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 1:4

  • Louella R Jones for verse 4
    She was nice looking and she tried to be his companion but because he didn t know her they couldn t make it

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