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  • He sent someone to find out who she was, and he was told, "She is Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite." - 2 Samuel 11:3

  • So David sent word to Joab: "Send me Uriah the Hittite." - 2 Samuel 11:6

  • When Uriah arrived, David asked him how Joab and the army were getting along and how the war was progressing. - 2 Samuel 11:7

  • Then he told Uriah, "Go on home and relax." David even sent a gift to Uriah after he had left the palace. - 2 Samuel 11:8

  • But Uriah wouldn't go home. He stayed that night at the palace entrance with some of the king's other servants. - 2 Samuel 11:9

  • When David heard what Uriah had done, he summoned him and asked, "What's the matter with you? Why didn't you go home last night after being away for so long?" - 2 Samuel 11:10

  • Uriah replied, "The Ark and the armies of Israel and Judah are living in tents,* and Joab and his officers are camping in the open fields. How could I go home to wine and dine and sleep with my wife? I swear that I will never be guilty of acting like that."1 - 2 Samuel 11:11

  • "Well, stay here tonight," David told him, "and tomorrow you may return to the army." So Uriah stayed in Jerusalem that day and the next. - 2 Samuel 11:12

  • Then David invited him to dinner and got him drunk. But even then he couldn't get Uriah to go home to his wife. Again he slept at the palace entrance. - 2 Samuel 11:13

  • So the next morning David wrote a letter to Joab and gave it to Uriah to deliver. - 2 Samuel 11:14

  • The letter instructed Joab, "Station Uriah on the front lines where the battle is fiercest. Then pull back so that he will be killed." - 2 Samuel 11:15

  • So Joab assigned Uriah to a spot close to the city wall where he knew the enemy's strongest men were fighting. - 2 Samuel 11:16

  • And Uriah was killed along with several other Israelite soldiers. - 2 Samuel 11:17

  • the archers on the wall shot arrows at us. Some of our men were killed, including Uriah the Hittite." - 2 Samuel 11:24

  • Why, then, have you despised the word of the LORD and done this horrible deed? For you have murdered Uriah and stolen his wife. - 2 Samuel 12:9
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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