2 Samuel 11:14
New International Version
In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it with Uriah.

New Living Translation
So the next morning David wrote a letter to Joab and gave it to Uriah to deliver.

English Standard Version
In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it by the hand of Uriah.

Berean Study Bible
The next morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it with Uriah.

New American Standard Bible
Now in the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it by the hand of Uriah.

King James Bible
And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah.

Christian Standard Bible
The next morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it with Uriah.

Contemporary English Version
Early the next morning, David wrote a letter and told Uriah to deliver it to Joab.

Good News Translation
The next morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it by Uriah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The next morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it with Uriah.

International Standard Version
The next morning, David sent a message to Joab that Uriah took with him in his hand.

NET Bible
In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it with Uriah.

New Heart English Bible
It happened in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it with Uriah.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah.

New American Standard 1977
Now it came about in the morning that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it by the hand of Uriah.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah.

American King James Version
And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the morning came, and David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Urias.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the morning was come, David wrote a letter to Joab: and sent it by the hand of Urias,

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by Urijah.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah.

World English Bible
It happened in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass in the morning, that David writeth a letter unto Joab, and sendeth by the hand of Uriah;
Study Bible
David Arranges Uriah's Death
14The next morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it with Uriah. 15In the letter he wrote: “Put Uriah at the front of the fiercest battle; then withdraw from him, so that he may be struck down and die.”…
Cross References
2 Samuel 12:9
Why then have you despised the command of the LORD by doing evil in His sight? You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and took his wife as your own, for you have slain him with the sword of the Ammonites.

1 Kings 21:8
Then Jezebel wrote letters in Ahab's name, sealed them with his seal, and sent them to the elders and nobles who lived with Naboth in his city.

Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah.

1 Kings 21:8-10
So she wrote letters in Ahab's name, and sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters unto the elders and to the nobles that were in his city, dwelling with Naboth…

Psalm 19:13
Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

Psalm 52:2
Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp rasor, working deceitfully.







Lexicon
The next morning
בַבֹּ֔קֶר (ḇab·bō·qer)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1242: Dawn, morning

David
דָּוִ֛ד (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

wrote
וַיִּכְתֹּ֥ב (way·yiḵ·tōḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3789: To grave, to write

a letter
סֵ֖פֶר (sê·p̄er)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5612: A missive, document, writing, book

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

Joab
יוֹאָ֑ב (yō·w·’āḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3097: Joab -- 'the LORD is father', three Israelites

and sent
וַיִּשְׁלַ֖ח (way·yiš·laḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

it with Uriah.
אוּרִיָּֽה׃ (’ū·rî·yāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 223: Uriah -- 'flame of Yah', the name of a Hittite and of two Israelites
(14) Sent it by the hand of Uriah.--The brave soldier is made the bearer of his own death-warrant, and his well-known valour for his king is to be the means of accomplishing his destruction, to relieve that king of the consequences of his crime, which also involved a great wrong to himself. No reason is given to Joab for this order, but as a loyal and somewhat unscrupulous general he obeys without question.

Verse 14. - David wrote a letter. David now uses the knowledge he had acquired in the schools of the prophets for vicious purposes. For it to be a blessing, knowledge must be sanctified to holy use. The letter would conceal from Joab the truth, and only let him know that Uriah, during his visit to Jerusalem, had incurred the king's serious displeasure; and we may be quite sure that Joab would be very indignant when he learned, as he certainly soon would, that David had made him his tool, and caused him to murder one of "the mighties" in order to cover the shame of his adultery. The only fair side of the picture is that it shews the high state of morality among the people. The crimes of kings and great men are usually lightly pardoned, and especially that of adultery. Even in our own and other Christian countries this is the case; but David has to resort to extreme measures rather than face the indignation of his subjects. Unfortunately, the shedding of blood was not looked upon with equal horror. Possibly the leaving it to the relatives to requite it made the suppression of murder the business, not of the state, but of "the avenger of blood." At all events, Joab without much compunction carries out David's orders, caring to know no more than that Uriah was out of favour. And what is more extraordinary, David remains utterly callous for a whole twelvemonth (see 2 Samuel 12:15), and his conscience does not even smite him for the additional meanness of sending the order for Uriah's murder by the hand of the injured man himself. 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.
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