It shared his food, drank from his cup and even slept in his arms. Despite David knowing that she was married, he sent for her and slept with her.

6And David sent to Joab, saying, Send me Uriah the Hittite. The prophet Nathan visited King David and told him of the Lord's disapproval and displeasure with David.

But David tarried still at Jerusalem. Then she went back home. You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and took his wife to be your own. 8And David said to Uriah, Go down to thy house, and wash thy feet. Then he went to his own house, and at his request they served him food, and he ate. But because by doing this you have shown utter contempt for the LORD, the son born to you will die.”. David brought his number of spouses to seven when he later married Bathsheba in Jerusalem, so David had well under the maximum of 18 wives. 1 Samuel 18:14-19 lists Merab, Saul's elder daughter, and Michal's sister, as also betrothed to David. The woman was very beautiful, and David sent someone to find out about her. “Yes,” they replied, “he is dead.”.

But if we look deeper, we see much more threaded into this beautiful woman’s life. She came to him, and he slept with her.

Women in Scripture notes that Saul's intention here was to bind David as a soldier for life …

On the seventh day the child died. 20And 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? At David’s invitation, he ate and drank with him, and David made him drunk. 15And 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. 25And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; and he called his name Jedidiah, because of the LORD. He ordered Uriah to be sent to the front lines of battle and …

Then David said to him, “Stay here one more day, and tomorrow I will send you back.” So Uriah remained in Jerusalem that day and the next. And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more. Loved him - That is, the Lord declared to David, that he loved his son, notwithstanding the just cause David had given to God to alienate his affections from him. Many of us, when hearing the name Bathsheba, recognize her as the beautiful woman mixed in a tangle of adultery with King David.

The messengers returned and told David that her name was Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah. Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man! And Jehovah loved him;- American Standard Version (1901)And David gave comfort to his wife Bath-sheba, and he went in to her and had connection with her: and she had a son to whom she gave the name Solomon. This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul. David was nervous that his sin of adultery would now be found out.

16And it came to pass, when Joab observed the city, that he assigned Uriah unto a place where he knew that valiant men were.

But in the evening Uriah went out to sleep on his mat among his master’s servants; he did not go home. Why didn’t you go home?”, Uriah said to David, “The ark and Israel and Judah are staying in tents, and my commander Joab and my lord’s men are camped in the open country. I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.

As surely as you live, I will not do such a thing!”. 23And 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. Why did you get so close to the wall?’ If he asks you this, then say to him, ‘Moreover, your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead.’ ”.

Even though David repented of his sin, Nathan told David that the son Bathsheba was expecting would die.

(Now she was purifying herself from her monthly uncleanness.) Press the attack against the city and destroy it.’ Say this to encourage Joab.”. 14And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah. 22So the messenger went, and came and shewed David all that Joab had sent him for. ¶ And Dauid comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in vnto her, and lay with her: and she bare a sonne, and he called his name Solomon, and the Lord loued him.- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible ScanThen David comforted his wife Bathsheba, and went in to her and lay with her; and she gave birth to a son, and he named him Solomon. 13And 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. I gave you all Israel and Judah. 26And when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband. But Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and Nathan the prophet, and Shimei, and Rei, and the mighty men which belonged to David, were not with Adonijah. He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity.”.

When she became pregnant, David tried to trick Uriah into sleeping with her so it would look like the child was Uriah's. 24And David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in unto her, and lay with her: and she bare a son, and he called his name Solomon: and the LORD loved him.

1 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.

The messenger set out, and when he arrived he told David everything Joab had sent him to say. 12And David said to Uriah, Tarry here to day also, and to morrow I will let thee depart. but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb he had bought. 11 Instances - Page 1 of 1 Expand or Limit Your Search Results: All KJV books Old Testament only New Testament only Apocrypha only (?) Now, therefore, the sword will never depart from your house, because you despised me and took the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.’. of And from the roof he saw a woman bathing— a very beautiful woman.

And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite? This is a summary of the Biblical account of David and Bathsheba.

David’s attendants were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they thought, “While the child was still living, he wouldn’t listen to us when we spoke to him. Before your very eyes I will take your wives and give them to one who is close to you, and he will sleep with your wives in broad daylight. 11And 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? Here are 7 facts you should know from the Bible’s story of Bathsheba. Also browse related articles, podcasts, and sermons for more Bible study resources about this story: Proud member One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it with Uriah. David was filled with anger that his plan did not work. The man said, “She is Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite.”. 18Then Joab sent and told David all the things concerning the war; Moreover, your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead.”, David told the messenger, “Say this to Joab: ‘Don’t let this upset you; the sword devours one as well as another.

We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. But the thing that David had done displeased the LORD.

But David tarried still at Jerusalem. How can we now tell him the child is dead? Joab sent David a full account of the battle. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite? 2 One evening David got up from his bed and strolled around on the roof of the palace. Then David sent messengers to get her. "BATHSHEBA" in the KJV Bible. Can I bring him back again? But Uriah slept at the entrance to the palace with all his master’s servants and did not go down to his house. Then David said to Uriah, “Go down to your house and wash your feet.” So Uriah left the palace, and a gift from the king was sent after him. Bathsheba mourned her husband's death and was then brought to King David to be his wife.

At that point, David devised a plot to have Uriah murdered.

But Uriah, who considered himself still on active duty, refused to go home. David was immediately drawn to her and sent messengers to find out who she was. 21Who smote Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan, “As surely as the LORD lives, the man who did this must die! While the child was alive, you fasted and wept, but now that the child is dead, you get up and eat!”, He answered, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept. She bore a son, and he called his name Solomon. 27And when the mourning was past, David sent and fetched her to his house, and she became his wife, and bare him a son.

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19And charged the messenger, saying, When thou hast made an end of telling the matters of the war unto the king, 4And 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.

Didn’t you know they would shoot arrows from the wall? When he came to him, he said, “There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor. After Nathan had gone home, the LORD struck the child that Uriah’s wife had borne to David, and he became ill. David pleaded with God for the child.

And the LORD loved him;- Jewish Publication Society Bible.