"DOTH THE CROWN ENDURE, TO EVERY GENERATION?"

PROVERBS 27:24

 

1. Saul.

 

Hebrew Word:  Shauwl.

Hebrew Meaning:  Desired.  

 

Fathers Name.

Kish.

1 SAMUEL 9:1

“Now there was a man of Benjamin, whose name was Kish, the

son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Bechorath, the son of

Aphiah, a Benjamite, a mighty man of power.”

 

Mothers Name.

The Bible does not reveal Saul’s mothers name.

 

Reigning Age.

The Bible does not reveal the age of King Saul.

 

Prophet.

Samuel.

1 SAMUEL 12:1-5

“And Samuel said unto all Israel, Behold, I have hearkened unto

your voice in all that ye said unto me, and have made a king over

you.

2 And now, behold, the king walketh before you: and I am old

and gray headed; and, behold, my sons are with you: and I have

walked before you from my childhood unto this day.

3 Behold, here I am: witness against me before the Lord, and

before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? Or whose ass have

I taken?

Or whom have I defrauded? Whom have I oppressed? Or of whose

hand have I received any bribe to blind mine eyes therewith?

And I will restore it you.

4 And they said, Thou hast not defrauded us, nor oppressed us,

neither hast thou taken ought of any man's hand.

5 And he said unto them, The Lord is witness against you, and his

anointed is witness this day, that ye have not found ought in my

hand. And they answered, He is witness.”

 

Term Happenings.

1. Saul was tall; and handsome.

1 SAMUEL 9:2

“He had a son, whose name was Saul, a choice young man, and a

goodly: and there was not among the children of Israel a goodlier

person than he: from his shoulders and upward he was higher than

any of the people.

1 SAMUEL 10:23

“When he stood among the people, he was higher than any of the

people from his shoulders and upward.”

 

2. Saul had a wife; named Ahinoam.

1 SAMUEL 14:50

“And the name of Saul's wife was Ahinoam.”

 

3. Saul had three sons; and two daughters.

1 SAMUEL 14:49

“Now the sons of Saul were Jonathan, and Ishui, and Melchishua:

and the names of his two daughters were these; the name of the

firstborn Merab, and the name of the younger Michal.”

 

4. Saul was very humble, at his beginning.

1 SAMUEL 9:21

“Saul answered and said, Am not I a Benjamite, of the smallest of

the tribes of Israel? And my family the least of all the families of

the tribe of Benjamin? Wherefore then speakest thou so to me?”

 

5. The People reject God, as their King.

1 SAMUEL 10:17-19

“And Samuel called the people together unto the Lord to Mizpeh;

18 And said unto the children of Israel, Thus saith the Lord God of

Israel, I brought up Israel out of Egypt, and delivered you out of

the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all kingdoms,

and of them that oppressed you:

19 And ye have this day rejected your God, who himself saved

you out of all your adversities and your tribulations; and ye have

said unto him, Nay, but set a king over us. Now therefore present

yourselves before the Lord by your tribes, and by your thousands.”

 

6. God’s placement; of Saul as King.

1 SAMUEL 9:15-17

“Now the Lord had told Samuel in his ear a day before Saul came,

saying,

16 Tomorrow about this time I will send thee a man out of the

land of Benjamin, and thou shalt anoint him to be captain over

my people Israel, that he may save my people out of the hand

of the Philistines: for I have looked upon my people, because

their cry is come unto me.

17 And when Samuel saw Saul, the Lord said unto him, Behold the

man whom I spake to thee of! This same shall reign over my people.”

 

7. God’s anointing; of Saul, as King.

1 SAMUEL 10:1

“Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it upon his head, and

kissed him, and said, Is it not because the Lord hath anointed thee

to be captain over his inheritance?”

 

8. The people make Saul King, in Gilgal.

1 SAMUEL 11:15

“And all the people went to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king

before the Lord in Gilgal; and there they sacrificed sacrifices of

peace offerings before the Lord; and there Saul and all the men of

Israel rejoiced greatly.”

 

9. God touched the hearts; of the people toward Saul.

1 SAMUEL 10:26

“And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and there went with him a

band of men, whose hearts God had touched.”

 

10. It is the Lord; who advances people.

1 SAMUEL 12:6

“And Samuel said unto the people, It is the Lord that advanced

Moses and Aaron, and that brought your fathers up out of the land

of Egypt.”

 

PSALM 75:7

“But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.”

 

11. God speaks to the people; concerning their desire, for a King.

1 SAMUEL 12:8-15

“When Jacob was come into Egypt, and your fathers cried unto

the Lord, then the Lord sent Moses and Aaron, which brought forth

your fathers out of Egypt, and made them dwell in this place.

9 And when they forgat the Lord their God, he sold them into the

hand of Sisera, captain of the host of Hazor, and into the hand of

the Philistines, and into the hand of the king of Moab, and they

fought against them.

10 And they cried unto the Lord, and said, We have sinned, because

we have forsaken the Lord, and have served Baalim and Ashtaroth:

but now deliver us out of the hand of our enemies, and we will serve

thee.

11 And the Lord sent Jerubbaal, and Bedan, and Jephthah, and

Samuel, and delivered you out of the hand of your enemies on

every side, and ye dwelled safe.

12 And when ye saw that Nahash the king of the children of

Ammon came against you, ye said unto me, Nay; but a king shall

reign over us: when the Lord your God was your king.

13 Now therefore behold the king whom ye have chosen, and

whom ye have desired! And, behold, the Lord hath set a king

over you.

14 If ye will fear the Lord, and serve him, and obey his voice,

and not rebel against the commandment of the Lord, then shall

both ye and also the king that reigneth over you continue

following the Lord your God:

15 But if ye will not obey the voice of the Lord, but rebel against

the commandment of the Lord, then shall the hand of the Lord be

against you, as it was against your fathers.”

 

12. Samuel warns the people; and the new King Saul.

1 SAMUEL 12:20-25

“And Samuel said unto the people, Fear not: ye have done all this

wickedness: yet turn not aside from following the Lord, but serve

the Lord with all your heart;

21 And turn ye not aside: for then should ye go after vain things,

which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain.

22 For the Lord will not forsake his people for his great name's

sake: because it hath pleased the Lord to make you his people.

23 Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the 

Lord in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and

the right way:

24 Only fear the Lord, and serve him in truth with all your heart:

for consider how great things he hath done for you.

25 But if ye shall still do wickedly, ye shall be consumed, both

ye and your king.”

 

13. Samuel gives; order to Saul.

1 SAMUEL 10:8   

“And thou shalt go down before me to Gilgal; and, behold, I will

come down unto thee, to offer burnt offerings, and to sacrifice

sacrifices of peace offerings: seven days shalt thou tarry, till I

come to thee, and shew thee what thou shalt do.”

 

14. Saul disobeys; Samuel’s orders.

1 SAMUEL 13:5-12

“And the Philistines gathered themselves together to fight with

Israel, thirty thousand chariots, and six thousand horsemen, and

people as the sand which is on the sea shore in multitude: and

they came up, and pitched in Michmash, eastward from Bethaven.

6 When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait, (for the

people were distressed,) then the people did hide themselves in

caves, and in thickets, and in rocks, and in high places, and in pits.

7 And some of the Hebrews went over Jordan to the land of Gad

and Gilead. As for Saul, he was yet in Gilgal, and all the people

followed him trembling.

And he tarried seven days, according to the set time that Samuel

had appointed: but Samuel came not to Gilgal; and the people were

scattered from him.

9 And Saul said, Bring hither a burnt offering to me, and peace

offerings. And he offered the burnt offering.

10 And it came to pass, that as soon as he had made an end of

offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came; and Saul went

out to meet him, that he might salute him.

11 And Samuel said, What hast thou done? And Saul said, Because

I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that thou camest

not within the days appointed, and that the Philistines gathered

themselves together at Michmash;

12 Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down now upon me to

Gilgal, and I have not made supplication unto the Lord: I forced myself

therefore, and offered a burnt offering.”

 

15. God terminates; the continuance, of Saul’s kingdom.

1 SAMUEL 13:13-14

“And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not

kept the commandment of the Lord thy God, which he commanded

thee: for now would the Lord have established thy kingdom upon

Israel forever.

14 But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the Lord hath sought

him a man after his own heart, and the Lord hath commanded him

to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that

which the Lord commanded thee.”

 

16. God is grieved; that he made Saul king.

1 SAMUEL 15:10-11

“Then came the word of the Lord unto Samuel, saying,

11 It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is

turned back from following me, and hath not performed my

commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the 

Lord all night.”

 

17. Samuel rebukes; Saul for his rebellion.

1 SAMUEL 15:22-23

“And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt

offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord?

Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the

fat of rams.

23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is

as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of

the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.”

 

18. The Lord rends the kingdom; from Saul.

1 SAMUEL 15:26-29

“And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not return with thee: for thou

hast rejected the word of the Lord, and the Lord hath rejected thee

from being king over Israel.

27 And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold upon the

skirt of his mantle, and it rent.

28 And Samuel said unto him, The Lord hath rent the kingdom of

Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbour of thine,

that is better than thou.

29 And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is

not a man, that he should repent.”

 

19. Saul was very jealous; of David.

1 SAMUEL 18:5-9

“And David went out whithersoever Saul sent him, and behaved

himself wisely: and Saul set him over the men of war, and he was

accepted in the sight of all the people, and also in the sight of

Saul's servants.

And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned

from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out

of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul,

with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick.

7 And the women answered one another as they played, and said,

Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.

8 And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and

he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me

they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more

but the kingdom?

9 And Saul eyed David from that day and forward.”

 

20. Saul tries to kill; David.

1 SAMUEL 18:10-12

And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God

came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house: and

David played with his hand, as at other times: and there was a

javelin in Saul's hand.

11 And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even

to the wall with it. And David avoided out of his presence twice.

12 And Saul was afraid of David, because the Lord was with him,

and was departed from Saul.”

 

21. Saul manipulates David; with his two daughters.

1 SAMUEL 18:17-21

“And Saul said to David, Behold my elder daughter Merab, her will

I give thee to wife: only be thou valiant for me, and fight the Lord's

battles. For Saul said, Let not mine hand be upon him, but let the

hand of the Philistines be upon him.

18 And David said unto Saul, Who am I? And what is my life, or my

father's family in Israel, that I should be son in law to the king?

19 But it came to pass at the time when Merab Saul's daughter

should have been given to David, that she was given unto Adriel

the Meholathite to wife.

20 And Michal Saul's daughter loved David: and they told Saul,

and the thing pleased him.

21 And Saul said, I will give him her, that she may be a snare to

him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him.

Wherefore Saul said to David, Thou shalt this day be my son in law

in the one of the twain.”

 

22. Saul desires; to kill David.

1 SAMUEL 19:1

“And Saul spake to Jonathan his son, and to all his servants, that

they should kill David.”

1 SAMUEL 19:9-10

“And the evil spirit from the Lord was upon Saul, as he sat in his

house with his javelin in his hand: and David played with his hand.

10 And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the javelin:

but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he smote the

 javelin into the wall: and David fled, and escaped that night.”

1 SAMUEL 19:11-17

“Saul also sent messengers unto David's house, to watch him,

and to slay him in the morning: and Michal David's wife told him,

saying, If thou save not thy life tonight, tomorrow thou shalt be

slain.

12 So Michal let David down through a window: and he went, and

fled, and escaped.

13 And Michal took an image, and laid it in the bed, and put a

pillow of goats' hair for his bolster, and covered it with a cloth.

14 And when Saul sent messengers to take David, she said, He is

sick.

15 And Saul sent the messengers again to see David, saying,

Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may slay him.

16 And when the messengers were come in, behold, there was an

image in the bed, with a pillow of goats' hair for his bolster.

17 And Saul said unto Michal, Why hast thou deceived me so, and

sent away mine enemy, that he is escaped? And Michal answered

Saul, He said unto me, Let me go; why should I kill thee?”

 

23. Saul strips naked; before the prophets of the lord.

1 SAMUEL 19:18-24

“So David fled, and escaped, and came to Samuel to Ramah, and

told him all that Saul had done to him. And he and Samuel went

and dwelt in Naioth.

19 And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, David is at Naioth in

Ramah.

20 And Saul sent messengers to take David: and when they saw

the company of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing

as appointed over them, the Spirit of God was upon the messengers

of Saul, and they also prophesied.

21 And when it was told Saul, he sent other messengers, and they

prophesied likewise. And Saul sent messengers again the third time,

and they prophesied also.

22 Then went he also to Ramah, and came to a great well that is

in Sechu: and he asked and said, Where are Samuel and David?

And one said, Behold, they be at Naioth in Ramah.

23 And he went thither to Naioth in Ramah: and the Spirit of God

was upon him also, and he went on, and prophesied, until he came

to Naioth in Ramah.

24 And he stripped off his clothes also, and prophesied before

Samuel in like manner, and lay down naked all that day and all

that night. Wherefore they say, Is Saul also among the prophets?”

 

24. Saul casts a javelin; at his son Jonathon.

1 SAMUEL 20:32-33

“And Jonathan answered Saul his father, and said unto him,

Wherefore shall he be slain? What hath he done?

33 And Saul cast a javelin at him to smite him: whereby Jonathan

knew that it was determined of his father to slay David.”

 

25. Saul kills; the Priests of the Lord.

1 SAMUEL 22:6-19

“When Saul heard that David was discovered, and the men that

were with him, (now Saul abode in Gibeah under a tree in Ramah,

having his spear in his hand, and all his servants were standing

about him;)

7 Then Saul said unto his servants that stood about him, Hear now,

ye Benjamites; will the son of Jesse give every one of you fields

and vineyards, and make you all captains of thousands, and

captains of hundreds;

8 That all of you have conspired against me, and there is none

that sheweth me that my son hath made a league with the son

of Jesse, and there is none of you that is sorry for me, or sheweth

unto me that my son hath stirred up my servant against me, to

lie in wait, as at this day?

9 Then answered Doeg the Edomite, which was set over the

servants of Saul, and said, I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob,

to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub.

10 And he enquired of the Lord for him, and gave him victuals,

and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine.

11 Then the king sent to call Ahimelech the priest, the son of

Ahitub, and all his father's house, the priests that were in Nob:

and they came all of them to the king.

12 And Saul said, Hear now, thou son of Ahitub. And he answered,

Here I am, my lord.

13 And Saul said unto him, Why have ye conspired against me,

thou and the son of Jesse, in that thou hast given him bread, and

a sword, and hast enquired of God for him, that he should rise

against me, to lie in wait, as at this day?

14 Then Ahimelech answered the king, and said, And who is so

faithful among all thy servants as David, which is the king's son

in law, and goeth at thy bidding, and is honourable in thine house?

15 Did I then begin to enquire of God for him? Be it far from me:

let not the king impute anything unto his servant, nor to all the

house of my father: for thy servant knew nothing of all this, less

or more.

16 And the king said, Thou shalt surely die, Ahimelech, thou, and

all thy father's house.

17 And the king said unto the footmen that stood about him, Turn,

and slay the priests of the Lord: because their hand also is with

David, and because they knew when he fled, and did not shew it

to me. But the servants of the king would not put forth their hand

to fall upon the priests of the Lord.

18 And the king said to Doeg, Turn thou, and fall upon the priests.

And Doeg the Edomite turned, and he fell upon the priests, and

slew on that day fourscore and five persons that did wear a linen

ephod.

19 And Nob, the city of the priests, smote he with the edge of the

sword, both men and women, children and sucklings, and oxen,

and asses, and sheep, with the edge of the sword.”

 

26. Saul continues to hunt for David, to kill him.

1 SAMUEL 23:7-8

“And it was told Saul that David was come to Keilah. And Saul

said, God hath delivered him into mine hand; for he is shut in,

by entering into a town that hath gates and bars.

8 And Saul called all the people together to war, to go down to

Keilah, to besiege David and his men.”

1 SAMUEL 24:2

“Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and

went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats.”

1 SAMUEL 26:2

“Then Saul arose, and went down to the wilderness of Ziph, having

three thousand chosen men of Israel with him, to seek David in the

wilderness of Ziph.”

 

27. Saul gives his daughter Michal, to another man.

1 SAMUEL 25:44

“Saul had given Michal his daughter, David's wife, to Phalti the

son of Laish, which was of Gallim.”

 

28. Saul stops his pursuit of David’s life.

1 SAMUEL 27:4

“And it was told Saul that David was fled to Gath: and he sought

no more again for him.”

 

29. Saul confronts a diviner, for guidance.

1 SAMUEL 28:1-25

“And it came to pass in those days, that the Philistines gathered

their armies together for warfare, to fight with Israel. And Achish

said unto David, Know thou assuredly, that thou shalt go out with

me to battle, thou and thy men.

2 And David said to Achish, Surely thou shalt know what thy

servant can do. And Achish said to David, Therefore will I make

thee keeper of mine head forever.

3 Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel had lamented him, and

buried him in Ramah, even in his own city. And Saul had put

away those that had familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the

land.

4 And the Philistines gathered themselves together, and came

and pitched in Shunem: and Saul gathered all Israel together,

and they pitched in Gilboa.

5 And when Saul saw the host of the Philistines, he was afraid,

and his heart greatly trembled.

6 And when Saul enquired of the Lord, the Lord answered him not,

neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets.

7 Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath

a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and enquire of her. And his

servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that hath a familiar

spirit at Endor.

And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment, and he

went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by

night: and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar

spirit, and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee.

9 And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul

hath done, how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits,

and the wizards, out of the land: wherefore then layest thou a

snare for my life, to cause me to die?

10 And Saul sware to her by the Lord, saying, As the Lord liveth,

there shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing.

11 Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And

he said, Bring me up Samuel.

12 And when the woman saw Samuel, she cried with a loud voice:

and the woman spake to Saul, saying, Why hast thou deceived me?

For thou art Saul.

13 And the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for what sawest thou?

And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the

earth.

14 And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said, An old

man cometh up; and he is covered with a mantle. And Saul

perceived that it was Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the

ground, and bowed himself.

15 And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to

bring me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed; for the

Philistines make war against me, and God is departed from me,

and answereth me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams:

therefore I have called thee, that thou mayest make known unto

me what I shall do.

16 Then said Samuel, Wherefore then dost thou ask of me, seeing

the Lord is departed from thee, and is become thine enemy?

17 And the Lord hath done to him, as he spake by me: for the Lord 

hath rent the kingdom out of thine hand, and given it to thy

neighbour, even to David:

18 Because thou obeyedst not the voice of the Lord, nor executedst

his fierce wrath upon Amalek, therefore hath the Lord done this

thing unto thee this day.

19 Moreover the Lord will also deliver Israel with thee into the

hand of the Philistines: and tomorrow shalt thou and thy sons

be with me: the Lord also shall deliver the host of Israel into the

hand of the Philistines.

20 Then Saul fell straightway all along on the earth, and was sore

afraid, because of the words of Samuel: and there was no strength

in him; for he had eaten no bread all the day, nor all the night.

21 And the woman came unto Saul, and saw that he was sore

troubled, and said unto him, Behold, thine handmaid hath obeyed

thy voice, and I have put my life in my hand, and have hearkened

unto thy words which thou spakest unto me.

22 Now therefore, I pray thee, hearken thou also unto the voice of

thine handmaid, and let me set a morsel of bread before thee; and

eat, that thou mayest have strength, when thou goest on thy way.

23 But he refused, and said, I will not eat. But his servants, together

with the woman, compelled him; and he hearkened unto their voice.

So he arose from the earth, and sat upon the bed.

24 And the woman had a fat calf in the house; and she hasted, and

killed it, and took flour, and kneaded it, and did bake unleavened

bread thereof:

25 And she brought it before Saul, and before his servants; and

they did eat. Then they rose up, and went away that night.”

 

30. Saul commits; suicide.

1 SAMUEL 31:1-5

“Now the Philistines fought against Israel: and the men of Israel

fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa.

2 And the Philistines followed hard upon Saul and upon his sons;

and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Melchishua,

Saul's sons.

3 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him;

and he was sore wounded of the archers.

4 Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and

thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and

thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armourbearer would

not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell

upon it.

5 And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell

likewise upon his sword, and died with him.”

 

31. The Lord killed Saul, for his iniquity.

1 CHRONICLES 10:13-14

“So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against

the Lord, even against the word of the Lord, which he kept not,

and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to

enquire of it;

14 And enquired not of the Lord: therefore he slew him, and

turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.”

 

32. Saul’s three sons; died in battle.

1 SAMUEL 31:6

“So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armourbearer, and all

his men, that same day together.”

 

33. David retrieves; the bones of Saul.

2 SAMUEL 21:12-14

“And David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of

Jonathan his son from the men of Jabeshgilead, which had stolen

them from the street of Bethshan, where the Philistines had

hanged them, when the Philistines had slain Saul in Gilboa:

13 And he brought up from thence the bones of Saul and the

bones of Jonathan his son; and they gathered the bones of them

that were hanged.

14 And the bones of Saul and Jonathan his son buried they 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 intreated for the land.”

 

Term Length.

Forty one years.

ACTS 13:21

“And afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul

the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of

forty years.”

 

Death.

1 CHRONICLES 10:13-14

“So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against

the Lord, even against the word of the Lord, which he kept not,

and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to

enquire of it;

14 And enquired not of the Lord: therefore he slew him, and

turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.” 

 

2.  David. 

             

Hebrew Word: David.

Hebrew Meaning: Beloved.

 

Fathers Name.

Jesse.

RUTH 4:17  

“And the women her neighbours gave it a name, saying, There is

a son born to Naomi; and they called his name Obed: he is the

father of Jesse, the father of David.”

 

Mothers Name.

Ruth.

RUTH 4:13-17

“So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went in

unto her, the Lord gave her conception, and she bare a son.

14 And the women said unto Naomi, Blessed be the Lord, which

hath not left thee this day without a kinsman, that his name may

be famous in Israel.

15 And he shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life, and a nourisher

of thine old age: for thy daughter in law, which loveth thee, which

is better to thee than seven sons, hath born him.

16 And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and

became nurse unto it.

17 And the women her neighbours gave it a name, saying, There

is a son born to Naomi; and they called his name Obed: he is the

father of Jesse, the father of David.”

 

Reigning Age.

Thirty.

2 SAMUEL 5:5

“In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months:

and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel

and Judah.”

 

Prophet.

Nathan.

2 SAMUEL 7:1-2

“And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the Lord 

had given him rest round about from all his enemies;

2 That the king said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in

an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains.”

 

Term Happenings.

1. David is from the tribe; of Judah.

1 CHRONICLES 28:4

“Howbeit the Lord God of Israel chose me before all the house of

my father to be king over Israel for ever: for he hath chosen

Judah to be the ruler; and of the house of Judah, the house of my

father; and among the sons of my father he liked me to make me

king over all Israel.”

 

2. David’s; description.

1 SAMUEL 16:12-13

“And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal

of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the Lord 

said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he.

13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the

midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David

from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.”

1 SAMUEL 17:42

“And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he

disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair

countenance.”

 

3. David; had many brothers.

1 SAMUEL 16:10

“Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel.

And Samuel said unto Jesse, The Lord hath not chosen these.”

 

4. David; was the youngest brother.

1 SAMUEL 16:11

“And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he

said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth

the sheep.”

 

5. David; was a shepherd.

1 SAMUEL 16:11

“And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he

said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth

the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for

we will not sit down till he come hither.”

 

6. God chooses David; to be King.

PSALM 78:70-72

“He chose David also his servant, and took him from the

sheepfolds:

71 From following the ewe’s great with young he brought him to

feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.

72 So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and

guided them by the skillfulness of his hands.”

1 SAMUEL 16:1

“And the Lord said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for

Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel?

Fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the

Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.”

 

7. David; was anointed by Samuel.

1 SAMUEL 16:13

“Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst

of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from

that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.”

 

8. David became Saul’s harpist, to help him with the evil spirt;

sent from the Lord.

1 SAMUEL 16:14-23

“But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit

from the Lord troubled him.

15 And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit

from God troubleth thee.

16 Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee,

to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall

come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he

shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.

17 And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that

can play well, and bring him to me.

18 Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have

seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing,

and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in

matters, and a comely person, and the Lord is with him.

19 Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said, Send

me David thy son, which is with the sheep.

20 And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine,

and a kid, and sent them by David his son unto Saul.

21 And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved

him greatly; and he became his armourbearer.

22 And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand

before me; for he hath found favour in my sight.

23 And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon

Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul

was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.”

 

9. David’s second assignment after he was anointed; was to be

King Saul’s armourbearer.

1 SAMUEL 16:21

“And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him

greatly; and he became his armourbearer.”

 

10.  David kills Goliath, a Philistine adversary (enemy).

1 SAMUEL 17:1-51

“Now the Philistines gathered together their armies to battle, and

were gathered together at Shochoh, which belongeth to Judah,

and pitched between Shochoh and Azekah, in Ephesdammim.

2 And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and

pitched by the valley of Elah, and set the battle in array against

the Philistines.

3 And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and

Israel stood on a mountain on the other side: and there was a

valley between them.

4 And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines,

named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.

5 And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed

with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand

shekels of brass.

6 And he had greaves of brass upon his legs, and a target of brass

between his shoulders.

7 And the staff of his spear was like a weaver's beam; and his

spear's head weighed six hundred shekels of iron: and one bearing

a shield went before him.

8 And he stood and cried unto the armies of Israel, and said unto

them, Why are ye come out to set your battle in array? Am not I

a Philistine, and ye servants to Saul? Choose you a man for you,

and let him come down to me.

9 If he be able to fight with me, and to kill me, then will we be

your servants: but if I prevail against him, and kill him, then

shall ye be our servants, and serve us.

10 And the Philistine said, I defy the armies of Israel this day;

give me a man, that we may fight together.

11 When Saul and all Israel heard those words of the Philistine,

they were dismayed, and greatly afraid.

12 Now David was the son of that Ephrathite of Bethlehemjudah,

whose name was Jesse; and he had eight sons: and the man went

among men for an old man in the days of Saul.

13 And the three eldest sons of Jesse went and followed Saul to

the battle: and the names of his three sons that went to the battle

were Eliab the firstborn, and next unto him Abinadab, and the

third Shammah.

14 And David was the youngest: and the three eldest followed

Saul.

15 But David went and returned from Saul to feed his father's

sheep at Bethlehem.

16 And the Philistine drew near morning and evening, and

presented himself forty days.

17 And Jesse said unto David his son, Take now for thy brethren

an ephah of this parched corn, and these ten loaves, and run to

the camp of thy brethren;

18 And carry these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand,

and look how thy brethren fare, and take their pledge.

19 Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, were in the

valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.

20 And David rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep

with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him;

and he came to the trench, as the host was going forth to the fight,

and shouted for the battle.

21 For Israel and the Philistines had put the battle in array, army

against army.

22 And David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the

carriage, and ran into the army, and came and saluted his brethren.

23 And as he talked with them, behold, there came up the

champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, out of the

armies of the Philistines, and spake according to the same words:

and David heard them.

24 And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from

him, and were sore afraid.

25 And the men of Israel said, Have ye seen this man that is come

up? Surely to defy Israel is he come up: and it shall be, that the

man who killeth him, the king will enrich him with great riches,

and will give him his daughter, and make his father's house free in

Israel.

26 And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What

shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh

away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised

Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?

27 And the people answered him after this manner, saying, So

shall it be done to the man that killeth him.

28 And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the

men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said,

Why camest thou down hither? And with whom hast thou left

those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the

naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou

mightest see the battle.

29 And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

30 And he turned from him toward another, and spake after the

same manner: and the people answered him again after the

former manner.

31 And when the words were heard which David spake, they

rehearsed them before Saul: and he sent for him.

32 And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him;

thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.

33 And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this

Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man

of war from his youth.

34 And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep,

and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:

3And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out

of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his

beard, and smote him, and slew him.

36 Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this

uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath

defied the armies of the living God.

37 David said moreover, The Lord that delivered me out of the

paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me

out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go,

and the Lord be with thee.

38 And Saul armed David with his armour, and he put an helmet

of brass upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail.

39 And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed

to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot

go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them

off him.

40 And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth

stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd's bag which

he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he

drew near to the Philistine.

41 And the Philistine came on and drew near unto David; and the

man that bare the shield went before him.

42 And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he

disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair

countenance.

43 And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou

comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his

gods.

44 And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give

thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.

45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a

sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee

in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel,

whom thou hast defied.

46 This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will

smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the

carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of

the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may

know that there is a God in Israel.

47 And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with

sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord's, and he will give you

into our hands.

48 And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came, and

drew nigh to meet David, that David hastened, and ran toward

the army to meet the Philistine.

49 And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone,

and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the

stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the

earth.

50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a

stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no

sword in the hand of David.

51 Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took

his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him,

and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw

their champion was dead, they fled.”

 

11. David is made; an officer.

1 SAMUEL 18:5

“And David went out whithersoever Saul sent him, and behaved

himself wisely: and Saul set him over the men of war, and he

was accepted in the sight of all the people, and also in the sight

of Saul's servants.”

 

12. Saul is jealous of David, and tries to kill him.

1 SAMUEL 18:6-12

“And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned

from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out

of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul,

with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick.

7 And the women answered one another as they played, and said,

Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.

8 And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and

he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me

they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more

but the kingdom?

9 And Saul eyed David from that day and forward.

10 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from

God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the

house: and David played with his hand, as at other times:

and there was a javelin in Saul's hand.

11 And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even

to the wall with it. And David avoided out of his presence twice.

12 And Saul was afraid of David, because the Lord was with him,

and was departed from Saul.”

 

13. King Saul manipulates David, with his daughter Merab.

1 SAMUEL 18:17-19

“And Saul said to David, Behold my elder daughter Merab, her

will I give thee to wife: only be thou valiant for me, and fight

the Lord's battles. For Saul said, Let not mine hand be upon

him, but let the hand of the Philistines be upon him.

18 And David said unto Saul, Who am I? And what is my life, or

my father's family in Israel, that I should be son in law to the

king?

19 But it came to pass at the time when Merab Saul's daughter

should have been given to David, that she was given unto Adriel

the Meholathite to wife.”

 

14. Saul presents to David, his second daughter Michal.

1 SAMUEL 18:20-30

“And Michal Saul's daughter loved David: and they told Saul, and

the thing pleased him.

21 And Saul said, I will give him her, that she may be a snare to

him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him.

Wherefore Saul said to David, Thou shalt this day be my son in

law in the one of the twain.

22 And Saul commanded his servants, saying, Commune with

David secretly, and say, Behold, the king hath delight in thee,

and all his servants love thee: now therefore be the king's son

in law.

23 And Saul's servants spake those words in the ears of David.

And David said, Seemeth it to you a light thing to be a king's

son in law, seeing that I am a poor man, and lightly esteemed?

24 And the servants of Saul told him, saying, On this manner

spake David.

25 And Saul said, Thus shall ye say to David, The king desireth

not any dowry, but an hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be

avenged of the king's enemies. But Saul thought to make David

fall by the hand of the Philistines.

26 And when his servants told David these words, it pleased David

well to be the king's son in law: and the days were not expired.

27 Wherefore David arose and went, he and his men, and slew of

the Philistines two hundred men; and David brought their foreskins,

and they gave them in full tale to the king, that he might be the

king's son in law. And Saul gave him Michal his daughter to wife.

28 And Saul saw and knew that the Lord was with David, and that

Michal Saul's daughter loved him.

29 And Saul was yet the more afraid of David; and Saul became

David's enemy continually.

30 Then the princes of the Philistines went forth: and it came to

pass, after they went forth, that David behaved himself more

wisely than all the servants of Saul; so that his name was much

set by.”

 

15. David escapes; Saul’s murder attempt.

1 SAMUEL 19:9-18

“And the evil spirit from the Lord was upon Saul, as he sat in his

house with his javelin in his hand: and David played with his hand.

10 And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the

javelin: but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he

smote the javelin into the wall: and David fled, and escaped

that night.

11 Saul also sent messengers unto David's house, to watch him,

and to slay him in the morning: and Michal David's wife told him,

saying, If thou save not thy life tonight, tomorrow thou shalt be

slain.

12 So Michal let David down through a window: and he went, and

fled, and escaped.

13 And Michal took an image, and laid it in the bed, and put a

pillow of goats' hair for his bolster, and covered it with a cloth.

14 And when Saul sent messengers to take David, she said, He

is sick.

15 And Saul sent the messengers again to see David, saying,

Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may slay him.

16 And when the messengers were come in, behold, there was

an image in the bed, with a pillow of goats' hair for his bolster.

17 And Saul said unto Michal, Why hast thou deceived me so,

and sent away mine enemy, that he is escaped? And Michal

answered Saul, He said unto me, Let me go; why should I kill

thee?

18 So David fled, and escaped, and came to Samuel to Ramah,

and told him all that Saul had done to him. And he and Samuel

went and dwelt in Naioth.”

 

16. David flees; to Jonathon.

1 SAMUEL 20:1

“And David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before

Jonathan, What have I done? What is mine iniquity? And what is

my sin before thy father, that he seeketh my life?”

 

17. David and Jonathon form a plan, to secure David’s safety.

1 SAMUEL 20:18-23

“Then Jonathan said to David, Tomorrow is the new moon: and

thou shalt be missed, because thy seat will be empty.

19 And when thou hast stayed three days, then thou shalt go

down quickly, and come to the place where thou didst hide

thyself when the business was in hand, and shalt remain by the

stone Ezel.

20 And I will shoot three arrows on the side thereof, as though I

shot at a mark.

21 And, behold, I will send a lad, saying, Go, find out the arrows.

If I expressly say unto the lad, Behold, the arrows are on this side

of thee, take them; then come thou: for there is peace to thee,

and no hurt; as the Lord liveth.

22 But if I say thus unto the young man, Behold, the arrows are

beyond thee; go thy way: for the Lord hath sent thee away.

23 And as touching the matter which thou and I have spoken of,

behold, the Lord be between thee and me forever.”

 

18. Jonathon becomes aware of Saul’s desire, to kill David.

1 SAMUEL 20:30-34

“Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said

unto him, Thou son of the perverse rebellious woman, do not I

know that thou hast chosen the son of Jesse to thine own

confusion, and unto the confusion of thy mother's nakedness?

31 For as long as the son of Jesse liveth upon the ground, thou

shalt not be established, nor thy kingdom. Wherefore now send

and fetch him unto me, for he shall surely die.

32 And Jonathan answered Saul his father, and said unto him,

Wherefore shall he be slain? What hath he done?

33 And Saul cast a javelin at him to smite him: whereby Jonathan

knew that it was determined of his father to slay David.

34 So Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger, and did eat

no meat the second day of the month: for he was grieved for David,

because his father had done him shame.”

 

19. David leaves; Saul’s region.

1 SAMUEL 20:35-42

"And it came to pass in the morning, that Jonathan went out into

the field at the time appointed with David, and a little lad with

him.

36 And he said unto his lad, Run, find out now the arrows which

I shoot. And as the lad ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.

37 And when the lad was come to the place of the arrow which

Jonathan had shot, Jonathan cried after the lad, and said, Is not

the arrow beyond thee?

38 And Jonathan cried after the lad, Make speed, haste, stay not.

And Jonathan's lad gathered up the arrows, and came to his

master.

39 But the lad knew not anything: only Jonathan and David knew

the matter.

40 And Jonathan gave his artillery unto his lad, and said unto him,

Go, carry them to the city.

41 And as soon as the lad was gone, David arose out of a place

toward the south, and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed

himself three times: and they kissed one another, and wept one

with another, until David exceeded.

42 And Jonathan said to David, Go in peace, forasmuch as we

have sworn both of us in the name of the Lord, saying, The Lord 

be between me and thee, and between my seed and thy seed

forever. And he arose and departed: and Jonathan went into the

city.”

 

20. David receives; the sword of Goliath.

1 SAMUEL 21:1-9

“Then came David to Nob to Ahimelech the priest: and Ahimelech

was afraid at the meeting of David, and said unto him, Why art

thou alone, and no man with thee?

2 And David said unto Ahimelech the priest, The king hath

commanded me a business, and hath said unto me, Let no man

know anything of the business whereabout I send thee, and what

I have commanded thee: and I have appointed my servants to

such and such a place.

3 Now therefore what is under thine hand? Give me five loaves of

bread in mine hand, or what there is present.

4 And the priest answered David, and said, There is no common

bread under mine hand, but there is hallowed bread; if the young

men have kept themselves at least from women.

5 And David answered the priest, and said unto him, Of a truth

women have been kept from us about these three days, since I

came out, and the vessels of the young men are holy, and the

bread is in a manner common, yea, though it were sanctified this

day in the vessel.

6 So the priest gave him hallowed bread: for there was no bread

there but the shewbread, that was taken from before the Lord, to

put hot bread in the day when it was taken away.

7 Now a certain man of the servants of Saul was there that day,

detained before the Lord; and his name was Doeg, an Edomite,

the chiefest of the herdmen that belonged to Saul.

And David said unto Ahimelech, And is there not here under

thine hand spear or sword? For I have neither brought my sword

nor my weapons with me, because the king's business required

haste.

9 And the priest said, The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom

thou slewest in the valley of Elah, behold, it is here wrapped in a

cloth behind the ephod: if thou wilt take that, take it: for there is

no other save that here. And David said, There is none like that;

give it me.”

 

21. David flees to Achish, the King of Gath.

1 SAMUEL 21:10  

“And David arose and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to

Achish the king of Gath.”

 

22. David’s family meet him; at cave Adullam.

1 SAMUEL 22:1

“David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave

Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father's house heard

it, they went down thither to him.”

 

23. David becomes captain; over four hundred men.

1 SAMUEL 22:2

“And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in

debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves

unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were

with him about four hundred men.”

 

24. David secures safety; for his parents, from Saul.

1 SAMUEL 22:3-4

“And David went thence to Mizpeh of Moab: and he said unto the

king of Moab, Let my father and my mother, I pray thee, come

forth, and be with you, till I know what God will do for me.

4 And he brought them before the king of Moab: and they dwelt

with him all the while that David was in the hold.”

 

25. David comes into the forest; of Hareth.

1 SAMUEL 22:5

“And the prophet Gad said unto David, Abide not in the hold;

depart, and get thee into the land of Judah. Then David departed,

and came into the forest of Hareth.”

 

26. David is informed of Saul killing; the Lord’s Priest’s.

1 SAMUEL 22:6-23

“When Saul heard that David was discovered, and the men that

were with him, (now Saul abode in Gibeah under a tree in Ramah,

having his spear in his hand, and all his servants were standing

about him;)

7 Then Saul said unto his servants that stood about him, Hear

now, ye Benjamites; will the son of Jesse give every one of you

fields and vineyards, and make you all captains of thousands,

and captains of hundreds;

8 That all of you have conspired against me, and there is none

that sheweth me that my son hath made a league with the son

of Jesse, and there is none of you that is sorry for me, or sheweth

unto me that my son hath stirred up my servant against me, to

lie in wait, as at this day?

Then answered Doeg the Edomite, which was set over the

servants of Saul, and said, I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob,

to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub.

10 And he enquired of the Lord for him, and gave him victuals,

and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine.

11 Then the king sent to call Ahimelech the priest, the son of

Ahitub, and all his father's house, the priests that were in Nob:

and they came all of them to the king.

12 And Saul said, Hear now, thou son of Ahitub. And he answered,

Here I am, my lord.

13 And Saul said unto him, Why have ye conspired against me,

thou and the son of Jesse, in that thou hast given him bread, and

a sword, and hast enquired of God for him, that he should rise

against me, to lie in wait, as at this day?

14 Then Ahimelech answered the king, and said, And who is so

faithful among all thy servants as David, which is the king's son

in law, and goeth at thy bidding, and is honourable in thine

house?

15 Did I then begin to enquire of God for him? Be it far from me:

let not the king impute anything unto his servant, nor to all the

house of my father: for thy servant knew nothing of all this, less

or more.

16 And the king said, Thou shalt surely die, Ahimelech, thou, and

all thy father's house.

17 And the king said unto the footmen that stood about him,

Turn, and slay the priests of the Lord: because their hand also is

with David, and because they knew when he fled, and did not

shew it to me. But the servants of the king would not put forth

their hand to fall upon the priests of the Lord.

18 And the king said to Doeg, Turn thou, and fall upon the priests.

And Doeg the Edomite turned, and he fell upon the priests, and

slew on that day fourscore and five persons that did wear a linen

ephod.

19 And Nob, the city of the priests, smote he with the edge of the

sword, both men and women, children and sucklings, and oxen,

and asses, and sheep, with the edge of the sword.

20 And one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named

Abiathar, escaped, and fled after David.

21 And Abiathar shewed David that Saul had slain the Lord's

priests.

22 And David said unto Abiathar, I knew it that day, when Doeg

the Edomite was there, that he would surely tell Saul: I have

occasioned the death of all the persons of thy father's house.

23 Abide thou with me, fear not: for he that seeketh my life

seeketh thy life: but with me thou shalt be in safeguard.”

 

27. David wins a battle; with the Philistines in Keilah.

1 SAMUEL 23:1-5

“Then they told David, saying, Behold, the Philistines fight against

Keilah, and they rob the threshing floors.

2 Therefore David enquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go and

smite these Philistines? And the Lord said unto David, Go, and

smite the Philistines, and save Keilah.

3 And David's men said unto him, Behold, we be afraid here in

Judah: how much more then if we come to Keilah against the

armies of the Philistines?

4 Then David enquired of the Lord yet again. And the Lord 

answered him and said, Arise, go down to Keilah; for I will deliver

the Philistines into thine hand.

5 So David and his men went to Keilah, and fought with the

Philistines, and brought away their cattle, and smote them with

a great slaughter. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah.”

 

28. David flees; Keilah.

1 SAMUEL 23:6-13

“And it came to pass, when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech fled to

David to Keilah, that he came down with an ephod in his hand.

7 And it was told Saul that David was come to Keilah. And Saul

said, God hath delivered him into mine hand; for he is shut in,

by entering into a town that hath gates and bars.

8 And Saul called all the people together to war, to go down to

Keilah, to besiege David and his men.

9 And David knew that Saul secretly practiced mischief against

him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring hither the ephod.

10 Then said David, O Lord God of Israel, thy servant hath

certainly heard that Saul seeketh to come to Keilah, to destroy

the city for my sake.

11 Will the men of Keilah deliver me up into his hand? Will Saul

come down, as thy servant hath heard? O Lord God of Israel, I

beseech thee, tell thy servant. And the Lord said, He will come

down.

12 Then said David, Will the men of Keilah deliver me and my

men into the hand of Saul? And the Lord said, They will deliver

thee up.

13 Then David and his men, which were about six hundred, arose

and departed out of Keilah, and went whithersoever they could go.

And it was told Saul that David was escaped from Keilah; and he

forbare to go forth.”

 

29. David and Jonathon meet, and make a covenant.

1 SAMUEL 23:14-18

“And David abode in the wilderness in strong holds, and

remained in a mountain in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul

sought him every day, but God delivered him not into his hand.

15 And David saw that Saul was come out to seek his life: and

David was in the wilderness of Ziph in a wood.

16 And Jonathan Saul's son arose, and went to David into the

wood, and strengthened his hand in God.

17 And he said unto him, Fear not: for the hand of Saul my father

shall not find thee; and thou shalt be king over Israel, and I shall

be next unto thee; and that also Saul my father knoweth.

18 And they two made a covenant before the Lord: and David

abode in the wood, and Jonathan went to his house.”

 

30. Saul longs; to find David.

1 SAMUEL 23:19-23

“Then came up the Ziphites to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Doth not

David hide himself with us in strong holds in the wood, in the hill

of Hachilah, which is on the south of Jeshimon?

20 Now therefore, O king, come down according to all the desire

of thy soul to come down; and our part shall be to deliver him

into the king's hand.

21 And Saul said, Blessed be ye of the Lord; for ye have

compassion on me.

22 Go, I pray you, prepare yet, and know and see his place where

his haunt is, and who hath seen him there: for it is told me that

he dealeth very subtilly.

23 See therefore, and take knowledge of all the lurking places

where he hideth himself, and come ye again to me with the

certainty, and I will go with you: and it shall come to pass, if he

be in the land, that I will search him out throughout all the

thousands of Judah.”

 

31. David and Saul’s encounter each other in; the wilderness of

Engedi.

1 SAMUEL 24:1-22

“And it came to pass, when Saul was returned from following the

Philistines, that it was told him, saying, Behold, David is in the

wilderness of Engedi.

2 Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel,

and went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild

goats.

3 And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where was a cave;

and Saul went in to cover his feet: and David and his men

remained in the sides of the cave.

4 And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which

the Lord said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into

thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good

unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul's robe

privily.

And it came to pass afterward, that David's heart smote him,

because he had cut off Saul's skirt.

6 And he said unto his men, The Lord forbid that I should do this

thing unto my master, the Lord's anointed, to stretch forth mine

hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the Lord.

7 So David stayed his servants with these words, and suffered

them not to rise against Saul. But Saul rose up out of the cave,

and went on his way.

8 David also arose afterward, and went out of the cave, and cried

after Saul, saying, My lord the king. And when Saul looked behind

him, David stooped with his face to the earth, and bowed himself.

9 And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearest thou men's words,

saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?

10 Behold, this day thine eyes have seen how that the Lord had

delivered thee to day into mine hand in the cave: and some bade

me kill thee: but mine eye spared thee; and I said, I will not put

forth mine hand against my lord; for he is the Lord's anointed.

11 Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy robe in my

hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not,

know thou and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in

mine hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou huntest

my soul to take it.

12 The Lord judge between me and thee, and the Lord avenge me

of thee: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.

13 As saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceedeth

from the wicked: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.

14 After whom is the king of Israel come out? After whom dost

thou pursue? After a dead dog, after a flea.

15 The Lord therefore be judge, and judge between me and thee,

and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of thine hand.

16 And it came to pass, when David had made an end of speaking

these words unto Saul, that Saul said, Is this thy voice, my son

David? And Saul lifted up his voice, and wept.

17 And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than I: for thou

hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil.

18 And thou hast shewed this day how that thou hast dealt well

with me: forasmuch as when the Lord had delivered me into thine

hand, thou killedst me not.

19 For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away?

Wherefore the Lord reward thee good for that thou hast done

unto me this day.

20 And now, behold, I know well that thou shalt surely be king,

and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in thine hand.

21 Swear now therefore unto me by the Lord, that thou wilt not

cut off my seed after me, and that thou wilt not destroy my name

out of my father's house.

22 And David sware unto Saul. And Saul went home; but David

and his men gat them up unto the hold.”

 

32. David departs for the wilderness of Paran, after the death of

Samuel.

1 SAMUEL 25:1

“And Samuel died; and all the Israelites were gathered together,

and lamented him, and buried him in his house at Ramah. And

David arose, and went down to the wilderness of Paran.”

 

33. The introduction; of Nabal and Abigail.

1 SAMUEL 25:2-3

“And there was a man in Maon, whose possessions were in Carmel;

and the man was very great, and he had three thousand sheep,

and a thousand goats: and he was shearing his sheep in Carmel.

3Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife

Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding, and of a

beautiful countenance: but the man was churlish and evil in his

doings; and he was of the house of Caleb.”

 

34. Wealthy Nabal refuses to give provision, to David and his men.

1 SAMUEL 25:4-13

“And David heard in the wilderness that Nabal did shear his sheep.

5 And David sent out ten young men, and David said unto the

young men, Get you up to Carmel, and go to Nabal, and greet

him in my name:

6 And thus shall ye say to him that liveth in prosperity, Peace

be both to thee, and peace be to thine house, and peace be unto

all that thou hast.

7 And now I have heard that thou hast shearers: now thy

shepherds which were with us, we hurt them not, neither

was there ought missing unto them, all the while they were in

Carmel.

8 Ask thy young men, and they will shew thee. Wherefore let the

young men find favour in thine eyes: for we come in a good day:

give, I pray thee, whatsoever cometh to thine hand unto thy

servants, and to thy son David.

And when David's young men came, they spake to Nabal

according to all those words in the name of David, and ceased.

10 And Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who is David?

And who is the son of Jesse? There be many servants now a days

that break away every man from his master.

11 Shall I then take my bread, and my water, and my flesh that

I have killed for my shearers, and give it unto men, whom I know

not whence they be?

12 So David's young men turned their way, and went again, and

came and told him all those sayings.

13 And David said unto his men, Gird ye on every man his sword.

And they girded on every man his sword; and David also girded

on his sword: and there went up after David about four hundred

men; and two hundred abode by the stuff.”

 

35. Nabal’s servants tell Abigail, of David’s anger.

1 SAMUEL 25:17

“Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt do; for evil is

determined against our master, and against all his household:

for he is such a son of Belial, that a man cannot speak to him.”

 

36. Abigail visits David with provision.

1 SAMUEL 25:18-20

“Then Abigail made haste, and took two hundred loaves, and two

bottles of wine, and five sheep ready dressed, and five measures

of parched corn, and an hundred clusters of raisins, and two

hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on asses.

19 And she said unto her servants, Go on before me; behold, I

come after you. But she told not her husband Nabal.

20 And it was so, as she rode on the ass, that she came down by

the covert on the hill, and, behold, David and his men came down

against her; and she met them.”

 

37. Abigail’s meeting with David.

1 SAMUEL 25:23-31

“And when Abigail saw David, she hasted, and lighted off the ass,

and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground,

24 And fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, upon me let

this iniquity be: and let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak in

thine audience, and hear the words of thine handmaid.

25 Let not my lord, I pray thee, regard this man of Belial, even

Nabal: for as his name is, so is he; Nabal is his name, and folly

is with him: but I thine handmaid saw not the young men of my

lord, whom thou didst send.

26 Now therefore, my lord, as the Lord liveth, and as thy soul

liveth, seeing the Lord hath withholden thee from coming to shed

blood, and from avenging thyself with thine own hand, now let

thine enemies, and they that seek evil to my lord, be as Nabal.

27 And now this blessing which thine handmaid hath brought

unto my lord, let it even be given unto the young men that follow

my lord.

28 I pray thee, forgive the trespass of thine handmaid: for the Lord 

will certainly make my lord a sure house; because my lord fighteth

the battles of the Lord, and evil hath not been found in thee all

thy days.

29 Yet a man is risen to pursue thee, and to seek thy soul: but

the soul of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of life with the 

Lord thy God; and the souls of thine enemies, them shall he sling

out, as out of the middle of a sling.

30 And it shall come to pass, when the Lord shall have done to my

lord according to all the good that he hath spoken concerning thee,

and shall have appointed thee ruler over Israel;

31 That this shall be no grief unto thee, nor offence of heart unto

my lord, either that thou hast shed blood causeless, or that my lord

hath avenged himself: but when the Lord shall have dealt well with

my lord, then remember thine handmaid.”

 

38. David accepts the provision; and counsel of Abigail.

1 SAMUEL 25:32-35

“And David said to Abigail, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel,

which sent thee this day to meet me:

33 And blessed be thy advice, and blessed be thou, which hast

kept me this day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging

myself with mine own hand.

34 For in very deed, as the Lord God of Israel liveth, which hath

kept me back from hurting thee, except thou hadst hasted and

come to meet me, surely there had not been left unto Nabal by

the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.

35 So David received of her hand that which she had brought him,

and said unto her, Go up in peace to thine house; see, I have

hearkened to thy voice, and have accepted thy person.”

 

39. The Lord kills; Nabal.

1 SAMUEL 25:36-39

“And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his

house, like the feast of a king; and Nabal's heart was merry

within him, for he was very drunken: wherefore she told him

nothing, less or more, until the morning light.

37 But it came to pass in the morning, when the wine was gone

out of Nabal, and his wife had told him these things, that his

heart died within him, and he became as a stone.

38 And it came to pass about ten days after, that the Lord smote

Nabal, that he died.

39 And when David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, Blessed

be the Lord, that hath pleaded the cause of my reproach from the

hand of Nabal, and hath kept his servant from evil: for the Lord 

hath returned the wickedness of Nabal upon his own head. And

David sent and communed with Abigail, to take her to him to

wife.”

 

40. David proposes to Abigal, and they marry.

1 SAMUEL 25:40-42

“And when the servants of David were come to Abigail to Carmel,

they spake unto her, saying, David sent us unto thee, to take

thee to him to wife.

41 And she arose, and bowed herself on her face to the earth,

and said, Behold, let thine handmaid be a servant to wash the

feet of the servants of my lord.

42 And Abigail hasted, and arose and rode upon an ass, with five

damsels of hers that went after her; and she went after the

messengers of David, and became his wife.”

 

41. David sins; by taking another wife, named Ahinoam.

1 SAMUEL 25:43

“David also took Ahinoam of Jezreel; and they were also both of

them his wives.”

 

42. Saul commits; suicide.

1 SAMUEL 31:1-6

“Now the Philistines fought against Israel: and the men of Israel

fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount

Gilboa.

2 And the Philistines followed hard upon Saul and upon his sons;

and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Melchishua,

Saul's sons.

3 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him;

and he was sore wounded of the archers.

4 Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and

thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and

thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armourbearer would

not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell

upon it.

5 And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell

likewise upon his sword, and died with him.

6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armourbearer, and all

his men, that same day together.”

 

43. David takes his place; as King.

2 SAMUEL 2:1-4

“And it came to pass after this, that David enquired of the Lord,

saying, Shall I go up into any of the cities of Judah? And the Lord 

said unto him, Go up. And David said, Whither shall I go up? And

he said, Unto Hebron.

2 So David went up thither, and his two wives also, Ahinoam the

Jezreelitess, and Abigail Nabal's wife the Carmelite.

3 And his men that were with him did David bring up, every man

with his household: and they dwelt in the cities of Hebron.

4 And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David

king over the house of Judah. And they told David, saying, That

the men of Jabeshgilead were they that buried Saul.”

 

44. David’s children are born in Hebron, as he continues in his sexual

sin; of having more than one wife.

2 SAMUEL 3:2-5

“And unto David were sons born in Hebron: and his firstborn was

Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess;

3 And his second, Chileab, of Abigail the wife of Nabal the

Carmelite; and the third, Absalom the son of Maacah the

daughter of Talmai king of Geshur;

4 And the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith; and the fifth,

Shephatiah the son of Abital;

5 And the sixth, Ithream, by Eglah David's wife. These were born

to David in Hebron.”

 

45. David continues his pattern; of lust, by taking Bathsheba.

2 SAMUEL 11:1-4

“And it came to pass, after the year was 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 tarried still at

Jerusalem.

2 And it came to pass in an eveningtide, 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.

And David sent and enquired after the woman. And one said,

Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah

the Hittite?

4 And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in

unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her

uncleanness: and she returned unto her house.”

 

46. Bathsheba becomes pregnant; with David’s child.

2 SAMUEL 11:5

“And the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I

am with child.”

 

47. David tries to get Uriah to sleep with Bathsheba, to cover up

their sexual encounter.

2 SAMUEL 11:6-13

And David sent to Joab, saying, Send me Uriah the Hittite. And

Joab sent Uriah to David.

7 And when Uriah was come unto him, David demanded of him

how Joab did, and how the people did, and how the war

prospered.

8 And David said to Uriah, Go down to thy house, and wash thy

feet. And Uriah departed out of the king's house, and there

followed him a mess of meat from the king.

9 But Uriah slept at the door of the king's house with all the

servants of his lord, and went not down to his house.

10 And when they had told David, saying, Uriah went not down

unto his house, David said unto Uriah, Camest thou not from thy

journey? Why then didst thou not go down unto thine house?

11 And Uriah said unto 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; shall I then go into mine house,

to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? As thou livest, and

as thy soul liveth, I will not do this thing.

12 And David said to Uriah, Tarry here today also, and tomorrow

I will let thee depart. So Uriah abode in Jerusalem that day, and

the morrow.

13 And when David had called him, he did eat and drink before

him; and he made him drunk: and at even he went out to lie on

his bed with the servants of his lord, but went not down to his

house.”

 

48. David’s plans of cover up; are unsuccessful, now he orders

Uriah’s death.

2 SAMUEL 11:14-15

“And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to

Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah.

15 And he wrote in the letter, saying, Set ye Uriah in the forefront

of the hottest battle, and retire ye from him, that he may be

smitten, and die.”

 

49. Uriah; dies.

2 SAMUEL 11:16-17

“And it came to pass, when Joab observed the city, that he

assigned Uriah unto a place where he knew that valiant men

were.

17 And the men of the city went out, and fought with Joab:

and there fell some of the people of the servants of David; and

Uriah the Hittite died also.”

 

50. Bathsheba mourns; for her husband.

2 SAMUEL 11:26

“And when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was

dead, she mourned for her husband.”

 

51.David marries Bathsheba, and she gives birth to a son.

2 SAMUEL 11:27

“And when the mourning was past, David sent and fetched her to

his house, and she became his wife, and bare him a son.”

 

52. The Lord is displeased; with David and Bathsheba’s sin.

2 SAMUEL 11:27

But the thing that David had done displeased the Lord.”

 

53. Nathan; confronts David.

2 SAMUEL 12:7-8

“And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the Lord 

God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered

thee out of the hand of Saul;

8 And I gave thee thy master's house, and thy master's wives

into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah;

and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto

thee such and such things.”

 

Note.

God is holy; and does not give his people sin; as Nathan suggests;

by his words; to David in:

2 SAMUEL 12:8

“I gave thee thy master's house, and thy master's wives into thy

bosom.”

JAMES 1:13

“Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for

God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man.”

 

54. God judged David; for his iniquity, and takes his child.

2 SAMUEL 12:9-18

“Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the Lord, to

do evil in his sight? Thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the

sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him

with the sword of the children of Ammon.

10 Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house;

because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah

the Hittite to be thy wife.

11 Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee

out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine

eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy

wives in the sight of this sun.

12 For thou didst it secretly: but I will do this thing before all

Israel, and before the sun.

13 And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord.

And Nathan said unto David, The Lord also hath put away thy sin;

thou shalt not die.

14 Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion

to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, the child also that is

born unto thee shall surely die.

15 And Nathan departed unto his house. And the Lord struck the

child that Uriah's wife bare unto David, and it was very sick.

16 David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted,

and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.

17 And the elders of his house arose, and went to him, to raise

him up from the earth: but he would not, neither did he eat

bread with them.

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 yet alive, we

spake unto him, and he would not hearken unto our voice: how

will he then vex himself, if we tell him that the child is dead?”

 

55. David and Bathsheba; have Solomon.

2 SAMUEL 12:24

“And David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in unto her,

and lay with her: and she bare a son, and he called his name

Solomon: and the Lord loved him.”

 

56. There is rape; within David’s family.

2 SAMUEL 13:1-19

“And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David

had a fair sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son

of David loved her.

2 And Amnon was so vexed, that he fell sick for his sister Tamar;

for she was a virgin; and Amnon thought it hard for him to do

anything to her.

But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of

Shimeah David's brother: and Jonadab was a very subtil man.

4 And he said unto him, Why art thou, being the king's son, lean

from day to day? Wilt thou not tell me? And Amnon said unto him,

I love Tamar, my brother Absalom's sister.

5 And Jonadab said unto him, Lay thee down on thy bed, and

make thyself sick: and when thy father cometh to see thee, say

unto him, I pray thee, 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.

6 So Amnon lay down, and made himself sick: and when the king

was come to see him, Amnon said unto the king, I pray thee, let

Tamar my sister come, and make me a couple of cakes in my

sight, that I may eat at her hand.

7 Then David sent home to Tamar, saying, Go now to thy brother

Amnon's house, and dress him meat.

8 So Tamar went to her brother Amnon's house; and he was laid

down. And she took flour, and kneaded it, and made cakes in his

sight, and did bake the cakes.

9 And she took a pan, and poured them out before him; but he

refused to eat. And Amnon said, Have out all men from me. And

they went out every man from him.

10 And Amnon said unto Tamar, Bring the meat into the chamber,

that I may eat of thine hand. And Tamar took the cakes which

she had made, and brought them into the chamber to Amnon

her brother.

11 And when she had brought them unto him to eat, he took

hold of her, and said unto her, Come lie with me, my sister.

12 And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force me;

for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not thou this

folly.

13 And I, whither shall I cause my shame to go? And as for thee,

thou shalt be as one of the fools in Israel. Now therefore, I pray

thee, speak unto the king; for he will not withhold me from thee.

14 Howbeit he would not hearken unto her voice: but, being

stronger than she, forced her, and lay with her.

15 Then Amnon hated her exceedingly; so that the hatred

wherewith he hated her was greater than the love wherewith he

had loved her. And Amnon said unto her, Arise, be gone.

16 And she said unto him, There is no cause: this evil in sending

me away is greater than the other that thou didst unto me. But

he would not hearken unto her.

17 Then he called his servant that ministered unto him, and said,

Put now this woman out from me, and bolt the door after her.

18 And she had a garment of divers colours upon her: for with

such robes were the king's daughters that were virgins apparelled.

Then his servant brought her out, and bolted the door after her.

19 And Tamar put ashes on her head, and rent her garment of

divers colours that was on her, and laid her hand on her head,

and went on crying.”

 

57. There is murder; within David’s family.

2 SAMUEL 13:23-31

“And it came to pass after two full years, that Absalom had

sheepshearers in Baalhazor, which is beside Ephraim: and

Absalom invited all the king's sons.

24 And Absalom came to the king, and said, Behold now, thy

servant hath sheepshearers; let the king, I beseech thee, and his

servants go with thy servant.

25 And the king said to Absalom, Nay, my son, let us not all now

go, lest we be chargeable unto thee. And he pressed him: howbeit

he would not go, but blessed him.

26 Then said Absalom, If not, I pray thee, let my brother Amnon

go with us. And the king said unto him, Why should he go with

thee?

27 But Absalom pressed him, that he let Amnon and all the king's

sons go with him.

28 Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, Mark ye

now when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I say unto

you, Smite Amnon; then kill him, fear not: have not I commanded

you? Be courageous, and be valiant.

29 And the servants of Absalom did unto Amnon as Absalom had

commanded. Then all the king's sons arose, and every man gat

him up upon his mule, and fled.

30 And it came to pass, while they were in the way, that tidings

came to David, saying, Absalom hath slain all the king's sons,

and there is not one of them left.

31 Then the king arose, and tare his garments, and lay on the

earth; and all his servants stood by with their clothes rent.”

 

58. Absalom flees; to Geshur.

2 SAMUEL 13:38

“So Absalom fled, and went to Geshur, and was there three

years.”

 

59. Absalom returns; to Jerusalem.

2 SAMUEL 14:24

“So Joab arose and went to Geshur, and brought Absalom to

Jerusalem.

 

60. Absalom attempts; to take David’s throne.

2 SAMUEL 15:4

“Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land,

that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto

me, and I would do him justice!”

 

61. David flees; from Absalom.

2 SAMUEL 15:13-14

“And there came a messenger to David, saying, The hearts of the

men of Israel are after Absalom.

14 And David said unto all his servants that were with him at

Jerusalem, Arise, and let us flee; for we shall not else escape

from Absalom: make speed to depart, lest he overtake us

suddenly, and bring evil upon us, and smite the city with the

edge of the sword.”

 

62. Absalom enters Jerusalem; and sleeps with David’s women.

2 SAMUEL 16:21-22

“And Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Go in unto thy father's

concubines, which he hath left to keep the house; and all Israel

shall hear that thou art abhorred of thy father: then shall the

hands of all that are with thee be strong.

22 So they spread Absalom a tent upon the top of the house; and

Absalom went in unto his father's concubines in the sight of all

Israel.”

 

63. Absalom; dies.

2 SAMUEL 18:9-17

“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.

10 And a certain man saw it, and told Joab, and said, Behold, I

saw Absalom hanged in an oak.

11 And Joab said unto the man that told him, And, behold, thou

sawest him, and why didst thou not smite him there to the

ground? And I would have given thee ten shekels of silver, and a

girdle.

12 And the man said unto Joab, Though I should receive a

thousand shekels of silver in mine hand, yet would I not put

forth mine hand against the king's son: for in our hearing the

king charged thee and Abishai and Ittai, saying, Beware that

none touch the young man Absalom.

13 Otherwise I should have wrought falsehood against mine own

life: for there is no matter hid from the king, and thou thyself

wouldest have set thyself against me.

14 Then said Joab, I may not tarry thus with thee. And he took

three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of

Absalom, while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak.

15 And ten young men that bare Joab's armour compassed about

and smote Absalom, and slew him.

16 And Joab blew the trumpet, and the people returned from

pursuing after Israel: for Joab held back the people.

17 And they took Absalom, and cast him into a great pit in the

wood, and laid a very great heap of stones upon him: and all

Israel fled everyone to his tent.”

 

64. David reacts; to Absalom’s death.

2 SAMUEL 18:32-33

“And the king said unto Cushi, Is the young man Absalom safe?

And Cushi answered, The enemies of my lord the king, and all

that rise against thee to do thee hurt, be as that young man is.

33 And the king was much 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 thee,

O Absalom, my son, my son!”

 

65. David puts away his women – for good.

2 SAMUEL 20:3

“And David came to his house at Jerusalem; and the king took

the ten women his concubines, whom he had left to keep the

house, and put them in ward, and fed them, but went not in

unto them. So they were shut up unto the day of their death,

living in widowhood.”

 

66. David’s; words of wisdom.

2 SAMUEL 23:1-7

“Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse

said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the

God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said,

2 The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, and his word was in my

tongue.

3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that

ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

4 And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth,

even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out

of the earth by clear shining after rain.

5 Although my house be not so with God; yet he hath made with

me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for

this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although he make it

not to grow.

6 But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust away,

because they cannot be taken with hands:

7 But the man that shall touch them must be fenced with iron and

the staff of a spear; and they shall be utterly burned with fire in

the same place.”

 

67. David announces; Solomon as King.

1 KINGS 1:28-30

“Then king David answered and said, Call me Bathsheba. And she

came into the king's presence, and stood before the king.

29 And the king sware, and said, As the Lord liveth, that hath

redeemed my soul out of all distress,

30 Even as I sware unto thee by the Lord God of Israel, saying,

Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall

sit upon my throne in my stead; even so will I certainly do this

day.”

 

68. David’s words; to Solomon.

1 KINGS 2:1-4

“Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he

charged Solomon his son, saying,

2 I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and

shew thyself a man;

3 And keep the charge of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways,

to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments,

and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou

mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou

turnest thyself:

4 That the Lord may continue his word which he spake concerning

me, saying, If thy children take heed to their way, to walk before

me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall

not fail thee (said he) a man on the throne of Israel.”

 

69. David; dies.

1 KINGS 2:10

“So David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of

David.”

 

Term Length.

Forty years.

1 KINGS 2: 11

“And the days that David reigned over Israel were forty years.”

 

Death.

1 KINGS 1:1

“Now King David was old and stricken in years.”

 

Extras.

David sees God.

2 CHRONICLES 3:1

"Then Solomon began to build the house of the Lord at

Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where the Lord appeared unto David

his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshing

floor of Ornan the Jebusite."

 

David; is a Psalmist.

PSALM 23:1-6

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me

beside the still waters.

3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of

righteousness for his name's sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they

comfort me.

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine

enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my

life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

 

 

3. Solomon.

  

Hebrew Word: Shĕlomoh.

Hebrew Meaning: Peace.

 

Father's Name.

David.

2 SAMUEL 12:24

“And David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in unto her,

and lay with her: and she bare a son, and he called his name

Solomon: and the Lord loved him.”

 

Mothers Name.

Bathsheba.

2 SAMUEL 12:24

“And David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in unto her,

and lay with her: and she bare a son, and he called his name

Solomon: and the Lord loved him.”

 

Reigning Age.

A Little Child.

1 KINGS 3:7

“And now, O Lord my God, thou hast made thy servant king

instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know

not how to go out or come in.”

 

Term Happenings.

1. The Lord chose Solomon; to be King.

1 CHRONICLES 28:4-5

“Howbeit the Lord God of Israel chose me before all the house of

my father to be king over Israel for ever: for he hath chosen

Judah to be the ruler; and of the house of Judah, the house of

my father; and among the sons of my father he liked me to make

me king over all Israel:

5 And of all my sons, (for the Lord hath given me many sons,) he

hath chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of the

kingdom of the Lord over Israel.”

 

2. Solomon secures; his throne.

2 KINGS 2:13-46

“And Adonijah the son of Haggith came to Bathsheba the mother

of Solomon. And she said, Comest thou peaceably? And he said,

Peaceably.

14 He said moreover, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And

she said, Say on.

15 And he said, Thou knowest that the kingdom was mine, and

that all Israel set their faces on me, that I should reign: howbeit

the kingdom is turned about, and is become my brother's: for it

was his from the Lord.

16 And now I ask one petition of thee, deny me not. And she said

unto him, Say on.

17 And he said, Speak, I pray thee, unto Solomon the king, (for

he will not say thee nay,) that he give me Abishag the

Shunammite to wife.

18 And Bathsheba said, Well; I will speak for thee unto the king.

19 Bathsheba therefore went unto king Solomon, to speak unto

him for Adonijah. And the king rose up to meet her, and bowed

himself unto her, and sat down on his throne, and caused a seat

to be set for the king's mother; and she sat on his right hand.

20 Then she said, I desire one small petition of thee; I pray thee,

say me not nay. And the king said unto her, Ask on, my mother:

for I will not say thee nay.

21 And she said, Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to

Adonijah thy brother to wife.

22 And king Solomon answered and said unto his mother, And

why dost thou ask Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? Ask for

him the kingdom also; for he is mine elder brother; even for him,

and for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab the son of Zeruiah.

23 Then king Solomon sware by the Lord, saying, God do so to me,

and more also, if Adonijah have not spoken this word against his

own life.

24 Now therefore, as the Lord liveth, which hath established me,

and set me on the throne of David my father, and who hath made

me an house, as he promised, Adonijah shall be put to death this

day.

25 And king Solomon sent by the hand of Benaiah the son of

Jehoiada; and he fell upon him that he died.

26 And unto Abiathar the priest said the king, Get thee to

Anathoth, unto thine own fields; for thou art worthy of death: but

I will not at this time put thee to death, because thou barest the

ark of the Lord God before David my father, and because thou hast

been afflicted in all wherein my father was afflicted.

27 So Solomon thrust out Abiathar from being priest unto the Lord;

that he might fulfill the word of the Lord, which he spake

concerning the house of Eli in Shiloh.

28 Then tidings came to Joab: for Joab had turned after Adonijah,

though he turned not after Absalom. And Joab fled unto the

tabernacle of the Lord, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.

29 And it was told king Solomon that Joab was fled unto the

tabernacle of the Lord; and, behold, he is by the altar. Then

Solomon sent Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, saying, Go, fall upon

him.

30 And Benaiah came to the tabernacle of the Lord, and said unto

him, Thus saith the king, Come forth. And he said, Nay; but I will

die here. And Benaiah brought the king word again, saying, Thus

said Joab, and thus he answered me.

31 And the king said unto him, Do as he hath said, and fall upon

him, and bury him; that thou mayest take away the innocent

blood, which Joab shed, from me, and from the house of my

father.

32 And the Lord shall return his blood upon his own head, who

fell upon two men more righteous and better than he, and slew

them with the sword, my father David not knowing thereof, to

wit, Abner the son of Ner, captain of the host of Israel, and

Amasa the son of Jether, captain of the host of Judah.

33 Their blood shall therefore return upon the head of Joab, and

upon the head of his seed forever: but upon David, and upon his

seed, and upon his house, and upon his throne, shall there be

peace forever from the Lord.

34 So Benaiah the son of Jehoiada went up, and fell upon him,

and slew him: and he was buried in his own house in the

wilderness.

35 And the king put Benaiah the son of Jehoiada in his room over

the host: and Zadok the priest did the king put in the room of

Abiathar.

36 And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said unto him,

Build thee an house in Jerusalem, and dwell there, and go not

forth thence any whither.

37 For it shall be, that on the day thou goest out, and passest

over the brook Kidron, thou shalt know for certain that thou shalt

surely die: thy blood shall be upon thine own head.

38 And Shimei said unto the king, The saying is good: as my lord

the king hath said, so will thy servant do. And Shimei dwelt in

Jerusalem many days.

39 And it came to pass at the end of three years, that two of the

servants of Shimei ran away unto Achish son of Maachah king of

Gath. And they told Shimei, saying, Behold, thy servants be in

Gath.

40 And Shimei arose, and saddled his ass, and went to Gath to

Achish to seek his servants: and Shimei went, and brought his

servants from Gath.

41 And it was told Solomon that Shimei had gone from Jerusalem

to Gath, and was come again.

42 And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said unto him,

Did I not make thee to swear by the Lord, and protested unto

thee, saying, Know for a certain, on the day thou goest out, and

walkest abroad any whither, that thou shalt surely die? And thou

saidst unto me, The word that I have heard is good.

43 Why then hast thou not kept the oath of the Lord, and the

commandment that I have charged thee with?

44 The king said moreover to Shimei, Thou knowest all the

wickedness which thine heart is privy to, that thou didst to David

my father: therefore the Lord shall return thy wickedness upon

thine own head;

45 And king Solomon shall be blessed, and the throne of David

shall be established before the Lord forever.

46 So the king commanded Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; which

went out, and fell upon him, that he died. And the kingdom was

established in the hand of Solomon.”

 

3. Solomon makes affinity (attraction, liking and connection);

with Egypt.

1 KINGS 3:1

“And Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took

Pharaoh's daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until

he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of

the Lord, and the wall of Jerusalem round about.”

 

4. Solomon burns incense; to false gods.

1 KINGS 3:3

“And Solomon loved the Lord, walking in the statutes of David his

father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places.”

 

5. The Lord appears to Solomon; in a dream.

1 KINGS 3:5-15

“In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night:

and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.

6 And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David

my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in

truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with

thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou

hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.

7 And now, O Lord my God, thou hast made thy servant king

instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know

not how to go out or come in.

8 And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast

chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for

multitude.

9 Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy

people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able

to judge this thy so great a people?

10 And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this

thing.

11 And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing,

and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches

for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast

asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;

12 Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given

thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none

like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto

thee.

13 And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked,

both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among

the kings like unto thee all thy days.

14 And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my

commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will

lengthen thy days.

15 And Solomon awoke; and, behold, it was a dream. And he

came to Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenant of

the Lord, and offered up burnt offerings, and offered peace

offerings, and made a feast to all his servants.”

 

6. Solomon’s; first court case.

1 KINGS 3:16-28

“Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king,

and stood before him.

17 And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell

in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house.

18 And it came to pass the third day after that I was delivered,

that this woman was delivered also: and we were together; there

was no stranger with us in the house, save we two in the house.

19 And this woman's child died in the night; because she

overlaid it.

20 And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me,

while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her

dead child in my bosom.

21 And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold,

it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, behold,

it was not my son, which I did bear.

22 And the other woman said, Nay; but the living is my son, and

the dead is thy son. And this said, No; but the dead is thy son,

and the living is my son. Thus they spake before the king.

23 Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth,

and thy son is the dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy son is

the dead, and my son is the living.

24 And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a

sword before the king.

25 And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half

to the one, and half to the other.

26 Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the

king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my

lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other

said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it.

27 Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child,

and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof.

28 And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had

judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom

of God was in him, to do judgment.”

 

7. Solomon was noted; as wise.

1 KINGS 4:31-34

“For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and

Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame

was in all nations round about.

32 And he spake three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a

thousand and five.

33 And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon

even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he spake

also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes.

34 And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon,

from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.”

 

8. Solomon builds; the temple of the Lord.

1 KINGS 5:5

“And, behold, I purpose to build an house unto the name of the 

Lord my God, as the Lord spake unto David my father, saying,

Thy son, whom I will set upon thy throne in thy room, he shall

build an house unto my name.”

 

9. Solomon finishes; the house of the Lord.

1 KINGS 7:51

“So was ended all the work that king Solomon made for the

house of the Lord. And Solomon brought in the things which

David his father had dedicated; even the silver, and the gold,

and the vessels, did he put among the treasures of the house

of the Lord.”

 

10. Solomon’s homes; are built.

1 KINGS 7:1-2

“But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he

finished all his house.

2 He built also the house of the forest of Lebanon; the length

thereof was an hundred cubits, and the breadth thereof fifty

cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits, upon four rows of

cedar pillars, with cedar beams upon the pillars.”

 

11 Solomon fills the house; of the Lord.

1 KINGS 7:51

“So was ended all the work that king Solomon made for the

house of the Lord. And Solomon brought in the things which

David his father had dedicated; even the silver, and the gold,

and the vessels, did he put among the treasures of the house

of the Lord.”

 

12. Solomon brings up the Ark of the Covenant, out of the

City of David.

1 KINGS 8:1

“Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads

of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel,

unto king Solomon in Jerusalem, that they might bring up the

ark of the covenant of the Lord out of the city of David, which

is Zion.”

 

13. The Ark of the Covenant contained the two tables of stone,

from Moses time with God.

1 KINGS 8:9

“There was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone, which

Moses put there at Horeb, when the Lord made a covenant with

the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt.

 

14. The Lord appears to Solomon, the second time.

1 KINGS 9:1-9

“And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building

of the house of the Lord, and the king's house, and all Solomon's

desire which he was pleased to do,

2 That the Lord appeared to Solomon the second time, as he had

appeared unto him at Gibeon.

3 And the Lord said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy

supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed

this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there forever;

and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.

And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in

integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that

I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and my

judgments:

5 Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel

forever, as I promised to David thy father, saying, There shall

not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel.

6 But if ye shall at all turn from following me, ye or your children,

and will not keep my commandments and my statutes which I

have set before you, but go and serve other gods, and worship

them:

7 Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given

them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will

I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a

byword among all people:

8 And at this house, which is high, every one that passeth by it

shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why hath

the Lord done thus unto this land, and to this house?

9 And they shall answer, Because they forsook the Lord their God,

who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have

taken hold upon other gods, and have worshipped them, and

served them: therefore hath the Lord brought upon them all this

evil.”

 

15. Solomon; had wealth.

1 KINGS 10:23-27

“So King Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches

and for wisdom.

24 And all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom,

which God had put in his heart.

25 And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver,

and vessels of gold, and garments, and armour, and spices,

horses, and mules, a rate year by year.

26 And Solomon gathered together chariots and horsemen: and

he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve

thousand horsemen, whom he bestowed in the cities for chariots,

and with the king at Jerusalem.

27 And the king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and

cedars made he to be as the sycomore trees that are in the vale,

for abundance.”

 

16. The Lord gives Solomon; riches and honour.

1 KINGS 3:13

“And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both

riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the

kings like unto thee all thy days.”

 

17. Solomon had sinful lust, which resulted in many women.

These women turned Solomon’s heart; from the Lord.

1 KINGS 11:1-4

“But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with

the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites,

Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites:

Of the nations concerning which the Lord said unto the children

of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in

unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their

gods: Solomon clave unto these in love.

3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three

hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.

4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives

turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not

perfect with the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father.”

 

18. Solomon worshiped false gods, therefore breaking more

commandments.

1 KINGS 11:5-10

“For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians,

and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.

6 And Solomon did evil in the sight of the Lord, and went not fully

after the Lord, as did David his father.

7 Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the

abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for

Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon.

8 And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt

incense and sacrificed unto their gods.

9 And the Lord was angry with Solomon, because his heart was

turned from the Lord God of Israel, which had appeared unto him

twice,

10 And had commanded him concerning this thing, that he

should not go after other gods: but he kept not that which the 

Lord commanded.”

 

19. God judges Solomon; for his iniquity.

1 KINGS 11:11-14

“Wherefore the Lord said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is

done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my

statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the

kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant.

12 Notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it for David thy

father's sake: but I will rend it out of the hand of thy son.

13 Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom; but will give

one tribe to thy son for David my servant's sake, and for

Jerusalem's sake which I have chosen.

14 And the Lord stirred up an adversary unto Solomon, Hadad the

Edomite: he was of the king's seed in Edom.”

 

20. God chooses Jeroboam, Solomon’s servant to be the next

King.

1 KINGS 11:29-40

“And it came to pass at that time when Jeroboam went out of

Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him in the

way; and he had clad himself with a new garment; and they two

were alone in the field:

30 And Ahijah caught the new garment that was on him, and rent

it in twelve pieces:

31 And he said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten pieces: for thus saith

the Lord, the God of Israel, Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of

the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee:

32 (But he shall have one tribe for my servant David's sake, and

for Jerusalem's sake, the city which I have chosen out of all the

tribes of Israel:)

33 Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped

Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the

Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon, and have

not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in mine eyes, and

to keep my statutes and my judgments, as did David his father.

34 Howbeit I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand: but

I will make him prince all the days of his life for David my servant's

sake, whom I chose, because he kept my commandments and

my statutes:

35 But I will take the kingdom out of his son's hand, and will give

it unto thee, even ten tribes.

36 And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant

may have a light always before me in Jerusalem, the city which

I have chosen me to put my name there.

37 And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign according to all that

thy soul desireth, and shalt be king over Israel.

38 And it shall be, if thou wilt hearken unto all that I command

thee, and wilt walk in my ways, and do that is right in my sight,

to keep my statutes and my commandments, as David my

servant did; that I will be with thee, and build thee a sure house,

as I built for David, and will give Israel unto thee.

39 And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not forever.

40 Solomon sought therefore to kill Jeroboam. And Jeroboam

arose, and fled into Egypt, unto Shishak king of Egypt, and was

in Egypt until the death of Solomon.”

 

21. Solomons; words of wisdom.

ECCLESIASTES 12:13-14

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and

keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every

secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.”

 

Note.

HOSEA 13:9

“O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help.”

 

Death.

1 KINGS 11:43

“And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city

of David his father.”

 

Term Length.

Forty years.

1 KINGS 11:42

“And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel

was forty years.

 

Extras.

Solomon is the author of Proverbs, Song of Solomon and

Ecclesiastes.

 

ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY.

ANN ELIZABETH

REALORON FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

REFERENCE: THE HOLY BIBLE (KING JAMES VERSION).

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