David abandons steadfast love Introduction: if you think you are standing firm, watch out! Crucible. A man is tested by his success... cf people you've known who've 'changed' when they 'reached the top and had to stop' remember ch 10 looks both ways; here is the amazing contrast with the previous hesed. David abandons HESED Significant at the start, almost surprising; David stays back at home. Tired of all this? Complacent? Is it pushing it too far to say that there are certain things which you should never outgrow in a given role (eg as a pastor, shepherding actual people)? v2 walking on the roof; back and forth (hithpael form; self-reflexive; aimless, has lost direction?) This is about power, not just lust Important to see this is not merely some physical act of lust, but a deeper heart issue. 'Sins of the flesh' ie the old self and its control centre, and self-interest, and obsession with power. It will go anywhere and do anything provided it can keep control. Adultery: v2 exceedingly pleasing to the eyes Something about power here; cf Stalin (Poskrebyshev etc). People become objects. He sees her, likes her, and then checks whose she is. Presume there was some kind of calculation about this. It's not as simple as mere lust. He is told she is daughter of Eliam and wife of Uriah. So he already knows she is daughter of one of his best fighters ( 2 Samuel 23.34 ) and granddaughter of his most trusted advisor ( 2 Samuel 16.23 , 23.34 ) and wife of one of his elite soliders ( 2 Samuel 23.39 ). David commits adultery in his heart ( Matthew 5.28 ) before he moves on to actual adultery. And also mention emotional adultery. Murder: Bathing - cleansing after her period, and becomes fertile. So she is portrayed as pure, as a victim who walks in integrity throughout. Irony; such careful observation of the ceremonial law by Bathsheba is followed by blatant trampling of the moral law by David. v5 is where is gets all difficult for David. There's a child [cf our cultural arrogance; an unwanted pregnancy ends in murder a great deal of the time. Need to support TPAC etc, and consider adoption] Also cf pornography don't take the moral high ground. v15 ie 'get rid of him'; eliminate the obstacle. Power. Joab's words to the messenger, hints at involvement of a woman. He is no fool and must have known there was a lady involved. Who knows, perhaps Bathsheba was well noticed already? v25 David's reply is actually so patronising, and inappropriate. No anger, no grief, etc. v27 Presume it became fairly public knowledge. Again, about power and accountability. 'I can buy you'. It displeased the LORD. Or, was David appearing to be a noble redeemer, taking the wife of a foreign man who died in battle. David says Shalom, and asks about the shalom of the people and the shalom of the war. Irony! He is the one undoing all the shalom. v25 'encourage' him/like 'be bold and courageous'. Links to v12 in previous chapter. Another irony; David now calling for courage without any moral footing. Whereas at least Joab was calling for courage in light of YHWH's rule. Application : If any of you thinks he is standing firm, watch out! The more powerful, the more necessary accountability is. Above all accountability sits in your heart as self-discipline, sophrosyne. Prone to wander Lord I feel it, prone to leave the God I love. Our self-assessment; be skeptical of self. Jeremiah 17 etc. Our idolatry of others - especially if we've had a great dad, husband, teacher etc. They are not the Christ! Vigilance, but not paranoia. The righteous one suffers and dies (contrast) Uriah portrayed as so honourable, and theologically driven (v11 etc). And he's a Hittite! Uriah - extraordinary self-control and discipline. Elite soldier. Three times it is said that Uriah didn't go home; since he knew where his duty lay. He was not on leave. v10 ie haven't you been away from your wife for ages?? Why did you not go and sleep with her at the first chance (what's wrong with you!). v11 booths. Links to Sukkoth; feast of tabernacles, and Jesus' words in John 7 ? David assumes Uriah is like himself - actually he proves to be more righteous and disciplined. Cf Machiavellian, cynical use of power; trying to play people's self-interest against themselves. The problem arises for the cynic when someone is truly concerned more with their duties than their own comfort or greatness [cf Jesus' temptation; Bunyan and the 7 mile act]. v17 there were other deaths along with Uriah too. Collateral damage at such a scale from selfish acts. Bathsheba - daughter of the oath/daughter of seven. Proves to be the daughter who 'carries on' the promise, of David's great descendants. Ironic; the way the Ammonites came into being was because a daughter got her dad drunk so as to have a child. Now David is trying to get a man drunk, whilst fighting the Ammonites. 'Uriah unwittingly carried his own death warrant' - cf Jesus carrying his cross Two facts: Uriah did not go down to his house. Uriah is dead. v25 and v27 literally, are a profound contrast. 'Don't let this thing be evil in your eyes'. And, the thing was evil in YHWH's eyes.' Whose assessment matters? Application : Sadly it was not, is, not, will not be unusual for people to suffer tragic injustice within the church, the supposed community of the Kingdom. Not just charismatic abuses, but the uber-conservatives too. Until Jesus returns and justice is done. Self-justifying tendencies. Evil in your eyes, or evil in God's eyes? YHWH was silent but not sightless. He permits this happen to show his glory. cf Could he not have kept Lazarus from dying? The gospel: The righteous man dies at the hands of selfish, power-grabbing self-interest. Utterly different verdicts; he deserves to die! vs this is my son. Evil dressed up in religious terms Courage vs cowardice Peace vs chaos Abuse of power vs utter self-control. Jewish council vs Jesus' determination to suffer and die. Conclusion : David abandons steadfast love...but God ultimately does not abandon his steadfast love towards him. Unanswered question begging the cross, resurrection, and ascension.
2 Samuel 11:1-27
11 1 וַיְהִי֩ לִתְשׁוּבַ֨ת הַשָּׁנָ֜ה לְעֵ֣ת ׀ צֵ֣את הַמַּלְאֿכִ֗ים 1 וַיִּשְׁלַ֣ח דָּוִ֡ד אֶת ־ יוֹאָב֩ וְאֶת ־ עֲבָדָ֨יו עִמּ֜וֹ וְאֶת ־ כָּל ־ יִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל וַיַּשְׁחִ֙תוּ֙ אֶת ־ בְּנֵ֣י עַמּ֔וֹן וַיָּצֻ֖רוּ עַל ־ רַבָּ֑ה וְדָוִ֖ד יוֹשֵׁ֥ב בִּירוּשָׁלִָֽם ׃ ס 2 וַיְהִ֣י ׀ לְעֵ֣ת הָעֶ֗רֶב וַיָּ֨קָם דָּוִ֜ד מֵעַ֤ל מִשְׁכָּבוֹ֙ וַיִּתְהַלֵּךְ֙ עַל ־ גַּ֣ג בֵּית ־ הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ וַיַּ֥רְא אִשָּׁ֛ה רֹחֶ֖צֶת מֵעַ֣ל הַגָּ֑ג וְהָ֣אִשָּׁ֔ה טוֹבַ֥ת מַרְאֶ֖ה מְאֹֽד ׃ 3 וַיִּשְׁלַ֣ח דָּוִ֔ד וַיִּדְרֹ֖שׁ לָֽאִשָּׁ֑ה וַיֹּ֗אמֶר הֲלוֹא ־ זֹאת֙ בַּת ־ שֶׁ֣בַע בַּת ־ אֱלִיעָ֔ם אֵ֖שֶׁת אוּרִיָּ֥ה הַחִתִּֽי ׃ 4 וַיִּשְׁלַח֩ דָּוִ֨ד מַלְאָכִ֜ים וַיִּקָּחֶ֗הָ וַתָּב֤וֹא אֵלָיו֙ וַיִּשְׁכַּ֣ב עִמָּ֔הּ 1 וְהִ֥יא מִתְקַדֶּ֖שֶׁת מִטֻּמְאָתָ֑הּ וַתָּ֖שָׁב אֶל ־ בֵּיתָֽהּ ׃ 5 וַתַּ֖הַר הָֽאִשָּׁ֑ה וַתִּשְׁלַח֙ וַתַּגֵּ֣ד לְדָוִ֔ד וַתֹּ֖אמֶר הָרָ֥ה אָנֹֽכִי ׃ 6 וַיִּשְׁלַ֤ח דָּוִד֙ אֶל ־ יוֹאָ֔ב שְׁלַ֣ח אֵלַ֔י אֶת ־ אֽוּרִיָּ֖ה הַחִתִּ֑י וַיִּשְׁלַ֥ח יוֹאָ֛ב אֶת ־ אֽוּרִיָּ֖ה אֶל ־ דָּוִֽד ׃ 7 וַיָּבֹ֥א אוּרִיָּ֖ה אֵלָ֑יו וַיִּשְׁאַ֣ל דָּוִ֗ד לִשְׁל֤וֹם יוֹאָב֙ וְלִשְׁל֣וֹם הָעָ֔ם וְלִשְׁל֖וֹם הַמִּלְחָמָֽה ׃ 8 וַיֹּ֤אמֶר דָּוִד֙ לְא֣וּרִיָּ֔ה 1 רֵ֥ד לְבֵיתְךָ֖ וּרְחַ֣ץ רַגְלֶ֑יךָ וַיֵּצֵ֤א אֽוּרִיָּה֙ מִבֵּ֣ית הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ וַתֵּצֵ֥א אַחֲרָ֖יו מַשְׂאַ֥ת הַמֶּֽלֶךְ ׃ 9 וַיִּשְׁכַּ֣ב אוּרִיָּ֗ה פֶּ֚תַח בֵּ֣ית הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ אֵ֖ת כָּל ־ עַבְדֵ֣י אֲדֹנָ֑יו וְלֹ֥א יָרַ֖ד אֶל ־ בֵּיתֽוֹ ׃ 10 וַיַּגִּ֤דוּ לְדָוִד֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר לֹֽא ־ יָרַ֥ד אוּרִיָּ֖ה אֶל ־ בֵּית֑וֹ וַיֹּ֨אמֶר דָּוִ֜ד אֶל ־ אוּרִיָּ֗ה הֲל֤וֹא מִדֶּ֙רֶךְ֙ אַתָּ֣ה בָ֔א מַדּ֖וּעַ לֹֽא ־ יָרַ֥דְתָּ אֶל ־ בֵּיתֶֽךָ ׃ 11 וַיֹּ֨אמֶר אוּרִיָּ֜ה אֶל ־ דָּוִ֗ד הָ֠אָרוֹן וְיִשְׂרָאֵ֨ל וִֽיהוּדָ֜ה יֹשְׁבִ֣ים בַּסֻּכּ֗וֹת וַאדֹנִ֨י יוֹאָ֜ב וְעַבְדֵ֤י אֲדֹנִ֨י עַל ־ פְּנֵ֤י הַשָּׂדֶה֙ חֹנִ֔ים וַאֲנִ֞י אָב֧וֹא אֶל ־ בֵּיתִ֛י לֶאֱכֹ֥ל וְלִשְׁתּ֖וֹת וְלִשְׁכַּ֣ב עִם ־ אִשְׁתִּ֑י חַיֶּ֙ךָ֙ וְחֵ֣י נַפְשֶׁ֔ךָ אִֽם ־ אֶעֱשֶׂ֖ה אֶת ־ הַדָּבָ֥ר הַזֶּֽה ׃ 12 וַיֹּ֨אמֶר דָּוִ֜ד אֶל ־ אוּרִיָּ֗ה שֵׁ֥ב בָּזֶ֛ה גַּם ־ הַיּ֖וֹם וּמָחָ֣ר אֲשַׁלְּחֶ֑ךָּ וַיֵּ֨שֶׁב אוּרִיָּ֧ה בִירוּשָׁלִַ֛ם 1 בַּיּ֥וֹם הַה֖וּא וּמִֽמָּחֳרָֽת ׃ 13 וַיִּקְרָא ־ ל֣וֹ דָוִ֗ד וַיֹּ֧אכַל לְפָנָ֛יו וַיֵּ֖שְׁתְּ וַֽיְשַׁכְּרֵ֑הוּ וַיֵּצֵ֣א בָעֶ֗רֶב לִשְׁכַּ֤ב בְּמִשְׁכָּבוֹ֙ עִם ־ עַבְדֵ֣י אֲדֹנָ֔יו וְאֶל ־ בֵּית֖וֹ לֹ֥א יָרָֽד ׃ 14 וַיְהִ֣י בַבֹּ֔קֶר וַיִּכְתֹּ֥ב דָּוִ֛ד סֵ֖פֶר אֶל ־ יוֹאָ֑ב וַיִּשְׁלַ֖ח בְּיַ֥ד אוּרִיָּֽה ׃ 15 וַיִּכְתֹּ֥ב בַּסֵּ֖פֶר לֵאמֹ֑ר הָב֣וּ אֶת ־ אֽוּרִיָּ֗ה אֶל ־ מוּל֙ פְּנֵ֤י הַמִּלְחָמָה֙ הַֽחֲזָקָ֔ה וְשַׁבְתֶּ֥ם מֵאַחֲרָ֖יו וְנִכָּ֥ה וָמֵֽת ׃ ס 16 וַיְהִ֕י בִּשְׁמ֥וֹר יוֹאָ֖ב אֶל ־ הָעִ֑יר וַיִּתֵּן֙ אֶת ־ א֣וּרִיָּ֔ה אֶל ־ הַמָּקוֹם֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר יָדַ֔ע כִּ֥י אַנְשֵׁי ־ חַ֖יִל שָֽׁם ׃ 17 וַיֵּ֨צְא֜וּ אַנְשֵׁ֤י הָעִיר֙ וַיִּלָּחֲמ֣וּ אֶת ־ יוֹאָ֔ב וַיִּפֹּ֥ל מִן ־ הָעָ֖ם מֵעַבְדֵ֣י דָוִ֑ד וַיָּ֕מָת גַּ֖ם אוּרִיָּ֥ה הַחִתִּֽי ׃ 18 וַיִּשְׁלַ֖ח יוֹאָ֑ב וַיַּגֵּ֣ד לְדָוִ֔ד אֶת ־ כָּל ־ דִּבְרֵ֖י הַמִּלְחָמָֽה ׃ 19 וַיְצַ֥ו אֶת ־ הַמַּלְאָ֖ךְ לֵאמֹ֑ר כְּכַלּוֹתְךָ֗ אֵ֛ת כָּל ־ דִּבְרֵ֥י הַמִּלְחָמָ֖ה לְדַבֵּ֥ר אֶל ־ הַמֶּֽלֶךְ ׃ 20 וְהָיָ֗ה אִֽם ־ תַּעֲלֶה֙ חֲמַ֣ת הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ וְאָמַ֣ר לְךָ֔ מַדּ֛וּעַ נִגַּשְׁתֶּ֥ם אֶל ־ הָעִ֖יר לְהִלָּחֵ֑ם הֲל֣וֹא יְדַעְתֶּ֔ם אֵ֥ת אֲשֶׁר ־ יֹר֖וּ מֵעַ֥ל הַחוֹמָֽה ׃ 21 מִֽי ־ הִכָּ֞ה אֶת ־ אֲבִימֶ֣לֶךְ בֶּן ־ יְרֻבֶּ֗שֶׁת הֲלֽוֹא ־ אִשָּׁ֡ה הִשְׁלִ֣יכָה עָלָיו֩ פֶּ֨לַח רֶ֜כֶב מֵעַ֤ל הַֽחוֹמָה֙ וַיָּ֣מָת בְּתֵבֵ֔ץ לָ֥מָּה נִגַּשְׁתֶּ֖ם אֶל ־ הַֽחוֹמָ֑ה וְאָ֣מַרְתָּ֔ גַּ֗ם עַבְדְּךָ֛ אוּרִיָּ֥ה הַחִתִּ֖י מֵֽת ׃ 22 וַיֵּ֖לֶךְ הַמַּלְאָ֑ךְ וַיָּבֹא֙ וַיַּגֵּ֣ד לְדָוִ֔ד אֵ֛ת כָּל ־ אֲשֶׁ֥ר שְׁלָח֖וֹ יוֹאָֽב ׃ 23 וַיֹּ֤אמֶר הַמַּלְאָךְ֙ אֶל ־ דָּוִ֔ד כִּֽי ־ גָבְר֤וּ עָלֵ֙ינוּ֙ הָֽאֲנָשִׁ֔ים וַיֵּצְא֥וּ אֵלֵ֖ינוּ הַשָּׂדֶ֑ה וַנִּהְיֶ֥ה עֲלֵיהֶ֖ם עַד ־ פֶּ֥תַח הַשָּֽׁעַר ׃ 24 ויראו 1 המוראים 2 אֶל ־ עֲבָדֶ֙ךָ֙ מֵעַ֣ל הַחוֹמָ֔ה וַיָּמ֖וּתוּ מֵעַבְדֵ֣י הַמֶּ֑לֶךְ וְגַ֗ם עַבְדְּךָ֛ אוּרִיָּ֥ה הַחִתִּ֖י מֵֽת ׃ ס 25 וַיֹּ֨אמֶר דָּוִ֜ד אֶל ־ הַמַּלְאָ֗ךְ כֹּֽה ־ תֹאמַ֤ר אֶל ־ יוֹאָב֙ אַל ־ יֵרַ֤ע בְּעֵינֶ֙יךָ֙ אֶת ־ הַדָּבָ֣ר הַזֶּ֔ה כִּֽי ־ כָזֹ֥ה וְכָזֶ֖ה תֹּאכַ֣ל הֶחָ֑רֶב הַחֲזֵ֨ק מִלְחַמְתְּךָ֧ אֶל ־ הָעִ֛יר וְהָרְסָ֖הּ וְחַזְּקֵֽהוּ ׃ 26 וַתִּשְׁמַע֙ אֵ֣שֶׁת אֽוּרִיָּ֔ה כִּי ־ מֵ֖ת אוּרִיָּ֣ה אִישָׁ֑הּ וַתִּסְפֹּ֖ד עַל ־ בַּעְלָֽהּ ׃ 27 וַיַּעֲבֹ֣ר הָאֵ֗בֶל וַיִּשְׁלַ֨ח דָּוִ֜ד וַיַּאַסְפָ֤הּ אֶל ־ בֵּיתוֹ֙ וַתְּהִי ־ ל֣וֹ לְאִשָּׁ֔ה וַתֵּ֥לֶד ל֖וֹ בֵּ֑ן וַיֵּ֧רַע הַדָּבָ֛ר אֲשֶׁר ־ עָשָׂ֥ה דָוִ֖ד בְּעֵינֵ֥י יְהוָֽה ׃ פ
2 Samuel 11:1-27
David and Bathsheba 11 1 h i In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel. And they ravaged the Ammonites and besieged j Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem. 2 It happened, late one afternoon, when David arose from his couch and was walking on k the roof of the king’s house, that he saw from the roof a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful. 3 And David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, “Is not this l Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of m Uriah the Hittite?” 4 So David sent messengers and took her, and she came to him, and he lay with her. ( n Now she had been purifying herself from her uncleanness.) Then she returned to her house. 5 And the woman conceived, and she sent and told David, “I am pregnant.” 6 So David sent word to Joab, “Send me Uriah the Hittite.” And Joab sent Uriah to David. 7 When Uriah came to him, David asked how Joab was doing and how the people were doing and how the war was going. 8 Then David said to Uriah, “Go down to your house and o wash your feet.” And Uriah went out of the king’s house, and there followed him a present from the king. 9 But Uriah slept at the door of the king’s house with all the servants of his lord, and did not go down to his house. 10 When they told David, “Uriah did not go down to his house,” David said to Uriah, “Have you not come from a journey? Why did you not go down to your house?” 11 Uriah said to David, p “The ark and Israel and Judah dwell in booths, and my lord Joab and q the servants of my lord are camping in the open field. Shall I then go to my house, to eat and to drink and to lie with my wife? As you live, and r as your soul lives, I will not do this thing.” 12 Then David said to Uriah, “Remain here today also, and tomorrow I will send you back.” So Uriah remained in Jerusalem that day and the next. 13 And David invited him, and he ate in his presence and drank, s so that he made him drunk. And in the evening he went out to lie on his couch with q the servants of his lord, but he did not go down to his house. 14 In the morning David t wrote a letter to Joab and sent it by the hand of Uriah. 15 In the letter he wrote, “Set Uriah in the forefront of the hardest fighting, and then draw back from him, u that he may be struck down, and die.” 16 And as Joab was besieging the city, he assigned Uriah to the place where he knew there were valiant men. 17 And the men of the city came out and fought with Joab, and some of the servants of David among the people fell. Uriah the Hittite also died. 18 Then Joab sent and told David all the news about the fighting. 19 And he instructed the messenger, “When you have finished telling all the news about the fighting to the king, 20 then, if the king’s anger rises, and if he says to you, ‘Why did you go so near the city to fight? Did you not know that they would shoot from the wall? 21 v Who killed Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? Did not a woman cast an upper millstone on him from the wall, so that he died at Thebez? Why did you go so near the wall?’ then you shall say, ‘Your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.’” 22 So the messenger went and came and told David all that Joab had sent him to tell. 23 The messenger said to David, “The men gained an advantage over us and came out against us in the field, but we drove them back to the entrance of the gate. 24 Then the archers shot at your servants from the wall. Some of the king’s servants are dead, and your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.” 25 David said to the messenger, “Thus shall you say to Joab, ‘Do not let this matter displease you, for the sword devours now one and now another. Strengthen your attack against the city and overthrow it.’ And encourage him.” 26 When the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she lamented over her husband. 27 And when the mourning was over, David sent and brought her to his house, and w she became his wife and bore him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the Lord .
2 Samuel 11:1-27
11 1 καὶ ἐγένετο ἐπιστρέψαντος τοῦ ἐνιαυτοῦ εἰς τὸν καιρὸν τῆς ἐξοδίας τῶν βασιλέων καὶ ἀπέστειλεν Δαυιδ τὸν Ιωαβ καὶ τοὺς παῖδας αὐτοῦ μετ’ αὐτοῦ καὶ τὸν πάντα Ισραηλ καὶ διέφθειραν τοὺς υἱοὺς Αμμων καὶ διεκάθισαν ἐπὶ Ραββαθ καὶ Δαυιδ ἐκάθισεν ἐν Ιερουσαλημ 2 καὶ ἐγένετο πρὸς ἑσπέραν καὶ ἀνέστη Δαυιδ ἀπὸ τῆς κοίτης αὐτοῦ καὶ περιεπάτει ἐπὶ τοῦ δώματος τοῦ οἴκου τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ εἶδεν γυναῖκα λουομένην ἀπὸ τοῦ δώματος καὶ ἡ γυνὴ καλὴ τῷ εἴδει σφόδρα 3 καὶ ἀπέστειλεν Δαυιδ καὶ ἐζήτησεν τὴν γυναῖκα καὶ εἶπεν οὐχὶ αὕτη Βηρσαβεε θυγάτηρ Ελιαβ γυνὴ Ουριου τοῦ Χετταίου 4 καὶ ἀπέστειλεν Δαυιδ ἀγγέλους καὶ ἔλαβεν αὐτήν καὶ εἰσῆλθεν πρὸς αὐτόν καὶ ἐκοιμήθη μετ’ αὐτῆς καὶ αὐτὴ ἁγιαζομένη ἀπὸ ἀκαθαρσίας αὐτῆς καὶ ἀπέστρεψεν εἰς τὸν οἶκον αὐτῆς 5 καὶ ἐν γαστρὶ ἔλαβεν ἡ γυνή καὶ ἀποστείλασα ἀπήγγειλεν τῷ Δαυιδ καὶ εἶπεν ἐγώ εἰμι ἐν γαστρὶ ἔχω 6 καὶ ἀπέστειλεν Δαυιδ πρὸς Ιωαβ λέγων ἀπόστειλον πρός με τὸν Ουριαν τὸν Χετταῖον καὶ ἀπέστειλεν Ιωαβ τὸν Ουριαν πρὸς Δαυιδ 7 καὶ παραγίνεται Ουριας καὶ εἰσῆλθεν πρὸς αὐτόν καὶ ἐπηρώτησεν Δαυιδ εἰς εἰρήνην Ιωαβ καὶ εἰς εἰρήνην τοῦ λαοῦ καὶ εἰς εἰρήνην τοῦ πολέμου 8 καὶ εἶπεν Δαυιδ τῷ Ουρια κατάβηθι εἰς τὸν οἶκόν σου καὶ νίψαι τοὺς πόδας σου καὶ ἐξῆλθεν Ουριας ἐξ οἴκου τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ ἐξῆλθεν ὀπίσω αὐτοῦ ἄρσις τοῦ βασιλέως 9 καὶ ἐκοιμήθη Ουριας παρὰ τῇ θύρᾳ τοῦ βασιλέως μετὰ τῶν δούλων τοῦ κυρίου αὐτοῦ καὶ οὐ κατέβη εἰς τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ 10 καὶ ἀνήγγειλαν τῷ Δαυιδ λέγοντες ὅτι οὐ κατέβη Ουριας εἰς τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ καὶ εἶπεν Δαυιδ πρὸς Ουριαν οὐχὶ ἐξ ὁδοῦ σὺ ἔρχῃ τί ὅτι οὐ κατέβης εἰς τὸν οἶκόν σου 11 καὶ εἶπεν Ουριας πρὸς Δαυιδ ἡ κιβωτὸς καὶ Ισραηλ καὶ Ιουδας κατοικοῦσιν ἐν σκηναῖς καὶ ὁ κύριός μου Ιωαβ καὶ οἱ δοῦλοι τοῦ κυρίου μου ἐπὶ πρόσωπον τοῦ ἀγροῦ παρεμβάλλουσιν καὶ ἐγὼ εἰσελεύσομαι εἰς τὸν οἶκόν μου φαγεῖν καὶ πιεῖν καὶ κοιμηθῆναι μετὰ τῆς γυναικός μου πῶς ζῇ ἡ ψυχή σου εἰ ποιήσω τὸ ῥῆμα τοῦτο 12 καὶ εἶπεν Δαυιδ πρὸς Ουριαν κάθισον ἐνταῦθα καί γε σήμερον καὶ αὔριον ἐξαποστελῶ σε καὶ ἐκάθισεν Ουριας ἐν Ιερουσαλημ ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ καὶ τῇ ἐπαύριον 13 καὶ ἐκάλεσεν αὐτὸν Δαυιδ καὶ ἔφαγεν ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ καὶ ἔπιεν καὶ ἐμέθυσεν αὐτόν καὶ ἐξῆλθεν ἑσπέρας τοῦ κοιμηθῆναι ἐπὶ τῆς κοίτης αὐτοῦ μετὰ τῶν δούλων τοῦ κυρίου αὐτοῦ καὶ εἰς τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ οὐ κατέβη 14 καὶ ἐγένετο πρωὶ καὶ ἔγραψεν Δαυιδ βιβλίον πρὸς Ιωαβ καὶ ἀπέστειλεν ἐν χειρὶ Ουριου 15 καὶ ἔγραψεν ἐν τῷ βιβλίῳ λέγων εἰσάγαγε τὸν Ουριαν ἐξ ἐναντίας τοῦ πολέμου τοῦ κραταιοῦ καὶ ἀποστραφήσεσθε ἀπὸ ὄπισθεν αὐτοῦ καὶ πληγήσεται καὶ ἀποθανεῖται 16 καὶ ἐγενήθη ἐν τῷ φυλάσσειν Ιωαβ ἐπὶ τὴν πόλιν καὶ ἔθηκεν τὸν Ουριαν εἰς τὸν τόπον οὗ ᾔδει ὅτι ἄνδρες δυνάμεως ἐκεῖ 17 καὶ ἐξῆλθον οἱ ἄνδρες τῆς πόλεως καὶ ἐπολέμουν μετὰ Ιωαβ καὶ ἔπεσαν ἐκ τοῦ λαοῦ ἐκ τῶν δούλων Δαυιδ καὶ ἀπέθανεν καί γε Ουριας ὁ Χετταῖος 18 καὶ ἀπέστειλεν Ιωαβ καὶ ἀπήγγειλεν τῷ βασιλεῖ πάντας τοὺς λόγους τοῦ πολέμου 19 καὶ ἐνετείλατο τῷ ἀγγέλῳ λέγων ἐν τῷ συντελέσαι σε πάντας τοὺς λόγους τοῦ πολέμου λαλῆσαι πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα 20 καὶ ἔσται ἐὰν ἀναβῇ ὁ θυμὸς τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ εἴπῃ σοι τί ὅτι ἠγγίσατε πρὸς τὴν πόλιν πολεμῆσαι οὐκ ᾔδειτε ὅτι τοξεύσουσιν ἀπάνωθεν τοῦ τείχους 21 τίς ἐπάταξεν τὸν Αβιμελεχ υἱὸν Ιεροβααλ οὐχὶ γυνὴ ἔρριψεν ἐπ’ αὐτὸν κλάσμα μύλου ἐπάνωθεν τοῦ τείχους καὶ ἀπέθανεν ἐν Θαμασι ἵνα τί προσηγάγετε πρὸς τὸ τεῖχος καὶ ἐρεῖς καί γε Ουριας ὁ δοῦλός σου ὁ Χετταῖος ἀπέθανεν 22 καὶ ἐπορεύθη ὁ ἄγγελος Ιωαβ πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα εἰς Ιερουσαλημ καὶ παρεγένετο καὶ ἀπήγγειλεν τῷ Δαυιδ πάντα ὅσα ἀπήγγειλεν αὐτῷ Ιωαβ πάντα τὰ ῥήματα τοῦ πολέμου καὶ ἐθυμώθη Δαυιδ πρὸς Ιωαβ καὶ εἶπεν πρὸς τὸν ἄγγελον ἵνα τί προσηγάγετε πρὸς τὴν πόλιν τοῦ πολεμῆσαι οὐκ ᾔδειτε ὅτι πληγήσεσθε ἀπὸ τοῦ τείχους τίς ἐπάταξεν τὸν Αβιμελεχ υἱὸν Ιεροβααλ οὐχὶ γυνὴ ἔρριψεν ἐπ’ αὐτὸν κλάσμα μύλου ἀπὸ τοῦ τείχους καὶ ἀπέθανεν ἐν Θαμασι ἵνα τί προσηγάγετε πρὸς τὸ τεῖχος 23 καὶ εἶπεν ὁ ἄγγελος πρὸς Δαυιδ ὅτι ἐκραταίωσαν ἐφ’ ἡμᾶς οἱ ἄνδρες καὶ ἐξῆλθαν ἐφ’ ἡμᾶς εἰς τὸν ἀγρόν καὶ ἐγενήθημεν ἐπ’ αὐτοὺς ἕως τῆς θύρας τῆς πύλης 24 καὶ ἐτόξευσαν οἱ τοξεύοντες πρὸς τοὺς παῖδάς σου ἀπάνωθεν τοῦ τείχους καὶ ἀπέθαναν τῶν παίδων τοῦ βασιλέως καί γε ὁ δοῦλός σου Ουριας ὁ Χετταῖος ἀπέθανεν 25 καὶ εἶπεν Δαυιδ πρὸς τὸν ἄγγελον τάδε ἐρεῖς πρὸς Ιωαβ μὴ πονηρὸν ἔστω ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς σου τὸ ῥῆμα τοῦτο ὅτι ποτὲ μὲν οὕτως καὶ ποτὲ οὕτως φάγεται ἡ μάχαιρα κραταίωσον τὸν πόλεμόν σου πρὸς τὴν πόλιν καὶ κατάσπασον αὐτὴν καὶ κραταίωσον αὐτόν 26 καὶ ἤκουσεν ἡ γυνὴ Ουριου ὅτι ἀπέθανεν Ουριας ὁ ἀνὴρ αὐτῆς καὶ ἐκόψατο τὸν ἄνδρα αὐτῆς 27 καὶ διῆλθεν τὸ πένθος καὶ ἀπέστειλεν Δαυιδ καὶ συνήγαγεν αὐτὴν εἰς τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐγενήθη αὐτῷ εἰς γυναῖκα καὶ ἔτεκεν αὐτῷ υἱόν καὶ πονηρὸν ἐφάνη τὸ ῥῆμα ὃ ἐποίησεν Δαυιδ ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς κυρίου