1 Kings 1:4

“And the damsel was very fair, and cherished the king, and ministered to him: but the king knew her not.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the damosell was very faire, and cherished the king, and ministred to him: but the king knew her not.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The girl was very beautiful; and she became the king's nurse and served him, but the king did not cohabit with her.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the damsel was very fair; and she cherished the king, and ministered to him; but the king knew her not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now she was very beautiful; and she took care of the king, waiting on him at all times; but the king had no connection with her.
- Basic English Bible

And the damsel was very fair; and cherished the king, and ministered to him; but the king knew her not.
- Darby Bible

And the damsel was very fair, and cherished the king, and ministered to him: but the king knew her not.
- Webster's Bible

The young lady was very beautiful; and she cherished the king, and ministered to him; but the king didn't know her intimately.
- World English Bible

and the young woman [is] very very fair, and she is to the king a companion, and serveth him, and the king hath not known her.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the damsel was very fair; and she became a companion unto the king, and ministered to him; but the king knew her not.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 1:4


1:4 Knew her not - Which is mentioned to note the continuance andprogress of the king's malady.


Discussion for 1 Kings 1

  • 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.
  • Kenibrahim2
    Surely king david did a good work to clarify lord 's power
  • Gbenga
    Probably if Adonijah had invited Prophet Nathan with Joab and co,would he have said anything to Bathsheba.What do you say?

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