1 And it came to pass, after the year was
2 And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his
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
4 Then Dauid sent messengers, & tooke her away: and she came vnto him & he lay with her: (now she was purified from her vncleannes) & she returned vnto her house.
5 And the woman conceived, and sent and
6 Then Dauid sent to Ioab, saying, Send me Vriah the Hittite; Ioab sent Vriah to Dauid.
7 And when Vriah came vnto him, Dauid demanded him how Ioab did, and howe the people fared, and how the warre prospered.
8 And David said to Uriah,
9 But Vriah slept at the doore of the Kings palace with all the seruants of his lord, and went not downe to his house.
10 Then they tolde Dauid, saying, Vriah went not downe to his house: and Dauid saide vnto Vriah, Commest thou not from thy iourney? why didst thou not go downe to thine house?
11 And Uriah said unto David,
12 Then Dauid sayd vnto Vriah, Tary yet this day, & to morow I will send thee away. So Vriah abode in Ierusalem that day, and the morowe.
13 And when David had called him, he did eat and drink before him; and he made him
14 And on the morowe Dauid wrote a letter to Ioab, and sent it by the hand of Vriah.
15 And he wrote in the letter, saying,
16 So when Ioab besieged the citie, he assigned Vriah vnto a place, where he knewe that strong men were.
17 And the men of the citie came out, and fought with Ioab: and there fell of the people of the seruants of Dauid, and Vriah the Hittite also dyed.
18 Then Ioab sent and tolde Dauid all the things concerning the warre,
19 And he charged the messenger, saying, When thou hast made an ende of telling all the matters of the warre vnto the King,
20 And if the kings anger arise, so that he say vnto thee, Wherefore approched ye vnto the citie to fight? knewe ye not that they would hurle from the wall?
21 Who smote Abimelech the son of
22 So the messenger went, and came & shewed Dauid all that Ioab had sent him for.
23 And the messenger said vnto Dauid, Certainely the men preuailed against vs, and came out vnto vs into the field, but we pursued them vnto the entring of the gate.
24 But the shooters shot from ye wall against thy seruants, and some of the Kings seruants be dead: & thy seruant Vriah the Hittite is also dead.
25 Then David said unto the messenger,
26 And when the wife of Vriah heard that her husband Vriah was dead, she mourned for her husband.
27 So when the mourning was past, Dauid sent and tooke her into his house, and shee became his wife, and bare him a sonne: but ye thing that Dauid had done, displeased the Lord.