New International Version
Then David sent messengers to get her. She came to him, and he slept with her. (Now she was purifying herself from her monthly uncleanness.) Then she went back home.
King James Bible
And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house.
Darby Bible Translation
And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in to him, and he lay with her; and she had purified herself from her uncleanness; and she returned to her house.
World English Bible
David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in to him, and he lay with her (for she was purified from her uncleanness); and she returned to her house.
Young's Literal Translation
And David sendeth messengers, and taketh her, and she cometh unto him, and he lieth with her -- and she is purifying herself from her uncleanness -- and she turneth back unto her house;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And she came in unto him - We hear nothing of her reluctance, and there is no evidence that she was taken by force.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
she was, etc. or, and when she had purified herself, etc. she returned.
LibraryDavid's Fall 2Sam 11:27
John Newton—Olney Hymns
but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed.
Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
"Say to the Israelites: 'A woman who becomes pregnant and gives birth to a son will be ceremonially unclean for seven days, just as she is unclean during her monthly period.
When a man has sexual relations with a woman and there is an emission of semen, both of them must bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.
"'Do not approach a woman to have sexual relations during the uncleanness of her monthly period.
2 Samuel 12:12
You did it in secret, but I will do this thing in broad daylight before all Israel.'"
For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.
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