2 Samuel 11:2-4

2 One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful,
3 and David sent someone to find out about her. The man said, “She is Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite.”
4 Then David sent messengers to get her. She came to him, and he slept with her. (Now she was purifying herself from her monthly uncleanness.) Then she went back home.

2 Samuel 11:2-4 Meaning and Commentary


This chapter begins with the destruction of the Ammonites, and the siege of Rabbah their chief city, 2Sa 11:1; and enlarges on the sins of David in committing adultery with Bathsheba, 2Sa 11:2-5; in contriving to conceal his sin by sending for her husband home from the army, 2Sa 11:6-13; in laying a scheme for the death of him by the hand of the Ammonites, 2Sa 11:14-25; and in marrying Bathsheba when he was dead, 2Sa 11:26,27.

Cross References 8

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 22:8; S Joshua 2:8
  • 2. Matthew 5:28
  • 3. 1 Chronicles 3:5
  • 4. 2 Samuel 23:34
  • 5. 2 Samuel 23:39
  • 6. S Leviticus 20:10; Psalms 51 Title; James 1:14-15
  • 7. Deuteronomy 22:22
  • 8. S Leviticus 15:25-30; Leviticus 18:19
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