1 Kings 1:1

“Now king David was old and stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he gat no heat.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now King Dauid was olde, and striken in yeeres, and they couered him with clothes, but hee gate no heate.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now King David was old, advanced in age; and they covered him with clothes, but he could not keep warm.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now king David was old and stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he gat no heat.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now King David was old and far on in years; and though they put covers over him, his body was cold.
- Basic English Bible

And king David was old [and] advanced in age; and they covered him with clothes, but he obtained no warmth.
- Darby Bible

Now king David was old and advanced in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he got no heat.
- Webster's Bible

Now king David was old and stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he couldn't keep warm.
- World English Bible

And king David [is] old, entering into days, and they cover him with garments, and he hath no heat,
- Youngs Literal Bible

NOW KING David was old and stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he could get no heat.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 1:1


1:1 Old - Being in the end of his seventieth year. No heat - Whichis not strange in a person who had been exercised with so many hardships inwar, and with such tormenting cares, and fears, and sorrows, for his own sins(as divers of his Psalms witness) and for the sins and miseries of hischildren and people. Besides, this might be from the nature of his bodilydistemper.


Discussion for 1 Kings 1

  • Tayo Adeyemo
    This passage teaches some lessons:
    1. He that exalts himself shall be abased-v.5. Adonijah exalted himself forgetting that legitimacy comes only through appointment by the appropriate authority-David.
    2. David failed as a parent in the upbringing of Adonijah. He never corrected/rebuked him over any matter at all-v.6.
    3. Decisiveness. David made sure Solomon was anointed king that same date.
  • Faith Ilori
    Lesson learnt: When it is God that enthrone you and not men the earth will rent with the sound, your voice will be heard and your authority will be felt by all men. Wait for God to enthrone you.
  • Ann
    Solomon rode in on a donkey from where

  • Dewey J
    Gbenga, I think not. Romans 14:5 says, Let Everyman be fully persuaded in his own mind. Nathan had a pure heart therefore Adonijah and Joab knew that so he was not invited to the illegal crowning of Adonijah. Glory be to God in the highest through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ amen!
  • Kenielhuntley
    The Lord had long ordained Solomon to be king, over Israel and Judah. The lesson learnt is: on your journey to becoming your purpose, the devil will attempt to hinder your success, by putting his own people in your way, attempting to rob you of your right as a child of God, however, you must contact the correct authority,God, and he'll clarify the situation for you.
  • TATA M. JALEIBAH-NEAL for verse 34
    Inspiring anthem that was sang to anoint Solomon King.

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