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

  • A disciple
    "And Solomon said, If he will shew himself a worthy man, there shall not an hair of him fall to the earth: but if wickedness shall be found in him, he shall die." We may see here in Solomon a type of Christ, when He shall come into His kingdom. The men who have conspired to exalt themselves instead of the Word of God, shall be brought to naught; and the earth will rejoice because of the KING!
  • BSP
    Verse 1 reminds me of how a lot of older people stay cold. I can imagine David's children and grandchildren trying to help him keep warm.
  • Ritzie
    Don't we all want to be more Christ like on a daily basis,be His servant,and our lives for Him
  • A disciple
    Delta; it was NOT an "apple" and it WAS disobedience! One thing is clear throughout the Bible, as well as in each of our own lives; is that God is fair and kind and gentle with us, with all our propensity to evil. Sin also is like a Pandora's Box, and increases to worse in the one who is captured in it. Jesus' blood cleanses us from all sin, and His work on the cross breaks its power over us. AMEN
  • Irene123
    The apple - the Bible does not say it was any particular fruit. A thought came to me as I began this: the Bible says we 'eat' His word; just - what if Adam 'n Eve had some form of something to read (please don't jump all over me; I'm just 'musing' here; I am not changing any scriptures); I admit this is really a -- s-t-r-e-t-c-h. It could have been literal fruit.
  • Delta
    I wouldn't say that Adam was wicked for eating the apple. God told Adam to eat from any tree in the garden except the tree of Good and Evil. Adam was deceived by his wife Eve who convinced him to eat the apple. I believed that is how the world had to be to show the disobedience of man all because of Adam sin. Thank God Jesus came to died for our sins so that we might have life more abundantly.

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