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

  • 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.
  • Lol
    Why did Adam eat the apple?
  • Jophiel
    Adam only wants food in a chapter he wicked because he ate from the evil tree the sin he was naked with no skin.

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