2 Samuel 11:4
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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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Clarke'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

sent messengers

Genesis 39:7 And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.

Job 31:9-11 If my heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid wait at my neighbor's door...

Psalm 50:18 When you saw a thief, then you consented with him, and have been partaker with adulterers.

he lay

Psalm 51:1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving kindness...

James 1:14,15 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed...

she was, etc. or, and when she had purified herself, etc. she returned.


Leviticus 12:2-5 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days...

Leviticus 15:19-28 And if a woman have an issue, and her issue in her flesh be blood, she shall be put apart seven days...

Leviticus 18:19 Also you shall not approach to a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness.

David's Fall 2Sam 11:27

John Newton—Olney Hymns

Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
James 1:14
but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed.

James 1:15
Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.

Leviticus 12:2
"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.

Leviticus 15:18
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.

Leviticus 18:19
"'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.'"

Psalm 51:1
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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