1 And it came to pass when the time o the year for kings going out [to battle] had come round, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbath: but David remained at Jerusalem. 2 And it came to pass toward evening, that David arose off his couch, and walked on the roof of the king's house, and saw from the roof a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon. 3 And David sent and enquired about the woman: and [one] said, [Is] not this Bersabee the daughter of Eliab, the wife of Urias the Chettite? 4 And David sent messengers, and took her, and went in to her, and he lay with her: and she was purified from her uncleanness, and returned to her house. 5 And the woman conceived; and she sent and told David, and said, I am with child. 6 And David sent to Joab, saying, Send me Urias the Chettite; and Joab sent Urias to David. 7 And Urias arrived and went in to him, and David asked him how Joab was, and how the people were, and how the war went on. 8 And David said to Urias, Go to thy house, and wash thy feet: and Urias departed from the house of the king, and a portion [of meat] from the king followed him. 9 And Urias slept at the door of the king with the servants of his lord, and went not down to his house. 10 And they brought David word, saying, Urias has not gone down to his house. And David said to Urias, Art thou not come from a journey? why hast thou not gone down to thy house? 11 And Urias said to David, The ark, and Israel, and Juda dwell in tents; and my lord Joab, and the servants of my lord, are encamped in the open fields; and shall I go into my house to eat and drink, and lie with my wife? how [should I o this? as] thy soul lives, I will not do this thing. 12 And David said to Urias, Remain here to-day also, and to-morrow I will let thee go. So Urias remained in Jerusalem that day and the day following. 13 And David called him, and he ate before him and drank, and he made him drunk: and he went out in the evening to lie upon his bed with the servants of his lord, and went not down to his house. 14 And the morning came, and David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Urias. 15 And he wrote in the letter, saying, Station Urias in front of the severe [part] of the fight, and retreat from behind him, so shall he be wounded and die. 16 And it came to pass while Joab was watching against the city, that he set Urias in a place where he knew that valiant men were. 17 And the men of the city went out, and fought with Joab: and some of the people of the servants of David fell, and Urias the Chettite died also. 18 And Joab sent, and reported to David all the events of the war, so as to tell them to the king. 19 And he charged the messenger, saying, When thou hast finished reporting all the events of the war to the king, 20 then it shall come to pass if the anger of the king shall arise, and he shall say to thee, Why did ye draw nigh to the city to fight? knew ye not that they would shoot from off the wall? 21 Who smote Abimelech the son of Jerobaal son of Ner? did not a woman cast a piece of a millstone upon him from above the wall, and he died in Thamasi? why did ye draw near to the wall? then thou shalt say, Thy servant Urias the Chettite is also dead. 22 And the messenger of Joab went to the king to Jerusalem, and he came and reported to David all that Joab told him, all the affairs of the war. And David was very angry with Joab, and said to the messenger, Why did ye draw nigh to the wall to fight? knew ye not that ye would be wounded from off the wall? Who smote Abimelech the son of Jerobaal? did not a woman cast upon him a piece of millstone from the wall, and he died I Thamasi? why did ye draw near to the wall? 23 And the messenger said to David, The men prevailed against us, and they came out against us into the field, and we came upon them even to the door of the gate. 24 And the archers shot at thy servants from off the wall, and some of the king's servants died, and thy servant Urias the Chettite is dead also. 25 And David said to the messenger, Thus shalt thou say to Joab, Let not the matter be grievous in thine eyes, for the sword devours one way at one time and another way at another: strengthen thine array against the city, and destroy it, and strengthen him. 26 And the wife of Urias heard that Urias her husband was dead, and she mourned for her husband. 27 And the time of mourning expired, and David sent and took her into his house, and she became his wife, and bore him a son: but the thing which David did was evil in the eyes of the Lord.
ΚΑΙ ἐγένετο ἐπιστρέψαντος τοῦ ἐνιαυτοῦ εἰς τὸν καιρὸν τῆς ἐξοδίας τῶν βασιλέων, καὶ ἀπέστειλε Δαυὶδ τὸν ᾿Ιωὰβ καὶ τοὺς παῖδας αὐτοῦ μετ' αὐτοῦ καὶ τὸν πάντα ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ διέφθειραν τοὺς υἱοὺς ᾿Αμμὼν καὶ διεκάθισαν ἐπὶ Ραββάθ· καὶ Δαυὶδ ἐκάθισεν ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλήμ. 2 καὶ ἐγένετο πρὸς ἑσπέραν καὶ ἀνέστη Δαυὶδ ἀπὸ τῆς κοίτης αὐτοῦ καὶ περιεπάτει ἐπὶ τοῦ δώματος τοῦ οἴκου τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ εἶδε γυναῖκα λουομένην ἀπὸ τοῦ δώματος, καὶ ἡ γυνὴ καλὴ τῷ εἴδει σφόδρα. 3 καὶ ἀπέστειλε Δαυὶδ καὶ ἐζήτησε τὴν γυναῖκα καὶ εἶπεν· οὐχὶ αὕτη Βηρσαβεὲ θυγάτηρ ᾿Ελιὰβ γυνὴ Οὐρίου τοῦ Χετταίου; 4 καὶ ἀπέστειλε Δαυὶδ ἀγγέλους καὶ ἔλαβεν αὐτήν, καὶ εἰσῆλθε πρὸς αὐτήν, καὶ ἐκοιμήθη μετ' αὐτῆς, καὶ αὐτὴ ἁγιαζομένη ἀπὸ ἀκαθαρσίας αὐτῆς, καὶ ἀπέστρεψεν εἰς τὸν οἶκον αὐτῆς. 5 καὶ ἐν γαστρὶ ἔλαβεν ἡ γυνή· καὶ ἀποστείλασα ἀπήγγειλε τῷ Δαυὶδ καὶ εἶπεν· ἐγώ εἰμι ἐν γαστρὶ ἔχω. 6 καὶ ἀπέστειλε Δαυὶδ πρὸς ᾿Ιωὰβ λέγων· ἀπόστειλον πρός με τὸν Οὐρίαν τὸν Χετταῖον· καὶ ἀπέστειλεν ᾿Ιωὰβ τὸν Οὐρίαν πρὸς Δαυίδ. 7 καὶ παραγίνεται Οὐρίας καὶ εἰσῆλθε πρὸς αὐτόν, καὶ ἐπηρώτησε Δαυὶδ εἰς εἰρήνην ᾿Ιωὰβ καὶ εἰς εἰρήνην τοῦ λαοῦ καὶ εἰς εἰρήνην τοῦ πολέμου. 8 καὶ εἶπε Δαυὶδ τῷ Οὐρίᾳ· κατάβηθι εἰς τὸν οἶκόν σου καὶ νίψαι τοὺς πόδας σου· καὶ ἐξῆλθεν Οὐρίας ἐξ οἴκου τοῦ βασιλέως, καὶ ἐξῆλθεν ὀπίσω αὐτοῦ ἄρσις τοῦ βασιλέως. 9 καὶ ἐκοιμήθη Οὐρίας παρὰ τῇ θύρᾳ τοῦ βασιλέως μετὰ τῶν δούλων τοῦ κυρίου αὐτοῦ καὶ οὐ κατέβη εἰς τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ. 10 καὶ ἀνήγγειλαν τῷ Δαυὶδ λέγοντες, ὅτι οὐ κατέβη Οὐρίας εἰς τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ. καὶ εἶπε Δαυὶδ πρὸς Οὐρίαν· οὐχὶ ἐξ ὁδοῦ σὺ ἔρχῃ; τί ὅτι οὐ κατέβης εἰς τὸν οἶκόν σου; 11 καὶ εἶπεν Οὐρίας πρὸς Δαυίδ· ἡ κιβωτὸς καὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ ᾿Ιούδας κατοικοῦσιν ἐν σκηναῖς, καὶ ὁ κύριός μου ᾿Ιωὰβ καὶ οἱ δοῦλοι τοῦ κυρίου μου ἐπὶ πρόσωπον τοῦ ἀγροῦ παρεμβάλλουσι· καὶ ἐγὼ εἰσελεύσομαι εἰς τὸν οἶκόν μου τοῦ φαγεῖν καὶ πιεῖν καὶ κοιμηθῆναι μετὰ τῆς γυναικός μου; πῶς; ζῇ ἡ ψυχή σου, εἰ ποιήσω τὸ ρῆμα τοῦτο. 12 καὶ εἶπε Δαυὶδ πρὸς Οὐρίαν· κάθισον ἐνταῦθα καί γε σήμερον, καὶ αὔριον ἐξαποστελῶ σε. καὶ ἐκάθισεν Οὐρίας ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ καὶ τῇ ἐπαύριον. 13 καὶ ἐκάλεσεν αὐτὸν Δαυίδ, καὶ ἔφαγεν ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ καὶ ἔπιε καὶ ἐμέθυσεν αὐτόν· καὶ ἐξῆλθεν ἑσπέρας τοῦ κοιμηθῆναι ἐπὶ τῆς κοίτης αὐτοῦ μετὰ τῶν δούλων τοῦ κυρίου αὐτοῦ, καὶ εἰς τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ οὐ κατέβη. 14 καὶ ἐγένετο πρωΐ καὶ ἔγραψε Δαυὶδ βιβλίον πρὸς ᾿Ιωὰβ καὶ ἀπέστειλεν ἐν χειρὶ Οὐρίου. 15 καὶ ἔγραψεν ἐν βιβλίῳ λέγων· εἰσάγαγε τὸν Οὐρίαν ἐξ ἐναντίας τοῦ πολέμου τοῦ κραταιοῦ, καὶ ἀποστραφήσεσθε ἀπὸ ὄπισθεν αὐτοῦ, καὶ πληγήσεται ἀπὸ ὄπισθεν αὐτοῦ, καὶ πληγήσεται καὶ ἀποθανεῖται. 16 καὶ ἐγενήθη ἐν τῷ φυλάσσειν ᾿Ιωὰβ ἐπὶ τὴν πόλιν καὶ ἔθηκε τὸν Οὐρίαν εἰς τὸν τόπον, οὗ ᾔδει ὅτι ἄνδρες δυνάμεως ἐκεῖ. 17 καὶ ἐξῆλθον οἱ ἄνδρες τῆς πόλεως καὶ ἐπολέμουν μετὰ ᾿Ιωάβ, καὶ ἔπεσαν ἐκ τοῦ λαοῦ ἐκ τῶν δούλων Δαυίδ, καὶ ἀπέθανε καί γε Οὐρίας ὁ Χετταῖος. 18 καὶ ἀπέστειλεν ᾿Ιωὰβ καὶ ἀπήγγειλε τῷ Δαυὶδ πάντας τοὺς λόγους τοῦ πολέμου λαλῆσαι πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα 19 καὶ ἐνετείλατο τῷ ἀγγέλῳ λέγων· ἐν τῷ συντελέσαι πάντας τοὺς λόγους τοῦ πολέμου λαλῆσαι πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα 20 καὶ ἔσται ἐὰν ἀναβῇ ὁ θυμὸς τοῦ βασιλέως, καὶ εἴπῃ σοι· τί ὅτι ἠγγίσατε πρὸς τὴν πόλιν πολεμῆσαι; οὐκ ᾔδειτε ὅτι τοξεύσουσιν ἀπάνωθεν τοῦ τείχους; 21 τίς ἐπάταξε τὸν ᾿Αβιμέλεχ υἱὸν ῾Ιεροβάαλ υἱοῦ Νήρ; οὐχὶ γυνὴ ἔρριψε κλάσμα μύλου ἐπ' αὐτὸν ἀπὸ ἄνωθεν τοῦ τείχους καὶ ἀπέθανεν ἐν Θαμασί; ἱνατί προσηγάγετε πρὸς τὸ τεῖχος; καὶ ἐρεῖς· καί γε ὁ δοῦλός σου Οὐρίας ὁ Χετταῖος ἀπέθανε. 22 καὶ ἐπορεύθη ὁ ἄγγελος ᾿Ιωὰβ πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα εἰς ῾Ιερουσαλήμ, καὶ παρεγένετο καὶ ἀπήγγειλε τῷ Δαυὶδ πάντα, ὅσα ἀπήγγειλεν αὐτῷ ᾿Ιωὰβ πάντα τὰ ρήματα τοῦ πολέμου. καὶ ἐθυμώθη Δαυὶδ πρὸς ᾿Ιωὰβ καὶ εἶπε πρὸς τὸν ἄγγελον· ἱνατί προσηγάγετε πρὸς τὴν πόλιν τοῦ πολεμῆσαι; οὐκ ᾔδειτε ὅτι πληγήσεσθε ἀπὸ τοῦ τείχους; τίς ἐπάταξε τὸν ᾿Αβιμέλεχ υἱὸν ῾Ιεροβάαλ; οὐχὶ γυνὴ ἔρριψεν ἐπ' αὐτὸν κλάσμα μύλου ἀπὸ τοῦ τείχους καὶ ἀπέθανεν ἐν Θαμασί; ἱνατί προσηγάγετε πρὸς τὸ τεῖχος; 23 καὶ εἶπεν ὁ ἄγγελος πρὸς Δαυὶδ ὅτι ἐκραταίωσαν ἐφ' ἡμᾶς οἱ ἄνδρες καὶ ἐξῆλθαν ἐφ᾿ ἡμᾶς εἰς τὸν ἀγρόν, καὶ ἐγενήθημεν ἐπ' αὐτοὺς ἕως τῆς θύρας τῆς πύλης, 24 καὶ ἐτόξευσαν οἱ τοξεύοντες πρὸς τοὺς παῖδάς σου ἀπάνωθεν τοῦ τείχους, καὶ ἀπέθανον τῶν παίδων τοῦ βασιλέως, καί γε ὁ δοῦλος σου Οὐρίας ὁ Χετταῖος ἀπέθανε. 25 καὶ εἶπε Δαυὶδ πρὸς τὸν ἄγγελον· τάδε ἐρεῖς πρὸς ᾿Ιωάβ· μὴ πονηρὸν ἔστω ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς σου τὸ ρῆμα τοῦτο, ὅτι ποτὲ μὲν οὕτως καὶ ποτὲ οὕτως φάγεται ἡ μάχαιρα· κραταίωσον τὸν πόλεμόν σου εἰς τὴν πόλιν καὶ κατάσπασον αὐτὴν καὶ κραταίωσον αὐτήν. 26 καὶ ἤκουσεν ἡ γυνὴ Οὐρίου ὅτι ἀπέθανεν Οὐρίας ὁ ἀνὴρ αὐτῆς, καὶ ἐκόψατο τὸν ἄνδρα αὐτῆς. 27 καὶ διῆλθε τὸ πένθος καὶ ἀπέστειλε Δαυίδ, καὶ συνήγαγεν αὐτὴν εἰς τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐγενήθη αὐτῷ εἰς γυναῖκα, καὶ ἔτεκεν αὐτῷ υἱόν. καὶ πονηρὸν ἐφάνη τὸ ρῆμα, ὃ ἐποίησε Δαυίδ, ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς Κυρίου.