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Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible - Old Testament

An exposition, with practical observations, of the Second Book of Samuel

 

Second Samuel Exposition: Index | Introduction to the book of Second Samuel | Second Samuel 1 | Second Samuel 2 | Second Samuel 3 | Second Samuel 4 | Second Samuel 5 | Second Samuel 6 | Second Samuel 7 | Second Samuel 8 | Second Samuel 9 | Second Samuel 10 | Second Samuel 11 | Second Samuel 12 | Second Samuel 13 | Second Samuel 14 | Second Samuel 15 | Second Samuel 16 | Second Samuel 17 | Second Samuel 18 | Second Samuel 19 | Second Samuel 20 | Second Samuel 21 | Second Samuel 22 | Second Samuel 23 | Second Samuel 24

Second Samuel full text: Second Samuel 1 | Second Samuel 2 | Second Samuel 3 | Second Samuel 4 | Second Samuel 5 | Second Samuel 6 | Second Samuel 7 | Second Samuel 8 | Second Samuel 9 | Second Samuel 10 | Second Samuel 11 | Second Samuel 12 | Second Samuel 13 | Second Samuel 14 | Second Samuel 15 | Second Samuel 16 | Second Samuel 17 | Second Samuel 18 | Second Samuel 19 | Second Samuel 20 | Second Samuel 21 | Second Samuel 22 | Second Samuel 23 | Second Samuel 24

This book is the history of the reign of king David. We had in the foregoing book an account of his designation to the government, and his struggles with Saul, which ended at length in the death of his persecutor. This book begins with his accession to the throne, and is entirely taken up with the affairs of the government during the forty years he reigned, and therefore is entitled by the LXX. The Third Book of the Kings. It gives us an account of David's triumphs and his troubles. I. His triumphs over the house of Saul (ch. i.-iv.), over the Jebusites and Philistines (ch. v.), at the bringing up of the ark (ch. vi. and vii.), over the neighbouring nations that opposed him (ch. viii.-x.); and so far the history is agreeable to what we might expect from David's character and the choice made of him. But his cloud has a dark side. II. We have his troubles, the causes of them, his sin in the matter of Uriah (ch. xi. and xii.), the troubles themselves from the sin of Amnon (ch. xiii.), the rebellion of Absalom (ch. xiv.-xix.) and of Sheba (ch. xx.), and the plague in Israel for his numbering the people (ch. xxiv.), besides the famine of the Gibeonites, ch. xxi. His son we have (ch. xxii.), and his words and worthies, ch. xxiii. Many things in his history are very instructive; but for the hero who is the subject of it, though in many instances he appears here very great, and very good, and very much the favourite of heaven, yet it must be confessed that his honour shines brighter in his Psalms than in his Annals.

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Other commentaries and interpretations on the Book of Second Samuel:
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