Lesson 697: II Samuel Chapter 8 & 9
"The LORD Preserved David Whithersoever!"
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II SAMUEL CHAPTER 8
1 And after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them: and David took Metheg-ammah out of the hand of the Philistines. 2 And he smote Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them down to the ground; even with two lines measured he to put to death, and with one full line to keep alive. And so the Moabites became David’s servants, and brought gifts. 3 David smote also Hadadezer, the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his border at the river Euphrates. 4 And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: and David houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for an hundred chariots. 5 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to succour Hadadezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men. 6 Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus: and the Syrians became servants to David, and brought gifts. And the Lord preserved David whithersoever he went. 7 And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadadezer, and brought them to Jerusalem. 8 And from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took exceeding much brass. 9 When Toi king of Hamath heard that David had smitten all the host of Hadadezer, 10 then Toi sent Joram his son unto king David, to salute him, and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer, and smitten him: for Hadadezer had wars with Toi. And Joram brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass: 11 which also king David did dedicate unto the Lord, with the silver and gold that he had dedicated of all nations which he subdued; 12 of Syria, and of Moab, and of the children of Ammon, and of the Philistines, and of Amalek, and of the spoil of Hadadezer, son of Rehob, king of Zobah. 13 And David gat him a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of salt, being eighteen thousand men. 14 And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, and all they of Edom became David’s servants. And the Lord preserved David whithersoever he went. 15 And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people. 16 And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder; 17 and Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Seraiah was the scribe; 18 and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over both the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David’s sons were chief rulers.
1 And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan’s sake? 2 And there was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba. And when they had called him unto David, the king said unto him, Art thou Ziba? And he said, Thy servant is he. 3 And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet. 4 And the king said unto him, Where is he? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he is in the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, in Lo-debar. 5 Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lo-debar. 6 Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come unto David, he fell on his face, and did reverence. And David said, Mephibosheth. And he answered, Behold thy servant! 7 And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually. 8 And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am? 9 Then the king called to Ziba, Saul’s servant, and said unto him, I have given unto thy master’s son all that pertained to Saul and to all his house. 10 Thou therefore, and thy sons, and thy servants, shall till the land for him, and thou shalt bring in the fruits, that thy master’s son may have food to eat: but Mephibosheth thy master’s son shall eat bread alway at my table. Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants. 11 Then said Ziba unto the king, According to all that my lord the king hath commanded his servant, so shall thy servant do. As for Mephibosheth, said the king, he shall eat at my table, as one of the king’s sons. 12 And Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Micha. And all that dwelt in the house of Ziba were servants unto Mephibosheth. 13 So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king’s table; and was lame on both his feet.
Lesson No. 697 "The LORD Preserved David Whithersoever!" II Samuel Chapters 8 and 9 11/19/2023
1) Chapter 8- King David went on to fulfill God’s purpose. In Chapter 8, God records six major victories for David and Israel. Why all the fighting? He captured cities, weapons of war, men for slaves, livestock, and much wealth. What was God’s plan through all this?
2) Verse 2 talks of David conquering the Moabites- what did he do with some of the men? Was this a good idea? Enemy in the camp?
3) David then conquered Hadadezer (verses 3-4) but what did he do with the chariots and chariot horses and why? How about the Syrians (verse 5)- how great was this victory and how wise was he to plant garrisons in Damascus? Why was David able to do all this for Israel? (hint: verse 6) With God, what???
4) With these victories, what did David collect and why? Was it just to get more wealth and ‘stuff’? Does this fall into the category of God’s commandment for us to be good stewards? (verse 7-8)
5) Then there was tribute from allies, or perhaps a nation with a common enemy (verse 9-11). What did David do with all this wealth?
6) Next was a great defeat of the Syrians of Salt Valley with more garrisons planted and slaves taken (verses 13-14). After that battle, what did David ‘gat him’. What did God promise David in chapter 7 through the prophet Nathan? Again a reminder of the Lord ‘preserving’ David in all things.
7) So how did David reign over the people of Israel? (verse 15) For many reasons, especially his obedience to God, David was the best of Israel’s kings. How about our Jesus? Note the recognition of David’s leadership team- general, recorder, priests, scribe, and rulers or governors of the people.
8) Chapter 9- After defeating the enemies of Israel and securing peace, what does David do? (verses 1-5) How did Jonathan’s son greet king David? (verse 6) Why did David have to assure him of his safety? (verse 7) Johnathan’s son sounds a lot like hid Dad ( verse 8)- loyal, humble, thankful. We see next how generous David is to him, kind’a like Jesus is to us!
9) So what did David do for Jonathan’s son and why? (verses 9-13) As our Good Shepherd has adopted us, so did David adopt Jonathan’s son!