1 Kings 1:31

“Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the king, and said, Let my lord king David live for ever.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reuerence to the king, and said, Let my lord king Dauid liue for euer.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the ground, and prostrated herself before the king and said, "May my lord King David live forever."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then Bath-sheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did obeisance to the king, and said, Let my lord king David live for ever.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Bath-sheba went down on her face on the earth before the king giving him honour, and said, May my lord King David go on living for ever.
- Basic English Bible

And Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the king, and said, Let my lord king David live for ever.
- Darby Bible

Then Bath-sheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the king, and said, Let my lord king David live for ever.
- Webster's Bible

Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did obeisance to the king, and said, "Let my lord king David live forever!"
- World English Bible

And Bath-Sheba boweth -- face to the earth -- and doth obeisance to the king, and saith, `Let my lord, king David, live to the age.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then Bath-sheba bowed with her face to the earth, and prostrated herself to the king, and said: 'Let my lord king David live for ever.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 1:31


1:31 Live for ever - Though I desire thy oath may be kept, and theright of succession confirmed to my son, yet I am far from thirsting afterthy death, and would rather rejoice, if it were possible for thee to liveand enjoy the crown for ever.


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