Chris Juby

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I summarised the Bible on Twitter between Aug 2010 and Nov 2013 - one tweet per chapter, one chapter per day.

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2 Samuel

2Sam1: A man came and told David that Saul and Jonathan were dead. David sang: "The beauty of Israel is slain. How the mighty have fallen!"

tweet 2 May 2011. 2 Samuel 1. Read this chapter in full. # 1 comment

2Sam2: David was made king of Judah. Abner made Ish-bosheth king of Israel. Their men fought and Abner killed Joab's brother Asahel.

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2Sam3: Abner argued with Ish-bosheth and offered to support David. David asked for his wife Michal. Joab killed Abner and David mourned.

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2Sam4: Ish-bosheth lost heart. His captains Rechab and Baanah killed him and took his head to David. David commanded that they be killed.

tweet 5 May 2011. 2 Samuel 4. Read this chapter in full. # Comment

2Sam5: David was anointed king over Israel. He took Jerusalem and the LORD was with him. The Philistines gathered but David defeated them.

tweet 6 May 2011. 2 Samuel 5. Read this chapter in full. # Comment

2Sam6: David brought the ark from Judah. Uzzah touched it and was struck down. As the ark came into the city David danced before the LORD.

tweet 7 May 2011. 2 Samuel 6. Read this chapter in full. # 2 comments

2Sam7: The LORD said to Nathan, "Tell David: 'I will establish your house. Your son will build my house.'" David prayed, "Who am I, O LORD?"

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2Sam8: David defeated the Philistines, the Moabites, King Hadadezer, the Arameans and the Edomites. He reigned over Israel with justice.

tweet 9 May 2011. 2 Samuel 8. Read this chapter in full. # Comment

2Sam9: David heard about Jonathan's son Mephibosheth, who was lame. He restored Saul's land to Mephibosheth and had him eat at his table.

tweet 10 May 2011. 2 Samuel 9. Read this chapter in full. # Comment

2Sam10: The King of Ammon humiliated David's servants and hired the Arameans for war. Joab defeated them and David defeated King Hadadezer.

tweet 11 May 2011. 2 Samuel 10. Read this chapter in full. # Comment

2Sam11: David lay with Uriah's wife Bathsheba and she fell pregnant. He told Joab to have Uriah killed in battle. David married Bathsheba.

tweet 12 May 2011. 2 Samuel 11. Read this chapter in full. # 1 comment

2Sam12: Nathan asked David, "Why have you done evil?" David pleaded with God but his child with Bathsheba died. Then Bathsheba bore Solomon.

tweet 13 May 2011. 2 Samuel 12. Read this chapter in full. # Comment

2Sam13: David's son Amnon sent for his sister Tamar and raped her. Tamar's brother Absalom had his servants kill Amnon and then he fled.

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2Sam14: Joab sent a wise woman to ask David to bring Absalom back. David agreed, but he would not let Absalom see his face for two years.

tweet 15 May 2011. 2 Samuel 14. Read this chapter in full. # 1 comment

2Sam15: Absalom went to Hebron and sent out spies to proclaim him king. David fled, but he told Zadok and Hushai to return to Jerusalem.

tweet 16 May 2011. 2 Samuel 15. Read this chapter in full. # Comment

2Sam16: Shimei cursed David but David spared him. Absalom came to Jerusalem. Ahithophel advised Absalom to sleep with David's concubines.

tweet 17 May 2011. 2 Samuel 16. Read this chapter in full. # Comment

2Sam17: Ahithophel wanted to pursue David, but Hushai advised gathering Israel. Absalom listened to Hushai. Hushai sent a warning to David.

tweet 18 May 2011. 2 Samuel 17. Read this chapter in full. # Comment

2Sam18: The servants of David defeated Israel. Absalom got stuck in a tree and Joab killed him. Ahimaaz and the Cushite ran to tell David.

tweet 19 May 2011. 2 Samuel 18. Read this chapter in full. # Comment

2Sam19: The king mourned for Absalom. The men of Judah came to escort him back across the Jordan. Shimei and Mephibosheth came to meet him.

tweet 20 May 2011. 2 Samuel 19. Read this chapter in full. # Comment

2Sam20: Sheba led the men of Israel to desert David. Joab killed Amasa and besieged Sheba at Abel. The people of Abel cut off Sheba's head.

tweet 21 May 2011. 2 Samuel 20. Read this chapter in full. # Comment

2Sam21: There was a famine; so David sought the LORD. He let the Gibeonites kill seven of Saul's descendants. Israel fought the Philistines.

tweet 22 May 2011. 2 Samuel 21. Read this chapter in full. # Comment

2Sam22: David sang: "The LORD is my rock; I called and he thundered from heaven; He delivered me from my enemy; I will extol you, O LORD!"

tweet 23 May 2011. 2 Samuel 22. Read this chapter in full. # 1 comment

2Sam23: David's last words were: "My house is secure with God." David's mighty men included the three who brought him water from Bethlehem.

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2Sam24: David numbered the people of Israel and then regretted it. The LORD sent a plague. David bought Araunah's field and made offerings.

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