1 Kings 1:4
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English Standard Version
The young woman was very beautiful, and she was of service to the king and attended to him, but the king knew her not.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the damsel was exceeding beautiful, and she slept with the king: and served him, but the king did not know her.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And the damsel was very fair, and cherished the king, and ministered to him: but the king knew her not.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Aravnah replied, "Let my lord the king take and offer up what seemeth good unto him: behold (i.e., there thou hast) the ox for the burnt-offering, and the threshing-machine, and the harness of the ox for wood" (i.e., for fuel). הבּקר, the pair of oxen yoked together in front of the threshing-machine. הבּקר כּלי, the wooden yokes. "All this giveth Aravnah, O king, to the king." המּלך is a vocative, and is simply omitted by the lxx, Vulgate, Syriac, and Arabic, because the translators regarded it as a nominative, which is quite unsuitable, as Aravnah was not a king. When Thenius, on the other hand, objects to this, for the purpose of throwing suspicion upon the passage, that the sentence is thus stamped as part of Aravnah's address to the king, and that in that case the words that follow, "and Aravnah said," would be altogether superfluous; the former remark is correct enough, for the words "all this giveth Aravnah ... to the king" must form part of what Aravnah said, inasmuch as the remark, "all this gave Aravnah to the king," if taken as the historian's own words, would be in most glaring contradiction to what follows, where the king is said to have bought the floor and the oxen from Aravnah. And the words that follow ("and Aravnah said") are not superfluous on that account, but simply indicate that Aravnah did not proceed to say the rest in the same breath, but added it after a short pause, as a word which did not directly bear upon the question put by the king. ויּאמר (and he said) is often repeated, where the same person continues speaking (see for example 2 Samuel 15:4, 2 Samuel 15:25, 2 Samuel 15:27). "Jehovah thy God accept thee graciously," i.e., fulfil the request thou presentest to Him with sacrifice and prayer.

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knew her not

Matthew 1:25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.

Cross References
1 Kings 1:3
So they sought for a beautiful young woman throughout all the territory of Israel, and found Abishag the Shunammite, and brought her to the king.

1 Kings 1:5
Now Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, "I will be king." And he prepared for himself chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.

1 Kings 2:17
And he said, "Please ask King Solomon--he will not refuse you--to give me Abishag the Shunammite as my wife."

1 Kings 2:21
She said, "Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah your brother as his wife."

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