Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

And it came to pass at eventide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.

New American Standard Bible

Now when evening came David arose from his bed and walked around on the roof of the king’s house, and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful in appearance.

King James Version

And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.

Holman Bible

One evening David got up from his bed and strolled around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing—a very beautiful woman.

International Standard Version

Late one afternoon about dusk, David got up from his couch and was walking around on the roof of the royal palace. From there he watched a woman taking a bath, and she was very beautiful to look at.

A Conservative Version

And it came to pass at evening, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house. And from the roof he saw a woman bathing, and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.

Amplified

One evening David got up from his couch and was walking on the [flat] roof of the king’s palace, and from there he saw a woman bathing; and she was very beautiful in appearance.

Bible in Basic English

Now one evening, David got up from his bed, and while he was walking on the roof of the king's house, he saw from there a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful.

Darby Translation

And it came to pass at evening time that David arose from off his couch, and walked upon the roof of the king's house; and from the roof he saw a woman bathing, and the woman was very beautiful;

Julia Smith Translation

And it will be at the time of the evening, and David will rise from off his bed, and will go upon the roof of the king's house: and he will see from the roof a woman washing herself; and the woman good of aspect exceedingly.

King James 2000

And it came to pass in an evening, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.

Lexham Expanded Bible

It happened {late one afternoon} [that] David got up from his bed and walked about on the roof of the king's house, and he saw a woman bathing on her roof. Now the woman {was very beautiful}.

Modern King James verseion

And it happened one evening, David arose from his bed and walked on the roof of the king's house. And from the roof he saw a woman bathing. And the woman was very beautiful to look upon.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And it chanced in an evening that David arose from his couch and walked upon the roof of the king's palace; and from the roof saw a very beautiful woman washing herself. And he sent to enquire what woman it should be.

NET Bible

One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of his palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. Now this woman was very attractive.

New Heart English Bible

It happened at evening, that David arose from off his bed, and walked on the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful to look on.

The Emphasized Bible

And it came to pass that, at eventide, David arose from his couch, and walked to and fro on the roof of the king's house, when, from the roof, he saw a woman bathing herself, - the woman being exceeding beautiful to look upon.

Webster

And it came to pass in an evening, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.

World English Bible

It happened at evening, that David arose from off his bed, and walked on the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful to look on.

Youngs Literal Translation

and it cometh to pass, at evening-time, that David riseth from off his couch, and walketh up and down on the roof of the king's house, and seeth from the roof a woman bathing, and the woman is of very good appearance,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And it came to pass in an eveningtide
ערב 
`ereb 
Usage: 134

דּויד דּוד 
David 
Usage: 1074

משׁכּב 
Mishkab 
Usage: 46

and walked
הלך 
Halak 
go, walk, come, ...away, ...along,
Usage: 1545

upon the roof
גּג 
Gag 
Usage: 30

of the king's
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

and from the roof
גּג 
Gag 
Usage: 30

he saw
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

a woman
נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

רחץ 
Rachats 
Usage: 72

herself and the woman
נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

References

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Fausets

Context Readings

David Commits Adultery With Bathsheba

1 And it came to pass, at the return of the year, at the time when kings go out to battle , that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried at Jerusalem. 2 And it came to pass at eventide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon. 3 And David send and inquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bath-sheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?


Cross References

Deuteronomy 22:8

When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thy house, if any man fall from thence.

Matthew 5:28

but I say unto you, that every one that looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

Acts 10:9

Now on the morrow, as they were on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour:

Genesis 3:6

And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat; and she gave also unto her husband with her, and he did eat.

Genesis 6:2

that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all that they chose.

Genesis 34:2

And Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her; And he took her, and lay with her, and humbled her.

Genesis 39:6

And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not aught that was with him, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was comely, and well-favored.

1 Samuel 9:25

And when they were come down from the high place into the city, he communed with Saul upon the housetop.

2 Samuel 4:5

And the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, Rechab and Baanah, went, and came about the heat of the day to the house of Ish-bosheth, as he took his rest at noon.

2 Samuel 4:7

Now when they came into the house, as he lay on his bed in his bedchamber, they smote him, and slew him, and beheaded him, and took his head, and went by the way of the Arabah all night.

Job 31:1

I made a covenant with mine eyes; How then should I look upon a virgin?

Psalm 119:37

Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity, And quicken me in thy ways.

Proverbs 6:25

Lust not after her beauty in thy heart; Neither let her take thee with her eyelids.

Proverbs 19:15

Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; And the idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Proverbs 24:33-34

Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep;

Proverbs 31:30

Grace is deceitful, and beauty is vain; But a woman that feareth Jehovah, she shall be praised.

Jeremiah 19:13

and the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses of the kings of Judah, which are defiled, shall be as the place of Topheth, even all the houses upon whose roofs they have burned incense unto all the host of heaven, and have poured out drink-offerings unto other gods.

Matthew 10:27

What I tell you in the darkness, speak ye in the light; and what ye hear in the ear, proclaim upon the house-tops.

Matthew 26:40-41

And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?

1 Thessalonians 5:6-7

so then let us not sleep, as do the rest, but let us watch and be sober.

1 Peter 4:7

But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore of sound mind, and be sober unto prayer:

1 John 2:16

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the vain glory of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

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