|New International Version (© 2011)|
The woman was very beautiful; she took care of the king and waited on him, but the king had no sexual relations 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.
American Standard Version
And the damsel was very fair; and she cherished the king, and ministered to him; but the king knew her not.
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.
1 Kings 1:4 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The king knew her not - The maxim of Bacon in his enigmatical cure is, "Take all you can from the medicine, but give nothing to it; if you give any thing, it increases the disease and hastens death." I have seen this abundantly verified; but it is a subject on which it would be improper to dilate except in a medical work. An extract from Friar Bacon's Cure of Old Age may be found at the end of the chapter.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
knew her not
Matthew 1:25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.
1 Kings 1:4 Parallel CommentariesBeautiful Care Cherished Companion Damsel Fair Girl Intimate Intimately King's Lady Maiden Ministered Nurse Relations Served Serveth Times Waited Waiting YoungBeautiful Care Cherished Companion Damsel Fair Girl Intimate Intimately King's Lady Maiden Ministered Nurse Relations Served Serveth Times Waited Waiting YoungTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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1 Kings 1:3 Then they searched throughout Israel for a beautiful young woman and found Abishag, a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.
1 Kings 1:5 Now Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith, put himself forward and said, "I will be king." So he got chariots and horses ready, with fifty men to run ahead of him.
1 Kings 2:17 So he continued, "Please ask King Solomon--he will not refuse you--to give me Abishag the Shunammite as my wife."
1 Kings 2:21 So she said, "Let Abishag the Shunammite be given in marriage to your brother Adonijah."