1 Kings 2:21
New International Version
So she said, “Let Abishag the Shunammite be given in marriage to your brother Adonijah.”

New Living Translation
“Then let your brother Adonijah marry Abishag, the girl from Shunem,” she replied.

English Standard Version
She said, “Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah your brother as his wife.”

Berean Study Bible
So Bathsheba said, “Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to your brother Adonijah as his wife.”

King James Bible
And she said, Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah thy brother to wife.

New King James Version
So she said, “Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah your brother as wife.”

New American Standard Bible
So she said, “Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah your brother as a wife.”

NASB 1995
So she said, “Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah your brother as a wife.”

NASB 1977
So she said, “Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah your brother as a wife.”

Amplified Bible
So she said, “Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to your brother Adonijah as a wife.”

Christian Standard Bible
So she said, “Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to your brother Adonijah as a wife.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So she said, “Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to your brother Adonijah as a wife.”

American Standard Version
And she said, Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah thy brother to wife.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And she said to him: “Let Abishag the Shilumite be given to Aduniah your brother as a wife.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And she said, Let, I pray thee, Abisag the Somanite be given to Adonias thy brother to wife.

Contemporary English Version
"Allow your brother Adonijah to marry Abishag," she answered.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And she said: Let Abisag the Sunamitess be given to Adonias thy brother to wife.

English Revised Version
And she said, Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah thy brother to wife.

Good News Translation
She answered, "Let your brother Adonijah have Abishag as his wife."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
She replied, "Let Abishag from Shunem be given to your brother Adonijah as his wife."

International Standard Version
So she asked him, "Give Abishag the Shunammite to your brother Adonijah as a wife."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And she said: 'Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah thy brother to wife.'

Literal Standard Version
And she says, “Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to your brother Adonijah for a wife.”

NET Bible
She said, "Allow Abishag the Shunammite to be given to your brother Adonijah as a wife."

New Heart English Bible
She said, "Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah your brother as wife."

World English Bible
She said, "Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah your brother as wife."

Young's Literal Translation
And she saith, 'Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah thy brother for a wife.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Execution of Adonijah
20“I have just one small request of you,” she said. “Do not deny me.” “Make your request, my mother,” the king replied, “for I will not deny you.” 21So Bathsheba said, “Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to your brother Adonijah as his wife.” 22King Solomon answered his mother, “Why do you request Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? Since he is my older brother, you might as well request the kingdom for him and for Abiathar the priest and for Joab son of Zeruiah!”…

Cross References
1 Kings 1:3
Then they searched throughout Israel for a beautiful girl, and they found Abishag the Shunammite and brought her to the king.

1 Kings 1:4
The girl was unsurpassed in beauty; she cared for the king and served him, but he had no relations with her.


Treasury of Scripture

And she said, Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah your brother to wife.

Let Abishag

2 Samuel 16:21,22
And Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Go in unto thy father's concubines, which he hath left to keep the house; and all Israel shall hear that thou art abhorred of thy father: then shall the hands of all that are with thee be strong…









Verse 21. - And she said, Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah thy brother to wife. [For the construction (אֵת with a nominative, or, as some think, יֻתַּן used impersonally - man gebe), cf. Genesis 27:42; Exodus 10:8; and especially Numbers 32:5; and see Gesen., Lex. s.v. אֵת, and Ewald, Syntax, 295 b.]

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So [Bathsheba] said,
וַתֹּ֕אמֶר (wat·tō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Let Abishag
אֲבִישַׁ֣ג (’ă·ḇî·šaḡ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 49: Abishag -- 'my father is a wanderer', an Israelite woman

the Shunammite
הַשֻּׁנַמִּ֑ית (haš·šu·nam·mîṯ)
Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 7767: Shunammite -- a Shunammitess

be given
יֻתַּ֖ן (yut·tan)
Verb - QalPass - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

to your brother
אָחִ֖יךָ (’ā·ḥî·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 251: A brother, )

Adonijah
לַאֲדֹנִיָּ֥הוּ (la·’ă·ḏō·nî·yā·hū)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 138: Adonijah -- 'my Lord is Yahweh', the name of several Israelites

as his wife.”
לְאִשָּֽׁה׃ (lə·’iš·šāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female


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