New International Version
Now I have one request to make of you. Do not refuse me." "You may make it," she said.
King James Bible
And now I ask one petition of thee, deny me not. And she said unto him, Say on.
Darby Bible Translation
And now I ask one petition of thee; refuse me not. And she said to him, Speak.
World English Bible
Now I ask one petition of you. Don't deny me." She said to him, "Say on."
Young's Literal Translation
and now, one petition I am asking of thee -- turn not back my face;' and she saith unto him, 'Speak.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou knowest that the kingdom was mine - It certainly was his by the right of primogeniture, and it was his by the voice of the people, and the consent of the high priest. But there was a right paramount to all these, the right of God; it was his kingdom; the kings were his lieutenants, and he had a right to give the crown to whomsoever he pleased, and he was pleased to give it to Solomon.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
deny me not [heb] turn not away my face
LibraryThe Horns of the Altar
WE MUST tell you the story. Solomon was to be the king after David, but his elder brother, Adonijah, was preferred by Joab, the captain of the host, and by Abiathar, the priest; and, therefore, they got together, and tried to steal a march upon dying David, and set up Adonijah. They utterly failed in this; and when Solomn came to the throne Adonijah was afraid for his life, and fled to the horns of the altar at the tabernacle for shelter. Solomn permitted him to find sanctuary there, and forgave …
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1 Kings 2:15
"As you know," he said, "the kingdom was mine. All Israel looked to me as their king. But things changed, and the kingdom has gone to my brother; for it has come to him from the LORD.
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 2:20
"I have one small request to make of you," she said. "Do not refuse me." The king replied, "Make it, my mother; I will not refuse you."
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