New American Standard Bible
"Now I am making one request of you; do not refuse me." And she said to him, "Speak."
King James Bible
And now I ask one petition of thee, deny me not. And she said unto him, Say on.
Darby Bible Translation
And now I ask one petition of thee; refuse me not. And she said to him, Speak.
World English Bible
Now I ask one petition of you. Don't deny me." She said to him, "Say on."
Young's Literal Translation
and now, one petition I am asking of thee -- turn not back my face;' and she saith unto him, 'Speak.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Deny me not - literally, as in the margin, i. e. "make me not to hide my face through shame at being refused."
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1 Kings 2:15
So he said, "You know that the kingdom was mine and that all Israel expected me to be king; however, the kingdom has turned about and become my brother's, for it was his from the LORD.
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 2:20
Then she said, "I am making one small request of you; do not refuse me." And the king said to her, "Ask, my mother, for I will not refuse you."
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