S E C O N D S A M U E L
David having sought first the kingdom of God and
the righteousness thereof, settling the ark as soon as he was
himself well settled, we are here told how all other things were
added to him. Here is an account, I. Of his conquests. He
triumphed, 1. Over the Philistines, ver. 1. 2. Over the Moabites, ver. 2. 3. Over the king of Zobah,
ver. 3, 4. 4. Over the
Syrians, ver. 5-8, 13.
5. Over the Edomites, ver.
14. II. Of the presents that were brought him and the
wealth he got from the nations he subdued, which he dedicated to
God, ver. 9-12. III. Of
his court, the administration of his government (ver. 15), and his chief officers, ver. 16-18. This gives us a
general idea of the prosperity of David's reign.