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2 Samuel 11:8

    2 Samuel 11:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And David said to Uriah, Go down to thy house, and wash thy feet. And Uriah departed out of the king's house, and there followed him a mess of meat from the king.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And David said to Uriah, Go down to your house, and wash your feet. And Uriah departed out of the king's house, and there followed him a mess of meat from the king.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And David said to Uriah, Go down to thy house, and wash thy feet. And Uriah departed out of the king's house, and there followed him a mess of food from the king.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And David said to Uriah, Go down to your house and let your feet be washed. And Uriah went away from the king's house, and an offering from the king was sent after him.

    Webster's Revision

    And David said to Uriah, Go down to thy house, and wash thy feet. And Uriah departed out of the king's house, and there followed him a mess of food from the king.

    World English Bible

    David said to Uriah, "Go down to your house, and wash your feet." Uriah departed out of the king's house, and a gift from the king was sent after him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And David said to Uriah, Go down thy house, and wash thy feet. And Uriah departed out of the king's house, and there followed him a mess of meat from the king.

    Definitions for 2 Samuel 11:8

    Meat - Food.
    Mess - Portion; gift.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 11:8

    Go down to thy house, and wash thy feet - Uriah had come off a journey, and needed this refreshment; but David's design was that he should go and lie with his wife, that the child now conceived should pass for his, the honor of Bath-sheba be screened, and his own crime concealed. At this time he had no design of the murder of Uriah, nor of taking Bath-sheba to wife.

    A mess of meat from the king - All this was artfully contrived.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 11:8

    A mess of meat - Compare Genesis 43:34. The word denotes the honorable portion given by the host to his chief guest.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Samuel 11:8

    11:8 Go down - Not doubting but he would there converse with his wife, and so cover their sin and shame.