Inscription and Author, 1. The Argument of the book, King David, and the matters conducted by him. The scope of the same, 2. It embraces the matters conducted through forty years and six months, 3. The parts of the book are three. I. The happy state of King David and his Kingdom (2 Samuel 1-10). II. The unhappy state of King David and his Kingdom because of great sins (2 Samuel 11-18). III. The restoration of King David and his Kingdom for the better (2 Samuel 19-24). A Synoptic Table, and the Interpreters of the book, Ancient, Reformed, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, and Hebrew, 4.