|Overview - 2 Samuel 11|
|1||While Joab besieges Rabbah, David commits adultery with Bath-sheba.|
|6||Uriah, sent for by David to cover the adultery, would not go home.|
|14||He carries to Joab the letter of his death.|
|18||Joab sends the news thereof to David.|
|26||David takes Bath-sheba to wife.|
2 Samuel 11:14 (King James Version)
And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah.
- wrote a letter
- It was resolved in David's breast that Uriah must die--that innocent, valiant, and gallant man, who was ready to sacrifice his life for the honour of his prince; and, worse than all, by being himself made the bearer of letters to Joab which prescribed the mode by which he was to be murdered. This was the greatest treachery and villany on the part of David; while Joab appears to enter as fully upon the execution of the murder, being perhaps pleased to have this opportunity of further enthralling his king, and thus increasing his own power.
- 1 Kings 21:8-10 ; Psalms 19:13 ; 52:2 62:9 Jeremiah 9:1-4 ; 17:9 Micah 7:3-5