1 Kings 1:16

“And Bathsheba bowed, and did obeisance unto the king. And the king said, What wouldest thou?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Bathsheba bowed, and did obeysance vnto the king: and the king said, What wouldest thou?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Bathsheba bowed and prostrated herself before the king. And the king said, "What do you wish?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Bath-sheba bowed, and did obeisance unto the king. And the king said, What wouldest thou?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Bath-sheba went down on her face on the earth before the king giving him honour. And he said, What is your desire?
- Basic English Bible

And Bathsheba bowed and did obeisance to the king. And the king said, What wouldest thou?
- Darby Bible

And Bath-sheba bowed, and did obeisance to the king. And the king said, What wouldst thou?
- Webster's Bible

Bathsheba bowed, and did obeisance to the king. The king said, "What would you like?"
- World English Bible

and Bath-Sheba boweth and doth obeisance to the king, and the king saith, `What -- to thee?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Bath-sheba bowed, and prostrated herself unto the king. And the king said: 'What wouldest thou?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

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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