King James Bible
with Catholic Commentary by George Leo Haydock

2 Samuel 1

Tidings brought to David of the death of Saul. (1-10) The Amalekite is put to death. (11-16) David’s lamentation for Saul and Jonathan. (17-27)

2 Samuel 2

David made king in Hebron. (1-7) Abner makes Ishbosheth king Battle between Abner’s men and those of Joab. (8-17) Asahel slain by Abner: 25-32. Both parties retreat. (18-24)

2 Samuel 3

David’s power increases His family. (1-6) Abner revolts to David. (7-21) Joab kills Abner David mourns for him. (22-39)

2 Samuel 4

Ishbosheth murdered. (1-7) David puts to death the murderers. (8-12)

2 Samuel 5

David king over all Israel. (1-5) He takes the strong-hold of Zion. (6-10) David’s kingdom established. (11-16) He defeats the Philistines. (17-25)

2 Samuel 6

The ark removed from Kirjath-jearim. (1-5) Uzzah smitten for touching the ark, Obed-edom blessed. (6-11) David brings the ark to Zion. (12-19) Michal’s ill conduct. (20-23)

2 Samuel 7

David’s care for the ark. (1-3) God’s covenant with David. (4-17) His prayer and thanksgiving. (18-29)

2 Samuel 8

David subdues the Philistines, the Moabites, and the Syrians. (1-8) The spoil dedicated. (9-14) David’s government and officers. (15-18)

2 Samuel 9

David sends for Mephibosheth. (1-8) And provides for him. (9-13)

2 Samuel 10

David’s messengers ill-treated by Hanun. (1-5) The Ammonites defeated. (6-14) The Syrians defeated. (15-19)

2 Samuel 11

David’s adultery. (1-5) He tries to conceal his crime. (6-13) Uriah murdered. (14-27)

2 Samuel 12

Nathan’s parable-David confesses his sin. (1-14) The birth of Solomon. (15-25) David’s severity to the Ammonites. (26-31)

2 Samuel 13

Ammon’s violence to his sister. (1-20) Absalom murders his brother Ammon. (21-29) David’s grief, Absalom flees to Geshur. (30-39)

2 Samuel 14

Joab procures Absalom’s recall. (1-20) Absalom recalled. (21-24) His personal beauty. (25-27) He is admitted to his father’s presence. (28-33)

2 Samuel 15

Absalom’s ambition. (1-6) His conspiracy. (7-12) David leaves Jerusalem. (13-23) David sends back the ark. (24-30) He prays against Ahithophel’s counsel. (31-37)

2 Samuel 16

Ziba’s falsehood. (1-4) David cursed by Shimei. (5-14) Ahithophel’s counsel. (15-23)

2 Samuel 17

Ahithophel’s counsel overthrown. (1-21) He hangs himself, Absalom pursues David. (22-29)

2 Samuel 18

Absalom’s army defeated. (1-8) He is slain. (9-18) David’s over-sorrow. (19-33)

2 Samuel 19

Joab causes David to cease mourning. (1-8) David returns to Jordan. (9-15) He pardons Shimei. (16-23) Mephibosheth excused. (24-30) David’s parting with Barzillai. (31-39) Israel quarrels with Judah. (40-43)

2 Samuel 20

Sheba’s rebellion. (1-3) Amasa slain by Joab. (4-13) Sheba takes refuge in Abel. (14-22) David’s officers. (23-26)

2 Samuel 21

The Gibeonites avenged. (1-9) Rizpah’s care for the bodies of Saul’s descendants. (10-14) Battles with the Philistines. (15-22)

2 Samuel 22

David’s psalm of thanksgiving.

2 Samuel 23

David’s last words. (1-7) David’s mighty men. (8-39)

2 Samuel 24

David numbers the people. (1-9) He chooses the pestilence. (10-15) The staying the pestilence. (16,17) David’s sacrifice, The plague removed. (18-25)