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1st Kings Chapter 2

David’s charge to Solomon

2:1 NOW the days of David (/ˈdeɪvɪd/; Biblical Hebrew: דָּוִד‎, romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”)Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. drew near that he should die; and he charged Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign
his son, saying,

2:2 I go the way of all the earth: you be strong therefore, and show yourself a man;
2:3 And keep the charge of 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 walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses משה Meaning of the name: Linguist Abraham Yahuda, based on the spelling given in the Tanakh, argues that it combines “water” or “seed” and “pond, expanse of water,” thus yielding the sense of “child of the Nile” click here, that you may prosper in all that you do, and wherever you turn yourself:

2:4 That 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
may continue his word which he spoke concerning me, saying, If your children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail you (said he) a man on the throne of Israel.

2:5 Besides you know also what Joab (Hebrew יוֹאָב‎ Modern: Yōʼav, Tiberian: Yōʼāḇ) the son of Zeruiah, was the nephew of King David and the commander of his army means ‘YHVH [is] father the son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, to Abner (Hebrew: אַבְנֵר ʾAḇnēr) was the cousin of King Saul and the commander-in-chief of his army.His name also appears as אבינר בן נר‎ “Abiner son of Ner”, where the longer form Abiner means “my father is Ner” the son of Ner, and to Amasa the son of Jether, whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that was about his loins, and in his shoes that were on his feet.
2:6 Do therefore according to your wisdom, and let not his grey head go down to the grave in peace.
2:7 But show kindness to the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be of those that eat at your table: for so they came to me when I fled because of Absalom (Hebrew: אַבְשָׁלוֹם‎ ʾAḇšālōm, “father of peace”) was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur.For more info click here your brother.
2:8 And, see, you have with you Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite of Bahurim, which cursed me with a grievous curse in the day when I went to Mahanaim: but he came down to meet me at Jordan, and I swore to him 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
, saying, I will not put you to death with the sword.

2:9 Now therefore hold him not guiltless: for you are a wise man, and know what you ought to do to him; but his grey head brings you down to the grave with blood.
2:10 So David (/ˈdeɪvɪd/; Biblical Hebrew: דָּוִד, romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”)Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David (/ˈdeɪvɪd/; Biblical Hebrew: דָּוִד‎, romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”)Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE..
2:11 And the days that David (/ˈdeɪvɪd/; Biblical Hebrew: דָּוִד‎, romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”)Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. reigned over Israel were forty years: seven years reigned he in Hebron Hebrew: חֶבְרוֹן Ḥevrōn) is a Palestinian city in the southern West Bank, 19 mi south of Jerusalem. Nestled in the Judaean Mountains, it lies 3,050 ft above sea level.The city is often considered one of the four holy cities in Judaism as well as in Islam., and thirty three years reigned he in Jerusalem.
2:12 Then sat Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign

on the throne of David (/ˈdeɪvɪd/; Biblical Hebrew: דָּוִד‎, romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”)Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. his father; and his kingdom was established greatly.

2:13 And Adonijah the son of Haggith came to Bathsheba the mother of Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign

. And she said, Come you peaceably? And he said, Peaceably.

2:14 He said moreover, I have something to say to you. And she said, Say on.
2:15 And he said, you know that the kingdom was mine, and that all Israel set their faces on me, that I should reign: however the kingdom is turned about, and is become my brother’s: for it was his from 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
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2:16 And now I ask one favor of you, don’t say no. And she said to him, Keep on.
2:17 And he said, Speak, I beg you, to Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה‎
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign

the king, (for he will not say you no,) that he give me Abishag the Shunammite to wife.

2:18 And Bathsheba said, Well; I will speak for you to the king.
2:19 Bathsheba therefore went to king Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה‎
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign

, to speak to him for Adonijah. And the king rose up to meet her, and he bowed to her, and sat down on his throne, and caused a seat to be set for the king’s mother; and she sat on his right hand.

2:20 Then she said, I ask one small favor of you; please, don’t say no to me. And the king said to her, Ask on, my mother: I will not say no to you.
2:21 And she said, Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah your brother to wife.
2:22 And king Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign

answered and said to his mother, And why do you ask Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? ask for him the kingdom also; for he is my elder brother; even for him, and for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab (Hebrew יוֹאָב‎ Modern: Yōʼav, Tiberian: Yōʼāḇ) the son of Zeruiah, was the nephew of King David and the commander of his army means ‘YHVH [is] father the son of Zeruiah.

2:23 Then king Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign

swore 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
, saying, God do so to me, and more also, if Adonijah have not spoken this word against his own life.

2:24 Now therefore, 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, which has established me, and set me on the throne of David (/ˈdeɪvɪd/; Biblical Hebrew: דָּוִד‎, romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”)Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. my father, and who has made me an house, as he promised, Adonijah shall be put to death this day.

Solomon’s severe policy

2:25 And king Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה‎
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign

sent by the hand of Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; and he fell upon him that he died.

2:26 And to Abiathar the priest said the king, Get you to Anathoth, to your own fields; for you are woryour of death: but I will not at this time put you to death, because you bare the ark of 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 before David (/ˈdeɪvɪd/; Biblical Hebrew: דָּוִד‎, romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”)Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. my father, and because you have been afflicted in all wherein my father was afflicted.

2:27 So Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה‎
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign

threw out Abiathar from being priest to 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
; that he might fulfill the word of 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
, which he spoke concerning the house of Eli in Shiloh.

2:28 Then tidings came to Joab (Hebrew יוֹאָב‎ Modern: Yōʼav, Tiberian: Yōʼāḇ) the son of Zeruiah, was the nephew of King David and the commander of his army means ‘YHVH [is] father: for Joab (Hebrew יוֹאָב‎ Modern: Yōʼav, Tiberian: Yōʼāḇ) the son of Zeruiah, was the nephew of King David and the commander of his army means ‘YHVH [is] father had turned after Adonijah, though he turned not after Absalom (Hebrew: אַבְשָׁלוֹם‎ ʾAḇšālōm, “father of peace”) was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. For more info click here. And Joab (Hebrew יוֹאָב‎ Modern: Yōʼav, Tiberian: Yōʼāḇ) the son of Zeruiah, was the nephew of King David and the commander of his army means ‘YHVH [is] father fled to the tabernacle of 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
, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.

2:29 And it was told king Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign

that Joab (Hebrew יוֹאָב‎ Modern: Yōʼav, Tiberian: Yōʼāḇ) the son of Zeruiah, was the nephew of King David and the commander of his army means ‘YHVH [is] father was fled to the tabernacle of 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
; and, see, he is by the altar. Then Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה‎
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign

sent Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, saying, Go, fall upon him.

2:30 And Benaiah came to the tabernacle of 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
, and said to him, This says the king, Come forth. And he said, Nay; but I will die here. And Benaiah brought the king word again, saying, So said Joab (Hebrew יוֹאָב‎ Modern: Yōʼav, Tiberian: Yōʼāḇ) the son of Zeruiah, was the nephew of King David and the commander of his army means ‘YHVH [is] father, and so he answered me.

2:31 And the king said to him, Do as he has said, and fall upon him, and bury him; that you may take away the innocent blood, which Joab (Hebrew יוֹאָב‎ Modern: Yōʼav, Tiberian: Yōʼāḇ) the son of Zeruiah, was the nephew of King David and the commander of his army means ‘YHVH [is] father shed, from me, and from the house of my father.
2:32 And 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
shall return his blood upon his own head, who fell upon two men more righteous and better than he, and killed them with the sword, my father David (/ˈdeɪvɪd/; Biblical Hebrew: דָּוִד‎, romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”)Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. not knowing of it, to wit, Abner (Hebrew: אַבְנֵר ʾAḇnēr) was the cousin of King Saul and the commander-in-chief of his army.His name also appears as אבינר בן נר‎ “Abiner son of Ner”, where the longer form Abiner means “my father is Ner” the son of Ner, captain of the host of Israel, and Amasa the son of Jether, captain of the host of Judah.

2:33 Their blood shall therefore return upon the head of Joab (Hebrew יוֹאָב‎ Modern: Yōʼav, Tiberian: Yōʼāḇ) the son of Zeruiah, was the nephew of King David and the commander of his army means ‘YHVH [is] father, and upon the head of his seed for ever: but upon David (/ˈdeɪvɪd/; Biblical Hebrew: דָּוִד‎, romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”)Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE., and upon his seed, and upon his house, and upon his throne, shall there be peace for ever from 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
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2:35 So Benaiah the son of Jehoiada went up, and fell upon him, and slew him: and he was buried in his own house in the wilderness.

Treatment of Shimei

2:36 And the king put Benaiah the son of Jehoiada in his room over the host: and Zadok the priest did the king put in the room of Abiathar.
2|36| And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said to him, Build you an house in Jerusalem, and dwell there, and go not forth thence any whither.
2:37 For it shall be, that on the day you go out, and passes over the brook Kidron, you shall know for certain that you shall surely die: you blood shall be upon your own head.
2:38 And Shimei said to the king, The saying is good: as my lord the king has said, so will your servant do. And Shimei stayed in Jerusalem many days.
2:39 And it came to pass at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimei ran away to Achish son of Maachah king of Gath. And they told Shimei, saying, Look, your servants be in Gath.
2:40 And Shimei got up, and saddled his ass, and went to Gath to Achish to sind his servants: and Shimei went, and brought his servants from Gath.
2:41 And it was told Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה‎
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign

that Shimei had gone from Jerusalem to Gath, and was come again.

2:42 And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said to him, Did I not make you to 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
, and protested to you, saying, Know for a certain, on the day you go out, and walk abroad any where, that you shall surely die? and you said to me, The word that I have heard is good.

2:43 Why then have you not kept the oath of 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
, and the commandment that I have charged you with?

2:44 The king said moreover to Shimei, You know all the wickedness which your heart is privy to, that you did to David (/ˈdeɪvɪd/; Biblical Hebrew: דָּוִד‎, romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”)Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. my father: therefore 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
shall return your wickedness upon your own head;

2:45 And king Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה‎
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign
shall be blessed, and the throne of David (/ˈdeɪvɪd/; Biblical Hebrew: דָּוִד‎, romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”)Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. shall be established before 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
for ever.

2:46 So the king commanded Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; which went out, and fell upon him, that he died. And the kingdom was established in the hand of Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה‎
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign

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