men, that they [are] mighty men, and they [are] chafed in their minds, as a bear robbed of her whelps in the field, and your father [is] a man of war, and will not lodge with the people.
2 Samuel 17:9
Behold, he is hidden now in some pit, or in some [other] place, and it will come to pass, when some of them are overthrown at the first, that whoever hears it will say, 'There is a slaughter among the people who follow Absalom.'
2 Samuel 17:10
And he also [who is] valiant, whose heart [is] as the heart of a lion, will utterly melt, for all Israel knows that your father [is] a mighty man, and [those] who [are] with him [are] valiant men.
2 Samuel 17:11
Therefore I counsel that all Israel be generally gathered to you, from Dan even to Beersheba, as the sand that [is] by the sea for multitude; and that you go to battle in your own person.
2 Samuel 17:12
So we will come upon him in some place where he will be found, and we will light upon him as the dew falls on the ground, and of him and of all the men who [are] with him, there will not be left so much as one.
2 Samuel 17:14
And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, "The counsel of Hushai the Archite [is] better than the counsel of Ahithophel." For the Lord had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, to the intent that the Lord might bring evil upon Absalom.
2 Samuel 17:16
Now therefore send quickly and tell David, saying, 'Do not lodge this night in the plains of the wilderness, but speedily pass over; unless the king is swallowed up, and all the people who [are] with him.'"
2 Samuel 17:20
And when Absalom's servants came to the woman to the house, they said, "Where [is] Ahimaaz and Jonathan?" And the woman said to them, "They have gone over the brook of water." And when they had sought and could not find [them], they returned to Jerusalem.
2 Samuel 17:21
And it came to pass, after they had departed, that they came up out of the well, and went and told king David, and said to David, "Arise, and pass quickly over the water, for thus has Ahithophel counseled against you."
2 Samuel 17:23
And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled [his] donkey, and arose, and got home to his house, to his city, and put his household in order, and hanged himself, and died, and was buried in the sepulcher of his father.
2 Samuel 17:25
And Absalom made Amasa captain of the host instead of Joab, which Amasa [was] a man's son, whose name [was] Ithra an Israelite, who went in to Abigail, the daughter of Nahash, sister to Zeruiah, Joab's mother.
2 Samuel 17:27
And it came to pass, when David was brought to Mahanaim, that Shobi, the son of Nahash of Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and Machir, the son of Ammiel of Lodebar, and Barzillai, the Gileadite of Rogelim,
2 Samuel 17:29
And honey, and butter, and sheep, and cheese of young cows, for David, and for the people who [were] with him, to eat, for they said, "The people [are] hungry, and weary, and thirsty, in the wilderness."
2 Samuel 18:2
And David sent forth a third part of the people under the hand of Joab, and a third part under the hand of Abishai, the son of Zeruiah, Joab's brother, and a third part under the hand of Ittai the Gittite. And the king said to the people, "I will surely go forth with you myself also."
2 Samuel 18:3
But the people answered, "You will not go forth, for if we flee away, they will not care for us; neither if half of us die, they will care for us, but now [you are] worth ten thousand of us, therefore now [it is] better that you succor us out of the city."
2 Samuel 18:5
And the king commanded Joab and Abishai and Ittai, saying, "[Deal] gently for my sake with the young man, [even] with Absalom." And all the people heard when the king gave all the captains charge concerning Absalom.
2 Samuel 18:9
And Absalom met the servants of David. And Absalom rode upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and his head caught hold of the oak, and he was taken up between the heaven and the earth; and the mule that [was] under him went away.
2 Samuel 18:11
And Joab said to the man who told him, "And, behold, you saw [him], and why did you not strike him there to the ground? And I would have given you ten [shekels] of silver, and a girdle."
2 Samuel 18:12
And the man said to Joab, "Though I should receive a thousand [shekels] of silver in my hand, [still] I would not put forth my hand against the king's son, for in our hearing, the king charged you and Abishai and Ittai, saying, "Beware that none [touches] the young man Absalom.
2 Samuel 18:18
Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself a pillar, which [is] in the king's dale, for he said, "I have no son to keep my name in remembrance," and he called the pillar after his own name, and it is called to this day, Absalom's place.
2 Samuel 18:22
Then Ahimaaz, the son of Zadok, said yet again to Joab, "But however, please let me also run after Cushi." And Joab said, "Why will you run, my son, seeing that you have no tidings ready?"
2 Samuel 18:28
And Ahimaaz called, and said to the king, "All is well." And he prostrated to the earth upon his face before the king, and said, "Blessed [is] the Lord your God, who has delivered up the men who lifted up their hand against my lord the king."
2 Samuel 18:29
And the king said, "Is the young man Absalom safe?" And Ahimaaz answered, "When Joab sent the king's servant, and [me] your servant, I saw a great tumult, but I did not know what [it was]."
2 Samuel 18:32
And the king said to Cushi, "Is the young man Absalom safe?" And Cushi answered, "The enemies of my lord the king, and all who rise against you to do [you] hurt, are as [that] young man [is]."
2 Samuel 18:33
And the king was very moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept, and as he went, thus he said, "O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would God I had died for you, O Absalom, my son, my son!"
2 Samuel 19:5
And Joab came into the house to the king, and said, "You have shamed the faces of all your servants this day, who, this day, have saved your life, and the lives of your sons and of your daughters, and the lives of your wives, and the lives of your servant-wives;
2 Samuel 19:6
In that you love your enemies, and hate your friends. For you have declared this day, that you regard neither princes or servants, for this day I perceive, that if Absalom had lived, and we all had died this day, then it would have pleased you well.
2 Samuel 19:7
Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak comfortably to your servants, for I swear by the Lord, if you do not go forth, one will not lodge with you this night, and that will be worse to you than all the evil that befell you from your youth until now."
2 Samuel 19:8
Then the king arose, and sat in the gate. And they told to all the people, saying, "Behold, the king sits in the gate." And all the people came before the king, for Israel had fled, every man to his tent.
2 Samuel 19:9
And all the people were at strife throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, "The king saved us out of the hand of our enemies, and he delivered us out of the hand of the Philistines; and now he has fled out of the land for Absalom.
2 Samuel 19:11
And king David sent to Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, saying, "Speak to the elders of Judah, saying, 'Why are you the last to bring the king back to his house? Seeing the speech of all Israel has come to the king, [even] to his house.
2 Samuel 19:17
And [there were] a thousand men of Benjamin with him, and Ziba the servant of the house of Saul, and his fifteen sons and his twenty servants with him; and they went over Jordan before the king.
2 Samuel 19:19
And said to the king, "Do not let my lord impute iniquity to me, neither do you remember that which your servant did perversely the day that my lord the king went out of Jerusalem, that the king should take it to his heart?
2 Samuel 19:22
And David said, "What have I to do with you, sons of Zeruiah, that you should be adversaries to me this day? Will any man be put to death this day in Israel? For do I not know that I [am] king over Israel this day?"
2 Samuel 19:24
And Mephibosheth, the son of Saul, came down to meet the king, and had neither dressed his feet, nor trimmed his beard, nor washed his clothes, from the day the king departed until the day he came [again] in peace.
2 Samuel 19:26
And he answered, "My lord, O king, my servant deceived me, for your servant said, 'I will saddle myself a donkey, that I may ride thereon, and go to the king; because your servant [is] lame.'
2 Samuel 19:28
For all [of] my father's house were but dead men before my lord the king, yet you set your servant among those who ate at your own table. What right therefore do I have to still cry anymore to the king?"
2 Samuel 19:35
I [am] eighty years old this day, [and] can I discern between good and evil? Can your servant taste what I eat or what I drink? Can I hear the voice of singing men and singing women anymore? Why then should your servant still be a burden to my lord the king?
2 Samuel 19:37
Please let your servant turn back again, that I may die in my own city, [and be buried] by the grave of my father and of my mother. But behold your servant Chimham; let him go over with my lord the king; and do to him what will seem good to you."
2 Samuel 19:41
And, behold, all the men of Israel came to the king and said to the king, "Why have our brethren, the men of Judah, stolen you away, and have brought the king, and his household, and all David's men with him, over Jordan?"
2 Samuel 19:42
And all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, "Because the king [is] near of kin to us, why then be angry for this matter? Have we eaten at all of the king's [cost]? Or has he given us any gift?"
2 Samuel 19:43
And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, "We have ten parts in the king, and we also have more [right] in David than you, why then did you despise us, that our advice should not be had first in bringing back our king?" And the words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.
2 Samuel 20:1
And there happened to be a man of Belial there, whose name [was] Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite, and he blew a trumpet, and said, "We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse, every man to his tents, O Israel."
2 Samuel 20:3
And David came to his house at Jerusalem; and the king took the ten women, [his] servant-wives, whom he had left to keep the house, and put them in ward, and fed them, but did not go in to them. So they were shut up to the day of their death, living in widowhood.
2 Samuel 20:6
And David said to Abishai, "Now Sheba, the son of Bichri, will do us more harm than Absalom [did], take your lord's servants, and pursue after him, unless he gets himself fenced cities, and escapes us."
2 Samuel 20:8
When they [were] at the great stone which [is] in Gibeon, Amasa went before them. And Joab's garment which he had put on was girded to him, and upon it, a girdle [with] a sword fastened upon his loins in the sheath thereof; and as he went forth it fell out.
2 Samuel 20:10
But Amasa took no heed to the sword that [was] in Joab's hand, so he struck him therewith in the fifth [rib], and shed out his bowels to the ground, and did not strike him again; and he died. So Joab and Abishai his brother pursued after Sheba, the son of Bichri.
2 Samuel 20:12
And Amasa wallowed in blood in the midst of the highway. And when the man saw that all the people stood still, he removed Amasa out of the highway into the field, and cast a cloth upon him, when he saw that everyone who came by him stood still.
2 Samuel 20:15
And they came and besieged him in Abel of Bethmaachah, and they cast up a bank against the city, and it stood in the trench, and all the people who [were] with Joab battered the wall, to throw it down.
2 Samuel 20:21
The matter [is] not so, but a man of Mount Ephraim, Sheba, the son of Bichri, by name, has lifted up his hand against the king, [even] against David, deliver him only, and I will depart from the city." And the woman said to Joab, "Behold, his head will be thrown to you over the wall."
2 Samuel 20:22
Then the woman went to all the people in her wisdom. And they cut off the head of Sheba, the son of Bichri, and cast [it] out to Joab. And he blew a trumpet, and they retired from the city, every man to his tent. And Joab returned to Jerusalem to the king.
2 Samuel 21:1
Then there was a famine in the days of David for three years, year after year; and David inquired of the Lord. And the Lord answered, "[It is] for Saul, and for [his] bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites."
2 Samuel 21:2
And the king called the Gibeonites, and said to them; (now the Gibeonites [were] not of the Children of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites; and the Children of Israel had sworn to them, and Saul sought to slay them in his zeal to the Children of Israel and Judah).
2 Samuel 21:4
And the Gibeonites said to him, "We will have no silver or gold of Saul, nor of his house; neither will you kill any man in Israel for us." And he said, "What you will say, I will do [that] for you."
2 Samuel 21:8
But the king took the two sons of Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah, whom she bore to Saul, Armoni and Mephibosheth; and the five sons of Michal, the daughter of Saul, whom she brought up for Adriel, the son of Barzillai the Meholathite.
2 Samuel 21:9
And he delivered them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them in the hill before the Lord, and [all] seven fell together, and were put to death in the days of harvest, in the first [days], in the beginning of barley harvest.
2 Samuel 21:10
And Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah, took sackcloth, and spread it for her upon the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water dropped upon them out of heaven, and allowed neither the birds of the air to rest on them by day, nor the beasts of the field by night.
2 Samuel 21:12
And David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son from the men of Jabeshgilead, who had stolen them from the street of Bethshan, where the Philistines had hanged them, when the Philistines had slain Saul in Gilboa.
2 Samuel 21:14
And they buried the bones of Saul and Jonathan his son in the country of Benjamin in Zelah, in the sepulchre of Kish his father, and they performed all that the king commanded. And after that, God was entreated for the land.
2 Samuel 21:16
And Ishbibenob, who [was] of the sons of the giant, the weight of whose spear [weighed] three hundred [shekels] of brass in weight, he, being girded with a new [sword], thought to have slain David.
2 Samuel 21:17
But Abishai, the son of Zeruiah, succored him, and struck the Philistine, and killed him. Then the men of David swore to him, saying, "You will no longer go out with us to battle, that you do not quench the light of Israel."
2 Samuel 21:19
And there was a battle again in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan, the son of Jaareoregim, a Bethlehemite, slew [the brother of] Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear [was] like a weaver's beam.
2 Samuel 21:20
And there was still a battle in Gath, where a man of [great] stature was, who had six fingers on every hand, and six toes on every foot, twenty four in number; and he was also born to the giant.
2 Samuel 23:5
Although my house [is] not so with God; yet He has made an everlasting covenant with me, ordered in all [things], and sure, for [this is] all my salvation, and all [my] desire, although He does not make [it] grow.
2 Samuel 23:8
These [are] the names of the mighty men whom David had, the Tachmonite who sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same [was] Adino the Eznite, [he lifted up his spear] against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time.
2 Samuel 23:9
And 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 together to battle, and the men of Israel had gone away.
2 Samuel 23:10
He arose, and struck the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand cleaved to the sword, and the Lord made a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil.
2 Samuel 23:11
And after him [was] Shammah, the son of Agee the Hararite. And the Philistines had gathered together into a troop, where a piece of ground was full of lentiles, and the people fled from the Philistines.
2 Samuel 23:16
And the three mighty men broke through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, which [was] by the gate, and took [it], and brought [it] to David, nevertheless, he would not drink thereof, but poured it out to the Lord.
2 Samuel 23:17
And he said, "It is far from me, O Lord, that I should do this, [is this not] the blood of the men who went in jeopardy of their lives?" Therefore he would not drink it. These three mighty men did these things.
2 Samuel 23:20
And Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man, of Kabzeel, who had done many acts, he slew two lionlike men of Moab, he also went down and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow.
2 Samuel 23:21
And he slew an Egyptian, a goodly man, and the Egyptian had a spear in his hand; but he went down to him with a staff, and plucked the spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and slew him with his own spear.
2 Samuel 24:2
For the king said to Joab the captain of the host, who [was] with him, "Go now through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan even to Beersheba, and number the people, that I may know the number of the people."
2 Samuel 24:3
And Joab said to the king, "Now the Lord your God add to the people, however many they are, a hundredfold, and that the eyes of my lord the king may see [it], but why does my lord the king delight in this thing?"
2 Samuel 24:4
Notwithstanding, the king's word prevailed against Joab, and against the captains of the host. And Joab and the captains of the host went out from the presence of the king, to number the people of Israel.
2 Samuel 24:9
And Joab gave up the sum of the number of the people to the king, and there were in Israel, eight hundred thousand valiant men who drew the sword; and the men of Judah [were] five hundred thousand men.
2 Samuel 24:10
And David's heart struck him after he had numbered the people. And David said to the Lord, "I have sinned greatly in what I have done, and now, I beseech You, O Lord, take away the iniquity of Your servant; for I have done very foolishly."
2 Samuel 24:13
So Gad came to David, and told him, and said to him, "Should seven years of famine come to you in your land? Or will you flee for three months before your enemies, while they pursue you? Or that there are three days' pestilence in your land? Now advise, and see what answer I will return to Him who sent me."
2 Samuel 24:16
And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the Lord eased Himself of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed the people, "It is enough, now hold back your hand." And the angel of the Lord was by the threshingplace of Araunah the Jebusite.
2 Samuel 24:17
And David spoke to the Lord when he saw the angel that struck the people, and said, "Behold, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly, but these sheep, what have they done? Please let Your hand be against me, and against my father's house."
2 Samuel 24:21
And Araunah said, "Why has my lord the king come to his servant?" And David said, "To buy the threshingfloor of you, to build an altar to the Lord, that the plague may be restrained from the people."
2 Samuel 24:22
And Araunah said to David, "Let my lord the king take and offer up what [seems] good to him, behold, [here are] oxen for burnt sacrifice, and threshing instruments and [other] instruments of the oxen for wood."
2 Samuel 24:24
And the king said to Araunah, "No; but I will surely buy [it] of you at a price, neither will I offer burnt offerings to the Lord my God of that which costs me nothing." So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.