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

New Living Translation
So Bathsheba went into the king’s bedroom. (He was very old now, and Abishag was taking care of him.)

English Standard Version
So Bathsheba went to the king in his chamber (now the king was very old, and Abishag the Shunammite was attending to the king).

Berean Study Bible
So Bathsheba went to see the king in his bedroom. Since the king was very old, Abishag the Shunammite was serving him.

King James Bible
And Bathsheba went in unto the king into the chamber: and the king was very old; and Abishag the Shunammite ministered unto the king.

New King James Version
So Bathsheba went into the chamber to the king. (Now the king was very old, and Abishag the Shunammite was serving the king.)

New American Standard Bible
So Bathsheba entered to the king in the bedroom. Now the king was very old, and Abishag the Shunammite was serving the king.

NASB 1995
So Bathsheba went in to the king in the bedroom. Now the king was very old, and Abishag the Shunammite was ministering to the king.

NASB 1977
So Bathsheba went in to the king in the bedroom. Now the king was very old, and Abishag the Shunammite was ministering to the king.

Amplified Bible
So Bathsheba went to the king in his bedroom. Now the king was very old and weak, and Abishag the Shunammite was attending the king.

Christian Standard Bible
So Bathsheba went to the king in his bedroom. Since the king was very old, Abishag the Shunammite was attending to him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Bathsheba went to the king in his bedroom. Since the king was very old, Abishag the Shunammite was serving him.

American Standard Version
And Bath-sheba went in unto the king into the chamber: and the king was very old; and Abishag the Shunammite was ministering unto the king.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So Bersabee went in to the king into the chamber: and the king was very old, and Abisag the Somanite was ministering to the king.

Contemporary English Version
Meanwhile, David was in his bedroom where Abishag was taking care of him because he was so old. Bathsheba went in

Douay-Rheims Bible
So Bethsabee went in to the king into the chamber: now the king was very old, and Abisag the Sunamitess ministered to him.

English Revised Version
And Bath-sheba went in unto the king into the chamber: and the king was very old; and Abishag the Shunammite ministered unto the king.

Good News Translation
So Bathsheba went to see the king in his bedroom. He was very old, and Abishag, the young woman from Shunem, was taking care of him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Bathsheba went to the king in his private room. The king was very old, and Abishag from Shunem was taking care of him.

International Standard Version
So Bathsheba went to the king in his private room. Now the king was very old, and Abishag the Shunammite was attending to him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Bath-sheba went in unto the king into the chamber.--Now the king was very old; and Abishag the Shunammite ministered unto the king.--

Literal Standard Version
And Bathsheba comes in to the king, [into] the inner chamber, and the king [is] very aged, and Abishag the Shunammite is serving the king;

NET Bible
So Bathsheba visited the king in his private quarters. (The king was very old, and Abishag the Shunammite was serving the king.)

New Heart English Bible
Bathsheba went in to the king into the room. The king was very old; and Abishag the Shunammite was attending to the king.

World English Bible
Bathsheba went in to the king into the room. The king was very old; and Abishag the Shunammite was ministering to the king.

Young's Literal Translation
And Bath-Sheba cometh in unto the king, to the inner chamber, and the king is very aged, and Abishag the Shunammite is serving the king:

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Nathan and Bathsheba Before David
14Then, while you are still there speaking with the king, I will come in after you and confirm your words.” 15So Bathsheba went to see the king in his bedroom. Since the king was very old, Abishag the Shunammite was serving him. 16And Bathsheba bowed down in homage to the king, who asked, “What is your desire?”…

Cross References
1 Kings 1:1
Now King David was old and well along in years, and though they covered him with blankets, he could not keep warm.

1 Kings 1:3
Then they searched throughout Israel for a beautiful girl, and they found Abishag the Shunammite and brought her to the king.

1 Kings 1:14
Then, while you are still there speaking with the king, I will come in after you and confirm your words."

1 Kings 1:16
And Bathsheba bowed down in homage to the king, who asked, "What is your desire?"


Treasury of Scripture

And Bathsheba went in to the king into the chamber: and the king was very old; and Abishag the Shunammite ministered to the king.

very old

1 Kings 1:2-4
Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king may get heat…









Verse 15. - And Bathsheba went In unto the king into the chamber [lit. inner chamber, θάλαμος, cubiculum penetrale, Buxtorf. Same word 2 Samuel 4:7; 2 Samuel 13:10] and the king was very old [the repetition (see ver. 1) is not idle or unmeaning. Here the word refers to feebleness rather than age. It is mentioned to explain David's confinement to his chamber] and Abishag the Shunammite ministered unto the king. [This is introduced to show the king's helplessness. It does not prove that "there was a disinterested witness present" (Rawlinson), for she may have withdrawn, as Bathsheba did presently (ver. 23), and Nathan (ver. 32). It is a graphic touch, painted probably from the life, and by the hand of Nathan, from whom this narrative is derived.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
So Bathsheba
שֶׁ֤בֶע (še·ḇe‘)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1339: Bathsheba -- perhaps 'daughter of oath', the mother of Solomon

went
וַתָּבֹ֨א (wat·tā·ḇō)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to see
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the king
הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

in his bedroom.
הַחַ֔דְרָה (ha·ḥaḏ·rāh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2315: A chamber, room

Since the king
וְהַמֶּ֖לֶךְ (wə·ham·me·leḵ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

was very
מְאֹ֑ד (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

old,
זָקֵ֣ן (zā·qên)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2204: To be or become old

Abishag
וַֽאֲבִישַׁג֙ (wa·’ă·ḇî·šaḡ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 49: Abishag -- 'my father is a wanderer', an Israelite woman

the Shunammite
הַשּׁ֣וּנַמִּ֔ית (haš·šū·nam·mîṯ)
Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7767: Shunammite -- a Shunammitess

was serving
מְשָׁרַ֖ת (mə·šā·raṯ)
Verb - Piel - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8334: To attend as a, menial, worshipper, to contribute to

him.
הַמֶּֽלֶךְ׃ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king


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