So glad you're here to join in on the interesting stories we have
ahead of us! You may be wondering, since Samuel died in Chapter
25 of the First Book of Samuel, Why is this book called the
Second Book of Samuel? Good question. Well, the books of First
and Second Samuel were originally one book in the Hebrew Bible, known
as the "Book of Samuel" or simply "Samuel."
Then the Septuagint (a version of the Old Testament used by
Greek-speaking Christians) divided Samuel into two books, presumably
to break up the history of David. The Greek title is translated
"Books of Kingdoms," referring to the later kingdoms of Israel and
Judah. First Samuel was named "First Kingdoms," Second Samuel and
First and Second Kings were named "Second, Third, and Fourth
Kingdoms," respectively. Later the Latin Bible combined the Hebrew
and Greek titles and that's why we have First and Second Samuel, and
First and Second Kings.
In The Second Book of Samuel, we'll learn about the highlights of
king David's reign, first over the territory of Judah, and then over
the entire nation of Israel. We'll learn about how David finally
acquired the throne as king, his sins (we won't get into what those
were just yet), and the heart wrenching consequences of those sins on
his family and the nation of Israel.
Yes, David, the apple of the Lord's eye ... Sinned! Does that
surprise you? We all do it ... That temporary lapse of reason that we
experience daily in our lives. Everyone. Daily. Whether in thought,
word or deed ... Original sin is not something that can be cured, but
it can be conquered. That's why the Word of the Lord tells us to
fight the good fight Daily!
And He said to them all, If any man will come
after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily,
and follow me.
1 Corinthians 15:31
I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I
But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest
any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
Jonathan Death and Saul Death Study
The Deaths Made David Sad and David Cry
When we left off at the end of the First Book of Samuel, three of
Saul's sons had been killed in battle, and Saul, being sore wounded,
didn't want it to be said that he was killed by the Philistines. He
also knew that since he was wounded, if the Philistines came across
him fallen, they would torture him, so he entreated his armor bearer
to kill him, but he wouldn't do it, so Saul fell on his own sword.
Meanwhile, David and his men had just defeated the Amalekites which
had raided and burned down Ziklag, the Philistine town that Achish
(the king of Gath), gave to David, in which they (David, his men, and
their families) lived for the past year. They recovered all that was
stolen from them, including their wives, sons, and daughters which
the Amalekites took captive.
Unaware of the death of Saul at this point, David returned from his
victory over the Amalekites, and spent two days in Ziklag. And on the
third day, an Amalekite man arrived from Saul's camp with his clothes
torn and dirt on his head ... Remember, that was a traditional thing
they did when someone was in mourning or was very very upset.
When the man approached David, he fell on the ground to show deep
respect, then told David of the demise of Saul and his three sons,
and of the sore beating that Israel had taken. David asked this man
how he knew for certain that Saul and Jonathan were dead. He
explained to David that as he had happened by Mt. Gilboa, Saul
beckoned to him, requesting that he kill him because he was in such
misery, having been wounded. He told David that he thought Saul was
too badly hurt to ever recover, so he did as Saul asked and took the
kings crown and bracelet to bring them to David.
Jonathan Death and Saul Death Questions
David Sad and David Cry Answers
Time Out !!! Did something happen that wasn't recorded in the last
chapter of First Samuel, which is being revealed to us now? Let's go
back and take a look at the account of Saul's death in 1 Samuel,
1 Samuel 31:3-5
3 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers
hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers.
4 Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword,
and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and
thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for
he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.
5 And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he
fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him.
And now, the account from the Amalekite man to David:
2 Samuel 1:6-10
6 And the young man that told him said, As I happened by
chance upon mount Gilboa, behold, Saul leaned upon his spear; and,
lo, the chariots and horsemen followed hard after him.
7 And when he looked behind him, he saw me, and called
unto me. And I answered, Here am I.
8 And he said unto me, Who art thou? And I answered him, I
am an Amalekite.
9 He said unto me again, Stand, I pray thee, upon me, and
slay me: for anguish is come upon me, because my life is yet whole in
10 So I stood upon him, and slew him, because I was sure
that he could not live after that he was fallen: and I took the crown
that was upon his head, and the bracelet that was on his arm, and
have brought them hither unto my lord.
Jonathan Death and Saul Death Discussion
Heartbreaking David Sad and David Cry Event
Now, one of two things is possible here. First, it could be that Saul
fell on his sword, but didn't die right away. He may have appeared to
be dead, so his armor bearer killed himself, then as this Amalekite
passed by, Saul had regained consciousness enough to call out to him
and ask him to put the final touch on his attempted suicide.
This Amalekite didn't slay Saul at all, but by chance wandered by his
dead body before the Philistines discovered him dead, and took his
crown and his bracelets, supposing that he would benefit a great deal
from bearing the news to David, that he had killed his enemy. You
In either case, David was devastated at the news. He tore his clothes
and the men with him did the same.They mourned, wept, and fasted all
day for Saul, Jonathan, the people of the Lord, and the nation of
Israel because so many had died that day in battle.
Now, remember, David and Jonathan were the very best of friends.
Also, remember that David had proven in the past that though Saul
threatened his life, he had the utmost respect for him because he was
the Lord's anointed. Whether it was the truth that this Amalekite was
proclaiming to David, or a fib, David didn't appreciate it one bit,
and told the man that he was his own accuser. David didn't see
anything unjust in punishing the killer of the first anointed king of
Israel, so David commanded one of his men to kill him.
Jonathan Death and Saul Death Focus
David Sad and David Cry Reason
David mourned Saul and Jonathan through this song of lamentation. He
also commanded that the children of Judah be taught this song. It is
also written in the book of Jasher.
2 Samuel 1:19-27
19 The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how
are the mighty fallen!
20 Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of
Askelon; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the
daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.
21 Ye mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew, neither
let there be rain, upon you, nor fields of offerings: for there the
shield of the mighty is vilely cast away, the shield of Saul, as
though he had not been anointed with oil.
22 From the blood of the slain, from the fat of the
mighty, the bow of Jonathan turned not back, and the sword of Saul
returned not empty.
23 Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their
lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter
than eagles, they were stronger than lions.
24 Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed you
in scarlet, with other delights, who put on ornaments of gold upon
25 How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O
Jonathan, thou wast slain in thine high places.
26 I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very
pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful,
passing the love of women.
27 How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war
Jonathan Death and Saul Death Biblical Story
David Sad and David Cry Blessing
David had a gift and passion of music. He sang when he was rejoicing,
and he sang when he mourned. It was his way to deal with and/or
express whatever emotions or problems he was facing. It was his way
to talk to God. Prayers do not have to be spoken. There's an old
saying ... He who sings, prays twice! What a cool concept!
Your prayers to God can be in any form as long as it's from your
heart: singing, playing an instrument, painting, dancing, writing,
etc. ... God hears and sees it all. Don't keep your feelings from
Him. Don't bury something that you need to talk to God about just
because you don't want to deal with it or feel the pain anymore. Let
it out. Cry on God's shoulder as David did. Your Father wants you to
depend on Him to help you. He loves you!
Here is a related study if you are struggling with a Lost Love yourself.
One more interesting thing about this chapter that deserves noting is
that it mentions the book of Jasher. Did that title ring a bell? If
you read your own Bible along with your study of Daily Bread, you may
remember that the book of Jasher was also mentioned in the Book of
And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had
avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the
book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of Heaven, and
hasted not to go down about a whole day.
Jonathan Death and Saul Death Conclusion
David Sad and David Cry Summary
Now, we know that there isn't a book of Jasher in the King James
Version of the Bible, but it is mentioned twice, so if you like to
know bits of Bible trivia, this might be a fun thing to know ... One
might assume that Jasher is a person, but this is actually referring
to the book of the "upright" ... Or the book of the law.
Make sure to come back to Daily Bread tomorrow and find out what
happens now that Saul has died. God has big plans for Israel, and for
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