2 Samuel 11:9
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New International Version
But Uriah slept at the entrance to the palace with all his master's servants and did not go down to his house.

New Living Translation
But Uriah didn't go home. He slept that night at the palace entrance with the king's palace guard.

English Standard Version
But Uriah slept at the door of the king’s house with all the servants of his lord, and did not go down to his house.

New American Standard Bible
But Uriah slept at the door of the king's house with all the servants of his lord, and did not go down to his house.

King James Bible
But Uriah slept at the door of the king's house with all the servants of his lord, and went not down to his house.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Uriah slept at the door of the palace with all his master's servants; he did not go down to his house.

International Standard Version
But Uriah spent the night sleeping in the alcove of the king's palace in the company of all his master's staff members. He refused to go down to his own home.

NET Bible
But Uriah stayed at the door of the palace with all the servants of his lord. He did not go down to his house.

New Heart English Bible
But Uriah slept at the door of the king's house with all the servants of his lord, and did not go down to his house.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But Uriah slept at the entrance of the royal palace among his superior's mercenaries. He didn't go home.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But Uriah slept at the door of the king's house with all the servants of his lord, and went not down to his house.

New American Standard 1977
But Uriah slept at the door of the king’s house with all the servants of his lord, and did not go down to his house.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But Uriah slept at the door of the king's house with all the slaves of his lord and did not go down to his house.

King James 2000 Bible
But Uriah slept at the door of the king's house with all the servants of his lord, and went not down to his house.

American King James Version
But Uriah slept at the door of the king's house with all the servants of his lord, and went not down to his house.

American Standard Version
But Uriah slept at the door of the king's house with all the servants of his lord, and went not down to his house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Urias slept before the gate of the king's house, with the other servants of his lord, and went not down to his own house.

Darby Bible Translation
And Urijah slept at the entrance of the king's house with all the servants of his lord, and went not down to his house.

English Revised Version
But Uriah slept at the door of the king's house with all the servants of his lord, and went not down to his house.

Webster's Bible Translation
But Uriah slept at the door of the king's house with all the servants of his lord, and went not down to his house.

World English Bible
But Uriah slept at the door of the king's house with all the servants of his lord, and didn't go down to his house.

Young's Literal Translation
and Uriah lieth down at the opening of the king's house, with all the servants of his lord, and hath not gone down unto his house.
Study Bible
David and Bathsheba
8Then David said to Uriah, "Go down to your house, and wash your feet." And Uriah went out of the king's house, and a present from the king was sent out after him. 9But Uriah slept at the door of the king's house with all the servants of his lord, and did not go down to his house. 10Now when they told David, saying, "Uriah did not go down to his house," David said to Uriah, "Have you not come from a journey? Why did you not go down to your house?"…
Cross References
2 Samuel 11:10
Now when they told David, saying, "Uriah did not go down to his house," David said to Uriah, "Have you not come from a journey? Why did you not go down to your house?"

2 Samuel 11:13
Now David called him, and he ate and drank before him, and he made him drunk; and in the evening he went out to lie on his bed with his lord's servants, but he did not go down to his house.

1 Kings 14:27
So King Rehoboam made shields of bronze in their place, and committed them to the care of the commanders of the guard who guarded the doorway of the king's house.

1 Kings 14:28
Then it happened as often as the king entered the house of the LORD, that the guards would carry them and would bring them back into the guards' room.
Treasury of Scripture

But Uriah slept at the door of the king's house with all the servants of his lord, and went not down to his house.

Job 5:12-14 He disappoints the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot …

Proverbs 21:30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

(9) At the door of the king's house.--Probably in the guard chamber at the entrance of the palace. (Comp. 1Kings 14:27-28.) It is quite unnecessary to suppose that Uriah had any suspicion of what had been done. His conduct and language is simply that of a brave, frank, generous-hearted soldier.

But Uriah slept at the door of the king's house, with all the servants of his lord,.... The bodyguards, which were placed there to watch the palace in the night season; Uriah first fell into a conversation with these as is highly probable, to whom he was well known, and who might inquire of one and another of their friends in the army; and he being weary, laid himself down among there, and slept:

and went not down to his house; whether the trifling questions David asked him, or the information the guards might give him of his wife being sent for to court; made him suspect something, and so had no inclination to go to this own house; or however so it was ordered by the providence of God, which directed him to act in this manner, that the sin of David and Bathsheba they studied to hide might be discovered. 9. But Uriah slept at the door of the king's house—It is customary for servants to sleep in the porch or long gallery; and the guards of the Hebrew king did the same. Whatever his secret suspicions might have been, Uriah's refusal to indulge in the enjoyment of domestic pleasure, and his determination to sleep "at the door of the king's house," arose from a high and honorable sense of military duty and propriety (2Sa 11:11). But, doubtless, the resolution of Uriah was overruled by that Providence which brings good out of evil, and which has recorded this sad episode for the warning of the church.11:6-13 Giving way to sin hardens the heart, and provokes the departure of the Holy Spirit. Robbing a man of his reason, is worse than robbing him of his money; and drawing him into sin, is worse than drawing him into any wordly trouble whatever.
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