David was a righteous man. Period. Until the Uriah incident. That means any and everything he did was did in righteousness. That includes receiving Saul's wives from God himself. And as his wives, his legal wives, that means David could have carnal intercourse with any of them and it wouldn't be a shameful/sinful act as you claim.<quoted text>
Well I see you can read but just not far enough lets continue....
2Sa 12:8 I gave your master’s house to you, and your master’s wives into your arms. I gave you the house of Israel and Judah. And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more.
2Sa 12:9 Why did you despise the word of the LORD by doing what is evil in his eyes? You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and took his wife to be your own. You killed him with the sword of the Ammonites.
He took the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.’ you see to take the woman to be your own is to have sex with her.
When God gave Saul's house to him it is not stated that he is to take them as his own. We can see from this text that to take another man's wife brings Judgement David's house will always see the sword, and his son will be taken from him and his wives.
This whole story is God revealing his Character ONE HUSBAND one BRIDE
You presuppose that because God Gave Saul's wives to him that he takes them as he is own ( if he was just he would of released them and cared for them). But the text does not state he took them as his own you assume he did but that would be a grave mistake as if you had choosen to read further it is clear God disapproves of this as he does not condone his actions but judges them Severely.
Again God never condones Polygamy, Neither God nor his Prophets ever decrees a man to take more than one wife, all the examples of men taking more than one wife lead them to Spiritual Blindness and Judgement.
Maybe that's why J.S. died in a Jailhouse shoot out, it lead him to a horrible and shmaful end.
David had several wives prior to God giving him Saul's wives. Now you can believe David had 'wives' in wickedness all you want to state it. But never once did God state David was wicked in having many wives. David did become unrighteous in his lust for Bathsheba and the killing of her husband. He took her and married her without God's permission. That is why God was wroth with David. David took it upon himself to add an extra wife of his own choosing.
Know what that 'insinuates?' It insinuates that prior to each marriage BEFORE Bathsheba, David asked the Lord in prayer whom he should marry and or take for a wife and God answered and told him. So that information states that God was allowing David to have many wives as long as he asked the Lord. Why is that? Because the one time that David didn't ask the Lord what happened? God became wrath with David for wanting and taking Bathsheba for a wife.
You can claim all these prophets and leaders were unrighteous/ wicked and sinners for having polygamous marriages but no scripture will back that opinion up.
Never ever once does God ever state in the entire Bible that polygamy was wrong.