1 Kings 1:31
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New International Version
Then Bathsheba bowed down with her face to the ground, prostrating herself before the king, and said, "May my lord King David live forever!"

New Living Translation
Then Bathsheba bowed down with her face to the ground before the king and exclaimed, "May my lord King David live forever!"

English Standard Version
Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the ground and paid homage to the king and said, “May my lord King David live forever!”

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

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Bathsheba bowed with her face to the ground, paying homage to the king, and said, "May my lord King David live forever!"

International Standard Version
"King David," Bathsheba said as she bowed low in front of the king with her face to the ground, "your majesty, may you live forever."

NET Bible
Bathsheba bowed down to the king with her face to the floor and said, "May my master, King David, live forever!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Bathsheba bowed down with her face touching the ground in front of the king. "May Your Majesty, King David, live forever!" she said.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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 2000 Bible
Then Bath-sheba bowed with her face to the earth, and knelt before to the king, and said, Let my lord king David live forever.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Bethsabee bowing with her face to the earth worshipped the king, saying: May my lord David live for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English 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!"

Young's Literal Translation
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.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:11-31 Observe Nathan's address to Bathsheba. Let me give thee counsel how to save thy own life, and the life of thy son. Such as this is the counsel Christ's ministers give us in his name, to give all diligence, not only that no man take our crown, Re 3:11, but that we save our lives, even the lives of our souls. David made a solemn declaration of his firm cleaving to his former resolution, that Solomon should be his successor. Even the recollection of the distresses from which the Lord redeemed him, increased his comfort, inspired his hopes, and animated him to his duty, under the decays of nature and the approach of death.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 31. - Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the king [see on vers. 16, 23], and said, Let my lord king David live forever. [This hyperbolical expression is here only used of a Hebrew monarch. It was constantly addressed to the Babylonian and Persian kings. See Daniel 2:4; Daniel 3:9; Daniel 5:10; Daniel 6:21; Nehemiah 2:3.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the king,.... Thereby expressing her veneration of him, and thankfulness to him for his favour to her and her son, in fulfilling his promise and oath:

and said, let my lord King David live for ever; which though a common form of salutation of kings, not only in Israel, but in other nations, is not to be considered as a mere compliment, but as expressing the real desires and affection of her heart to the king; signifying hereby that her solicitations on the behalf of her son did not arise from any desire of the king's death; she heartily wished him health to live long and easy; and all her request was, that Solomon her son might succeed him, whenever it pleased God to remove him; or seeing he was now a dying man as it were, her prayer was that his soul might live for ever in happiness in the world to come; so Kimchi interprets it.



1 Kings 1:31 Additional Commentaries
Context
David Renews his Oath to Bathsheba
30surely as I vowed to you by the LORD the God of Israel, saying, 'Your son Solomon shall be king after me, and he shall sit on my throne in my place'; I will indeed do so this day." 31Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the ground, and prostrated herself before the king and said, "May my lord King David live forever."
Cross References
1 Samuel 24:8
Then David went out of the cave and called out to Saul, "My lord the king!" When Saul looked behind him, David bowed down and prostrated himself with his face to the ground.

Daniel 2:4
Then the astrologers answered the king, "May the king live forever! Tell your servants the dream, and we will interpret it."

Daniel 3:9
They said to King Nebuchadnezzar, "May the king live forever!
Treasury of Scripture

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.

did reverence

2 Samuel 9:6 Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was …

Esther 3:2 And all the king's servants, that were in the king's gate, bowed, …

Matthew 21:37 But last of all he sent to them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.

Ephesians 5:33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife …

Hebrews 12:9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, …

Let my

1 Kings 1:25 For he is gone down this day, and has slain oxen and fat cattle and …

Nehemiah 2:3 And said to the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not …

Daniel 2:4 Then spoke the Chaldeans to the king in Syriack, O king, live for …

Daniel 3:9 They spoke and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live for ever.

Daniel 5:10 Now the queen by reason of the words of the king and his lords came …

Daniel 6:6,21 Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, …

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