2. The Argument of the book, King David, and the matters conducted by him. The scope of the same.
The Argument of the book is King David, and the matters conducted by him, the vengeance exacted against parricides, his soul full of piety in his zeal for building the house of the Lord, his successes in overthrowing enemies: and next, when he had contracted the guilty of adultery and murder, the connected misfortune, and his life exercised with many calamities, and other things of this sort. His Prophecies concerning Christ are especially eminent, whose illustrious type he bears in this life. Whence also the scope of the book is with no effort found to be almost the same as that of the prior book.