1 H8666 It happened, at the return H8141 of the year, H6256 at the time H4428 when kings H3318 go out, H1732 that David H7971 sent H3097 Joab, H5650 and his servants H3478 with him, and all Israel; H7843 and they destroyed H1121 the children H5983 of Ammon, H6696 and besieged H7237 Rabbah. H1732 But David H3427 stayed H3389 at Jerusalem.
2 H6153 It happened at evening, H1732 that David H6965 arose H4904 from off his bed, H1980 and walked H1406 on the roof H4428 of the king's H1004 house: H1406 and from the roof H7200 he saw H802 a woman H7364 bathing; H802 and the woman H3966 was very H2896 beautiful H4758 to look on.
3 H1732 David H7971 sent H1875 and inquired H802 after the woman. H559 One said, H1339 "Isn't this Bathsheba, H1323 the daughter H463 of Eliam, H802 the wife H223 of Uriah H2850 the Hittite?"
4 H1732 David H7971 sent H4397 messengers, H3947 and took H935 her; and she came in H7901 to him, and he lay H6942 with her (for she was purified H2932 from her uncleanness); H7725 and she returned H1004 to her house.
5 H802 The woman H2029 conceived; H7971 and she sent H5046 and told H1732 David, H559 and said, H2030 "I am with child."
6 H1732 David H7971 sent H3097 to Joab, H7971 "Send H223 me Uriah H2850 the Hittite." H3097 Joab H7971 sent H223 Uriah H1732 to David.
7 H223 When Uriah H935 had come H1732 to him, David H7592 asked H3097 of him how Joab H7965 did, H5971 and how the people H7965 fared, H4421 and how the war H7965 prospered.
8 H1732 David H559 said H223 to Uriah, H3381 "Go down H1004 to your house, H7364 and wash H7272 your feet." H223 Uriah H3318 departed out H4428 of the king's H1004 house, H4864 and a gift H4428 from the king H310 was sent after him.
9 H223 But Uriah H7901 slept H6607 at the door H4428 of the king's H1004 house H5650 with all the servants H113 of his lord, H3381 and didn't go down H1004 to his house.
10 H5046 When they had told H1732 David, H559 saying, H223 "Uriah H3381 didn't go down H1004 to his house," H1732 David H559 said H223 to Uriah, H935 "Haven't you come H1870 from a journey? H3381 Why didn't you go down H1004 to your house?"
11 H223 Uriah H559 said H1732 to David, H727 "The ark, H3478 Israel, H3063 and Judah, H5521 are staying in tents; H113 and my lord H3097 Joab, H5650 and the servants H113 of my lord, H2583 are encamped H589 in H6440 the open H7704 field. H589 Shall I H935 then go H1004 into my house H398 to eat H8354 and to drink, H7901 and to lie H802 with my wife? H2416 As you live, H5315 and as your soul H2416 lives, H6213 I will not do H1697 this thing!"
12 H1732 David H559 said H223 to Uriah, H3427 "Stay H3117 here today H4279 also, and tomorrow H7971 I will let you depart." H223 So Uriah H3427 stayed H3389 in Jerusalem H3117 that day, H3117 and the next day.
13 H1732 When David H7121 had called H398 him, he ate H8354 and drink H6440 before H7937 him; and he made him drunk. H6153 At evening, H3318 he went out H7901 to lie H4904 on his bed H5650 with the servants H113 of his lord, H3381 but didn't go down H1004 to his house.
14 H1242 It happened in the morning, H1732 that David H3789 wrote H5612 a letter H3097 to Joab, H7971 and sent H3027 it by the hand H223 of Uriah.
15 H3789 He wrote H5612 in the letter, H559 saying, H3051 "Send H223 Uriah H6440 to the forefront H2389 of the hottest H4421 battle, H7725 and retreat H310 from him, H5221 that he may be struck, H4191 and die."
16 H3097 It happened, when Joab H8104 kept watch H5892 on the city, H5414 that he assigned H223 Uriah H4725 to the place H3045 where he knew H2428 that valiant H582 men were.