2 Samuel 11:26
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New International Version
When Uriah's wife heard that her husband was dead, she mourned for him.

New Living Translation
When Uriah's wife heard that her husband was dead, she mourned for him.

English Standard Version
When the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she lamented over her husband.

New American Standard Bible
Now when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband.

King James Bible
And when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Uriah's wife heard that her husband Uriah had died, she mourned for him.

International Standard Version
When Uriah's wife heard about the death of her husband Uriah, she went into mourning for the head of her household.

NET Bible
When Uriah's wife heard that her husband Uriah was dead, she mourned for him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Uriah's wife heard that her husband Uriah was dead, she mourned for him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah, her husband, was dead, she mourned for her husband.

King James 2000 Bible
And when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband.

American King James Version
And when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband.

American Standard Version
And when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she made lamentation for her husband.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the wife of Urias heard that Urias her husband was dead, and she mourned for him.

Darby Bible Translation
And the wife of Urijah heard that Urijah her husband was dead, and she mourned for her husband.

English Revised Version
And when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she made lamentation for her husband.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband.

World English Bible
When the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she made lamentation for her husband.

Young's Literal Translation
And the wife of Uriah heareth that Uriah her husband is dead, and lamenteth for her lord;
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

11:14-27 Adulteries often occasion murders, and one wickedness is sought to be covered by another. The beginnings of sin are much to be dreaded; for who knows where they will end? Can a real believer ever tread this path? Can such a person be indeed a child of God? Though grace be not lost in such an awful case, the assurance and consolation of it must be suspended. All David's life, spirituality, and comfort in religion, we may be sure were lost. No man in such a case can have evidence to be satisfied that he is a believer. The higher a man's confidence is, who has sunk in wickedness, the greater his presumption and hypocrisy. Let not any one who resembles David in nothing but his transgressions, bolster up his confidence with this example. Let him follow David in his humiliation, repentance, and his other eminent graces, before he thinks himself only a backslider, and not a hypocrite. Let no opposer of the truth say, These are the fruits of faith! No; they are the effects of corrupt nature. Let us all watch against the beginnings of self-indulgence, and keep at the utmost distance from all evil. But with the Lord there is mercy and plenteous redemption. He will cast out no humble, penitent believer; nor will he suffer Satan to pluck his sheep out of his hand. Yet the Lord will recover his people, in such a way as will mark his abhorrence of their crimes, to hinder all who regard his word from abusing the encouragements of his mercy.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 26. - And when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband. There is something pathetic in this repetition of the name of the murdered man, and his close relationship with Bathsheba is dwelt upon by his being twice called "her husband," and she "Uriah's wife." Having been the cause of his murder, she is careful to make for him the customary mourning. How long it lasted is uncertain. The mourning for Aaron (Numbers 20:29) and that for Moses (Deuteronomy 34:8) were each for thirty days; while that for Jacob at Atad (Genesis 50:10) and that of the men of Jabesh-Gilead for Saul (1 Samuel 31:13) lasted only for seven days. Both these, however, were under such exceptional circumstances as made them no rule; but in Ecclus. 22:12 we read, "Seven days do men mourn for him that is dead," and the national lamentation for Judith lasted the same time (Judith 16:24). Probably, however, the mourning of a widow for her husband would last a month.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead,.... The news of which were soon sent her by David, though it is very probable she knew nothing of the plot to take away his life; and, besides, David chose to have his death published abroad as soon as possible, the more to hide his sin:

she mourned for her husband; expressed tokens of mourning by shedding tears, putting on a mourning habit, seeing no company, and this continued for the space of seven days, it may be, 1 Samuel 31:13; as little time as possible was spent in this way, and the marriage hastened, that the adultery might not be discovered.



2 Samuel 11:26 Additional Commentaries
Context
David Marries Bathsheba
26Now when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband. 27When the time of mourning was over, David sent and brought her to his house and she became his wife; then she bore him a son. But the thing that David had done was evil in the sight of the LORD.
Cross References
Genesis 50:10
When they reached the threshing floor of Atad, near the Jordan, they lamented loudly and bitterly; and there Joseph observed a seven-day period of mourning for his father.

Deuteronomy 34:8
The Israelites grieved for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days, until the time of weeping and mourning was over.

1 Samuel 31:13
Then they took their bones and buried them under a tamarisk tree at Jabesh, and they fasted seven days.

2 Samuel 11:25
David told the messenger, "Say this to Joab: 'Don't let this upset you; the sword devours one as well as another. Press the attack against the city and destroy it.' Say this to encourage Joab."
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