NASB — 2 Samuel 11 — KJV

Bathsheba, David’s Great Sin

1 aThen it happened Ibin the spring, at the time when kings go out [to battle], that David sent Joab and his servants with him and all Israel, and they destroyed the sons of Ammon and cbesieged Rabbah. But David stayed at Jerusalem.

[1] ILit at the return of the year a1Ch 20:1 b2S 10:14; 1K 20:22, 26 c2S 12:26-29; Jr 49:2, 3; Am 1:14

2 ¶ Now when evening came David arose from his bed and walked around on athe roof of the king’s house, and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful in appearance. 3 So David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, “Is this not aBathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of bUriah the Hittite?” 4 David sent messengers and took her, and when she came to him, ahe lay with her; band when she had purified herself from her uncleanness, she returned to her house. 5 The woman conceived; and she sent and told David, and said, “aI am pregnant.”

[2] aDt 22:8; 1S 9:25; Mt 24:17; Ac 10:9
[3] a1Ch 3:5 b2S 23:39
[4] aPs 51: title; Jm 1:14, 15 bLv 12:2-5; 15:18-28; 18:19
[5] aLv 20:10; Dt 22:22

6 ¶ Then David sent to Joab, [saying], “Send me Uriah the Hittite.” So Joab sent Uriah to David. 7 When Uriah came to him, aDavid asked concerning the welfare of Joab and Ithe people and the state of the war. 8 Then David said to Uriah, “Go down to your house, and awash your feet.” And Uriah went out of the king’s house, and a present from the king Iwas sent out after him. 9 But Uriah slept aat the door of the king’s house with all the servants of his lord, and did not go down to his house. 10 Now when they told David, saying, “Uriah did not go down to his house,” David said to Uriah, “Have you not come from a journey? Why did you not go down to your house?” 11 Uriah said to David, “aThe ark and Israel and Judah are staying in Itemporary shelters, and my lord Joab and bthe servants of my lord are camping in the open field. Shall I then go to my house to eat and to drink and to lie with my wife? By your life and the life of your soul, I will not do this thing.” 12 Then David said to Uriah, “aStay here today also, and tomorrow I will let you go.” So Uriah remained in Jerusalem that day and the Inext. 13 Now David called him, and he ate and drank before him, and he amade him drunk; and in the evening he went out to lie on his bed bwith his lord’s servants, but he did not go down to his house.

[7] ILit welfare of aGn 37:14; 1S 17:22
[8] ILit went out aGn 43:24; Lk 7:44
[9] a1K 14:27, 28
[11] IOr booths a2S 7:2, 6 b2S 20:6
[12] ILit morrow aJb 20:12-14
[13] aPv 20:1; 23:29-35 b2S 11:9

14 ¶ Now in the morning David awrote a letter to Joab and sent [it] by the hand of Uriah. 15 aHe had written in the letter, saying, “IPlace Uriah in the front line of the IIfiercest battle and withdraw from him, bso that he may be struck down and die.” 16 So it was as Joab kept watch on the city, that he put Uriah at the place where he knew there [were] valiant men. 17 The men of the city went out and fought against Joab, and some of the people among David’s servants fell; and aUriah the Hittite also died. 18 Then Joab sent and reported to David all the events of the war. 19 He charged the messenger, saying, “When you have finished telling all the events of the war to the king, 20 and if it happens that the king’s wrath rises and he says to you, ‘Why did you go so near to the city to fight? Did you not know that they would shoot from the wall? 21 Who astruck down Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? Did not a woman throw an upper millstone on him from the wall so that he died at Thebez? Why did you go so near the wall?’—then you shall say, ‘Your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.’”

[14] a1K 21:8-10
[15] ILit Give IILit strong aEc 8:11; Jr 17:9 b2S 12:9
[17] a2S 11:21
[21] aJg 9:50-54

22 ¶ So the messenger departed and came and reported to David all that Joab had sent him [to tell]. 23 The messenger said to David, “The men prevailed against us and came out against us in the field, but we Ipressed them as far as the entrance of the gate. 24 Moreover, the archers shot at your servants from the wall; so some of the king’s servants are dead, and your servant Uriah the Hittite is also dead.” 25 Then David said to the messenger, “Thus you shall say to Joab, ‘Do not let this thing Idisplease you, for the sword devours one as well as another; make your battle against the city stronger and overthrow it’; and [so] encourage him.”

[23] ILit were upon
[25] ILit be evil in your sight

26 ¶ Now when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, ashe mourned for her husband. 27 When the [time of] mourning was over, David sent and Ibrought her to his house and ashe became his wife; then she bore him a son. But bthe thing that David had done was evil in the sight of the LORD.

[26] aGn 50:10; Dt 34:8; 1S 31:13
[27] ILit gathered a2S 12:9 bPs 51:4, 5


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While Joab besieged Rabbah, David committeth adultery with Bath-sheba.

1 ¶ And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth [to battle], that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem.

[1] Dt 3:11; 2S 12:26; 1K 20:22, 26; 1Ch 20:1; 2Ch 36:10; Ec 3:8; Ezk 21:20; Zc 14:3.

2 ¶ And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman [was] very beautiful to look upon. 3 And David sent and enquired after the woman. And [one] said, [Is] not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite? 4 And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house. 5 And the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I [am] with child.

[2] Gn 3:6; 6:2; 34:2; 39:6; Dt 22:8; 2S 4:5, 7; Jb 31:1; Ps 119:37; Pv 6:25; 19:15; 24:33; 31:30; Jr 19:13; Mt 5:28; 10:27; 26:40; Ac 10:9; 1Th 5:6; 1P 4:7; 1Jn 2:16.
[3] 2S 23:39; 1Ch 3:5; 11:41; Jr 5:8; Ho 7:6; Jm 1:14.
[4] Gn 39:7; Lv 12:2; 15:19, 29; 18:19; Jb 31:9; Ps 50:18; 51:1; Pv 30:20; Jm 1:14.
[5] Dt 22:22; Pv 6:34.

Uriah, sent for by David to cover the adultery, would not go home neither sober nor drunken.

6 ¶ And David sent to Joab, [saying], Send me Uriah the Hittite. And Joab sent Uriah to David. 7 And when Uriah was come unto him, David demanded [of him] how Joab did, and how the people did, and how the war prospered. 8 And David said to Uriah, Go down to thy house, and wash thy feet. And Uriah departed out of the king's house, and there followed him a mess [of meat] from the king. 9 But Uriah slept at the door of the king's house with all the servants of his lord, and went not down to his house. 10 And when they had told David, saying, Uriah went not down unto his house, David said unto Uriah, Camest thou not from [thy] journey? why [then] didst thou not go down unto thine house? 11 And Uriah said unto David, The ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents; and my lord Joab, and the servants of my lord, are encamped in the open fields; shall I then go into mine house, to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? [as] thou livest, and [as] thy soul liveth, I will not do this thing. 12 And David said to Uriah, Tarry here to day also, and to morrow I will let thee depart. So Uriah abode in Jerusalem that day, and the morrow. 13 And when David had called him, he did eat and drink before him; and he made him drunk: and at even he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but went not down to his house.

[6] Gn 4:7; 38:18; 1S 15:30; Jb 20:12; Pv 28:13; Is 29:13; Mt 26:70, 72, 74.
[7] Gn 29:6; 37:14; 1S 17:22.
[8] Gn 18:4; 19:2; 43:34; Ps 12:2; 44:21; 55:21; Is 29:15; Lk 12:2; He 4:13.
[9] Jb 5:12; Pv 21:30.
[11] 1S 1:26; 4:4; 14:18; 17:55; 20:3; 25:26; 2S 7:2, 6; 14:19; 20:6; Is 22:12; Mt 10:24; Jn 13:14; 1Co 9:25; 2Ti 2:3, 12; He 12:1.
[12] Jr 2:22, 37.
[13] Gn 19:32; Ex 32:21; 2S 11:9; Hab 2:15.

He carrieth to Joab the letter of his death.

14 ¶ And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent [it] by the hand of Uriah. 15 And he wrote in the letter, saying, Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten, and die. 16 And it came to pass, when Joab observed the city, that he assigned Uriah unto a place where he knew that valiant men [were]. 17 And the men of the city went out, and fought with Joab: and there fell [some] of the people of the servants of David; and Uriah the Hittite died also.

[14] 1K 21:8; Ps 19:13; 52:2; 62:9; Jr 9:1; 17:9; Mi 7:3.
[15] 1S 18:17, 21, 25; 2S 11:17; 12:9; Ps 51:4, 14; Jr 20:13.
[16] 1S 22:17; 2S 3:27; 11:21; 20:9; 1K 2:5, 31; 21:12; 2K 10:6; Pv 29:12; Ho 5:11; Ac 5:29.
[17] 2S 12:9; Ps 51:14.

Joab sendeth the news thereof to David.

18 ¶ Then Joab sent and told David all the things concerning the war; 19 And charged the messenger, saying, When thou hast made an end of telling the matters of the war unto the king, 20 And if so be that the king's wrath arise, and he say unto thee, Wherefore approached ye so nigh unto the city when ye did fight? knew ye not that they would shoot from the wall? 21 Who smote Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? did not a woman cast a piece of a millstone upon him from the wall, that he died in Thebez? why went ye nigh the wall? then say thou, Thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.

[21] Jg 6:32; 7:1; 9:53; 2S 3:27, 34; Ps 39:8; Is 14:10; Ezk 16:51.

22 ¶ So the messenger went, and came and shewed David all that Joab had sent him for. 23 And the messenger said unto David, Surely the men prevailed against us, and came out unto us into the field, and we were upon them even unto the entering of the gate. 24 And the shooters shot from off the wall upon thy servants; and [some] of the king's servants be dead, and thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also. 25 Then David said unto the messenger, Thus shalt thou say unto Joab, Let not this thing displease thee, for the sword devoureth one as well as another: make thy battle more strong against the city, and overthrow it: and encourage thou him.

[25] Jsh 7:8; 1S 6:9; 2S 12:26; Ec 9:1, 11.

David taketh Bath-sheba to wife.

26 ¶ And when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband. 27 And when the mourning was past, David sent and fetched her to his house, and she became his wife, and bare him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the LORD.

[26] Gn 27:41; 2S 3:31; 14:2.
[27] Gn 38:10; Dt 22:29; 2S 3:2; 5:13; 12:9; 1Ch 21:7; Ps 5:6; 51:4; He 13:4.


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