Then the woman said, let thine handmaid, I pray thee,
[one] word unto my Lord the king
Having gained her point, and gotten a decree from him confirmed by an oath, that her son though he had killed his brother should not die; she proceeds to accommodate the parable, and apply it to the case of Absalom, and improve it in his favour:
and he said, say on;
gave her leave to say what she had further to observe to him; see ( Luke 7:40 ) .