14 He said moreover, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And she said, Say on.

Other Translations of 1 Kings 2:14

New International Version

14 Then he added, "I have something to say to you." "You may say it," she replied.

English Standard Version

14 Then he said, "I have something to say to you." She said, "Speak."

The Message

14 And then, "May I say something to you?" "Go ahead," she said, "speak."

New King James Version

14 Moreover he said, "I have something to say to you." And she said, "Say it."

New Living Translation

14 In fact, I have a favor to ask of you." "What is it?" she asked.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Kings 2:14

Commentary on 1 Kings 2:12-25

(Read 1 Kings 2:12-25)

Solomon received Bathsheba with all the respect that was owing to a mother; but let none be asked for that which they ought not to grant. It ill becomes a good man to prefer a bad request, or to appear in a bad cause. According to eastern customs it was plain that Adonijah sought to be king, by his asking for Abishag as his wife, and Solomon could not be safe while he lived. Ambitious, turbulent spirits commonly prepare death for themselves. Many a head has been lost by catching at a crown.