2 Samuel 3-4

2 Samuel 3-4

Chapter 3: David and Saul Wage War

The war between the house of David and the house of Saul continued on, except David kept getting stronger and stronger, while the house of Saul kept getting weaker and weaker. While in Hebron, David has many sons.

David’s Sons: Amnon, Chileab, Absalom, Adonijah, and Shephatiah, Ithream all born from different women. Abner decides to switch sides and start to fight for the king of Israel, David. David however requests that he get his wife Michal back. Joan however takes Abner aside and hits him under his rib, which kills him. Joab slew Abner, because he had killed their brother Asahel in Gibeon.

Everyone mourns for the loss of Abner.

Chapter 4: Saul’s Captains are slain

Saul’s son finds out about the death of Abner and is distraught, just like the rest of Israel. Saul’s son had two men that were guards. These two men go into the house of Ish-bosheth who was lying in his bed at noon. They hit him beneath the rib and beheaded him (obviously killing him). These two men bring the head of Ish-bosheth’s head to King David. These two men thought that David would reward them for killing Ish-bosheth. But instead David reminds them of how he killed a man who claimed to have killed Saul (when really Saul committed suicide). He then asks them, how much more dead they thought they would be for having killed an innocent person. David commands his men to kill the two murderers and has their hands and feet cut off to be hung up over the pool of Hebron and commands that the head of Ish-bosheth is buried in the Sepulchre of Abner in Hebron.

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