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.

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.

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.

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.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Slept at the door - That is, in one of the apartments or niches in the court of the king's house. But in Bengal servants and others generally sleep on the verandahs or porches in face of their master's house.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

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

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David's Fall 2Sam 11:27

John Newton—Olney Hymns

Samuel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
2 Samuel 11:10
David was told, "Uriah did not go home." So he asked Uriah, "Haven't you just come from a military campaign? Why didn't you go home?"

2 Samuel 11:13
At David's invitation, he ate and drank with him, and David made him drunk. But in the evening Uriah went out to sleep on his mat among his master's servants; he did not go home.

1 Kings 14:27
So King Rehoboam made bronze shields to replace them and assigned these to the commanders of the guard on duty at the entrance to the royal palace.

1 Kings 14:28
Whenever the king went to the LORD's temple, the guards bore the shields, and afterward they returned them to the guardroom.

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