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Why is 1 Samuel 14:49-51 missing such a large portion of Saul's family?

1 Samuel 14:49-51 tells us that: 49 Saul’s sons were Jonathan, Ishvi and Malki-Shua. The name of his older daughter was Merab, and that of the younger was Michal. 50 His wife’s name was Ahinoam ...
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In I Kings 6:12, what specifically does the Lord mean by this phrase: “then will I perform my word with thee which I spake unto David thy father”?

I Kings 6:12-13 KJV “Concerning this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I perform my ...
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Why did Ahimaaz the son of Zadok run ahead of the Cushite to Only provide good news about War Victory, & Not the Bad News about Absalom's death?

(2 Samuel 18:19-33) (New American Standard Bible 1995 ) 19 Then Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said, “Please let me run and bring the king news that the Lord has freed him from the hand of his enemies.” 20 ...
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Does Acts 13:22 misquote 1 Samuel 13:14 regarding David as "a man after God's own heart?"

In Acts 13:22 Paul speaks at Antioch in Pisidia and declares: When he [God] had removed him [Saul], he made David their king. In his testimony about him he said, ‘I have found David, son of Jesse, to ...
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In 1 Chronicles 22, is David lying when he says that the Lord said that he was barred from building the house of God because he was a man of war?

1 Chronicles 22:6-11 (KJV) 6 Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build an house for the Lord God of Israel. 7 And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to ...
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Who are the two families mentioned in Jeremiah 33:24?

Initial the text had spoken of the release from captivity of the two houses of Judah and Israel KJV Jeremiah 33 : 7 And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel to return, and ...
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What was King David thinking in Psalm 51:12?

In II Samuel 12:10-14, the prophet Nathan rebukes David for his sin(s) against Bathsheba and/or Uriah, and lays out God's punishment to David, that "the sword will never depart from your house&...
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Does "saved" mean the same thing in 2 Samuel 3:18 & Ephesians 2:8?

2 Samuel 3:18 speaks of David saving Israel: 18 Now then do it: for the Lord hath spoken of David, saying, By the hand of my servant David I will save my people Israel out of the hand of the ...
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Was David and Bathsheba's firstborn son, the one who died, the Christ? [closed]

The problem is this: David was told that the Messiah would come from his body (2 Samuel 7:12), and Matthew and Luke both record genealogies from David to Joseph. There are extra-biblical arguments ...
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Based on Jesus' Grainfield Logic in [Mark 2:23-26], what level of hunger permits people (like David/Disciples) to break commandments for food?

Did Jesus claim in Mark 2:23-26 that telling lies to get food is justified when 'hungry' (πεινάω)? He [Jesus] said to them, “Have you never read what David [Δαβίδ] did when he was in need and hungry, ...
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Are Psalm 41:1-2 & Psalm 51:11-12 referring to the same spiritual experience?

Psalm 42:1-2 (ESV): As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? Psalm 51:11-12 (ESV):...
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Did David and Saul have different afterlife theologies?

On the one hand, one could arguably say that David seemed to have believed that the dead were unconscious, based on what he said in Psalm 146:4 (YLT): His spirit goeth forth, he returneth to his ...
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Was Joab guilty of Uriah's death in 2 Samuel 11:14-17?

2 Samuel 11:14-17 ESV In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it by the hand of Uriah. 15 In the letter he wrote, “Set Uriah in the forefront of the hardest fighting, and then draw back ...
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Why was David rebuked for adultery and death of Uriah only in 2 Samuel 12?

After committing adultery David conceives a plan to get rid of Uriah.His plan involves getting the Israelites close to the wall of their enemies which culminates in the death of innocent men. 2 Samuel ...
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Why would being a "man of war" prevent David from building the temple of God (1 Chron. 22:8, 29:3, 1 Kings 8:18-19)?

There are several instances in the Old Testament (and one or two in the N/T) where we read that David was not allowed to build a temple for God: 1 Chronicles 22:8: "But the word of the LORD came ...
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In the Psalms, who is David asking God to save him from?

After David had committed adultery with Bathsheba and had Uriah murdered, Samuel laid out what God's judgment on David would be in II Sam 12:10-12,14. David would be beleaguered by people for his sin,...
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Did David's judgment between Mephibosheth and Ziba foreshadow Solomon's judgment between the two mothers?

In 2 Samuel 19, David asks Mephibosheth why he did not join him and Ziba when they fled from Absalom. Ziba claimed that Mephibosheth intended to claim the throne, and Mephibosheth claimed that Ziba ...
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Is there any scripture that supports the suggestion that Jesus's mother Mary was a descendant of King David?

I recently tried to research a question I had: "Why does the gospel of Matthew consider Jesus Christ to be a descendant of David even though Joseph was not his biological father?" Apparently ...
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Was David responsible for Saul's insane order to slaughter everyone in the city of Nob (1 Sam. 22:22)?

In the Book of First Samuel, David appears to take the blame for the massacre of the priests (and the entire city) of Nob: 1 Samuel 22:20-23: "But one son of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named ...
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Did David overreact to the theft of the poor man's lamb in 2 Samuel 12:5-6?

After hearing the story of the rich man who stole a lamb to feed his own visitor,David reacts by passing a death sentence 2 Samuel 12:5-6 NIV 5 David burned with anger against the man and said to ...
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When Jesus says "Come to me all you who are weary and heavy-laden," is he identifying himself as the Messiah by comparing himself with David?

In Matthew 11:28‭-‬30, Jesus says, "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." This language reflects 1 Samuel 22:2, where David gathered men who were in ...
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Is Psalm 51:11 proof that people in O.T. times could have the Holy Spirit indwelling them too, just like in the New Testament?

Psalm 51:11 (ESV): Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Does this mean that people in the Old Testament could have the Holy Spirit indwelling them too? ...
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Does Psalm 51:5 indicate that David was the illegitimate son of Jesse Or his woman?

Psalm 51:5 5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me. ( The following youtube video link will lead to a video of a Charismatic/Pentecostal Pastor named Brian Carn ...
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Why did King David not drink הֲדַ֣ם הָאֲנָשִׁים "The-Blood of The-Men" in [1 Chronicles 11:19]?

1 Chronicles 11:19 documents David's respectful response to three mighty men who brought him water from Bethlehem : [1 Chronicles 11:19] For he said, “God forbid that I should do this! Can I drink ...
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Why were the killings of the Gibeonites in 2 Samuel 21:1 noticed more than that of the priests at Nob in 1 Samuel 22:18-19?

1 Samuel 22:18-19 NIV 18 The king then ordered Doeg, “You turn and strike down the priests.” So Doeg the Edomite turned and struck them down. That day he killed eighty-five men who wore the linen ...
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Was it out of envy that David brought the ark out of the house of Obed-edom in 2 Samuel 6:12?

After having abandoned the Ark for more than three months David quickly removes it from the house of Obed-edom after having heard that God had blessed the house of Obed-edom. 2 Samuel 6:12 NASB 12 Now ...
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When was Psalm 26 written?

At what point in his life did David write Psalm 26, was it before or after the events of 2 Samuel 11?
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Is Jesus from the line of David?

I have been reading the New Testament in more depth for the last 3 years and am seeing a lot of discrepancies in the texts. I am feeling a bit deceived that all these years I have been told lies. ...
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Why did David not just make a sacrifice for his sins ? (Psalm 25:11,18) Why did he seek pardon directly from God?

In Psalm 25 (A Psalm of David) David expresses trust in God (v1), he requests the Lord to shew him, to teach him (v4), to lead him (v5) and to remember him (v6). Then he asks the Lord not to remember ...
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Was David a priest is the order of Melchizedek? (Ps 110) [closed]

2 Samuel 8:18 says: "...and David's sons were priests" but of the order of Melchizedek and not Aaron, as David had declared, inspired by the Holy Spirit in Ps 110. Solomon himself offered ...
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Why did God forgive David (2 Samuel 12:13), but not Judas (Matthew 27:3-4) for an identical confession of sin?

How can only the confession of David (for betraying Uriah) receive God’s forgiveness, but the identical confession along with additional repentance of Judas in Matthew 27:3-4 (for betraying Jesus) ...
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Was Tamar complicit in her rape case in 2 Samuel 13?

2 Samuel 13:12-14 NASB 12 But she said to him, “No, my brother, do not violate me, for such a thing is not done in Israel; do not do this disgraceful sin! 13 As for me, where could I [f]get rid of my ...
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"Do not stay in the stronghold"

In 1 Samuel 22:5 (NASB) But Gad the prophet said to David, “Do not stay in the stronghold; leave, and go into the land of Judah.” So David left and went into the forest of Hereth. Why must David ...
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Did the Levites fight in David's wars?

According to 1 Chronicles 12 some Levites went to join David in his fight against raiding parties and turning the kingdom over to him. 1 Chronicles 12:26 NIV 26 from Levi—4,600, 27 including Jehoiada, ...
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Did David pray to angels in Psalms 103:20-21?

Psalms 103:20-21 (NIV): 20 Praise the Lord, you his angels,       you mighty ones who do his bidding,       who obey his word. 21 Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts,       you his servants ...
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King David will not be with God as he is a descendant of an illegitimate child?

King David's ninth father, Phares the son of Judas, according to the Old Testament, was a bastard. Does this mean that David the king, a great and pious messenger and the ancestor of Jesus (according ...
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Were there two tabernacles in David's time?

During the time of David and Solomon, the original Tabernacle of the Lord made by Moses was located in Gibeon (ex. 1 Ch 16:39, 21:29). But in 2 Sam 6:17 and 1 Ch 16:1, it said David moved the ark into ...
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How did the Lord 'put away' the sin of David? 2 Samuel 12:13

And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die. [2 Samuel 12:13 KJV] How, and when, did the Lord 'put ...
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four generations from Rahab to David?

In Matthew 1:5 it appears that there are only 4 generations from Rahab to David. This doesn't seem possible. I thought that period would have been 300-400 years (Judges). Am I missing something?
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Did David choose a soft landing in option 3 in 2 Samuel 24:11-13?

After David had sinned judgement is passed and he is given three options to choose from 2 Samuel 24:11-13 NIV 11 Before David got up the next morning, the word of the Lord had come to Gad the prophet, ...
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Did David have a choice?

In 1 Samuel 13:14 we read of a David But now your kingdom shall not endure. The Lord has sought for Himself a man after His own heart, and the Lord has appointed him ruler over His people, because ...
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Why was Michal not stoned for adultery in 2 Samuel 3?

Michal had been given to David as his wife by his father king Saul after he had said he wanted the bride price to be hundred foreskins of the philistines. 1 Samuel 16:27 NIV 27 David took his men with ...
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Did David not defile himself by taking back Michal in 2 Samuel 3?

After being threatened by Saul, David leaves his wife who subsequently is given to another man. Years later when David becomes king he requests that his wife be given back to him. 2 Samuel 3:14, 15 ...
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In Acts 13:34, what are the "sure mercies of David" and how do they relate to the Messiah?

[Act 13:34 NASB] (34) "[As for the fact] that He raised Him up from the dead, no longer to return to decay, He has spoken in this way: 'I WILL GIVE YOU THE HOLY [and] SURE [blessings] OF DAVID.' ...
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Who incited David to count the fighting men of Israel? This is a contradiction [duplicate]

Who incited David to count the fighting men of Israel? God did (2 Samuel 24: 1) Satan did (I Chronicles 21:1)
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Would the Two Witnesses be a governor and a priest? [closed]

Usually, I favor more allegorical interpretation, especially of Genesis and Revelation, but I am dedicated to a literal gloss on at least the existence of two specific persons who are the referents of ...
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Why does God not just permit but seemingly encourage David's polygamy in 2 Samuel 12:8?

I'm hoping you can help. I'm struggling with a verse that seemingly supports God's approval of concubinage and taking of many wives. The context here has to do with David's lust for more women. 2 ...
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Why was Joab concerned about taking a census

I’ve read many commentaries on 2 Samuel 24:3 that debate several reasons why the census was sinful but none of them address Joab’s reason for asking. Joab was a gifted military commander and loyal to ...
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David's census of Israel

David ordered Joab to take a census of Israel. 1 Chronicles 21:5 gives 1.1 million as the census results but 2 Samuel 24:9 says 1.3 million. Why the discrepancy
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Confused about David's army

2 Sam 17:25 says "Absalom had appointed Amasa over the army in place of Joab." Why wouldn't David have taken that army with him when he fled Absalom and why would they immediately submit to ...
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