1 Kings 1:12
New International Version
Now then, let me advise you how you can save your own life and the life of your son Solomon.

New Living Translation
If you want to save your own life and the life of your son Solomon, follow my advice.

English Standard Version
Now therefore come, let me give you advice, that you may save your own life and the life of your son Solomon.

Berean Study Bible
Now please, come and let me advise you. Save your own life and the life of your son Solomon.

New American Standard Bible
"So now come, please let me give you counsel and save your life and the life of your son Solomon.

King James Bible
Now therefore come, let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel, that thou mayest save thine own life, and the life of thy son Solomon.

Christian Standard Bible
Now please come and let me advise you. Save your life and the life of your son Solomon.

Contemporary English Version
You and your son Solomon will be killed, unless you do what I tell you.

Good News Translation
If you want to save your life and the life of your son Solomon, I would advise you to

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now please come and let me advise you. Save your life and the life of your son Solomon.

International Standard Version
If you listen to me, you'll save your life and the life of your son Solomon.

NET Bible
Now let me give you some advice as to how you can save your life and your son Solomon's life.

New Heart English Bible
Now therefore come, please let me give you advice, that you may save your own life, and the life of your son Solomon.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Bathsheba, let me give you some advice about how to save your life and your son's life.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now therefore come, let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel, that thou mayest save thine own life, and the life of thy son Solomon.

New American Standard 1977
“So now come, please let me give you counsel and save your life and the life of your son Solomon.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now, therefore, come, let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel that thou may deliver thine own life and the life of thy son Solomon.

King James 2000 Bible
Now therefore come, let me, I pray you, give you counsel, that you may save your own life, and the life of your son Solomon.

American King James Version
Now therefore come, let me, I pray you, give you counsel, that you may save your own life, and the life of your son Solomon.

American Standard Version
Now therefore come, let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel, that thou mayest save thine own life, and the life of thy son Solomon.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And now come, let me, I pray, give thee counsel, and thou shalt rescue thy life, and the life of thy son Solomon.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now then come, take my counsel and save thy life, and the life of thy son Solomon.

Darby Bible Translation
And now, come, let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel, that thou mayest save thine own life, and the life of thy son Solomon.

English Revised Version
Now therefore come, let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel, that thou mayest save thine own life, and the life of thy son Solomon.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now therefore come, let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel, that thou mayest save thy own life, and the life of thy son Solomon.

World English Bible
Now therefore come, please let me give you counsel, that you may save your own life, and the life of your son Solomon.

Young's Literal Translation
and now, come, let me counsel thee, I pray thee, and deliver thy life, and the life of thy son Solomon;
Study Bible
Nathan and Bathsheba Before David
11Then Nathan said to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, “Have you not heard that Adonijah son of Haggith has become king, and our lord David does not know it? 12Now please, come and let me advise you. Save your own life and the life of your son Solomon. 13Go at once to King David and say, ‘My lord the king, did you not swear to your maidservant, “Surely your son Solomon will reign after me, and he will sit on my throne”? Why then has Adonijah become king?’…
Cross References
Proverbs 15:22
Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.

1 Kings 1:13
Go at once to King David and say, 'My lord the king, did you not swear to your maidservant, "Surely your son Solomon will reign after me, and he will sit on my throne"? Why then has Adonijah become king?'

Treasury of Scripture

Now therefore come, let me, I pray you, give you counsel, that you may save your own life, and the life of your son Solomon.

let me

Proverbs 11:14
Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellers there is safety.

Proverbs 20:18
Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.

Proverbs 27:9
Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.

save

1 Kings 1:21
Otherwise it shall come to pass, when my lord the king shall sleep with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon shall be counted offenders.

Genesis 19:17
And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.

Acts 27:31
Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.

the life

Judges 9:5
And he went unto his father's house at Ophrah, and slew his brethren the sons of Jerubbaal, being threescore and ten persons, upon one stone: notwithstanding yet Jotham the youngest son of Jerubbaal was left; for he hid himself.

2 Kings 11:1
And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal.

2 Chronicles 21:4
Now when Jehoram was risen up to the kingdom of his father, he strengthened himself, and slew all his brethren with the sword, and divers also of the princes of Israel.







Lexicon
Now
וְעַתָּ֕ה (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 6258: At this time

please,
נָ֖א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

come
לְכִ֛י (lə·ḵî)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

and let me advise
אִיעָצֵ֥ךְ (’î·‘ā·ṣêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common singular | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3289: To advise, to deliberate, resolve

you.
עֵצָ֑ה (‘ê·ṣāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6098: Advice, plan, prudence

Save
וּמַלְּטִי֙ (ū·mal·lə·ṭî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4422: To be smooth, to escape, to release, rescue, to bring forth young, emit sparks

your own life
נַפְשֵׁ֔ךְ (nap̄·šêḵ)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

and
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

the life
נֶ֥פֶשׁ (ne·p̄eš)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

of your son
בְּנֵ֖ךְ (bə·nêḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

Solomon.
שְׁלֹמֹֽה׃ (šə·lō·mōh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8010: Solomon -- David's son and successor to his throne
(12) The life of . . . Solomon.--The usurpation of Adonijah would, as a matter of course, be sealed by the blood of his rival Solomon. (Comp. 2Chronicles 21:4.) Bath-sheba herself need hardly have been sacrificed; but her position of favour with David would excite jealousy, and Solomon, being still young, might well be thought only an instrument in her hands.

Verse 12. - Now therefore come, let me give [Hebrews counsel] thee counsel, that thou mayest save [Hebrews and save, i.e., by acting upon it] thine own life, and the life of thy son Solomon. The custom of Eastern kings - to secure their thrones by a massacre of their rivals - has received many illustrations, notably among the Ottomans, and is receiving one in Burmah at the present moment (May, 1879). We have Scripture instances in Judges 9:5; 1 Kings 15:29; 2 Kings 10:7, 14; 2 Kings 11:1 (cf. 1 Samuel 24:21). To put a royal mother to death, along with her offspring, though perhaps unusual, was not unknown. Rawlinson cites the instances of Cleopatra, widow of Philip of Macedon, who was murdered with her infant son Caranus by Olympias; and Roxana, widow of Alexander the Great, who, with her son, was put to death by Cassander. Nathan does not say this will be, but may be, Bathsheba's fate. 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.
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