1 Kings 1:16
New International Version
Bathsheba bowed down, prostrating herself before the king. "What is it you want?" the king asked.

New Living Translation
Bathsheba bowed down before the king. "What can I do for you?" he asked her.

English Standard Version
Bathsheba bowed and paid homage to the king, and the king said, “What do you desire?”

Berean Study Bible
And Bathsheba bowed down in homage to the king, who asked, “What is your desire?”

New American Standard Bible
Then Bathsheba bowed and prostrated herself before the king. And the king said, "What do you wish?"

King James Bible
And Bathsheba bowed, and did obeisance unto the king. And the king said, What wouldest thou?

Christian Standard Bible
Bathsheba knelt low and paid homage to the king, and he asked, "What do you want?"

Contemporary English Version
and bowed down. "What can I do for you?" David asked.

Good News Translation
Bathsheba bowed low before the king, and he asked, "What do you want?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Bathsheba bowed down and paid homage to the king, and he asked, "What do you want?"

International Standard Version
Bathsheba knelt and bowed down to the king, and the king asked her, "What do you wish?"

NET Bible
Bathsheba bowed down on the floor before the king. The king said, "What do you want?"

New Heart English Bible
Bathsheba bowed, and showed respect to the king. The king said, "What would you like?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Bathsheba knelt and bowed down in front of the king. "What do you want?" the king asked.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Bath-sheba bowed, and prostrated herself unto the king. And the king said: 'What wouldest thou?'

New American Standard 1977
Then Bathsheba bowed and prostrated herself before the king. And the king said, “What do you wish?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Bathsheba bowed and worshipped the king. And the king said, What dost thou desire?

King James 2000 Bible
And Bath-sheba bowed, and knelt before the king. And the king said, What would you?

American King James Version
And Bathsheba bowed, and did obeisance to the king. And the king said, What would you?

American Standard Version
And Bath-sheba bowed, and did obeisance unto the king. And the king said, What wouldest thou?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Bersabee bowed, and did obeisance to the king; and the king said, What is thy request?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Bethsabee bowed herself, and worshipped the king. And the king said to her: What is thy will?

Darby Bible Translation
And Bathsheba bowed and did obeisance to the king. And the king said, What wouldest thou?

English Revised Version
And Bath-sheba bowed, and did obeisance unto the king. And the king said, What wouldest thou?

Webster's Bible Translation
And Bath-sheba bowed, and did obeisance to the king. And the king said, What wouldst thou?

World English Bible
Bathsheba bowed, and did obeisance to the king. The king said, "What would you like?"

Young's Literal Translation
and Bath-Sheba boweth and doth obeisance to the king, and the king saith, 'What -- to thee?'
Study Bible
Nathan and Bathsheba Before David
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?” 17“My lord,” she replied, “you yourself swore to your maidservant by the LORD your God: ‘Surely your son Solomon will reign after me, and he will sit on my throne.’…
Cross References
1 Kings 1:15
So Bathsheba went to see the king in his bedroom. Since the king was very old, Abishag the Shunammite was serving him.

1 Kings 1:17
"My lord," she replied, "you yourself swore to your maidservant by the LORD your God: 'Surely your son Solomon will reign after me, and he will sit on my throne.'

Treasury of Scripture

And Bathsheba bowed, and did obeisance to the king. And the king said, What would you?

bowed

1 Kings 1:23
And they told the king, saying, Behold Nathan the prophet. And when he was come in before the king, he bowed himself before the king with his face to the ground.

1 Samuel 20:41
And as soon as the lad was gone, David arose out of a place toward the south, and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himself three times: and they kissed one another, and wept one with another, until David exceeded.

1 Samuel 24:8
David also arose afterward, and went out of the cave, and cried after Saul, saying, My lord the king. And when Saul looked behind him, David stooped with his face to the earth, and bowed himself.

And the

1 Kings 2:20
Then she said, I desire one small petition of thee; I pray thee, say me not nay. And the king said unto her, Ask on, my mother: for I will not say thee nay.

Exodus 7:2
Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his land.

Matthew 20:21,32
And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom…







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

bowed down
וַתִּקֹּ֣ד (wat·tiq·qōḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6915: To shrivel up, contract, bend the body, in deference

in homage
וַתִּשְׁתַּ֖חוּ (wat·tiš·ta·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7812: To depress, prostrate

to the king,
לַמֶּ֑לֶךְ (lam·me·leḵ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

[who]
הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

asked,
וַיֹּ֥אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“What
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

is your desire?”
לָּֽךְ׃ (lāḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew
Verse 16. - And Bathsheba bowed, and did obeisance [cf. 2 Samuel 14:4. But we are hardly justified in seeing here "more than the ordinary Eastern salutation" (Rawlinson). The Jewish court seems to have been very ceremonious and stately (1 Samuel 24:8; 2 Samuel 19:24). The king was the representative of Heaven]. And the king said, What wouldest thou [marg., What to thee? Not necessarily, What thy supplication? (as Rawlinson). It rather means generally, "What thy business?" Quid tibi, not quid petis. 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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