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1 Samuel 28:23

    1 Samuel 28:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But he refused, and said, I will not eat. But his servants, together with the woman, compelled him; and he hearkened unto their voice. So he arose from the earth, and sat upon the bed.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But he refused, and said, I will not eat. But his servants, together with the woman, compelled him; and he listened to their voice. So he arose from the earth, and sat on the bed.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But he refused, and said, I will not eat. But his servants, together with the woman, constrained him; and he hearkened unto their voice. So he arose from the earth, and sat upon the bed.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But he would not, saying, I have no desire for food. But his servants, together with the woman, made him take food, and he gave way to them. So he got up from the earth, and took his seat on the bed.

    Webster's Revision

    But he refused, and said, I will not eat. But his servants, together with the woman, constrained him; and he hearkened unto their voice. So he arose from the earth, and sat upon the bed.

    World English Bible

    But he refused, and said, I will not eat. But his servants, together with the woman, constrained him; and he listened to their voice. So he arose from the earth, and sat on the bed.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But he refused, and said, I will not eat. But his servants, together with the woman, constrained him; and he hearkened unto their voice. So he arose from the earth, and sat upon the bed.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 28:23

    I will not eat - It is no wonder that not only his strength, but also his appetite, had departed from him.

    And sat upon the bed - Beds or couches were the common places on which the ancients sat to take their repasts.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 28:23

    The bed - Rather, "the bench" or divan, such as in the East still runs along the wall, furnished with cushions, for those who sit at meals Esther 1:6; Ezekiel 23:41.