"So David received of her hand that which she had brought him, and said unto her, Go up in peace to thine house; see, I have hearkened to thy voice, and have accepted thy person." 1 Samuel 25:35 KJV

Abigail's Present to David

"So David received of her hand that which she had brought him, and said unto her, Go up in peace to…

"So Joab came to the king, and told him: and when he had called for Absalom, he came to the king, and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king: and the king kissed Absalom." 2 Samuel 14:33 KJV

David Pardoning Absalom

"So Joab came to the king, and told him: and when he had called for Absalom, he came to the king, and…

Also known as Absalom's Pillar. It is traditionally ascribed to Absalom, the unruly son of King David.

Absalom's Tomb

Also known as Absalom's Pillar. It is traditionally ascribed to Absalom, the unruly son of King David.

"So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet." 2 Samuel 6:15 KJV

David Bringing the Ark to Jerusalem with Great Rejoicing

"So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound…

Scene from "The Shepherd Lad."

David

Scene from "The Shepherd Lad."

Scene from the story, "David."

David

Scene from the story, "David."

Scene from the story, "David."

David

Scene from the story, "David."

Scene from the story, "David."

David

Scene from the story, "David."

Scene from the story, "David."

David

Scene from the story, "David."

The head of Michelangelo's sculpture, David.

David

The head of Michelangelo's sculpture, David.

"Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah." 1 Samuel 16:13 KJV

Samuel Anointed David at Bethlehem

"Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of…

"So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the LORD: and they anointed David king over Israel." 2 Samuel 5:3 KJV

David Anointed King Over Israel

"So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron…

"And David built there an altar unto the LORD, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the LORD was intreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel." 2 Samuel 24:25 KJV

David Builds a New Altar

"And David built there an altar unto the LORD, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the…

"And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him." 1 Samuel 16:23 KJV

David Playing the Harp before Saul

"And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played…

"David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth." 2 Samuel 12:16 KJV

David Mourning he Death of His Child

"David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the…

"And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth." 1 Samuel 17:49 KJV

David Slaying Goliath

"And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine…

Admiral Farragut entering Mobile Bay atop the rigging of his ship during the Civil War.

Admiral David Farragut

Admiral Farragut entering Mobile Bay atop the rigging of his ship during the Civil War.

Scene from "The Shepherd Lad."

Goliath

Scene from "The Shepherd Lad."

"For the king said to Joab the captain of the host, which was with him, Go now through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan even to Beersheba, and number ye the people, that I may know the number of the people." 2 Samuel 24:2 KJV

David Instructing Joab to Number the People

"For the king said to Joab the captain of the host, which was with him, Go now through all the tribes…

"Behold, this day thine eyes have seen how that the LORD had delivered thee to day into mine hand in the cave: and some bade me kill thee: but mine eye spared thee; and I said, I will not put forth mine hand against my lord; for he is the LORD'S anointed." 1 Samuel 24:10 KJV

David Spared the Sleeping Saul

"Behold, this day thine eyes have seen how that the LORD had delivered thee to day into mine hand in…

"And he cast stones at David, and at all the servants of king David: and all the people and all the mighty men were on his right hand and on his left." 2 Samuel 16:6 KJV

Shimei Casting Stones at David

"And he cast stones at David, and at all the servants of king David: and all the people and all the…

"And Jonathan answered and said to Adonijah, Verily our lord king David hath made Solomon king." 1 King 1:43 KJV

Solomon is Crowned King

"And Jonathan answered and said to Adonijah, Verily our lord king David hath made Solomon king." 1 King…