0 SAB - Drunk with Blood: God's killings in 1 Samuel

I kill ... I wound ... I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh. Deuteronomy 32:39-42

God's Killings in 2 Samuel

Second Samuel is about David and his many killings -- all of which were approved of by God, with a single exception, "the matter of Uriah" (1 Kings 15:5). God took an active role in some of David's killings, and some of the killings were performed by God alone.

David killed the messenger who told him about Saul's death; he killed, mutilated, and hun up dead bodies; he killed two-thirds of the Moabite prisoners of war and enslaved the rest; he killed every male in Edom. And in one of his most disgusting killings, he killed seven of Saul's sons and hung them up before the Lord to stop the famine that God sent. (It worked, by the way.) "And the Lord gave David victory wherever he went.

Some of God's killing s were even worse than David's. He killed Uzzah for trying to keep the ark from falling; he slowly killed David and Bathsheba's baby to punish them for adultery; and he killed 70,000 people because David had a census that he (or Satan) told him to do.

Here is a list of the killings in Second Samuel.

  1. David killed the messenger
  2. David killed Rechab and Baanah, cut off their hands and feet, and hung their bodies over the pool
  3. God helps David smite the Philistines from the front and the rear
  4. God killed Uzzah for trying to keep the ark from falling
  5. David killed two thirds of the Moabite POWs and enslaved the rest
  6. The Lord gave David victory wherever he went
  7. David killed every male in Edom
  8. Thus did David unto all the children of Ammon
  9. God slowly kills a baby
  10. Famine and human sacrifice: Seven sons of Saul are hung up before the Lord
  11. David's mighty men and their amazing killings
  12. God killed 70,000 because David had a census that God (or Satan) told him to do

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