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1 Kings 1:2

Therefore his servants said to him, “Let a young woman be sought for my lord the king, and let her wait on the king and be in his service. Let her lie in your arms,1 that my lord the king may be warm.”

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1 Kings 1:2 — The New International Version (NIV)

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 1:2 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king may get heat.

1 Kings 1:2 — New Living Translation (NLT)

So his advisers told him, “Let us find a young virgin to wait on you and look after you, my lord. She will lie in your arms and keep you warm.”

1 Kings 1:2 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Therefore his servants said to him, “Let a young woman, a virgin, be sought for our lord the king, and let her stand before the king, and let her care for him; and let her lie in your bosom, that our lord the king may be warm.”

1 Kings 1:2 — New Century Version (NCV)

They said to him, “We will look for a young woman to care for you. She will lie close to you and keep you warm.”

1 Kings 1:2 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before the king, and cherish him; and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king may get heat.

1 Kings 1:2 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And his servants said to him, Let there be found for my lord the king a young virgin; and let her stand before the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king may get warm.

1 Kings 1:2 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

His officials told him, “Your Majesty, let us search for a young woman who has never been married. She can stay with you and be your servant. She can lie in your arms and keep you warm.” 

1 Kings 1:2 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

So his servants said to him: “Let us search for a young virgin for my lord the king. She is to attend the king and be his caregiver. She is to lie by your side so that my lord the king will get warm.”

1 Kings 1:2 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

So his servants said to him, “Let a young virgin be sought for my lord the king, and let her wait on the king, and be his attendant; let her lie in your bosom, so that my lord the king may be warm.”

1 Kings 1:2 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

His servants said to him, “Let them search for a young virgin for my lord the king, and let her stand before the king. Let her be of use for him, and let her lie in your lap that my lord the king may be warm.”

1 Kings 1:2 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

So his servants spoke to him. They said, “You are our king and master. Please let us try to find a young virgin to help you. She can take care of you. She can lie down beside you. Then you can keep warm.”

1 Kings 1:2 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

So his servants said to him, “Let them seek a young virgin for my lord the king, and let her attend the king and become his nurse; and let her lie in your bosom, that my lord the king may keep warm.”


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