1 Kings 1:31
New International Version
Then Bathsheba bowed down with her face to the ground, prostrating herself before the king, and said, "May my lord King David live forever!"

New Living Translation
Then Bathsheba bowed down with her face to the ground before the king and exclaimed, “May my lord King David live forever!”

English Standard Version
Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the ground and paid homage to the king and said, “May my lord King David live forever!”

Berean Study Bible
Bathsheba bowed facedown in homage to the king and said, “May my lord King David live forever!”

King James Bible
Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the king, and said, Let my lord king David live for ever.

New King James Version
Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth, and paid homage to the king, and said, “Let my lord King David live forever!”

New American Standard Bible
Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the ground, and prostrated herself before the king and said, “May my lord King David live forever.”

NASB 1995
Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the ground, and prostrated herself before the king and said, "May my lord King David live forever."

NASB 1977
Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the ground, and prostrated herself before the king and said, “May my lord King David live forever.”

Amplified Bible
Bathsheba bowed down with her face to the ground, and laid herself face down before the king and said, “May my lord King David live forever!”

Christian Standard Bible
Bathsheba knelt low with her face to the ground, paying homage to the king, and said, “May my lord King David live forever! ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Bathsheba bowed with her face to the ground, paying homage to the king, and said, "May my lord King David live forever!"

American Standard Version
Then Bath-sheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did obeisance to the king, and said, Let my lord king David live for ever.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Bersabee bowed with her face to the ground, and did obeisance to the king, and said, Let my lord king David live for ever.

Contemporary English Version
Bathsheba bowed with her face to the ground and said, "Your Majesty, I pray that you will live a long time!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Bethsabee bowing with her face to the earth worshipped the king, saying: May my lord David live for ever.

English Revised Version
Then Bath-sheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did obeisance to the king, and said, Let my lord king David live for ever.

Good News Translation
Bathsheba bowed low and said, "May my lord the king live forever!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Bathsheba bowed down with her face touching the ground in front of the king. "May Your Majesty, King David, live forever!" she said.

International Standard Version
"King David," Bathsheba said as she bowed low in front of the king with her face to the ground, "your majesty, may you live forever."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then Bath-sheba bowed with her face to the earth, and prostrated herself to the king, and said: 'Let my lord king David live for ever.'

Literal Standard Version
And Bathsheba bows—face to the earth—and pays respect to the king, and says, “Let my lord, King David, live for all time.”

NET Bible
Bathsheba bowed down to the king with her face to the floor and said, "May my master, King David, live forever!"

New Heart English Bible
Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the ground, paying homage to the king, and said, "Let my lord king David live forever."

World English Bible
Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did obeisance to the king, and said, "Let my lord king David live forever!"

Young's Literal Translation
And Bath-Sheba boweth -- face to the earth -- and doth obeisance to the king, and saith, 'Let my lord, king David, live to the age.'

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
David Renews His Oath to Bathsheba
30I will carry out this very day exactly what I swore to you by the LORD, the God of Israel: Surely your son Solomon will reign after me, and he will sit on my throne in my place.” 31Bathsheba bowed facedown in homage to the king and said, “May my lord King David live forever!”

Cross References
1 Samuel 24:8
After that, David got up, went out of the cave, and called out to Saul, "My lord the king!" When Saul looked behind him, David bowed facedown in reverence

Daniel 2:4
Then the astrologers answered the king in Aramaic, "O king, may you live forever! Tell your servants the dream, and we will give the interpretation."

Daniel 3:9
saying to King Nebuchadnezzar, "O king, may you live forever!


Treasury of Scripture

Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the king, and said, Let my lord king David live for ever.

did reverence

2 Samuel 9:6
Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come unto David, he fell on his face, and did reverence. And David said, Mephibosheth. And he answered, Behold thy servant!

Esther 3:2
And all the king's servants, that were in the king's gate, bowed, and reverenced Haman: for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence.

Matthew 21:37
But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.

Let my

1 Kings 1:25
For he is gone down this day, and hath slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance, and hath called all the king's sons, and the captains of the host, and Abiathar the priest; and, behold, they eat and drink before him, and say, God save king Adonijah.

Nehemiah 2:3
And said unto the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchres, lieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire?

Daniel 2:4
Then spake the Chaldeans to the king in Syriack, O king, live for ever: tell thy servants the dream, and we will shew the interpretation.









Verse 31. - Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the king [see on vers. 16, 23], and said, Let my lord king David live forever. [This hyperbolical expression is here only used of a Hebrew monarch. It was constantly addressed to the Babylonian and Persian kings. See Daniel 2:4; Daniel 3:9; Daniel 5:10; Daniel 6:21; Nehemiah 2:3.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

bowed
וַתִּקֹּ֨ד (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

facedown
אַפַּ֙יִם֙ (’ap·pa·yim)
Noun - md
Strong's Hebrew 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire

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

and said,
וַתֹּ֕אמֶר (wat·tō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“May my lord
אֲדֹנִ֛י (’ă·ḏō·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 113: Sovereign, controller

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

David
דָּוִ֖ד (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

live
יְחִ֗י (yə·ḥî)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2421: To live, to revive

forever!”
לְעֹלָֽם׃ (lə·‘ō·lām)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always


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