1 At the turn of the year, at the time when kings go campaigning, David sent Joab and with him his guards and all Israel. They massacred the Ammonites and laid siege to Rabbah-of-the-Ammonites. David, however, remained in Jerusalem.
1Chr 20:1 1Kgs 20:22 1Kgs 20:26 2Chr 36:10 Deut 3:11 2Sam 12:26-28 Eccl 3:8
2 It happened towards evening when David had got up from resting and was strolling on the palace roof, that from the roof he saw a woman bathing; the woman was very beautiful.
Acts 10:9 Deut 22:8 Job 31:1 Matt 5:28 1John 2:16 1Pet 4:7 1Sam 9:25
3 David made enquiries about this woman and was told, 'Why, that is Bathsheba daughter of Eliam and wife of Uriah the Hittite.'
2Sam 23:39 1Chr 3:5 Jas 1:14-15 Jer 5:8 1Chr 11:41 Hos 7:6-7
4 David then sent messengers to fetch her. She came to him, and he lay with her, just after she had purified herself from her period. She then went home again.
Lev 18:19 Jas 1:14-15 Lev 12:2-5 Ps 51:1-19 Gen 39:7 Job 31:9-11 Lev 15:19-33
5 The woman conceived and sent word to David, 'I am pregnant.'
Deut 22:22 Prov 6:34
6 David then sent word to Joab, 'Send me Uriah the Hittite,' whereupon Joab sent Uriah to David.
Prov 28:13 1Sam 15:30 Gen 4:7 Gen 38:18-23 Isa 29:13 Job 20:12-14 Matt 26:70
7 When Uriah reached him, David asked how Joab was and how the army was and how the war was going.
1Sam 17:22 Gen 37:14 Gen 29:6
8 David then said to Uriah, 'Go down to your house and wash your feet.' Uriah left the palace and was followed by a present from the king's table.
Gen 18:4 Gen 19:2 Gen 43:24 Gen 43:34 Heb 4:13 Isa 29:15 Luke 7:44
9 Uriah, however, slept at the palace gate with all his master's bodyguard and did not go down to his house.
Job 5:12-14 Prov 21:30
10 This was reported to David; 'Uriah', they said 'has not gone down to his house.' So David asked Uriah, 'Haven't you just arrived from the journey? Why didn't you go down to your house?'
11 To which Uriah replied, 'The ark, Israel and Judah are lodged in huts; my master Joab and my lord's guards are camping in the open. Am I to go to my house, then, and eat and drink and sleep with my wife? As Yahweh lives, and as you yourself live, I shall so no such thing!'
2Sam 7:2 2Sam 7:6 2Sam 20:6 1Sam 1:26 1Cor 9:25-27 1Sam 4:4 1Sam 14:18
12 David then said to Uriah, 'Stay on here today; tomorrow I shall send you off.' So Uriah stayed that day in Jerusalem.
Jer 2:22-23 Jer 2:37
13 The next day, David invited him to eat and drink in his presence and made him drunk. In the evening, Uriah went out and bedded down with his master's bodyguard, but did not go down to his house.
Hab 2:15 Exod 32:21 Gen 19:32-35 Prov 20:1
14 Next morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it by Uriah.
1Kgs 21:8-10 Jer 9:1-4 Jer 17:9 Mic 7:3-5 Ps 19:13 Ps 52:2 Ps 62:9
15 In the letter he wrote, 'Put Uriah out in front where the fighting is fiercest and then fall back, so that he gets wounded and killed.'
2Sam 12:9 1Sam 18:17 1Sam 18:21 1Sam 18:25 2Sam 11:17 Jer 20:13 Ps 51:4
16 Joab, then besieging the city, stationed Uriah at a point where he knew that there would be tough fighters.
1Kgs 2:5 1Kgs 2:31-34 1Kgs 21:12-14 1Sam 22:17-19 2Kgs 10:6 2Sam 3:27 2Sam 11:21
17 The people of the city sallied out and engaged Joab; there were casualties in the army, among David's guards, and Uriah the Hittite was killed as well.
2Sam 12:9 Ps 51:14
18 Joab sent David a full account of the battle.
19 To the messenger he gave this order: 'When you have finished telling the king all about the battle,
20 if the king's anger is aroused and he says, "Why did you go near the town to give battle? Didn't you know that they would shoot from the ramparts?
21 Who killed Abimelech son of Jerubbaal? Wasn't it a woman who dropped a millstone on him from the ramparts, causing his death at Thebez? Why did you go near the ramparts?" you are to say, "Your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead too." '
2Sam 3:27 2Sam 3:34 Ezek 16:51-52 Isa 14:10 Judg 6:32 Judg 7:1 Judg 9:50-54
22 So the messenger set off and, on his arrival, told David everything that Joab had instructed him to say. David flew into a rage with Joab and said to the messenger, 'Why did you go near the ramparts? Who killed Abimelech son of Jerubbaal? Wasn't it a woman who dropped a millstone on him fom the ramparts, causing his death at Thebez? Why did you go near the ramparts?'
23 The messenger replied to David, 'Their men had won an initial advantage and then came out to engage us in the open. We then drove them back into the gateway,
24 but the archers shot at your retainers from the ramparts; some of the king's retainers lost their lives, and your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead too.'
25 David then said to the messenger, 'Say this to Joab, "Do not take the matter to heart; the sword devours now one and now another. Attack the town in greater force and destroy it." That will encourage him.'
1Sam 6:9 2Sam 12:26 Eccl 9:1-3 Eccl 9:11-12 Josh 7:8-9
26 When Uriah's wife heard that her husband Uriah was dead, she mourned for her husband.
2Sam 3:31 2Sam 14:2 Gen 27:41
27 When the period of mourning was over, David sent to have her brought to his house; she became his wife and bore him a son. But what David had done displeased Yahweh.
2Sam 12:9 Ps 51:4-5 1Chr 21:7 2Sam 3:2-5 2Sam 5:13-16 Deut 22:29 Gen 38:10