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1 Kings 1:31

    1 Kings 1:31 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the king, and said, Let my lord king David live for ever.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the king, and said, Let my lord king David live for ever.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then Bath-sheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did obeisance to the king, and said, Let my lord king David live for ever.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then Bath-sheba went down on her face on the earth before the king giving him honour, and said, May my lord King David go on living for ever.

    Webster's Revision

    Then Bath-sheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did obeisance to the king, and said, Let my lord king David live for ever.

    World English Bible

    Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did obeisance to the king, and said, "Let my lord king David live forever!"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then Bath-sheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did obeisance to the king, and said, Let my lord king David live for ever.

    Definitions for 1 Kings 1:31

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.
    Reverence - To show respect or fear.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 1:31

    A lower and humbler obeisance than before 1 Kings 1:16. In the Assyrian sculptures ambassadors are represented with their faces actually touching the earth before the feet of the monarch.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 1:31

    1:31 Live for ever - Though I desire thy oath may be kept, and the right of succession confirmed to my son, yet I am far from thirsting after thy death, and would rather rejoice, if it were possible for thee to live and enjoy the crown for ever.