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?
Darby Bible Translation
And Bathsheba bowed and did obeisance to the king. And the king said, What wouldest 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?'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Bath-sheba bowed, like the woman of Tekoah 2 Samuel 14:4, with the humble prostration of a suppliant. Hence, the king's question, "What wouldest thou?"
BY REV. ALFRED ROWLAND, D.D., LL.B. It is notorious that the sons of devout men sometimes prove a curse to their parents, and bring dishonour on the cause of God. When Eve rejoiced over her first-born, she little suspected that passions were sleeping within him which would impel him to slay his own brother; and the experience of the first mother has been repeated, though in different forms, in all lands and in all ages. Isaac's heart was rent by the deceit of Jacob, and by the self-will of Esau. …
George Milligan—Men of the Bible; Some Lesser-Known
The Fact of the Redeemer's Return was Typified in the Lives of Joseph and Solomon.
1 Kings 1:15
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.
1 Kings 1:17
She said to him, "My lord, you swore to your maidservant by the LORD your God, saying, 'Surely your son Solomon shall be king after me and he shall sit on my throne.'
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