2 Samuel 11:18
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English Standard Version
Then Joab sent and told David all the news about the fighting.

King James Bible
Then Joab sent and told David all the things concerning the war;

American Standard Version
Then Joab sent and told David all the things concerning the war;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Joab sent, and told David all things concerning the battle.

English Revised Version
Then Joab sent and told David all the things concerning the war;

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Joab sent and told David all the things concerning the war;

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When this was told to David (the next morning), he said to Uriah, "Didst thou not come from the way (i.e., from a journey)? why didst thou not go down (as men generally do when they return from a journey)?" Uriah replied (2 Samuel 11:11), "The ark (ark of the covenant), and Israel, and Judah, dwell in the huts, and my lord Joab and the servants of my lord encamp in the field; and should I go to my house to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? By thy life, and by the life of thy soul, I do no such thing!" בּסּכּות ישׁב, to sit or sojourn in huts, is the same practically as being encamped in the field. Uriah meant to say: Whereas the ark, i.e., Jehovah with the ark, and all Israel, were engaged in conflict with the enemies of God and of His kingdom, and therefore encamped in the open country, it did not become a warrior to seek rest and pleasure in his own home. This answer expressed the feelings and the consciousness of duty which ought to animate one who was fighting for the cause of God, in such plain and unmistakeable terms, that it was well adapted to prick the king to the heart. But David's soul was so beclouded by the wish to keep clear of the consequences of his sin in the eyes of the world, that he did not feel the sting, but simply made a still further attempt to attain his purpose with Uriah. He commanded him to stop in Jerusalem all that day, as he did not intend to send him away till the morrow.

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2 Samuel 11:17 The men of the city went out and fought against Joab, and some of the people among David's servants fell; and Uriah the Hittite also died.

2 Samuel 11:19 He charged the messenger, saying, "When you have finished telling all the events of the war to the king,

Cross References
2 Samuel 11:17
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.

2 Samuel 11:19
And he instructed the messenger, "When you have finished telling all the news about the fighting to the king,

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