1 Kings 1:1
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When King David was very old, he could not keep warm even when they put covers over him.

King James Bible
Now king David was old and stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he gat no heat.

Darby Bible Translation
And king David was old [and] advanced in age; and they covered him with clothes, but he obtained no warmth.

World English Bible
Now king David was old and stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he couldn't keep warm.

Young's Literal Translation
And king David is old, entering into days, and they cover him with garments, and he hath no heat,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Now King David was old - He was probably now about sixty-nine years of age. He was thirty years old when he began to reign, reigned forty, and died in the seventieth year of his age, 2 Samuel 5:4, and 1 Kings 2:11; and the transactions mentioned here are supposed to have taken place about a year before his death.

But he gat no heat - Sixty-nine was not an advanced age; but David had been exhausted with various fatigues, and especially by family afflictions, so that he was much older in constitution than he was in years. Besides he seems to have labored under some wasting maladies, to which there is frequent reference in the Psalms.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

old David was probably now about {sixty-nine} years of age. He was {thirty} years old when he began to reign, reigned {forty}, and {died} in his {seventieth} year; and the transactions mentioned here are supposed to have taken place about a year before his death. Sixty-nine was not an advanced age; but he had been exhausted with various fatigues, and especially family afflictions, so that he was much older in constitution than in years.

2 Samuel 5:4 David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

1 Chronicles 23:1 So when David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his son king over Israel.

1 Chronicles 29:27,28 And the time that he reigned over Israel was forty years; seven years reigned he in Hebron...

Psalm 90:10 The days of our years are three score years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years...

and stricken in years [heb] and entered into days.

Genesis 18:11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

Genesis 24:1 And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.

Joshua 23:1,2 And it came to pass a long time after that the LORD had given rest to Israel from all their enemies round about...

Luke 1:7 And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.

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David Appointing Solomon
'Then king David answered and said, Call me Bath-sheba. And she came into the king's presence, and stood before the king. 29. And the king sware, and said, As the Lord liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress, 30. Even as I sware unto thee by the Lord God of Israel, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead; even so will I certainly do this day. 31. Then Bath-sheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the king,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Whether Prayer Should be Vocal?
Objection 1: It would seem that prayer ought not to be vocal. As stated above [3025](A[4]), prayer is addressed chiefly to God. Now God knows the language of the heart. Therefore it is useless to employ vocal prayer. Objection 2: Further, prayer should lift man's mind to God, as stated above (A[1], ad 2). But words, like other sensible objects, prevent man from ascending to God by contemplation. Therefore we should not use words in our prayers. Objection 3: Further, prayer should be offered to God
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
2 Samuel 24:25
David built an altar to the LORD there and sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. Then the LORD answered his prayer in behalf of the land, and the plague on Israel was stopped.

1 Kings 1:2
So his attendants said to him, "Let us look for a young virgin to serve the king and take care of him. She can lie beside him so that our lord the king may keep warm."

1 Kings 1:15
So Bathsheba went to see the aged king in his room, where Abishag the Shunammite was attending him.

1 Chronicles 23:1
When David was old and full of years, he made his son Solomon king over Israel.

Ecclesiastes 4:11
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?

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