2 Samuel Bible Study


The book of 2 Samuel chronicles David's anointing and reign as king of Israel. David is remembered as the greatest king in Israel's history. Because of David's faithfulness, the Lord blessed and honored David. JournalOwl takes you through 24 chapters of 2 Samuel with educational videos and thought-provoking journal questions. Join us today!


If we honor the Lord, He honors us. In this JournalOwl Bible Study challenge, you'll learn about the Israelites putting their trust in the ark of God rather than in God Himself. They identified that in order to receive the Lord's help, we must place our faith in Him and keep His commandments. In this free challenge, you will:

  • Watch a short educational video each day
  • Read a quick summary of each book (24 total) in 2 Samuel with an option to submit your own summary
  • Dive into the King Jame's version of the Bible to read 2 Samuel 
  • Answer thought-provoking questions in your JournalOwl Bible Study 
  • Participant in short quizzes and polls to test your understanding and increase comprehension
  • Live chat with other like-minded truth seekers like yourself from around-the-world



Steps (25)

Step 1: 2 Samuel - Chapter 1

A man came and told David that Saul and Jonathan were dead. David sang: "The beauty of Israel is slain. How the mighty have fallen!"

Step 2: 2 Samuel - Chapter 2

David was made king of Judah. Abner made Ish-bosheth king of Israel. Their men fought and Abner killed Joab's brother Asahel.

Step 3: 2 Samuel - Chapter 3

Abner argued with Ish-bosheth and offered to support David. David asked for his wife Michal. Joab killed Abner and David mourned.

Step 4: 2 Samuel - Chapter 4

Ish-bosheth lost heart. His captains Rechab and Baanah killed him and took his head to David. David commanded that they be killed.

Step 5: 2 Samuel - Chapter 5

David was anointed king over Israel. He took Jerusalem and the LORD was with him. The Philistines gathered but David defeated them.

Step 6: 2 Samuel - Chapter 6

David brought the ark from Judah. Uzzah touched it and was struck down. As the ark came into the city David danced before the LORD.

Step 7: 2 Samuel - Chapter 7

The LORD said to Nathan, "Tell David: 'I will establish your house. Your son will build my house.'" David prayed, "Who am I, O LORD?"

Step 8: 2 Samuel - Chapter 8

David defeated the Philistines, the Moabites, King Hadadezer, the Arameans and the Edomites. He reigned over Israel with justice.

Step 9: 2 Samuel - Chapter 9

David heard about Jonathan's son Mephibosheth, who was lame. He restored Saul's land to Mephibosheth and had him eat at his table.

Step 10: 2 Samuel - Chapter 10

The King of Ammon humiliated David's servants and hired the Arameans for war. Joab defeated them and David defeated King Hadadezer.

Step 11: 2 Samuel - Chapter 11

David lay with Uriah's wife Bathsheba and she fell pregnant. He told Joab to have Uriah killed in battle. David married Bathsheba.

Step 12: 2 Samuel - Chapter 12

Nathan asked David, "Why have you done evil?" David pleaded with God but his child with Bathsheba died. Then Bathsheba bore Solomon.

Step 13: 2 Samuel - Chapter 13

David's son Amnon sent for his sister Tamar and raped her. Tamar's brother Absalom had his servants kill Amnon and then he fled.

Step 14: 2 Samuel - Chapter 14

Joab sent a wise woman to ask David to bring Absalom back. David agreed, but he would not let Absalom see his face for two years.

Step 15: 2 Samuel - Chapter 15

Absalom went to Hebron and sent out spies to proclaim him king. David fled, but he told Zadok and Hushai to return to Jerusalem.

Step 16: 2 Samuel - Chapter 16

Shimei cursed David but David spared him. Absalom came to Jerusalem. Ahithophel advised Absalom to sleep with David's concubines.

Step 17: 2 Samuel - Chapter 17

Ahithophel wanted to pursue David, but Hushai advised gathering Israel. Absalom listened to Hushai. Hushai sent a warning to David.

Step 18: 2 Samuel - Chapter 18

The servants of David defeated Israel. Absalom got stuck in a tree and Joab killed him. Ahimaaz and the Cushite ran to tell David.

Step 19: 2 Samuel - Chapter 19

The king mourned for Absalom. The men of Judah came to escort him back across the Jordan. Shimei and Mephibosheth came to meet him.

Step 20: 2 Samuel - Chapter 20

Sheba led the men of Israel to desert David. Joab killed Amasa and besieged Sheba at Abel. The people of Abel cut off Sheba's head.

Step 21: 2 Samuel - Chapter 21

There was a famine; so David sought the LORD. He let the Gibeonites kill seven of Saul's descendants. Israel fought the Philistines.

Step 22: 2 Samuel - Chapter 22

David sang: "The LORD is my rock; I called and he thundered from heaven; He delivered me from my enemy; I will extol you, O LORD!"

Step 23: 2 Samuel - Chapter 23

David's last words were: "My house is secure with God." David's mighty men included the three who brought him water from Bethlehem.

Step 24: 2 Samuel - Chapter 24

David numbered the people of Israel and then regretted it. The LORD sent a plague. David bought Araunah's field and made offerings.

Step 25: Quiz

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