And he said, Speak, I pray you, unto Solomon the king, (for he will not say nay to you,) that he give me Abishag the Shunammite to be my wife.
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George Leo Haydock
Wife. Some think that Joab had instigated Adonias to make this petition, that his party might be strengthened. (Theodoret, q. 7.) But love might be his prompter. (Calmet)
Bethsabee consented to further his petition, (Menochius) without suspecting any bad consequences. (Haydock)