1 H8141 And it came to pass, after the year H8666 had ended H6256 , at the time H4428 H4397 [H8675] when kings H3318 [H8800] go forth H1732 to battle, that David H7971 [H8799] sent H3097 Joab H5650 , and his servants H3478 with him, and all Israel H7843 [H8686] ; and they destroyed H1121 the children H5983 of Ammon H6696 [H8799] , and destroyed H7237 Rabbah H1732 . But David H3427 [H8802] tarried still H3389 at Jerusalem.
2 H6153 H6256 And it came to pass in an evening H1732 , that David H6965 [H8799] arose H4904 from off his bed H1980 [H8691] , and walked H1406 upon the roof H4428 of the king's H1004 house H1406 : and from the roof H7200 [H8799] he saw H802 a woman H7364 [H8801] washing H802 herself; and the woman H3966 was very H2896 beautiful H4758 to look upon.
3 H1732 And David H7971 [H8799] sent H1875 [H8799] and enquired H802 after the woman H559 [H8799] . And one said H1339 , Is not this Bathsheba H1323 , the daughter H463 of Eliam H802 , the wife H223 of Uriah H2850 the Hittite?
4 H1732 And David H7971 [H8799] sent H4397 messengers H3947 [H8799] , and took H935 [H8799] her; and she came in H7901 [H8799] to him, and he lay H6942 [H8693] with her; for she was purified H2932 from her uncleanness H7725 [H8799] : and she returned H1004 to her house.
5 H802 And the woman H2029 [H8799] conceived H7971 [H8799] , and sent H5046 [H8686] and told H1732 David H559 [H8799] , and said H2030 , I am with child.
6 H1732 And David H7971 [H8799] sent H3097 to Joab H7971 [H8798] , saying, Send H223 me Uriah H2850 the Hittite H3097 . And Joab H7971 [H8799] sent H223 Uriah H1732 to David.
7 H223 And when Uriah H935 [H8799] had come H1732 to him, David H7592 [H8799] enquired H3097 of him how Joab H7965 did H5971 , and how the people H7965 did H4421 , and how the war H7965 prospered.
8 H1732 And David H559 [H8799] said H223 to Uriah H3381 [H8798] , Go down H1004 to thy house H7364 [H8798] , and wash H7272 thy feet H223 . And Uriah H3318 [H8799] departed out H4428 of the king's H1004 house H310 , and there followed H4864 him a present H4428 from the king.
9 H223 But Uriah H7901 [H8799] slept H6607 at the door H4428 of the king's H1004 house H5650 with all the servants H113 of his lord H3381 [H8804] , and went not down H1004 to his house.
10 H5046 [H8686] And when they had told H1732 David H559 [H8800] , saying H223 , Uriah H3381 [H8804] went not down H1004 to his house H1732 , David H559 [H8799] said H223 to Uriah H935 [H8802] , Camest H1870 thou not from thy journey H3381 [H8804] ? why then didst thou not go down H1004 to thy house?
11 H223 And Uriah H559 [H8799] said H1732 to David H727 , The ark H3478 , and Israel H3063 , and Judah H3427 [H8802] , abide H5521 in tents H113 ; and my lord H3097 Joab H5650 , and the servants H113 of my lord H2583 [H8802] , are encamped H6440 in the open H7704 fields H589 ; shall I H935 [H8799] then go H1004 into my house H398 [H8800] , to eat H8354 [H8800] and to drink H7901 [H8800] , and to lie H802 with my wife H2416 ? as thou livest H5315 , and as thy soul H2416 liveth H6213 [H8799] , I will not do H1697 this thing.
12 H1732 And David H559 [H8799] said H223 to Uriah H3427 [H8798] , Tarry H3117 here to day H4279 also, and to morrow H7971 [H8762] I will let thee depart H223 . So Uriah H3427 [H8799] abode H3389 in Jerusalem H3117 that day H4283 , and the next.
13 H1732 And when David H7121 [H8799] had called H398 [H8799] him, he ate H8354 [H8799] and drank H6440 before H7937 [H8762] him; and he made him drunk H6153 : and at evening H3318 [H8799] he went out H7901 [H8800] to lie H4904 on his bed H5650 with the servants H113 of his lord H3381 [H8804] , but went not down H1004 to his house.
14 H1242 And it came to pass in the morning H1732 , that David H3789 [H8799] wrote H5612 a letter H3097 to Joab H7971 [H8799] , and sent H3027 it by the hand H223 of Uriah.
15 H3789 [H8799] And he wrote H5612 in the letter H559 [H8800] , saying H3051 [H8798] , Set H223 ye Uriah H6440 H4136 in the front line H2389 of the hottest H4421 battle H7725 [H8804] , and retire H310 ye from him H5221 [H8738] , that he may be smitten H4191 [H8804] , and die.
16 H3097 And it came to pass, when Joab H8104 [H8800] observed H5892 the city H5414 [H8799] , that he assigned H223 Uriah H4725 to a place H3045 [H8804] where he knew H2428 that valiant H582 men were.
17 H582 And the men H5892 of the city H3318 [H8799] went out H3898 [H8735] , and fought H3097 with Joab H5307 [H8799] : and there fell H5971 some of the people H5650 of the servants H1732 of David H223 ; and Uriah H2850 the Hittite H4191 [H8799] died also.
18 H3097 Then Joab H7971 [H8799] sent H5046 [H8686] and told H1732 David H1697 all the things H4421 concerning the war;
19 H6680 [H8762] And charged H4397 the messenger H559 [H8800] , saying H3615 [H8763] , When thou hast finished H1696 [H8763] telling H1697 the matters H4421 of the war H4428 to the king,
20 H4428 And if the king's H2534 wrath H5927 [H8799] shall rise H559 [H8804] , and he shall say H5066 [H8738] to thee, Why approached ye so near H5892 to the city H3898 [H8736] for the fight H3045 [H8804] ? knew H3384 [H8686] ye not that they would shoot H2346 from the wall?
21 H5221 [H8689] Who smote H40 Abimelech H1121 the son H3380 of Jerubbesheth H802 ? did not a woman H7993 [H8689] cast H6400 a piece H7393 of a millstone H2346 upon him from the wall H4191 [H8799] , that he died H8405 in Thebez H5066 [H8738] ? why went ye near H2346 the wall H559 [H8804] ? then say H5650 thou, Thy servant H223 Uriah H2850 the Hittite H4191 [H8804] is dead also.
22 H4397 So the messenger H3212 [H8799] went H935 [H8799] , and came H5046 [H8686] and showed H1732 David H3097 all that Joab H7971 [H8804] had sent him for.
23 H4397 And the messenger H559 [H8799] said H1732 to David H582 , Surely the men H1396 [H8804] prevailed H3318 [H8799] against us, and came out H7704 to us into the field H6607 , and we were upon them even to the entrance H8179 of the gate.
24 H3384 [H8688] And the shooters H3384 [H8686] shot H2346 from off the wall H5650 upon thy servants H4428 ; and some of the king's H5650 servants H4191 [H8799] are dead H5650 , and thy servant H223 Uriah H2850 the Hittite H4191 [H8804] is dead also.
25 H1732 Then David H559 [H8799] said H4397 to the messenger H559 [H8799] , Thus shalt thou say H3097 to Joab H1697 , Let not this thing H3415 H5869 [H8799] displease H2719 thee, for the sword H398 [H8799] devoureth H2090 one as well as another H4421 : make thy battle H2388 [H8685] more strong H5892 against the city H2040 [H8798] , and overthrow H2388 [H8761] it: and encourage thou him.
26 H802 And when the wife H223 of Uriah H8085 [H8799] heard H223 that Uriah H376 her husband H4191 [H8804] was dead H5594 [H8799] , she mourned H1167 for her husband.
27 H60 And when the mourning H5674 [H8799] was past H1732 , David H7971 [H8799] sent H622 [H8799] and brought H1004 her to his house H802 , and she became his wife H3205 [H8799] , and bore H1121 him a son H1697 . But the thing H1732 that David H6213 [H8804] had done H3415 H5869 [H8799] displeased H3068 the LORD.