New American Standard Bible
Now when the woman of Tekoa spoke to the king, she fell on her face to the ground and prostrated herself and said, "Help, O king."
King James Bible
And when the woman of Tekoah spake to the king, she fell on her face to the ground, and did obeisance, and said, Help, O king.
Darby Bible Translation
And the woman of Tekoah spoke to the king, and she fell on her face to the ground and did obeisance, and said, Save, O king!
World English Bible
When the woman of Tekoa spoke to the king, she fell on her face to the ground, and did obeisance, and said, "Help, O king!"
Young's Literal Translation
And the woman of Tekoah speaketh unto the king, and falleth on her face to the earth, and doth obeisance, and saith, 'Save, O king.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Spake - Seems to be an accidental error for came, which is found in many manuscipts and versions.
Help - literally, save (see the margin). It is the same cry as Hosanna, i. e. save now Psalm 118:25.
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1 Samuel 25:23
When Abigail saw David, she hurried and dismounted from her donkey, and fell on her face before David and bowed herself to the ground.
2 Samuel 14:5
The king said to her, "What is your trouble?" And she answered, "Truly I am a widow, for my husband is dead.
2 Samuel 18:28
Ahimaaz called and said to the king, "All is well." And he prostrated himself before the king with his face to the ground. And he said, "Blessed is the LORD your God, who has delivered up the men who lifted their hands against my lord the king."
2 Kings 6:26
As the king of Israel was passing by on the wall a woman cried out to him, saying, "Help, my lord, O king!"
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