David falleth into the crime of adultery with Bethsabee: and not finding other means to conceal it, causeth her husband Urias to be slain. Then marrieth her, who beareth him a son.
 And it came to pass at the return of the year, at the time when kings go forth to war, that David sent Joab and his servants with him, and all Israel, and they spoiled the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabba: but David remained in Jerusalem.
Factum est autem, vertente anno, eo tempore quo solent reges ad bella procedere, misit David Joab, et servos suos cum eo, et universum Israel, et vastaverunt filios Ammon, et obsederunt Kabba : David autem remansit in Jerusalem.
 In the mean time it happened that David arose from his bed after noon, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and he saw from the roof of his house a woman washing herself, over against him: and the woman was very beautiful.
Dum haec agerentur, accidit ut surgeret David de strato suo post meridiem, et deambularet in solario domus regiae : viditque mulierem se lavantem, ex adverso super solarium suum : erat autem mulier pulchra valde.
 And the king sent, and inquired who the woman was. And it was told him, that she was Bethsabee the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Urias the Hethite.
Misit ergo rex, et requisivit quae esset mulier. Nuntiatumque est ei quod ipsa esset Bethsabee filia Eliam, uxor Uriae Hethaei.
 And David sent messengers, and took her, and she came in to him, and he slept with her: and presently she was purified from her uncleanness:
Missis itaque David nuntiis, tulit eam : quae cum ingressa esset ad illum, dormivit cum ea : statimque sanctificata est ab immunditia sua :
 And she returned to her house having conceived. And she sent and told David, and said: I have conceived.
et reversa est domum suam concepto foetu. Mittensque nuntiavit David, et ait : Concepi.
 And David sent to Joab, saying: Send me Urias the Hethite. And Joab sent Urias to David.
Misit autem David ad Joab, dicens : Mitte ad me Uriam Hethaeum. Misitque Joab Uriam ad David.
 And Urias came to David. And David asked how Joab did, and the people, and how the war was carried on.
Et venit Urias ad David. Quaesivitque David quam recte ageret Joab, et populus, et quomodo administraretur bellum.
 And David said to Urias: Go into thy house, and wash thy feet. And Urias went out from the king's house, and there went out after him a mess of meat from the king.
Et dixit David ad Uriam : Vade in domum tuam, et lava pedes tuos. Et egressus est Urias de domo regis, secutusque est eum cibus regius.
 But Urias slept before the gate of the king's house, with the other servants of his lord, and went not down to his own house.
Dormivit autem Urias ante portam domus regiae cum aliis servis suis domini sui, et non descendit ad domum suam.
 And it was told David by some that said: Urias went not to his house. And David said to Urias: Didst thou not come from thy journey? why didst thou not go down to thy house?
Nuntiatumque est David a dicentibus : Non ivit Urias in domum suam. Et ait David ad Uriam : Numquid non de via venisti? quare non descendisti in domum tuam?
 And Urias said to David: The ark of God and Israel and Juda dwell in tents, and my lord Joab and the servants of my lord abide upon the face of the earth: and shall I go into my house, to eat and to drink, and to sleep with my wife? By thy welfare and by the welfare of thy soul I will not do this thing.
Et ait Urias ad David : Arca Dei et Israel et Juda habitant in papilionibus, et dominus meus Joab, et servi domini mei super faciem terrae manent : et ego ingrediar domum meam, ut comedam et bibam, et dormiam cum uxore mea? Per salutem tuam, et per salutem animae tuae, non faciam rem hanc.
 Then David said to Urias: Tarry here today, and tomorrow I will send thee away. Urias tarried in Jerusalem that day and the next.
Ait ergo David ad Uriam : Mane hic etiam hodie, et cras dimittam te. Mansit Urias in Jerusalem in die illa et altera :
 And David called him to eat and to drink before him, and he made him drunk: and he went out in the evening, and slept on his couch with the servants of his lord, and went not down into his house.
et vocavit eum David ut comederet coram se et biberet, et inebriavit eum : qui egressus vespere, dormivit in strato suo cum servis domini sui, et in domum suam non descendit.
 And when the morning was come, David wrote a letter to Joab: and sent it by the hand of Urias,
Factum est ergo mane, et scripsit David epistolam ad Joab : misitque per manum Uriae,
 Writing in the letter: Set ye Urias in the front of the battle, where the fight is strongest: and leave ye him, that he may be wounded and die.
scribens in epistola : Ponite Uriam ex adverso belli, ubi fortissimum est praelium : et derelinquite eum, ut percussus intereat.
 Wherefore as Joab was besieging the city, he put Urias in the place where he knew the bravest men were.
Igitur cum Joab obsideret urbem, posuit Uriam in loco ubi sciebat viros esse fortissimos.
 And the men coming out of the city, fought against Joab, and there fell some of the people of the servants of David, and Urias the Hethite was killed also.
Egressique viri de civitate, bellebant adversum Joab, et ceciderunt de populo servorum David, et mortuus est etiam Urias Hethaeus.
 Then Joab sent, and told David all things concerning the battle.
Misit itaque Joab, et nuntiavit David omnia verba praelii :
 And he charged the messenger, saying: When thou hast told all the words of the battle to the king,
praecepitque nuntio, dicens : Cum compleveris universos sermones belli ad regem,
 If thou see him to be angry, and he shall say: Why did you approach so near to the wall to fight? knew you not that many darts are thrown from above off the wall?
si eum videris indignari, et dixerit : Quare accessistis ad murum, ut praeliaremini? an ignorabatis quod multa desuper ex muro tela mittantur?
 Who killed Abimelech the son of Jerobaal? did not a woman cast a piece of a millstone upon him from the wall, and slew him in Thebes? Why did you go near the wall? Thou shalt say: Thy servant Urias the Hethite is also slain.
Quis percussit Abimelech filium Jerobaal? nonne mulier misit super eum fragmen molae de muro, et interfecit eum in Thebes? quare juxta murum accessistis? dices : Etiam servus tuus Urias Hethaeus occubuit.
 So the messenger departed, and came and told David all that Joab had commanded him.
Abiit ergo nuntius, et venit, et narravit David omnia quae ei praeceperat Joab.
 And the messenger said to David: The men prevailed against us, and they came out to us into the field: and we vigorously charged and pursued them even to the gate of the city.
Et dixit nuntius ad David : Praevaluerunt adversum nos viri, et egressi sunt ad nos in agrum : nos autem facto impetu persecuti eos sumus usque ad portam civitatis.
 And the archers shot their arrows at thy servants from off the wall above: and some of the king's servants are slain, and thy servant Urias the Hethite is also dead.
Et direxerunt jacula sagittarii ad servos tuos ex muro desuper : mortuique sunt de servis regis, quin etiam servus tuus Urias Hethaeus mortuus est.
 And David said to the messenger: Thus shalt thou say to Joab: Let not this thing discourage thee: for various is the event of war: and sometimes one, sometimes another is consumed by the sword: encourage thy warriors against The city, and exhort them that thou mayest overthrow it.
Et dixit David ad nuntium : Haec dices Joab : Non te frangat ista res : varius enim eventus est belli, nunc hunc, et nunc illum consumit gladius : conforta bellatores tuos adversus urbem, ut destruas eam, et exhortare eos.
 And the wife of Urias heard that Urias her husband was dead, and she mourned for him.
Audivit auter uxor Uriae, quod mortuus esset Urias vir suus, et planxit eum.
 And the mourning being over, David sent and brought her into his house, and she became his wife, and she bore him a son: and this thing which David had done, was displeasing to the Lord.
Transacto autem luctu, misit David, et introduxit eam in domum suam, et facta est ei uxor, peperitque ei filium : et displicuit verbum hoc, quod fecerat David, coram Domino.