11 In the spring,k at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joabl out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army.m They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah.n But David remained in Jerusalem.
2 One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roofo of the palace. From the roof he sawp a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful, 3 and David sent someone to find out about her. The man said, “She is Bathsheba,q the daughter of Eliamr and the wife of Uriahs the Hittite.” 4 Then David sent messengers to get her.t She came to him, and he sleptu with her. (Now she was purifying herself from her monthly uncleanness.)v Then she went back home. 5 The woman conceived and sent word to David, saying, “I am pregnant.”
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