2 Samuel 11:2

“ And it came to passe in an euening tide, that Dauid arose from off his bed, and walked vpon the roofe of the kings house: and from the roofe he saw a woman washing her selfe; and the woman was very beautifull to looke vpon.”

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Other Translations

And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman [was] very beautiful to look upon.
- King James Version

Now when evening came David arose from his bed and walked around on the roof of the king's house, and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful in appearance.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass at eventide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now one evening, David got up from his bed, and while he was walking on the roof of the king's house, he saw from there a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful.
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass at evening time that David arose from off his couch, and walked upon the roof of the king's house; and from the roof he saw a woman bathing, and the woman was very beautiful;
- Darby Bible

And it came to pass in an evening, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.
- Webster's Bible

It happened at evening, that David arose from off his bed, and walked on the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful to look on.
- World English Bible

and it cometh to pass, at evening-time, that David riseth from off his couch, and walketh up and down on the roof of the king's house, and seeth from the roof a woman bathing, and the woman [is] of very good appearance,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it came to pass at eventide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house; and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 11:2


11:2 Arose from off his bed - Where he had lain, and slept for some time. And the bed of sloth often proves the bed of lust. Washing herself - In a bath, which was in her garden. Probably from some ceremonial pollution.


Discussion for 2 Samuel 11

  • BSP
    Verses 1,2~David did not go to battle, but he stayed home. When he stayed home temptation arose and he gave into it. We want to be busy in the work of God and not be idle.
  • Alex
    I keep thinking about David and Bathesheba and Uriah, The early CHURCH WAS STILL MARRIED TO THE LAW,Thats y Paul is saying you are dead to the law by the body of Christ THAT YOU SHOULD BEMARRIED TO ANOTHER EVEN TO HIM THAT WAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD.THIS RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHRIST AND CHURCH YIELDED A CHILD CALLED CHRISTIANITY WHICH WAS SICK AND DIED IN ITS INFANCY,BUT SHE TRAVAILED IN BIRTH AGAIN
  • April
    Ah,Oh No,David,We have all fell n2 temptation,temptation has come in many forms and is different unto each individual,I am glad we can repent,it is so important,for even if only 1 person repents,there is a AMEN from the KINGDOM,the savory sweetness that prayer brings unto the nose of the LORD,filling his nose and heart with happiness when his children repent,wether it be action,thought or verbal.
  • BSP
    Verse 14: We see how hardened David's conscience had become. He had Uriah carry his own death sentence.
  • A disciple
    Anne; maybe you've seen these kinds of things; I sure have! Once sin takes hold, and the man changes his whole way of thinking and behavior, there is such a moral spiraling out of control that seems to never take an end; unless of course, the Lord intervenes to send His messenger to convict him; if perchance he might humble himself at the Word, and really repent. David's conversion was a miracle!
  • Anne
    This chapter reminds us that sin may seem personal but look at the effect it can have on lives of others.

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