Now kingDavid was old and strickena in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he gat no heat .
Wherefore his servantssaid unto him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a youngvirgin: and let her standbefore the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king may get heat .
So they sought for a fairdamsel throughout all the coasts of Israel, and foundAbishag a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.4
And the damsel was veryfair, and cherished the king, and ministered to him: but the kingknew her not.
Then Adonijah the son of Haggithexalted himself, saying , I will be king :b and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fiftymen to runbefore him.
And his father had not displeased him at any time in saying , Why hast thou done so ? and he also was a verygoodlyman; and his mother bare him afterAbsalom.