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

Bible commentary

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.


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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