2 Samuel 11:16
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English Standard Version
And as Joab was besieging the city, he assigned Uriah to the place where he knew there were valiant men.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, when Joab observed the city, that he assigned Uriah unto a place where he knew that valiant men were.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, when Joab kept watch upon the city, that he assigned Uriah unto the place where he knew that valiant men were.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore as Joab was besieging the city, he put Urias in the place where he knew the bravest men were.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, when Joab kept watch upon the city, that he assigned Uriah unto the place where he knew that valiant men were.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when Joab observed the city, that he assigned Uriah to a place where he knew that valiant men were.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When this was told to David (the next morning), he said to Uriah, "Didst thou not come from the way (i.e., from a journey)? why didst thou not go down (as men generally do when they return from a journey)?" Uriah replied (2 Samuel 11:11), "The ark (ark of the covenant), and Israel, and Judah, dwell in the huts, and my lord Joab and the servants of my lord encamp in the field; and should I go to my house to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? By thy life, and by the life of thy soul, I do no such thing!" בּסּכּות ישׁב, to sit or sojourn in huts, is the same practically as being encamped in the field. Uriah meant to say: Whereas the ark, i.e., Jehovah with the ark, and all Israel, were engaged in conflict with the enemies of God and of His kingdom, and therefore encamped in the open country, it did not become a warrior to seek rest and pleasure in his own home. This answer expressed the feelings and the consciousness of duty which ought to animate one who was fighting for the cause of God, in such plain and unmistakeable terms, that it was well adapted to prick the king to the heart. But David's soul was so beclouded by the wish to keep clear of the consequences of his sin in the eyes of the world, that he did not feel the sting, but simply made a still further attempt to attain his purpose with Uriah. He commanded him to stop in Jerusalem all that day, as he did not intend to send him away till the morrow.

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2 Samuel 11:21 Who smote Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? did not a woman cast a piece of a millstone on him from the wall, that he died in Thebez?...

2 Samuel 3:27 And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him quietly...

2 Samuel 20:9,10 And Joab said to Amasa, Are you in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him...

1 Samuel 22:17-19 And the king said to the footmen that stood about him, Turn, and slay the priests of the LORD: because their hand also is with David...

1 Kings 2:5,31-34 Moreover you know also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel...

1 Kings 21:12-14 They proclaimed a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people...

2 Kings 10:6 Then he wrote a letter the second time to them, saying, If you be mine, and if you will listen to my voice...

Proverbs 29:12 If a ruler listen to lies, all his servants are wicked.

Hosea 5:11 Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he willingly walked after the commandment.

Acts 5:29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

Cross References
2 Samuel 11:15
In the letter he wrote, "Set Uriah in the forefront of the hardest fighting, and then draw back from him, that he may be struck down, and die."

2 Samuel 11:17
And the men of the city came out and fought with Joab, and some of the servants of David among the people fell. Uriah the Hittite also died.

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