Parallel Verses

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;

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.

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.

Amplified

One evening David arose from his couch and was walking on the roof of the king's house, when from there he saw a woman bathing; and she was very lovely to behold.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And it came to pass one 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.

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

American

Easton

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 forth, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they laid waste the land of the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David abode at Jerusalem. 2 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; 3 and David sent and inquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Urijah the Hittite?


Cross References

Deuteronomy 22:8

When thou buildest a new house, thou shalt make a parapet for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thy house, if any one should in any wise fall from it.

Matthew 5:28

But I say unto you, that every one who looks upon a woman to lust after her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Acts 10:9

And on the morrow, as these were journeying and drawing near to the city, Peter went up on the house to pray, about the sixth hour.

Genesis 3:6

And the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a pleasure for the eyes, and the tree was to be desired to give intelligence; and she took of its fruit, and ate, and gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.

Genesis 6:2

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

Genesis 34:2

And when Shechem, the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the country, saw her, 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 took cognizance of nothing with him, save the bread that he ate. And Joseph was of a beautiful form and of a beautiful countenance.

1 Samuel 9:25

And they came down from the high place into the city, and he spoke with Saul upon the roof.

2 Samuel 4:5

And the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, Rechab and Baanah, went and came in about the heat of the day into the house of Ishbosheth, who was taking his noonday rest.

2 Samuel 4:7

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

Job 31:1

I made a covenant with mine eyes; and how should I fix my regard upon a maid?

Psalm 119:37

Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; quicken me in thy way.

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

A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest!

Proverbs 31:30

Gracefulness is deceitful and beauty is vain; 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 shall be as the place of Topheth, defiled, all the houses upon whose roofs they have burned incense unto all the host of the heavens, and have poured out drink-offerings unto other gods.

Matthew 10:27

What I say to you in darkness speak in the light, and what ye hear in the ear preach upon the houses.

Matthew 26:40-41

And he comes to the disciples and finds them sleeping, and says to Peter, Thus ye have not been able to watch one hour with me?

1 Thessalonians 5:6-7

So then do not let us sleep as the rest do, but let us watch and be sober;

1 Peter 4:7

But the end of all things is drawn nigh: be sober therefore, and be watchful unto prayers;

1 John 2:16

because all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain