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

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Kings 1:4

Commentary on 1 Kings 1:1-4

(Read 1 Kings 1:1-4)

We have David sinking under infirmities. He was chastised for his recent sins, and felt the effects of his former toils and hardships.