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Chapter Summaries: 2nd Samuel Chapter 11 Summary

If the picture has you hung up, it has that affect for both guys and gals (guys much worse though). Imagine how viewing the lady in the photo in person would be, and if you were a ruler or in position of power?

Chapter eleven of 2nd Samuel is a chapter king David of Israel may wish was never recorded in the history of the children of Israel and in the chronicles of the kings of Judah.

2nd Samuel Chapter 11 Summary

Nevertheless it was, and it also works to edify brothers who fall into this great temptation, most every man is tempted with at one point or another.

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David Suckered In by Temptation

The story here is that the kings of the area went out to war, however David sent generals. Yep, the king himself stayed back. One evening, he saw a drop-dead-gorgeous woman bathing on her rooftop (much like the photo above).

We like to think she did this on purpose to get the king’s attention, but we don’t know that for sure. What we do know is that she was fully able to garner the king’s attention. This led David to enquire about her, and he learned she was a married woman. In fact, she was married to a man enlisted in his army, Uriah the Hittite.

Ideally, all pursuits should have stopped there for the king, but David was possessed with her beauty and curves, her full-figured-voluptuousness, and the fact that she was bathing nude for him to see.

He sent for her and they enjoyed a nice evening together; an evening she later had to inform the king resulted with a bun in her oven. David was in trouble now. Upon this information, David began to plot how to fix the matter without public shame. He’d lustfully gotten himself into with the lady, Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah the Hittite, and needed a way out.

The Wife of Uriah the Hittite

Chapter Summaries: 2nd Samuel Chapter 11 Summary
More focused on the picture than the study? So was the main subject of this chapter!

Uriah was a good man, a citizen in the kingdom and realm of Israel. He was one who cared for the people, still his captain did this to him. David’s first idea was to attempt to have Uriah come home from battle, lay with his gorgeous wife, then go back to battle.

It didn’t work because Uriah didn’t feel right laying with his wife while his brothers were out battling in the field.

David then tried to get him drunk so he would sleep/lay with his wife. He would then pass off the child as Uriah’s; that also did not work. David finally decided to kill poor Uriah. The son of Jesse would do this by sending him into the frontlines of the fiercest battle Israel was in at the time.

Worse than that, Uriah took the letter from David to the general, his death inscribed in the letter. Uriah is killed and the news is sent to the king and to Uriah’s widow. She mourns for her husband, but after her mourning, she is summoned to become David’s wife and has his son. Looks like he got away with adultery and murder huh?


The entire episode was recorded by the LORD. The LORD was also sorely displeased that His captain would do such a thing. God isn’t going to let David walk away clean from this abandonment of righteousness.

This is 2nd Samuel chapter 11 summary.


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