New American Standard Bible
The girl was very beautiful; and she became the king's nurse and served him, but the king did not cohabit with her.
King James Bible
And the damsel was very fair, and cherished the king, and ministered to him: but the king knew her not.
Darby Bible Translation
And the damsel was very fair; and cherished the king, and ministered to him; but the king knew her not.
World English Bible
The young lady was very beautiful; and she cherished the king, and ministered to him; but the king didn't know her intimately.
Young's Literal Translation
and the young woman is very very fair, and she is to the king a companion, and serveth him, and the king hath not known her.
1 Kings 1:4 Parallel
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 1:3
So they searched for a beautiful girl throughout all the territory of Israel, and found Abishag the Shunammite, and brought her to the king.
1 Kings 1:5
Now Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, "I will be king." So he prepared for himself chariots and horsemen with fifty men to run before him.
1 Kings 2:17
Then he said, "Please speak to Solomon the king, for he will not refuse you, that he may give me Abishag the Shunammite as a wife."
1 Kings 2:21
So she said, "Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah your brother as a wife."
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