Search the Bible
* powered by Bible Study Tools

1 Kings 1:2

    1 Kings 1:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king may get heat.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Why his servants said to him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in your bosom, that my lord the king may get heat.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before the king, and cherish him; and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king may get heat.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So his servants said to him, Let search be made for a young virgin for my lord the king, to take care of him and be waiting on him; and you may take her in your arms, and so my lord the king will be warm.

    Webster's Revision

    Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before the king, and cherish him; and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king may get heat.

    World English Bible

    Therefore his servants said to him, "Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before the king, and cherish him; and let her lie in your bosom, that my lord the king may keep warm."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before the king, and cherish him; and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king may get heat.

    Definitions for 1 Kings 1:2

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.
    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 1:2

    Let there be sought - a young virgin - This was the best remedy which in his state could be prescribed. His nearly exhausted frame would infallibly absorb from her young and healthy body an additional portion of animal heat, and consequently trim and revive the flame of animal life. This is properly, as I have elsewhere expressed it, Friar Bacon's secret for the cure of old age.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 1:2

    Since the Jewish law allowed polygamy, David's conduct in following - what has been said to have been - physician's advice, was blameless.