2 Samuel 11:17

17 When the men of the city came out and fought against Joab, some of the men in David’s army fell; moreover, Uriah the Hittite died.

Read 2 Samuel 11:17 Using Other Translations

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.
And the men of the city came out and fought with Joab, and some of the servants of David among the people fell. Uriah the Hittite also died.
And when the enemy soldiers came out of the city to fight, Uriah the Hittite was killed along with several other Israelite soldiers.

What does 2 Samuel 11:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Samuel 11:17

And the men of the city went out
Made a sally out, as Joab expected they would, when they appeared before them at that part of the city where valiant men were:

and fought with Joab;
at least with part of his army posted with Uriah:

and there fell [some] of the people of the servants of David:
which made David's sin the more heinous, that several lives were lost through the stratagem he devised to procure the death of Uriah; who could not be placed in a dangerous post alone, and therefore others must be sacrificed with him, as were:

and Uriah the Hittite died also;
which was the thing aimed at, and the end to be answered by this scheme.

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