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1 Kings 1:4

    1 Kings 1:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the damsel was very fair, and cherished the king, and ministered to him: but the king knew her not.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the damsel was very fair, and cherished the king, and ministered to him: but the king knew her not.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the damsel was very fair; and she cherished the king, and ministered to him; but the king knew her not.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now she was very beautiful; and she took care of the king, waiting on him at all times; but the king had no connection with her.

    Webster's Revision

    And the damsel was very fair; and she 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the damsel was very fair; and she cherished the king, and ministered to him; but the king knew her not.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 1:4

    The king knew her not - The maxim of Bacon in his enigmatical cure is, "Take all you can from the medicine, but give nothing to it; if you give any thing, it increases the disease and hastens death." I have seen this abundantly verified; but it is a subject on which it would be improper to dilate except in a medical work. An extract from Friar Bacon's Cure of Old Age may be found at the end of the chapter.