Then King David answered and said
Observing that Nathan confirmed the account that Bathsheba had given, and that it must be a matter of fact that Adonijah had usurped the throne, gave orders to those about him, saying,
call me Bathsheba;
who either went out of the room when Nathan entered it, or however removed to some distant part of it, out of the sight of David:
and she came into the king's presence, and stood before the king;
came to the side or foot of his bed, hearkening to what he had to say to her.