And the king sent, and inquired who the woman was. And it was told him, that she was Bethsabee the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Urias the Hethite.
And David sent messengers, and took her, and she came in to him, and he slept with her: and presently she was purified from her uncleanness:
And she returned to her house having conceived. And she sent and told David, and said: I have conceived.
And David sent to Joab, saying: Send me Urias the Hethite. And Joab sent Urias to David.
And Urias came to David. And David asked how Joab did, and the people, and how the war was carried on.
And David said to Urias: Go into thy house, and wash thy feet. And Urias went out from the king’s house, and there went out after him a mess of meat from the king.
But Urias slept before the gate of the king’s house, with the other servants of his lord, and went not down to his own house.
And it was told David by some that said: Urias went not to his house. And David said to Urias: Didst thou not come from thy journey? why didst thou not go down to thy house?
And Urias said to David: The ark of God and Israel and Juda dwell in tents, and my lord Joab and the servants of my lord abide upon the face of the earth: and shall I go into my house, to eat and to drink, and to sleep with my wife? By thy welfare and by the welfare of thy soul I will not do this thing.
Then David said to Urias: Tarry here to day, and to morrow I will send thee away. Urias tarried in Jerusalem that day and the next.
And David called him to eat and to drink before him, and he made him drunk: and he went out in the evening, and slept on his couch with the servants of his lord, and went not down into his house.