2 Samuel 14:12
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New International Version
Then the woman said, "Let your servant speak a word to my lord the king." "Speak," he replied.

New Living Translation
"Please allow me to ask one more thing of my lord the king," she said. "Go ahead and speak," he responded.

English Standard Version
Then the woman said, “Please let your servant speak a word to my lord the king.” He said, “Speak.”

Berean Study Bible
Then the woman said, “Please, may your servant speak a word to my lord the king?” “Speak,” he replied.

New American Standard Bible
Then the woman said, "Please let your maidservant speak a word to my lord the king." And he said, "Speak."

King James Bible
Then the woman said, Let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak one word unto my lord the king. And he said, Say on.

Christian Standard Bible
Then the woman said, "Please, may your servant speak a word to my lord the king?" "Speak," he replied.

Contemporary English Version
Then she asked, "Your Majesty, may I say something?" "Yes," he answered.

Good News Translation
"Please, Your Majesty, let me say just one more thing," the woman said. "All right," he answered.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the woman said, "Please, may your servant speak a word to my lord the king?"" Speak," he replied.

International Standard Version
At this, the woman responded, "Would your majesty the king please allow your humble servant to say one more thing?" "Say it…" he replied.

NET Bible
Then the woman said, "Please permit your servant to speak to my lord the king about another matter." He replied, "Tell me."

New Heart English Bible
Then the woman said, "Please let your handmaid speak a word to my lord the king." He said, "Say on."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The woman said, "Please let me say something else to you." "Speak," he said.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then the woman said: 'Let thy handmaid, I pray thee, speak a word unto my lord the king.' And he said: 'Say on.'

New American Standard 1977
Then the woman said, “Please let your maidservant speak a word to my lord the king.” And he said, “Speak.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the woman said, Let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak one word unto my lord the king. And he said, Say on.

King James 2000 Bible
Then the woman said, Let your handmaid, I pray you, speak one word unto my lord the king. And he said, Say on.

American King James Version
Then the woman said, Let your handmaid, I pray you, speak one word to my lord the king. And he said, Say on.

American Standard Version
Then the woman said, Let thy handmaid, I pray thee, speak a word unto my lord the king. And he said, Say on.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the woman said: Let thy handmaid speak one word to my lord the king. And he said: Speak.

Darby Bible Translation
And the woman said, Let thy bondmaid, I pray thee, speak a word to my lord the king. And he said, Speak.

English Revised Version
Then the woman said, Let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak a word unto my lord the king. And he said, Say on.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the woman said, Let thy handmaid, I pray thee, speak one word to my lord the king. And he said, Say on.

World English Bible
Then the woman said, "Please let your handmaid speak a word to my lord the king." He said, "Say on."

Young's Literal Translation
And the woman saith, 'Let, I pray thee, thy maid-servant speak unto my lord the king a word;' and he saith, 'Speak.'
Study Bible
Absalom's Return to Jerusalem
11“Please,” she replied, “may the king invoke the LORD your God to prevent the avenger of blood from increasing the devastation, so that my son may not be destroyed!” “As surely as the LORD lives,” he vowed, “not a hair of your son's head will fall to the ground.” 12Then the woman said, “Please, may your servant speak a word to my lord the king?” “Speak,” he replied. 13The woman asked, “Why have you devised a thing like this against the people of God? When the king says this, does he not convict himself, since he has not brought back his own banished son?…
Cross References
2 Samuel 14:11
"Please," she replied, "may the king invoke the LORD your God to prevent the avenger of blood from increasing the devastation, so that my son may not be destroyed!" "As surely as the LORD lives," he vowed, "not a hair of your son's head will fall to the ground."

2 Samuel 14:13
The woman asked, "Why have you devised a thing like this against the people of God? When the king says this, does he not convict himself, since he has not brought back his own banished son?

Treasury of Scripture

Then the woman said, Let your handmaid, I pray you, speak one word to my lord the king. And he said, Say on.

Let thine

1 Samuel 25:24 And fell at his feet, and said, On me, my lord, on me let this iniquity …

speak one word

Genesis 18:27,32 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken on me to …

Genesis 44:18 Then Judah came near to him, and said, Oh my lord, let your servant, …

Jeremiah 12:1 Righteous are you, O LORD, when I plead with you: yet let me talk …

Say on

Acts 26:1 Then Agrippa said to Paul, You are permitted to speak for yourself. …







Then the woman said, let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak one word unto my Lord the king,.... Having gained her point, and gotten a decree from him confirmed by an oath, that her son though he had killed his brother should not die; she proceeds to accommodate the parable, and apply it to the case of Absalom, and improve it in his favour:

and he said, say on; gave her leave to say what she had further to observe to him; see Luke 7:40. 14:1-20 We may notice here, how this widow pleads God's mercy, and his clemency toward poor guilty sinners. The state of sinners is a state of banishment from God. God pardons none to the dishonour of his law and justice, nor any who are impenitent; nor to the encouragement of crimes, or the hurt of others.
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