1 Kings 1:23
New International Version
And the king was told, "Nathan the prophet is here." So he went before the king and bowed with his face to the ground.

New Living Translation
The king’s officials told him, “Nathan the prophet is here to see you.” Nathan went in and bowed before the king with his face to the ground.

English Standard Version
And they told the king, “Here is Nathan the prophet.” And when he came in before the king, he bowed before the king, with his face to the ground.

Berean Study Bible
So the king was told, “Nathan the prophet is here.” And Nathan went in and bowed facedown before the king.

King James Bible
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.

New King James Version
So they told the king, saying, “Here is Nathan the prophet.” And when he came in before the king, he bowed down before the king with his face to the ground.

New American Standard Bible
They informed the king, saying, “Nathan the prophet is here.” And when he came into the king’s presence, he prostrated himself before the king with his face to the ground.

NASB 1995
They told the king, saying, "Here is Nathan the prophet." And when he came in before the king, he prostrated himself before the king with his face to the ground.

NASB 1977
And they told the king, saying, “Here is Nathan the prophet.” And when he came in before the king, he prostrated himself before the king with his face to the ground.

Amplified Bible
The king was told, “Here is Nathan the prophet.” And when he came before the king, he bowed before the king with his face to the ground.

Christian Standard Bible
and it was announced to the king, “The prophet Nathan is here.” He came into the king’s presence and paid homage to him with his face to the ground.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and it was announced to the king, "Nathan the prophet is here." He came into the king's presence and bowed to him with his face to the ground."

American Standard Version
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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Behold, Nathan the prophet is here: and he came in to the king's presence, and did obeisance to the king with his face to the ground.

Contemporary English Version
Someone told David that he was there, and Nathan came in. He bowed with his face to the ground

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they told the king, saying: Nathan the prophet is here. And when he was come in before the king, and had worshipped, bowing down to the ground,

English Revised Version
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.

Good News Translation
The king was told that the prophet was there, and Nathan went in and bowed low before the king.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The servants told the king, "The prophet Nathan is here." When he came to the king, he bowed down in front of him.

International Standard Version
They informed the king, "Nathan the prophet is here." When he had been ushered into the presence of the king, Nathan bowed low in front of the king with his face to the ground

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they told the king, saying: 'Behold Nathan the prophet.' And when he was come in before the king, he bowed down before the king with his face to the ground.

Literal Standard Version
and they declare to the king, saying, “Behold, Nathan the prophet”; and he comes in before the king, and bows himself to the king, on his face to the earth.

NET Bible
The king was told, "Nathan the prophet is here." Nathan entered and bowed before the king with his face to the floor.

New Heart English Bible
And they told the king, saying, "Look, Nathan the prophet." And when he came in before the king, he bowed himself before the king with his face to the ground.

World English Bible
They told the king, saying, "Behold, Nathan the prophet!" When he had come in before the king, he bowed himself before the king with his face to the ground.

Young's Literal Translation
and they declare to the king, saying, 'Lo, Nathan the prophet;' and he cometh in before the king, and boweth himself to the king, on his face to the earth.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Nathan and Bathsheba Before David
22And just then, while Bathsheba was still speaking with the king, Nathan the prophet arrived. 23So the king was told, “Nathan the prophet is here.” And Nathan went in and bowed facedown before the king. 24“My lord the king,” said Nathan, “did you say, ‘Adonijah will reign after me, and he will sit on my throne’?…

Cross References
1 Kings 1:22
And just then, while Bathsheba was still speaking with the king, Nathan the prophet arrived.

1 Kings 1:24
"My lord the king," said Nathan, "did you say, 'Adonijah will reign after me, and he will sit on my throne'?


Treasury of Scripture

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.

he bowed

1 Kings 1:16
And Bathsheba bowed, and did obeisance unto the king. And the king said, What wouldest thou?

Romans 13:7
Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

1 Peter 2:17
Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.











Parallel Commentaries ...


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

was told,
וַיַּגִּ֤ידוּ (way·yag·gî·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5046: To be conspicuous

“Nathan
נָתָ֣ן (nā·ṯān)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5416: Nathan -- the name of a number of Israelites

the prophet
הַנָּבִ֑יא (han·nā·ḇî)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5030: A spokesman, speaker, prophet

is here.”
הִנֵּ֖ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

And [Nathan] went
וַיָּבֹא֙ (way·yā·ḇō)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

before
לִפְנֵ֣י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

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

and bowed
וַיִּשְׁתַּ֧חוּ (way·yiš·ta·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7812: To depress, prostrate

facedown
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

to [him].
לַמֶּ֛לֶךְ (lam·me·leḵ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king


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