So i got into a rather heated debate about the sins of the great men in the bible... and it got me thinking.
David of course committed adultery with Bathsheba.
2 Samuel 11:2And 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. 3And David sent and inquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite? 4And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house. 5And the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I am with child.
Which strangely enough Solomon was born to David by Bathsheba and ultimately our Savior was born via this sinful union. (which would have made a great point in that thread but in this thread it does nothing.)
However my question is if this was the law regarding adultery.
Leviticus 20:10And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
Why was David not put to death?