1 Kings 1:28
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English Standard Version
Then King David answered, “Call Bathsheba to me.” So she came into the king’s presence and stood before the king.

King James Bible
Then king David answered and said, Call me Bathsheba. And she came into the king's presence, and stood before the king.

American Standard Version
Then king David answered and said, Call to me Bath-sheba. And she came into the king's presence, and stood before the king.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And king David answered and said: Call to me Bethsabee. And when she was come in to the king, and stood before him,

English Revised Version
Then king David answered and said, Call me Bath-sheba. And she came into the king's presence, and stood before the king.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then king David answered and said, Call me Bath-sheba. And she came into the king's presence, and stood before the king.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

While Bathsheba was still speaking, Nathan came. When he was announced to the king, Bathsheba retired, just as afterwards Nathan went away when the king had Bathsheba called in again (cf. 1 Kings 1:28 with 1 Kings 1:32). This was done, not to avoid the appearance of a mutual arrangement (Cler., Then., etc.), but for reasons of propriety, inasmuch as, in audiences granted by the king to his wife or one of his counsellors, no third person ought to be present unless the king required his attendance. Nathan confirmed Bathsheba's statement, commencing thus: "My lord king, thou hast really said, Adonijah shall be king after me...? for he has gone down to-day, and has prepared a feast, ... and they are eating and drinking before him, and saying, Long live king Adonijah!" And he then closed by asking, "Has this taken place on the part of my lord the king, and thou hast not shown thy servants (Nathan, Zadok, Benaiah, and Solomon) who is to sit upon the throne of my lord the king after him?" The indirect question introduced with אם is not merely an expression of modesty, but also of doubt, whether what had occurred had emanated from the king and he had not shown it to his servants.

1 Kings 1:28 Parallel Commentaries

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Call me She appears to have gone out when Nathan entered; and he retired when she was readmitted.

into the king's presence. [heb] before the king

Cross References
1 Kings 1:27
Has this thing been brought about by my lord the king and you have not told your servants who should sit on the throne of my lord the king after him?"

1 Kings 1:29
And the king swore, saying, "As the LORD lives, who has redeemed my soul out of every adversity,

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