1 Kings 3:16

“Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then came there two women that were harlots, vnto the king, and stood before him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then two women who were harlots came to the king and stood before him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then there came two women that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then two loose women of the town came and took their places before the king;
- Basic English Bible

Then came two women, harlots, to the king, and stood before him.
- Darby Bible

Then came there two women, that were harlots, to the king, and stood before him.
- Webster's Bible

Then two women who were prostitutes came to the king, and stood before him.
- World English Bible

then come in do two women, harlots, unto the king, and stand before him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 3:16


3:16 Harlots - Or, victuallers: for the Hebrew words signifiesboth. Yet that they are unmarried persons, seems probable, both becausethere is no mention of any husbands, whose office it was, if there wereany such, to contest for their wives; and because they lived a solitarylife in one house.


Discussion for 1 Kings 3:16

Bible Options