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1 Kings 1:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the borders of Israel, and found Abishag the Shunammite, and brought her to the king.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— So they searched for a beautiful girl throughout all the territory of Israel, and found Abishag the Shunammite, and brought her to the king.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the borders of Israel, and found Abishag a Shunamite, and brought her to the king.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And they sought for a fair damsel throughout the territory of Israel, and found Abishag a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So they sought a fair young woman, throughout all the bounds of Israel,—and found Abishag, the Shunammite, and brought her in, unto the king.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And they seek a fair young woman in all the border of Israel, and find Abishag the Shunammite, and bring her in to the king,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— So they sought a beautiful young woman, in all the coasts of Israel and they found Abisag, a Sunamitess, and brought her to the king.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— So they sought for a faire damosel throughout all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag a Shunammite, and brought her to the King.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— So they sought for a fair damsel out of all the coasts of Israel; and they found Abisag the Shunammite{gr.Somanite}, and they brought her to the king.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the coasts of Yisrael, and found Avishag a Shunammith, and brought her to the king.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
So they sought 1245
{1245} Prime
בּקשׁ
baqash
{baw-kash'}
A primitive root; to search out (by any method; specifically in worship or prayer); by implication to strive after.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
for a fair 3303
{3303} Prime
יָפֶה
yapheh
{yaw-feh'}
From H3302; beautiful (literally of figuratively).
damsel 5291
{5291} Prime
נַעֲרָה
na`arah
{nah-ar-aw'}
Feminine of H5288; a girl (from infancy to adolescence).
throughout all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
the coasts 1366
{1366} Prime
גְּבוּל
g@buwl
{gheb-ool'}
From H1379; properly a cord (as twisted), that is, (by implication) a boundary; by extension the territory inclosed.
of Yi$rl יִשׂרָאֵל, 3478
{3478} Prime
יִשְׂרָאֵל
Yisra'el
{yis-raw-ale'}
From H8280 and H0410; he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity.
and found 4672
{4672} Prime
מָצָא
matsa'
{maw-tsaw'}
A primitive root; properly to come forth to, that is, appear or exist; transitively to attain, that is, find or acquire; figuratively to occur, meet or be present.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
vaq אֲבִישַׁג 49
{0049} Prime
אֲבִישַׁג
'Abiyshag
{ab-ee-shag'}
From H0001 and H7686; father of error (that is, blundering); Abishag, a concubine of David.
a namm שׁוּנַמִּית, 7767
{7767} Prime
שׁוּנַמִּית
Shuwnammiyth
{shoo-nam-meeth'}
Patrial from H7766; a Shunammitess, or female inhabitant of Shunem.
and brought 935
{0935} Prime
בּוֹא
bow'
{bo}
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
her to the king. 4428
{4428} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
From H4427; a king.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Kings 1:3

_ _ a Shunammite — Shunem, in the tribe of Issachar (Joshua 19:18), lay on an eminence in the plain of Esdraelon, five miles south of Tabor. It is now called Sulam.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Kings 1:1-4.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Kings 1:3

So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag (c) a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.

(c) A city in the tribe of Issachar, (Joshua 19:18).

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
So:

Esther 2:2 Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king:
Esther 2:4 And let the maiden which pleaseth the king be queen instead of Vashti. And the thing pleased the king; and he did so.

Abishag:

1 Kings 2:17-25 And he said, Speak, I pray thee, unto Solomon the king, (for he will not say thee nay,) that he give me Abishag the Shunammite to wife. ... And king Solomon sent by the hand of Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; and he fell upon him that he died.

Shunammite:

Joshua 19:18 And their border was toward Jezreel, and Chesulloth, and Shunem,
1 Samuel 28:4 And the Philistines gathered themselves together, and came and pitched in Shunem: and Saul gathered all Israel together, and they pitched in Gilboa.
2 Kings 4:8 And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where [was] a great woman; and she constrained him to eat bread. And [so] it was, [that] as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither to eat bread.
2 Kings 4:25 So she went and came unto the man of God to mount Carmel. And it came to pass, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, Behold, [yonder is] that Shunammite:
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