2 Samuel 11:4
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English Standard Version
So David sent messengers and took her, and she came to him, and he lay with her. (Now she had been purifying herself from her uncleanness.) Then she returned to her house.

King James Bible
And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house.

American Standard Version
And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her (for she was purified from her uncleanness); and she returned unto her house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David sent messengers, and took her, and she came in to him, and he slept with her: and presently she was purified from her uncleanness:

English Revised Version
And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; (for she was purified from her uncleanness;) and she returned unto her house.

Webster's Bible Translation
And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in to him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned to her house.

2 Samuel 11:4 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

David went with all Israel (all the Israelitish forces) against the foe, and smote the Aramaeans at Helam, where they had placed themselves in battle array, slaying seven hundred charioteers and forty thousand horsemen, and so smiting (or wounding) the general Shobach that he died there, i.e., that he did not survive the battle (Thenius). With regard to the different account given in the corresponding text of the Chronicles as to the number of the slain, see the remarks on 2 Samuel 10:6. It is a fact worthy of notice, that the number of men who fell in the battle (seven hundred receb and forty thousand parashim, according to the text before us; seven thousand receb and forty thousand ragli, according to the Chronicles) agrees quite as well with the number of Aramaeans reported to be taken prisoners or slain, according to 2 Samuel 8:4 and 1 Chronicles 18:4-5 (viz., seventeen hundred parashim or a thousand receb, and seven thousand parashim and twenty thousand ragli of Aram-Zoba, and twenty-two thousand of Aram-Damascus), as could possibly be expected considering the notorious corruption in the numbers as we possess them; so that there is scarcely any doubt that the number of Aramaeans who fell was the same in both accounts (2 Samuel 8 and 10), and that in the chapter before us we have simply a more circumstantial account of the very same war of which the result is given in 2 Samuel 8 and 1 Chronicles 13:1-14.

2 Samuel 11:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

sent messengers

Genesis 39:7 And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.

Job 31:9-11 If my heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid wait at my neighbor's door...

Psalm 50:18 When you saw a thief, then you consented with him, and have been partaker with adulterers.

he lay

Psalm 51:1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving kindness...

James 1:14,15 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed...

she was, etc. or, and when she had purified herself, etc. she returned.

purified

Leviticus 12:2-5 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days...

Leviticus 15:19-28 And if a woman have an issue, and her issue in her flesh be blood, she shall be put apart seven days...

Leviticus 18:19 Also you shall not approach to a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness.

Cross References
James 1:14
But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.

James 1:15
Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.

Leviticus 12:2
"Speak to the people of Israel, saying, If a woman conceives and bears a male child, then she shall be unclean seven days. As at the time of her menstruation, she shall be unclean.

Leviticus 15:18
If a man lies with a woman and has an emission of semen, both of them shall bathe themselves in water and be unclean until the evening.

Leviticus 18:19
"You shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness while she is in her menstrual uncleanness.

2 Samuel 12:12
For you did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel and before the sun.'"

Psalm 51:1
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.

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