One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof1 of the palace. From the roof he saw2 a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful,
and David sent someone to find out about her. The man said, "Isn't this Bathsheba,3 the daughter of Eliam4 and the wife of Uriah5 the Hittite?"
Then David sent messengers to get her.6 She came to him, and he slept7 with her. (She had purified herself from her uncleanness.)8 Thena she went back home.
The woman conceived and sent word to David, saying, "I am pregnant."