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  • "I suggest that you mobilize the entire army of Israel, bringing them from as far away as Dan and Beersheba. That way you will have an army as numerous as the sand on the seashore. And I think that you should personally lead the troops. - 2 Samuel 17:11


  • And if David has escaped into some city, you will have the entire army of Israel there at your command. Then we can take ropes and drag the walls of the city into the nearest valley until every stone is torn down." - 2 Samuel 17:13


  • Then Absalom and all the leaders of Israel said, "Hushai's advice is better than Ahithophel's." For the LORD had arranged to defeat the counsel of Ahithophel, which really was the better plan, so that he could bring disaster upon Absalom! - 2 Samuel 17:14


  • 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 and the Israelite army set up camp in the land of Gilead. - 2 Samuel 17:26


  • 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


  • Then Joab blew the trumpet, and his men returned from chasing the army of Israel. - 2 Samuel 18:16


  • They threw Absalom's body into a deep pit in the forest and piled a great heap of stones over it. And the army of Israel fled to their homes. - 2 Samuel 18:17


  • And throughout the tribes of Israel there was much discussion and argument going on. The people were saying, "The king saved us from our enemies, the Philistines, but Absalom chased him out of the country. - 2 Samuel 19:9


  • 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


  • I know how much I sinned. That is why I have come here today, the very first person in all Israel* to greet you."1 - 2 Samuel 19:20


  • "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


  • The king then went on to Gilgal, taking Kimham with him. All the army of Judah and half the army of Israel escorted him across the river. - 2 Samuel 19:40


  • But the men of Israel complained to the king that the men of Judah had gotten to do most of the work in helping him cross the Jordan. - 2 Samuel 19:41


  • "But there are ten tribes in Israel," the others replied. "So we have ten times as much right to the king as you do. Why did you treat us with such contempt? Remember, we were the first to speak of bringing him back to be our king again." The argument continued back and forth, and the men of Judah were very harsh in their replies. - 2 Samuel 19:43


  • Then a troublemaker named Sheba son of Bicri, a man from the tribe of Benjamin, blew a trumpet and shouted, "We have nothing to do with David. We want no part of this son of Jesse. Come on, you men of Israel, let's all go home!" - 2 Samuel 20:1


  • So the men of Israel deserted David and followed Sheba. But the men of Judah stayed with their king and escorted him from the Jordan River to Jerusalem. - 2 Samuel 20:2
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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