1 Kings 1:3
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New International Version
Then they searched throughout Israel for a beautiful young woman and found Abishag, a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.

King James Bible
So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.

Darby Bible Translation
And they sought for a fair damsel throughout the territory of Israel, and found Abishag a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.

World English Bible
So they sought for a beautiful young lady throughout all the borders of Israel, and found Abishag the Shunammite, and brought her to the king.

Young's Literal Translation
And they seek a fair young woman in all the border of Israel, and find Abishag the Shunammite, and bring her in to the king,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Let there be sought - a young virgin - This was the best remedy which in his state could be prescribed. His nearly exhausted frame would infallibly absorb from her young and healthy body an additional portion of animal heat, and consequently trim and revive the flame of animal life. This is properly, as I have elsewhere expressed it, Friar Bacon's secret for the cure of old age.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

So

Esther 2:2,4 Then said the king's servants that ministered to him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king...

Abishag

1 Kings 2:17-15 And he said, Speak, I pray you, to Solomon the king, (for he will not say you no,) that he give me Abishag the Shunammite to wife...

Shunammite

Joshua 19:18 And their border was toward Jezreel, and Chesulloth, and Shunem,

1 Samuel 28:4 And the Philistines gathered themselves together, and came and pitched in Shunem: and Saul gathered all Israel together...

2 Kings 4:8,25 And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a great woman; and she constrained him to eat bread. And so it was...

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David Appointing Solomon
'Then king David answered and said, Call me Bath-sheba. And she came into the king's presence, and stood before the king. 29. And the king sware, and said, As the Lord liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress, 30. Even as I sware unto thee by the Lord God of Israel, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead; even so will I certainly do this day. 31. Then Bath-sheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the king,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Whether Prayer Should be Vocal?
Objection 1: It would seem that prayer ought not to be vocal. As stated above [3025](A[4]), prayer is addressed chiefly to God. Now God knows the language of the heart. Therefore it is useless to employ vocal prayer. Objection 2: Further, prayer should lift man's mind to God, as stated above (A[1], ad 2). But words, like other sensible objects, prevent man from ascending to God by contemplation. Therefore we should not use words in our prayers. Objection 3: Further, prayer should be offered to God
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Joshua 19:18
Their territory included: Jezreel, Kesulloth, Shunem,

1 Samuel 28:4
The Philistines assembled and came and set up camp at Shunem, while Saul gathered all Israel and set up camp at Gilboa.

1 Kings 1:2
So his attendants said to him, "Let us look for a young virgin to serve the king and take care of him. She can lie beside him so that our lord the king may keep warm."

1 Kings 1:4
The woman was very beautiful; she took care of the king and waited on him, but the king had no sexual relations with her.

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

1 Kings 2:21
So she said, "Let Abishag the Shunammite be given in marriage to your brother Adonijah."

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