Parallel Verses

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}.

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.

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;

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.

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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Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

David Commits Adultery With Bathsheba

1 {It came about in the spring}, at the time {kings} go out, David sent Joab and his servants with him and all of Israel. They ravaged all of the {Ammonites} and besieged Rabbah, but David [was] remaining in Jerusalem. 2 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}. 3 David sent and inquired about the woman, and [someone] said, "[Is] this not Bathsheba the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?"


Cross References

Deuteronomy 22:8

"When you build a new house then you shall make a parapet wall for your roof, so that you will not bring bloodguilt on your house {if anyone should fall from it}.

Matthew 5:28

But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Acts 10:9

And the next day, [as] they were on their way and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray [at] about the sixth hour.

Genesis 3:6

When the woman saw that the tree [was] good for food and that it [was] a delight to the eyes, and the tree was desirable to make [one] wise, then she took from its fruit and she ate. And she gave [it] also to her husband with her, and he ate.

Genesis 6:2

Then the sons of God saw the daughters of humankind, that they [were] beautiful. And they took for themselves wives from 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 raped her.

Genesis 39:6

And he left all that he had in the hand of Joseph, and {he did not worry about anything} except the food that he ate. Now Joseph was {well built and handsome}.

1 Samuel 9:25

When they came down from the high place to the town, he spoke with Saul on the roof.

2 Samuel 4:5

When the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, Recab and Baanah, set out, they came at the heat of the day to the house of Ish-Bosheth while {he [was] taking a noontime rest}.

2 Samuel 4:7

When they had come [into] the house, he [was] lying on his couch {in his bedchamber}, and they attacked him and killed him. Then they {beheaded him}, and they took his head and went on the way of the Arabah all night.

Job 31:1

"I made a covenant with my eyes, so how could I look closely upon a virgin?

Psalm 119:37

Turn away my eyes from looking at [what is] worthless; revive me in your ways.

Proverbs 6:25

Do not desire her beauty in your heart; may she not capture you with her eyelashes.

Proverbs 19:15

Laziness will bring on a deep sleep, and a person of idleness will suffer hunger.

Proverbs 24:33-34

A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands for rest,

Proverbs 31:30

Charm [is] deceit and beauty [is] vain; [but] a woman who fears Yahweh shall be praised.

Jeremiah 19:13

And the houses of Jerusalem and the houses of the kings of Judah will be unclean like the place of Topheth, all the houses where they made smoke offerings upon their roofs to all the host of heaven, and [where] they poured out libations to other gods." '"

Matthew 10:27

What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light, and what you hear in your ear, proclaim on the housetops.

Matthew 26:40-41

And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, "So, were you not able to stay awake with me one hour?

1 Thessalonians 5:6-7

So then, we must not sleep like the rest, but must be on the alert and be self-controlled.

1 Peter 4:7

Now the end of all [things] draws near. Therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for [your] prayers.

1 John 2:16

because everything [that is] in the world--the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the arrogance of material possessions--is not from the Father, but is from the world.

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