1 Kings 2:18
New International Version
“Very well,” Bathsheba replied, “I will speak to the king for you.”

New Living Translation
“All right,” Bathsheba replied. “I will speak to the king for you.”

English Standard Version
Bathsheba said, “Very well; I will speak for you to the king.”

Berean Study Bible
“Very well,” Bathsheba replied. “I will speak to the king for you.”

King James Bible
And Bathsheba said, Well; I will speak for thee unto the king.

New King James Version
So Bathsheba said, “Very well, I will speak for you to the king.”

New American Standard Bible
And Bathsheba said, “Very well; I will speak to the king for you.”

NASB 1995
Bathsheba said, “Very well; I will speak to the king for you.”

NASB 1977
And Bathsheba said, “Very well; I will speak to the king for you.”

Amplified Bible
Bathsheba replied, “Very well; I will speak to the king for you.”

Christian Standard Bible
“Very well,” Bathsheba replied. “I will speak to the king for you.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Very well,” Bathsheba replied. “I will speak to the king for you.”

American Standard Version
And Bath-sheba said, Well; I will speak for thee unto the king.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Bathsheba said: “I shall speak well for you to the King.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Bersabee said, Well; I will speak for thee to the king.

Contemporary English Version
"All right," she said. "I'll ask him."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Bethsabee said: Well, I will speak for thee to the king.

English Revised Version
And Bath-sheba said, Well; I will speak for thee unto the king.

Good News Translation
"Very well," she answered. "I will speak to the king for you."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Very well," Bathsheba answered. "I will talk to the king for you."

International Standard Version
"Okay," Bathsheba replied. "I'll talk to the king for you."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Bath-sheba said: 'Well; I will speak for thee unto the king.'

Literal Standard Version
And Bathsheba says, “Good; I speak to the king for you.”

NET Bible
Bathsheba replied, "That's fine, I'll speak to the king on your behalf."

New Heart English Bible
Bathsheba said, "Alright. I will speak for you to the king."

World English Bible
Bathsheba said, "Alright. I will speak for you to the king."

Young's Literal Translation
And Bath-Sheba saith, 'Good; I do speak for thee unto the king.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Execution of Adonijah
17Adonijah replied, “Please speak to King Solomon, since he will not turn you down. Let him give me Abishag the Shunammite as my wife.” 18“Very well,” Bathsheba replied. “I will speak to the king for you.” 19So Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him for Adonijah. The king stood up to greet her, bowed to her, and sat down on his throne. Then the king had a throne brought for his mother, who sat down at his right hand.…

Cross References
1 Kings 2:17
Adonijah replied, "Please speak to King Solomon, since he will not turn you down. Let him give me Abishag the Shunammite as my wife."

1 Kings 2:19
So Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him for Adonijah. The king stood up to greet her, bowed to her, and sat down on his throne. Then the king had a throne brought for his mother, who sat down at his right hand.


Treasury of Scripture

And Bathsheba said, Well; I will speak for you to the king.

Well

Proverbs 14:15
The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.









Verse 18. - And Bathsheba said, Well [there is no reason why the strict rendering "good," should not be preserved here. The A.V. follows the LXX. καλῶς. Similarly Luther, wohl; but Bahr, gut], I will speak for thee [LXX. περὶ σοῦ] unto the king.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Very well,”
ט֑וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

Bathsheba
שֶׁ֖בַע (še·ḇa‘)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 1339: Bathsheba -- perhaps 'daughter of oath', the mother of Solomon

replied.
וַתֹּ֥אמֶר (wat·tō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“I
אָנֹכִ֕י (’ā·nō·ḵî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 595: I

will speak
אֲדַבֵּ֥ר (’ă·ḏab·bêr)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the king
הַמֶּֽלֶךְ׃ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

for you.”
עָלֶ֖יךָ (‘ā·le·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against


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