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Dr. J. Vernon McGee :: Outline for 2 Samuel

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I. TRIUMPHS of David, Chapters 1-10

A. David mourns the deaths of Saul and Jonathan, Chapter 1

B. David made king over Judah, Chapter 2

C. Civil war — Abner joins with David but murdered by Joab, Chapter 3

D. Ish-bosheth, son of Saul, killed, Chapter 4

E. David made king over all Israel; moves his capital to Jerusalem, Chapter 5

F. David’s wrong and right attempts to bring the ark to Jerusalem, Chapter 6

G. God’s covenant to build the house of David, Chapter 7

H. David consolidates his kingdom, Chapter 8

I. David befriends Mephibosheth, Chapter 9

J. David wars against Ammon and Syria, Chapter 10

II. TROUBLES of David, Chapters 11-24

A. David’s two great sins, Chapter 11

B. Nathan faces David with his sins; David repents, Chapter 12

C. David’s daughter Tamar raped by Amnon, David’s son; Amnon murdered by Absalom, David’s son, Chapter 13

D. David permits Absalom to return with half-hearted forgiveness, Chapter 14

E. Absalom rebels against David, Chapter 15

F. Ziba, Mephibosheth’s servant, deceives David; Shimei curses David, Chapter 16

G. Absalom’s advisers (Ahithophel and Hushai) disagree on attack against David, Chapter 17

H. Absalom slain and David mourns, Chapter 18

I. David restored to throne, Chapter 19

J. Sheba revolts against David, Chapter 20

K. Three years of famine; Gibeonites take vengeance on house of Saul; war with Philistines, Chapter 21

L. David’s song of deliverance (Psalm 18), Chapter 22

M. David’s last words; David’s mighty men, Chapter 23

N. David’s sin in taking census; chooses punishment and buys threshing floor of Araunah, Chapter 24

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