2 Samuel Topical Outline

Introduction
Chapter 1
David kills a kind Amalekite 1:1-27
Chapter 2
David becomes king of Judah 2:1-7
Ishbosheth becomes king of Israel 2:8-11
The young men "play" before Abner and Joab 2:12-16
Squabbles between Judah and Israel 2:17-31
Chapter 3
David impregnates six women 3:1-5
Abner revolts against Ishbosheth 3:6-11
David steals Michal from her husband 3:12-16
Joel kills Abner 3:17-39
Chapter 4
Baanah and Rechab kill Ishbosheth 4:1-6
Ishbosheth's head is brought to David 4:7-8
David kills Rechab and Baanah, cuts off their hands and feet, and hangs their bodies over the pool 4:9-12
Chapter 5
David becomes king of Israel 5:1-5
David occupies Jerusalem, calling it "The City of David" 5:6-10
David takes more wives and concubines 5:11-16
God helps David smite the Philistines (twice) 5:17-25
Chapter 6
God kills Uzzah for protecting the ark 6:1-6
David dances nearly naked in front of God and everybody 6:7-23
Chapter 7
David, God, and Nathan talk about houses and stuff 7:1-29
Chapter 8
God gave David victory wherever he went 8:1-18
Chapter 9
David finds someone in Saul's family to be kind to 9:1-13
Chapter 10
David comforts the Ammonites 10:1-2
David attacks the Ammonites and slaughters the Syrians 10:3-19
Chapter 11
David sends Joab to destroy the Ammonites 11:1
David impregnates Bathsheba 11:2-5
David has Uriah killed 11:6-25
David marries Bathsheba and she has a son 11:26-27
Chapter 12
Nathan's parable 12:1-4
David's response 12:5-6
That man is you. And this will be your punishment. 12:7-14
God kills a baby 12:15-23
David comforts Bathsheba and Solomon is born 12:24-25
David tortures the children of Ammon 12:26-31
Chapter 13
Amnon rapes his half-sister Tamar 13:1-19
Absalom kills Amnon for raping his sister 13:20-39
Chapter 14
The woman of Tekoah 14:1-20
Absalom comes home to Jerusalem 14:21-33
Chapter 15
Absalom conspires against David 15:1-12
David runs away (leaving his concubines to keep house) 15:13-37
Chapter 16
Ziba and David meet again 16:1-4
Shimei curses and throws stones at David 16:5-14
Absalom has sex with his father's ten concubines (in front of all the people) 16:15-23
Chapter 17
Ahithophel's plan 17:1-4
Hushai's plan 17:5-13
Hushai's plan is accepted (so God could bring evil on Absalom) 17:14
David is warned 17:15-22
Ahithophel hangs himself 17:23-29
Chapter 18
David's men fight Absalom, killing 20,000 Israelites 18:1-8
Absalom is killed 18:9-33
Chapter 19
David crosses the Jordan River 19:1-43
Chapter 20
Sheba blew a trumpet 20:1-2
David punishes his concubines (for being publicly raped by his son Absalom) 20:3
Joab murders Amasa (by smiting him under the fifth rib) 20:4-14
Sheba is decapitated 20:15-26
Chapter 21
Seven sons are hung up before the Lord to end a famine 21:1-14
More wars and giant killing 21:15-22
Chapter 22
David's song to God 22:1-51
Chapter 23
David's last words 23:1-7
David's 36 (or 37) mighty men 23:8-39
Chapter 24
God tells David to have a census 24:1-9
God kills 200,000 people because of the census 24:10-25