Commentary > 1 Samuel
1 Samuel 14:24-52 Saul's rash curse; Continuing wars
1 Samuel 1 Hannah's vow; The birth of Samuel
1 Samuel 2 Hannah's prophetic prayer; Eli and his wicked sons
1 Samuel 3 The Lord calls Samuel
1 Samuel 4 The Philistines capture the ark; The death of Eli; Ichabod
1 Samuel 5:1-7:1 The ark in Philistia: Dagon broken and plague
1 Samuel 7:2-8:22 Ark returned; Samuel judges Israel; Israel asks for a king
1 Samuel 9:1-26 Saul chosen as king
1 Samuel 9:27-10:27 Saul anointed and proclaimed king
1 Samuel 11 Saul defends Jabesh Gilead; Israel accepts Saul as king
1 Samuel 12 Samuel's address to the people
1 Samuel 13 War with the Philistines; Saul's sinful sacrifice
1 Samuel 14:1-23 Jonathan defeats the Philistines
1 Samuel 15 War with Amalek: Agag spared; God rejects Saul as king
1 Samuel 16 David anointed king; Distressing spirit troubles Saul
1 Samuel 17:1-30 Israel faces Goliath
1 Samuel 17:31-58 David defeats Goliath
1 Samuel 18 Jonathan and David; Saul resents David; David marries Michal
1 Samuel 19 Saul still tries to have David killed; Judgment on the wicked
1 Samuel 20 Jonathan's loyalty
1 Samuel 21:13-15 David feigns madness; Happiness from trusting in God
1 Samuel 21:1-12 David and the showbread; Flees to Gath; Prays for relief
1 Samuel 22:6-23 Saul murders priests; End of wicked and peace for the godly
1 Samuel 22:1-5 David escapes to the cave of Adullam; David's 400 men; Prayer for relief from persecutors
1 Samuel 23:15-29 David in the wilderness; God answers prayer for deliverance
1 Samuel 23:1-14 David saves Keilah; Into wilderness; Joy in God's fellowship
1 Samuel 24 Prayer for safety from enemies; David spares Saul
1 Samuel 25 Death of Samuel; Nabal and Abigail; David marries Abigail
1 Samuel 26 David spares Saul again
1 Samuel 27:1-28:2 David joins the Philistines; David's army grows; Philistines reject David; Manassites defect to him
1 Samuel 28:3-25 Saul consults the medium of En Dor; Death of Saul and his sons
1 Samuel 30 David defeats the Amalekites