2 Samuel 11:24

“And the shooters shot from off the wall upon thy servants; and some of the king's servants be dead, and thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the shooters shot from off the wall vpon thy seruants, and some of the Kings seruants be dead, and thy seruant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Moreover, the archers shot at your servants from the wall; so some of the king's servants are dead, and your servant Uriah the Hittite is also dead."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the shooters shot at thy servants from off the wall; and some of the king's servants are dead, and thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the archers sent their arrows at your servants from the wall, and some of the king's servants are dead, and among them is your servant Uriah the Hittite.
- Basic English Bible

And the shooters shot from upon the wall against thy servants; and some of the king's servants are dead, and thy servant Urijah the Hittite is dead also.
- Darby Bible

And the shooters shot from off the wall upon thy servants: and some of the king's servants are dead, and thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.
- Webster's Bible

The shooters shot at your servants from off the wall; and some of the king's servants are dead, and your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also."
- World English Bible

and those shooting shoot at thy servants from off the wall, and [some] of the servants of the king are dead, and also, thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the shooters shot at thy servants from off the wall; and some of the king's servants are dead, and thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for 2 Samuel 11

  • Vannetta
    Sin will have you so blind that you cannot see your judgment right in front of you. In verse verse 25 David said" the sword devour one as well as another". God's judgment to David in II Samuel 12 verse 10; the sword shall never
    depart from thine house. Learn to be careful of your actions it not only effect you but your whole family. Let the holy spirit lead and guide you in righteous..
  • Tony
    I think David not fulfilling his purpose.. being King and leading his army into war, then he wouldn 't have made the mistake he made
  • Daughter of Pastor Shaw
    First , I am so blessed to have found this website and have a chance to read the word and engage in conversation on interpertation of it. Second, The message at church on sunday was inrefernce to when we say sorry and forgive me... if we mean it from the heart or just speaking. Hence wha it appears David did whe he asked God forgiveness and to spare his sons life and take his. Also God can forgive and does when we are truelly asking and mean it. My thoughts are as follows for Joab.. he was not in the wrong he did as the King told him, this was David 's sin. Also, nothing about David 's lust for Bathsheba says Love... hence, lust. He did have an ideal mind, and should of been in battle and his lust drove him to sin. His sin caused death to several undeserving fellows and heartache to families, we can assume. However.. there vould be more stories inside that we are not aware of. Each man who passed may have sinned like David and ended up in that place.. we do not know.. Question, was Uriah staying in Davods house and not going home because they war or becuase he knew what David did and he was plotting.. battling right from wrong thoughts toward his wife and or David?
  • Beverly chaney
    to me its the matters of the heart,I don "t care what position your is in your, heart matter to God
  • Joseph Odongo
    2 samuel 11 demonstrates to us that an idle mind is the devils workshop.If king David could have been in the war then I could have not seen Urias wife taking bath.We need to keep our spiritual man busy I also thank God for He is God of forgiveness.We learn that repentance is the key to forgiveness.
  • Joe
    What about Joab 's role in this? He delibertly used tactics going close to the wall to put many men in harms way and several were killed not just Uriah. Did he sin? Sure, David sent the order, but should not Joab just have let God 's will be done?

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