2 Samuel 1-6

1 - David hears of Saul and Jonathan's death, and laments for them
2 - Judah crowns David, but Israel anoints Saul's son. Civil war ensues
3 - Judah gradually wins; Israel's general Abner switches to David's side, but Joab kills him. David laments Abner's death, and Joab's severity.
4 - Political opportunists kill Saul's son for David; David kills them
5 - All Israel crowns David; David conquers Jerusalem, makes it his capital, builds a palace, takes more wives, and pushes the Philistines back.
6 - David brings the ark to Jerusalem, badly at first, then obediently, rejoicing both times. Michal rains on David's (and God's) parade.

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