David

David

 
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  • So David and all the people with him went across the Jordan River during the night, and they were all on the other bank before dawn. - 2 Samuel 17:22


  • David soon arrived at Mahanaim. By now, Absalom had mobilized the entire army of Israel and was leading his troops across the Jordan River. - 2 Samuel 17:24


  • Absalom had appointed Amasa as commander of his army, replacing Joab, who had been commander under David. (Amasa was Joab's cousin. His father was Jether,* an Ishmaelite.* His mother, Abigail daughter of Nahash, was the sister of Joab's mother, Zeruiah.)1 - 2 Samuel 17:25


  • When David arrived at Mahanaim, he was warmly greeted by Shobi son of Nahash of Rabbah, an Ammonite, and by Makir son of Ammiel of Lo-debar, and by Barzillai of Gilead from Rogelim. - 2 Samuel 17:27


  • honey, butter, sheep, and cheese for David and those who were with him. For they said, "You must all be very tired and hungry and thirsty after your long march through the wilderness." - 2 Samuel 17:29


  • David now appointed generals and captains to lead his troops. - 2 Samuel 18:1


  • and the Israelite troops were beaten back by David's men. There was a great slaughter, and twenty thousand men laid down their lives that day. - 2 Samuel 18:7


  • During the battle, Absalom came unexpectedly upon some of David's men. He tried to escape on his mule, but as he rode beneath the thick branches of a great oak, his head got caught. His mule kept going and left him dangling in the air. - 2 Samuel 18:9


  • One of David's men saw what had happened and told Joab, "I saw Absalom dangling in a tree." - 2 Samuel 18:10


  • While David was sitting at the city gate, the watchman climbed to the roof of the gateway by the wall. As he looked, he saw a lone man running toward them. - 2 Samuel 18:24


  • He shouted the news down to David, and the king replied, "If he is alone, he has news." As the messenger came closer, - 2 Samuel 18:25


  • Now Absalom, whom we anointed to rule over us, is dead. Let's ask David to come back and be our king again." - 2 Samuel 19:10


  • Then King David sent Zadok and Abiathar, the priests, to say to the leaders of Judah, "Why are you the last ones to reinstate the king? For I have heard that all Israel is ready, and only you are holding out. - 2 Samuel 19:11


  • And David told them to tell Amasa, "Since you are my nephew, may God strike me dead if I do not appoint you as commander of my army in place of Joab." - 2 Samuel 19:13


  • Then Shimei son of Gera, the man from Bahurim in Benjamin, hurried across with the men of Judah to welcome King David. - 2 Samuel 19:16


  • "What am I going to do with you sons of Zeruiah!" David exclaimed. "This is not a day for execution but for celebration! I am once again the king of Israel!" - 2 Samuel 19:22


  • Then, turning to Shimei, David vowed, "Your life will be spared." - 2 Samuel 19:23
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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