And they told the king
Some that attended at the door, or were in the chamber:
saying, behold, Nathan the prophet;
or he is in the room, which the king through his infirmities might not be sensible of:
and when he was come in before the king;
nearer to him, and as to be properly in his presence:
he bowed himself before the king with his face to the ground;
showing him the same reverence, though in bed, as if on his throne.