2 Samuel 5

David becomes king over all Israel, is established in Jerusalem, gains more wives, and defeats the Philistines.

  • What are some of the different names given for Jerusalem in this chapter?
  • Why did David increase in significance?
  • There is one wrong thing that David did mentioned in this chapter (v. 13). What did the Mosaic Law say about this (Deut 17:17)? How would this eventually cause a problem for David (11:2–5)? Lesson: we must obey God’s laws for His glory and our good.