They searched for a beautiful girl throughout the territory of Israel; they found Abishag(A) the Shunammite[a](B) and brought her to the king. The girl was of unsurpassed beauty,(C) and she became the king’s caregiver. She attended to him, but he was not intimate with[b] her.

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Footnotes

  1. 1:3 Shunem was a town in the hill country of Issachar at the foot of Mt. Moreh; Jos 19:17–18.
  2. 1:4 Lit he did not know

15 So Bathsheba went to the king in his bedroom. Since the king was very old, Abishag the Shunammite was attending to him.(A)

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