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Adonijah’s seizes power from David

1:1 NOW king Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
was old and stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he couldn’t get warm.

1:2 Wherefore his servants said to him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in your bosom, that my lord the king may get heat.
1:3 So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.
1:4 And the damsel was very fair, and cherished the king, and ministered to him: but the king knew her not.
1:5 Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.
1:6 And his father had not displeased him at any time in saying, Why have you done so? and he also was a very goodly man; and his mother bore him after Absalomאַבְשָׁלוֹם‎
ʾAḇšālōm, “father of peace”)
.

1:7 And he conferred with Joabיוֹאָב‎
Modern: Yōʼav, the son of Zeruiah, was the nephew of King David and the commander of his army means ‘YHVH [is] father
the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest: and they following Adonijah helped him.

1:8 But Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and Nathan נָתָן
Nāṯān, meaning: “Given”; fl. c. 1000 BC For more info click here
the prophet, and Shimei, and Rei, and the mighty men which belonged to Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
, were not with Adonijah.

1:9 And Adonijah slew sheep and oxen and fat cattle by the stone of Zoheleth, which is by Enrogel, and called all his brethren the king’s sons, and all the men of Judah the king’s servants:
1:10 But Nathan נָתָן
Nāṯān, meaning: “Given”; fl. c. 1000 BC For more info click here
the prophet, and Benaiah, and the mighty men, and Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
his brother, he called not.

1:11 Wherefore Nathan נָתָן
Nāṯān, meaning: “Given”; fl. c. 1000 BC For more info click here
spoke to Bathshebaבַּת־שֶׁבַע
/bæθˈʃiːbə/ or /ˈbæθʃɪbə/ Bat-Sheva or Batsheva, “daughter of Sheba” or “daughter of the oath” was the wife of Uriah the Hittite and later of David, according to the Hebrew Bible. She was the mother of Solomon, making her the Gebirah (queen mother). She is best known for the Biblical narrative in which she was summoned by King David, who had seen her bathing and lusted after her For more info click here
the mother of Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
, saying, Have you not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith does reign, and Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
our lord knows it not?

1:12 Now therefore Please, come let me, give you counsel, that you may save your own life, and the life of your son Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
.

1:13 Go and get you in to king Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
, and say to him, did not you, my lord, O king, swear to your handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
your son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne? why then does Adonijah reign?

1:14 See, while you yet talk there with the king, I also will come in after you, and confirm your words.

Bath-sheba intercedes for Solomon

1:15 And Bathshebaבַּת־שֶׁבַע
/bæθˈʃiːbə/ or /ˈbæθʃɪbə/ Bat-Sheva or Batsheva, “daughter of Sheba” or “daughter of the oath” was the wife of Uriah the Hittite and later of David, according to the Hebrew Bible. She was the mother of Solomon, making her the Gebirah (queen mother). She is best known for the Biblical narrative in which she was summoned by King David, who had seen her bathing and lusted after her For more info click here
went in to the king into the chamber: and the king was very old; and Abishag the Shunammite ministered to the king.

1:16 And Bathshebaבַּת־שֶׁבַע
/bæθˈʃiːbə/ or /ˈbæθʃɪbə/ Bat-Sheva or Batsheva, “daughter of Sheba” or “daughter of the oath” was the wife of Uriah the Hittite and later of David, according to the Hebrew Bible. She was the mother of Solomon, making her the Gebirah (queen mother). She is best known for the Biblical narrative in which she was summoned by King David, who had seen her bathing and lusted after her For more info click here
bowed, and bowed to the king. And the king said, What would you?

1:17 And she said to him, My lord, you swear by YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
your God to your handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
your son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne.

1:18 And now, look, Adonijah reigns; and now, my lord the king, you know it not:
1:19 And he has slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance, and has called all the sons of the king, and Abiathar the priest, and Joabיוֹאָב‎
Modern: Yōʼav, the son of Zeruiah, was the nephew of King David and the commander of his army means ‘YHVH [is] father
the captain of the host: but Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
your servant has he not called.

1:20 And you, my lord, O king, the eyes of all Israel are upon you, that you should tell them who shall sit on the throne of my lord the king after him.
1:21 Otherwise it shall come to pass, when my lord the king shall sleep with his fathers, that I and my son Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
shall be counted offenders.

1:22 And, lo, while she yet talked with the king, Nathan נָתָן
Nāṯān, meaning: “Given”; fl. c. 1000 BC For more info click here
the prophet also came in.

1:23 And they told the king, saying, Look Nathan נָתָן
Nāṯān, meaning: “Given”; fl. c. 1000 BC For more info click here
the prophet. And when he was come in before the king, he bowed himself before the king with his face to the ground.

1:24 And Nathan נָתָן
Nāṯān, meaning: “Given”; fl. c. 1000 BC For more info click here
said, My lord, O king, have you said, Adonijah shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne?

1:25 For he is gone down this day, and has slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance, and has called all the king’s sons, and the captains of the host, and Abiathar the priest; and, see, they eat and drink before him, and say, God save king Adonijah.
1:26 But me, even me your servant, and Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and your servant Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
, has he not called.

1:27 Is this thing done by my lord the king, and you have not showed it to your servant, who should sit on the throne of my lord the king after him?
1:28 Then king Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
answered and said, Call me Bathshebaבַּת־שֶׁבַע
/bæθˈʃiːbə/ or /ˈbæθʃɪbə/ Bat-Sheva or Batsheva, “daughter of Sheba” or “daughter of the oath” was the wife of Uriah the Hittite and later of David, according to the Hebrew Bible. She was the mother of Solomon, making her the Gebirah (queen mother). She is best known for the Biblical narrative in which she was summoned by King David, who had seen her bathing and lusted after her For more info click here
. And she came into the king’s presence, and stood before the king.

1:29 And the king swear, and said, As YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
lives, that has redeemed my soul out of all distress,

1:30 Even as I swear to you by YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
God of Israel, saying, Assuredly Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
your son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead; even so will I certainly do this day.

1:31 Then Bathshebaבַּת־שֶׁבַע
/bæθˈʃiːbə/ or /ˈbæθʃɪbə/ Bat-Sheva or Batsheva, “daughter of Sheba” or “daughter of the oath” was the wife of Uriah the Hittite and later of David, according to the Hebrew Bible. She was the mother of Solomon, making her the Gebirah (queen mother). She is best known for the Biblical narrative in which she was summoned by King David, who had seen her bathing and lusted after her For more info click here
bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the king, and said, Let my lord king Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
live for ever.

Solomon anointed king

1:32 And king Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
said, Call me Zadok the priest, and Nathan נָתָן
Nāṯān, meaning: “Given”; fl. c. 1000 BC For more info click here
the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada. And they came before the king.

1:33 The king also said to them, Take with you the servants of your lord, and cause Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
my son to ride upon mine own mule, and bring him down to Gihon:

1:34 And let Zadok the priest and Nathan נָתָן
Nāṯān, meaning: “Given”; fl. c. 1000 BC For more info click here
the prophet anoint him there king over Israel: and blow ya’ll with the trumpet, and say, God save king Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
.

1:35 Then ya’ll shall come up after him, that he may come and sit upon my throne; for he shall be king in my stead: and I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel and over Judah.
1:36 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada answered the king, and said, Amen: YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
God of my lord the king say so too.

1:37 As YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
has been with my lord the king, even so be he with Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
, and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord king Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
.

1:38 So Zadok the priest, and Nathan נָתָן
Nāṯān, meaning: “Given”; fl. c. 1000 BC For more info click here
the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, went down, and caused Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
to ride upon king Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
‘s mule, and brought him to Gihon.

1:39 And Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
. And they blew the trumpet; and all the people said, God save king Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
.

1:40 And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rent with the sound of them.
1:41 And Adonijah and all the guests that were with him heard it as they had made an end of eating. And when Joabיוֹאָב‎
Modern: Yōʼav, the son of Zeruiah, was the nephew of King David and the commander of his army means ‘YHVH [is] father 
heard the sound of the trumpet, he said, Wherefore is this noise of the city being in an uproar?

1:42 And while he yet spoke, observe, Jonathan the son of Abiathar the priest came; and Adonijah said to him, Come in; for you are a valiant man, and brings good tidings.
1:43 And Jonathan answered and said to Adonijah, Verily our lord king Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
has made Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
king.

1:44 And the king has sent with him Zadok the priest, and Nathan נָתָן
Nāṯān, meaning: “Given”; fl. c. 1000 BC For more info click here
the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, and they have caused him to ride upon the king’s mule:

1:45 And Zadok the priest and Nathan נָתָן
Nāṯān, meaning: “Given”; fl. c. 1000 BC For more info click here
the prophet have anointed him king in Gihon: and they are come up from thence rejoicing, so that the city rang again. This is the noise that ya’ll have heard.

1:46 And also Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
sits on the throne of the kingdom.

1:47 And moreover the king’s servants came to bless our lord king Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
, saying, God make the name of Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
better than your name, and make his throne greater than your throne. And the king bowed himself upon the bed.

1:48 And also this said the king, Blessed be YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
God of Israel, which has given one to sit on my throne this day, my eyes even seeing it.

1:49 And all the guests that were with Adonijah were afraid, and rose up, and went every man his way.
1:50 And Adonijah feared because of Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
, and arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.

1:51 And it was told Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
, saying, Look, Adonijah fears king Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
: for, lo, he has caught hold on the horns of the altar, saying, Let king Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
swear to me today that he will not slay his servant with the sword.

1:52 And Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
said, If he will show himself a virtuous man, there shall not an hair of him fall to the earth: but if wickedness shall be found in him, he shall die.

1:53 So king Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
sent, and they brought him down from the altar. And he came and bowed himself to king Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
: and Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
said to him, Go to your house.

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