1 Kings 1:4
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New International Version
The woman was very beautiful; she took care of the king and waited on him, but the king had no sexual relations with her.

New Living Translation
The girl was very beautiful, and she looked after the king and took care of him. But the king had no sexual relations with her.

English Standard Version
The young woman was very beautiful, and she was of service to the king and attended to him, but the king knew her not.

New American Standard Bible
The girl was very beautiful; and she became the king's nurse and served him, but the king did not cohabit with her.

King James Bible
And the damsel was very fair, and cherished the king, and ministered to him: but the king knew her not.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The girl was of unsurpassed beauty, and she became the king's caregiver. She served him, but he was not intimate with her.

International Standard Version
The young woman was absolutely beautiful. She served the king and was very useful to him. The king was not sexually involved with her.

NET Bible
The young woman was very beautiful; she became the king's nurse and served him, but the king did not have sexual relations with her.

New Heart English Bible
The young lady was very beautiful; and she became the king's attendant and served him; but the king did not know her intimately.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The woman was very beautiful. She became the king's servant and took care of him, but the king did not make love to her.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the damsel was very fair; and she became a companion unto the king, and ministered to him; but the king knew her not.

New American Standard 1977
And the girl was very beautiful; and she became the king’s nurse and served him, but the king did not cohabit with her.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the damsel was very fair and warmed the king and ministered to him, but the king knew her not.

King James 2000 Bible
And the young woman was very fair, and cherished the king, and ministered to him: but the king knew her not.

American King James Version
And the damsel was very fair, and cherished the king, and ministered to him: but the king knew her not.

American Standard Version
And the damsel was very fair; and she cherished the king, and ministered to him; but the king knew her not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the damsel was exceeding beautiful, and she slept with the king: and served him, but the king did not know her.

Darby Bible Translation
And the damsel was very fair; and cherished the king, and ministered to him; but the king knew her not.

English Revised Version
And the damsel was very fair; and she cherished the king, and ministered to him; but the king knew her not.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the damsel was very fair, and cherished the king, and ministered to him: but the king knew her not.

World English Bible
The young lady was very beautiful; and she cherished the king, and ministered to him; but the king didn't know her intimately.

Young's Literal Translation
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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:1-4 We have David sinking under infirmities. He was chastised for his recent sins, and felt the effects of his former toils and hardships.
Study Bible
Abishag Cares for David
3So they searched for a beautiful girl throughout all the territory of Israel, and found Abishag the Shunammite, and brought her to the king. 4The girl was very beautiful; and she became the king's nurse and served him, but the king did not cohabit with her. 5Now Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, "I will be king." So he prepared for himself chariots and horsemen with fifty men to run before him.…
Cross References
1 Kings 1:3
So they searched for a beautiful girl throughout all the territory of Israel, and found Abishag the Shunammite, and brought her to the king.

1 Kings 1:5
Now Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, "I will be king." So he prepared for himself chariots and horsemen with fifty men to run before him.

1 Kings 2:17
Then he said, "Please speak to Solomon the king, for he will not refuse you, that he may give me Abishag the Shunammite as a wife."

1 Kings 2:21
So she said, "Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah your brother as a wife."
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And the damsel was very fair, and cherished the king, and ministered to him: but the king knew her not.

knew her not

Matthew 1:25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and …

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