1-Kings - 2:16

16 Now I ask one petition of you. Don't deny me." She said to him, "Say on."

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Explanation and meaning of 1-Kings 2:16.

Differing Translations

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Now therefore I ask one petition of thee: turn not away my face. And she said to him: Say on.
And now I ask one petition of thee; refuse me not. And she said to him, Speak.
and now, one petition I am asking of thee, turn not back my face;' and she saith unto him, 'Speak.'
Now I have one request to make to you, and do not say, No, to me. And she said to him, Say on.
Now therefore, I beg of you one petition. May you not confound my face." And she said to him, "Speak."

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Historical Commentaries

Scholarly Analysis and Interpretation.

Deny me not - literally, as in the margin, i. e. "make me not to hide my face through shame at being refused."

And now I ask one petition of thee,.... And but one, and a small one too, as Bathsheba herself after calls it:
deny me not, or "turn not away my face" (t); with shame and sorrow, which would be the case should he be denied:
and she said unto him, say on; let me hear it.
(t) "ne avertere facias faciem meam", Pagninus.

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