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David goes on at length about how much he loves God, and how perfect God is (and how great he himself is), and then several thousand of his people are killed because God didn't like David taking a census God told David to take (ow, brain ache).

There was something about these being David's last words, but he is still very much alive at the end of the book.
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Many people get killed in a variety of nasty ways, including 2 sons and 5 grandsons of Saul to stop a famine that God sent because of something Saul did (who's already dead) sometimes God takes a while to respond when he's been annoyed.
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The ongoing power struggle between David and his son Absalom. Plenty of bloodshed on both sides, Absalom dies because he rode his mule under a tree, got his head stuck in the branches, and the mule carried on without him (sounds like a slap stick gag) before Joab stabs him to death.
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One of David's sons rapes one of David's daughters (they have different mothers). He hates her afterwards and sends her away. He ends up being killed by one of her brothers.

This brother, Absalom, then begins to try to overthrow his father and become king himself. This causes David to flee into the wilderness to escape.
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So much nasty, I don't know where to start...

David presides over the slaughter of many people, one battle kills 40,700 of the enemy.

David fancies another man's wife (broken commandment: coveting), sleeps with her & makes her pregnant (broken commandment: adultery) & then gets her husband killed in battle (just nasty) so he can have her for himself. It isn't until all of this has occurred that God steps in, all displeased. The child of David and his mistress is killed but they quickly conceive another son, also all of David's wives have to sleep with his neighbour in front of everyone.

Actually there is one nice thing David does, he decides to find a living relative of Saul to honour Jonathan and finds Jonathan's disabled son and gives him Saul's land, some servants, and invites him to eat at David's table whenever he wants.
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David is made king of all of Israel and there are more random killings and slaughtering, some more bloody than others.

Being made king doesn't change David much except for the nearly naked dancing and surrounding himself with concubines and wives. He still asks God if he should go out slaughtering and God, funnily enough, always says, 'sure go for it'.
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Saul's death now happened differently from the previous book. David is incredibly upset to find out that Saul's son Jonathan is dead, the man whose 'love to [him] was wonderful, passing the love of women'.

David uses God as a sat nav, asking him where he should go and which direction.

David is appointed king over a single house and one of Saul's surviving sons claims dominion over everything else. He's a typical biblical 'nice' guy, at one point killing a guy who's only crime seems to have been following him around.

There is of course a long war between those who follow David and those who follow Saul's line, which David slowly wins.

While all this is going on, David increases his number of wives to 7, though he has to first get Saul's daughter back (who he originally bought with enemy foreskins). She's been given to another man who is very upset at losing her.

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