| 2 Samuel 11 - Versions
| 2 Samuel 11 Text (WEB)
- It happened, at the return of the year, 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 children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David stayed at Jerusalem.
- It happened at evening, that David arose from off his bed, and walked on the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful to look on.
- David sent and inquired after the woman. One said, "Isn't this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?"
- David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in to him, and he lay with her (for she was purified from her uncleanness); and she returned to her house.
- The woman conceived; and she sent and told David, and said, "I am with child."
- David sent to Joab, [saying], "Send me Uriah the Hittite." Joab sent Uriah to David.
- When Uriah was come to him, David asked of him how Joab did, and how the people fared, and how the war prospered.
- David said to Uriah, "Go down to your house, and wash your feet." Uriah departed out of the king's house, and a gift from the king was sent after him.
- But Uriah slept at the door of the king's house with all the servants of his lord, and didn't go down to his house.
- When they had told David, saying, "Uriah didn't go down to his house," David said to Uriah, "Haven't you come from a journey? Why didn't you go down to your house?"
- Uriah said to David, "The ark, Israel, and Judah, are staying in tents; and my lord Joab, and the servants of my lord, are encamped in the open field. Shall I then go into my house to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? As you live, and as your soul lives, I will not do this thing!"
- David said to Uriah, "Stay here today also, and tomorrow I will let you depart." So Uriah stayed in Jerusalem that day, and the next day.
- When David had called him, he ate and drink before him; and he made him drunk. At evening, he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but didn't go down to his house.
- It happened in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah.
- He wrote in the letter, saying, "Send Uriah to the forefront of the hottest battle, and retreat from him, that he may be struck, and die."
- It happened, when Joab kept watch on the city, that he assigned Uriah to the place where he knew that valiant men were.
- The men of the city went out, and fought with Joab. Some of the people fell, even of the servants of David; and Uriah the Hittite died also.
- Then Joab sent and told David all the things concerning the war;
- and he commanded the messenger, saying, "When you have finished telling all the things concerning the war to the king,
- it shall be that, if the king's wrath arise, and he asks you, 'Why did you go so near to the city to fight? Didn't you know that they would shoot from the wall?
- who struck Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? Didn't a woman cast 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.'"
- So the messenger went, and came and showed David all that Joab had sent him for.
- The messenger said to David, "The men prevailed against us, and came out to us into the field, and we were on them even to the entrance of the gate.
- The shooters shot at your servants from off the wall; and some of the king's servants are dead, and your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also."
- Then David said to the messenger, "Thus you shall tell Joab, 'Don't let this thing displease you, for the sword devours one as well as another. Make your battle stronger against the city, and overthrow it.' Encourage him."
- When the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she made lamentation for her husband.
- When the mourning was past, David sent and took her home to his house, and she became his wife, and bore him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased Yahweh.
| 2 Samuel 11 Text (Hebrew)
- ויהי לתשובת השנה לעת צאת המלאכים וישלח דוד את־יואב ואת־עבדיו עמו ואת־כל־ישראל וישחתו את־בני עמון ויצרו על־רבה ודוד יושב בירושלם׃ ס
- ויהי לעת הערב ויקם דוד מעל משכבו ויתהלך על־גג בית־המלך וירא אשה רחצת מעל הגג והאשה טובת מראה מאד׃
- וישלח דוד וידרש לאשה ויאמר הלוא־זאת בת־שבע בת־אליעם אשת אוריה החתי׃
- וישלח דוד מלאכים ויקחה ותבוא אליו וישכב עמה והיא מתקדשת מטמאתה ותשב אל־ביתה׃
- ותהר האשה ותשלח ותגד לדוד ותאמר הרה אנכי׃
- וישלח דוד אל־יואב שלח אלי את־אוריה החתי וישלח יואב את־אוריה אל־דוד׃
- ויבא אוריה אליו וישאל דוד לשלום יואב ולשלום העם ולשלום המלחמה׃
- ויאמר דוד לאוריה רד לביתך ורחץ רגליך ויצא אוריה מבית המלך ותצא אחריו משאת המלך׃
- וישכב אוריה פתח בית המלך את כל־עבדי אדניו ולא ירד אל־ביתו׃
- ויגדו לדוד לאמר לא־ירד אוריה אל־ביתו ויאמר דוד אל־אוריה הלוא מדרך אתה בא מדוע לא־ירדת אל־ביתך׃
- ויאמר אוריה אל־דוד הארון וישראל ויהודה ישבים בסכות ואדני יואב ועבדי אדני על־פני השדה חנים ואני אבוא אל־ביתי לאכל ולשתות ולשכב עם־אשתי חיך וחי נפשך אם־אעשה את־הדבר הזה׃
- ויאמר דוד אל־אוריה שב בזה גם־היום ומחר אשלחך וישב אוריה בירושלם ביום ההוא וממחרת׃
- ויקרא־לו דוד ויאכל לפניו וישת וישכרהו ויצא בערב לשכב במשכבו עם־עבדי אדניו ואל־ביתו לא ירד׃
- ויהי בבקר ויכתב דוד ספר אל־יואב וישלח ביד אוריה׃
- ויכתב בספר לאמר הבו את־אוריה אל־מול פני המלחמה החזקה ושבתם מאחריו ונכה ומת׃ ס
- ויהי בשמור יואב אל־העיר ויתן את־אוריה אל־המקום אשר ידע כי אנשי־חיל שם׃
- ויצאו אנשי העיר וילחמו את־יואב ויפל מן־העם מעבדי דוד וימת גם אוריה החתי׃
- וישלח יואב ויגד לדוד את־כל־דברי המלחמה׃
- ויצו את־המלאך לאמר ככלותך את כל־דברי המלחמה לדבר אל־המלך׃
- והיה אם־תעלה חמת המלך ואמר לך מדוע נגשתם אל־העיר להלחם הלוא ידעתם את אשר־ירו מעל החומה׃
- מי־הכה את־אבימלך בן־ירבשת הלוא־אשה השליכה עליו פלח רכב מעל החומה וימת בתבץ למה נגשתם אל־החומה ואמרת גם עבדך אוריה החתי מת׃
- וילך המלאך ויבא ויגד לדוד את כל־אשר שלחו יואב׃
- ויאמר המלאך אל־דוד כי־גברו עלינו האנשים ויצאו אלינו השדה ונהיה עליהם עד־פתח השער׃
- אל־עבדך מעל החומה וימותו מעבדי המלך וגם עבדך אוריה החתי מת׃ ס
- ויאמר דוד אל־המלאך כה־תאמר אל־יואב אל־ירע בעיניך את־הדבר הזה כי־כזה וכזה תאכל החרב החזק מלחמתך אל־העיר והרסה וחזקהו׃
- ותשמע אשת אוריה כי־מת אוריה אישה ותספד על־בעלה׃
- ויעבר האבל וישלח דוד ויאספה אל־ביתו ותהי־לו לאשה ותלד לו בן וירע הדבר אשר־עשה דוד בעיני יהוה׃ ף
| 2 Samuel 11 Text (Latin)
- Factum est autem, vertente anno, eo tempore quo solent reges ad bella procedere, misit David Joab, et servos suos cum eo, et universum Israël, et vastaverunt filios Ammon, et obsederunt Kabba : David autem remansit in Jerusalem.
- Dum hæc agerentur, accidit ut surgeret David de strato suo post meridiem, et deambularet in solario domus regiæ : viditque mulierem se lavantem, ex adverso super solarium suum : erat autem mulier pulchra valde.
- Misit ergo rex, et requisivit quæ esset mulier. Nuntiatumque est ei quod ipsa esset Bethsabee filia Eliam, uxor Uriæ Hethæi.
- Missis itaque David nuntiis, tulit eam : quæ cum ingressa esset ad illum, dormivit cum ea : statimque sanctificata est ab immunditia sua :
- et reversa est domum suam concepto fœtu. Mittensque nuntiavit David, et ait : Concepi.
- Misit autem David ad Joab, dicens : Mitte ad me Uriam Hethæum. Misitque Joab Uriam ad David.
- Et venit Urias ad David. Quæsivitque David quam recte ageret Joab, et populus, et quomodo administraretur bellum.
- Et dixit David ad Uriam : Vade in domum tuam, et lava pedes tuos. Et egressus est Urias de domo regis, secutusque est eum cibus regius.
- Dormivit autem Urias ante portam domus regiæ cum aliis servis suis domini sui, et non descendit ad domum suam.
- Nuntiatumque est David a dicentibus : Non ivit Urias in domum suam. Et ait David ad Uriam : Numquid non de via venisti ? quare non descendisti in domum tuam ?
- Et ait Urias ad David : Arca Dei et Israël et Juda habitant in papilionibus, et dominus meus Joab, et servi domini mei super faciem terræ manent : et ego ingrediar domum meam, ut comedam et bibam, et dormiam cum uxore mea ? Per salutem tuam, et per salutem animæ tuæ, non faciam rem hanc.
- Ait ergo David ad Uriam : Mane hic etiam hodie, et cras dimittam te. Mansit Urias in Jerusalem in die illa et altera :
- et vocavit eum David ut comederet coram se et biberet, et inebriavit eum : qui egressus vespere, dormivit in strato suo cum servis domini sui, et in domum suam non descendit.
- Factum est ergo mane, et scripsit David epistolam ad Joab : misitque per manum Uriæ,
- scribens in epistola : Ponite Uriam ex adverso belli, ubi fortissimum est prælium : et derelinquite eum, ut percussus intereat.
- Igitur cum Joab obsideret urbem, posuit Uriam in loco ubi sciebat viros esse fortissimos.
- Egressique viri de civitate, bellebant adversum Joab, et ceciderunt de populo servorum David, et mortuus est etiam Urias Hethæus.
- Misit itaque Joab, et nuntiavit David omnia verba prælii :
- præcepitque nuntio, dicens : Cum compleveris universos sermones belli ad regem,
- si eum videris indignari, et dixerit : Quare accessistis ad murum, ut præliaremini ? an ignorabatis quod multa desuper ex muro tela mittantur ?
- Quis percussit Abimelech filium Jerobaal ? nonne mulier misit super eum fragmen molæ de muro, et interfecit eum in Thebes ? quare juxta murum accessistis ? dices : Etiam servus tuus Urias Hethæus occubuit.
- Abiit ergo nuntius, et venit, et narravit David omnia quæ ei præceperat Joab.
- Et dixit nuntius ad David : Prævaluerunt adversum nos viri, et egressi sunt ad nos in agrum : nos autem facto impetu persecuti eos sumus usque ad portam civitatis.
- Et direxerunt jacula sagittarii ad servos tuos ex muro desuper : mortuique sunt de servis regis, quin etiam servus tuus Urias Hethæus mortuus est.
- Et dixit David ad nuntium : Hæc dices Joab : Non te frangat ista res : varius enim eventus est belli, nunc hunc, et nunc illum consumit gladius : conforta bellatores tuos adversus urbem, ut destruas eam, et exhortare eos.
- Audivit auter uxor Uriæ, quod mortuus esset Urias vir suus, et planxit eum.
- Transacto autem luctu, misit David, et introduxit eam in domum suam, et facta est ei uxor, peperitque ei filium : et displicuit verbum hoc, quod fecerat David, coram Domino.
| 2 Samuel 11 Text (KJV)
- 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.
- 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.
- And David sent and inquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bath-sheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?
- 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.
- And the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I am with child.
- And David sent to Joab, saying, Send me Uriah the Hittite. And Joab sent Uriah to David.
- And when Uriah was come unto him, David demanded of him how Joab did, and how the people did, and how the war prospered.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah.
- 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.
- And it came to pass, when Joab observed the city, that he assigned Uriah unto a place where he knew that valiant men were.
- 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.
- Then Joab sent and told David all the things concerning the war;
- And charged the messenger, saying, When thou hast made an end of telling the matters of the war unto the king,
- 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?
- 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.
- So the messenger went, and came and shewed David all that Joab had sent him for.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- And when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband.
- 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.