And it cameH1961 to pass, after the yearH8141 was expired,H8666 at the timeH6256 when kingsH4428 goH3318 forthH3318 to battle, that DavidH1732 sentH7971 Joab,H3097 and his servantsH5650 with him, and allH3605 Israel;H3478 and they destroyedH7843 the childrenH1121 of Ammon,H5983 and besiegedH6696 Rabbah.H7237 But DavidH1732 tarriedH3427 still at Jerusalem.H3389
And it cameH1961 to pass in an evening,H6256 H6153 that DavidH1732 aroseH6965 from offH5921 his bed,H4904 and walkedH1980 on the roofH1406 of the king'sH4428 house:H1004 and from the roofH1406 he sawH7200 a womanH802 washingH7364 herself; and the womanH802 was veryH3966 beautifulH2896 to lookH4758 on.
And DavidH1732 sentH7971 and inquiredH1875 after the woman.H802 And one said,H559 Is not thisH2063 Bathsheba,H1339 the daughterH1323 of Eliam,H463 the wifeH802 of UriahH223 the Hittite?H2850
And DavidH1732 sentH7971 messengers,H4397 and tookH3947 her; and she cameH935 in to him, and he layH7901 with her; for she was purifiedH6942 from her uncleanness:H2932 and she returnedH7725 to her house.H1004
And the womanH802 conceived,H2029 and sentH7971 and toldH5046 David,H1732 and said,H559 I am with child.H2030
And DavidH1732 sentH7971 to Joab,H3097 saying,H559 SendH7971 me UriahH223 the Hittite.H2850 And JoabH3097 sentH7971 UriahH223 to David.H1732
And when UriahH223 was comeH935 to him, DavidH1732 demandedH7592 of him how JoabH3097 did,H7965 and how the peopleH5971 did,H7965 and how the warH4421 prospered.H7965
And DavidH1732 saidH559 to Uriah,H223 GoH3381 downH3381 to your house,H1004 and washH7364 your feet.H7272 And UriahH223 departedH3318 out of the king'sH4428 house,H1004 and there followedH3318 H310 him a messH4864 of meat from the king.H4428
But UriahH223 sleptH7901 at the doorH6607 of the king'sH4428 houseH1004 with allH3605 the servantsH5650 of his lord,H113 and wentH3381 not downH3381 to his house.H1004
And when they had toldH5046 David,H1732 saying,H559 UriahH223 wentH3381 not downH3381 to his house,H1004 DavidH1732 saidH559 to Uriah,H223 CameH935 you not from your journey?H1870 whyH4069 then did you not goH3381 downH3381 to your house?H1004
And UriahH223 saidH559 to David,H1732 The ark,H727 and Israel,H3478 and Judah,H3063 abideH3427 in tents;H5521 and my lordH113 Joab,H3097 and the servantsH5650 of my lord,H113 are encampedH2583 in the openH6440 fields;H7704 shall I then goH935 intoH413 my house,H1004 to eatH398 and to drink,H8354 and to lieH7901 with my wife?H802 as you live,H2416 and as your soulH5315 lives,H2416 I will not doH6213 thisH2088 thing.H1697
And DavidH1732 saidH559 to Uriah,H223 TarryH3427 hereH2088 to dayH3117 also,H1571 and to morrowH4279 I will let you depart.H7971 So UriahH223 stayedH3427 in JerusalemH3389 that day,H3117 and the morrow.H4283
And when DavidH1732 had calledH7121 him, he did eatH398 and drinkH8354 beforeH6440 him; and he made him drunk:H7937 and at evenH6153 he wentH3318 out to lieH7901 on his bedH4904 with the servantsH5650 of his lord,H113 but wentH3381 not downH3381 to his house.H1004
And it cameH1961 to pass in the morning,H1242 that DavidH1732 wroteH3789 a letterH5612 to Joab,H3097 and sentH7971 it by the handH3027 of Uriah.H223
And he wroteH3789 in the letter,H5612 saying,H559 SetH3051 you UriahH223 in the forefrontH4136 H6440 of the hottestH2389 battle,H4421 and retireH7725 you from him, that he may be smitten,H5221 and die.H4191
And it cameH1961 to pass, when JoabH3097 observedH8104 the city,H5892 that he assignedH5414 UriahH223 to a placeH4725 whereH834 he knewH3045 that valiantH2428 menH582 were.
And the menH582 of the cityH5892 wentH3318 out, and foughtH3898 with Joab:H3097 and there fellH5307 some of the peopleH5971 of the servantsH5650 of David;H1732 and UriahH223 the HittiteH2850 diedH4191 also.H1571
Then JoabH3097 sentH7971 and toldH5046 DavidH1732 allH3605 the thingsH1697 concerning the war;H4421
And chargedH6680 the messenger,H4397 saying,H559 When you have made an endH3615 of tellingH1696 the mattersH1697 of the warH4421 to the king,H4428
And ifH518 so be that the king'sH4428 wrathH2534 arise,H5927 and he sayH559 to you, WhyH4069 approachedH5066 you so near to the cityH5892 when you did fight?H3898 knewH3045 you not that they would shootH3384 from the wall?H2346
WhoH4310 smoteH5221 AbimelechH40 the sonH1121 of Jerubbesheth?H3380 did not a womanH802 castH7993 a pieceH6400 of a millstoneH7393 on him from the wall,H2346 that he diedH4191 in Thebez?H8405 whyH4100 wentH5066 you nearH5066 the wall?H2346 then sayH559 you, Your servantH5650 UriahH223 the HittiteH2850 is deadH4191 also.H1571
So the messengerH4397 went,H3212 and cameH935 and showedH5046 DavidH1732 allH3605 that JoabH3097 had sentH7971 him for.
And the messengerH4397 saidH559 to David,H1732 SurelyH3588 the menH582 prevailedH1396 againstH5921 us, and cameH3318 out to us into the field,H7704 and we were on them even to the enteringH6607 of the gate.H8179
And the shootersH3384 shotH3384 from offH5921 the wallH2346 on your servants;H5650 and some of the king'sH4428 servantsH5650 be dead,H4191 and your servantH5650 UriahH223 the HittiteH2850 is deadH4191 also.H1571
Then DavidH1732 saidH559 to the messenger,H4397 ThusH3541 shall you sayH559 to Joab,H3097 Let not thisH2088 thingH1697 displeaseH7489 H5869 you, for the swordH2719 devoursH398 oneH2088 as wellH2090 as another:H2090 make your battleH4421 more strongH2388 againstH413 the city,H5892 and overthrowH2040 it: and encourageH2388 you him.
And when the wifeH802 of UriahH223 heardH8085 that UriahH223 her husbandH376 was dead,H4191 she mournedH5594 for her husband.H1167
And when the mourningH60 was past,H5493 DavidH1732 sentH7971 and fetchedH622 her to his house,H1004 and she becameH1961 his wife,H802 and boreH3205 him a son.H1121 But the thingH1697 that DavidH1732 had doneH6213 displeasedH7489 H5869 the LORD.H3068