S E C O N D S A M U E L
The last words of David, which we read in the
chapter before, were admirably good, but in this chapter we read of
some of his last works, which were none of the best; yet he
repented, and did his first works again, and so he finished well.
We have here, I. His sin, which was numbering the people in the
pride of his heart, ver.
1-9. II. His conviction of the sin, and repentance for
it, ver. 10. III. The
judgment inflicted upon him for it, ver. 11-15. IV. The staying of the
judgment, ver. 16, 17.
V. The erecting of an altar in token of God's reconciliation to him
and his people, ver.