Bible: 2 Sam 11:1-5

David Commits Adultery with Bathsheba

11:1 In the spring of the year, at the time when kings 1  normally conduct wars, 2  David sent out Joab with his officers 3  and the entire Israelite army. 4  They defeated the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David stayed behind in Jerusalem. 5  11:2 One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of his palace. 6  From the roof he saw a woman bathing. Now this woman was very attractive. 7  11:3 So David sent someone to inquire about the woman. The messenger 8  said, “Isn’t this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?

11:4 David sent some messengers to get her. 9  She came to him and he had sexual relations with her. 10  (Now at that time she was in the process of purifying herself from her menstrual uncleanness.) 11  Then she returned to her home. 11:5 The woman conceived and then sent word to David saying, “I’m pregnant.”

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