18 And Bathsheba said, Well; I will speak for thee unto the king.

Other Translations of 1 Kings 2:18

New International Version

18 "Very well," Bathsheba replied, "I will speak to the king for you."

English Standard Version

18 Bathsheba said, "Very well; I will speak for you to the king."

The Message

18 "Certainly," said Bathsheba. "I'll speak to the king for you."

New King James Version

18 So Bathsheba said, "Very well, I will speak for you to the king."

New Living Translation

18 "All right," Bathsheba replied. "I will speak to the king for you."

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Kings 2:18

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.