1 Kings 1

CHAPTER 1

Adonijah Ascends the Throne

And king David was an old man, advanced in days. And they put [2around 3him 1clothes], and he was not warmed. And [2said 1his servants] to him, Let them seek for our master the king a young virgin, and she shall stand beside the king, and will be warming him, and she shall recline in his bosom, and [4shall be heated 1our master 2the 3king]. And they sought [2young woman 1a goodly] from every border of Israel. And they found Abishag the Shunammite, and they brought her to the king. And the young woman was goodly to the sight, exceedingly, and was warming the king. And she ministered to him, and the king did not know her. And Adonijah son of Haggith lifted up, saying, I shall reign. And he appointed to himself chariots, and horsemen, and fifty men running in front of him. And [2did not 3make a reproach 4to him 1his father] at any time, saying, Why is it that have you done thus? And he was good in appearance, exceedingly. And he was born after Absalom. And [2were 1his communications] with Joab the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest. And they helped following after Adonijah. And Zadok the priest, and Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and Nathan the prophet, and Shimei, and Rei, and the ones being mighty to David were not with Adonijah. And Adonijah sacrificed sheep and calves and lambs by the stone Zoheleth, the one being next to the spring of En-rogel. And he called all his brethren of the sons of the king, and all the men of Judah, the servants of the king. 10 But Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah, and the mighty ones, and Solomon his brother he did not call. 11 And Nathan said to Bath-sheba, mother of Solomon, saying, Did you not hear that [4reigns 1Adonijah 2son 3of Haggith], and our master David does not know. 12 And now, come, I will advise you with advice, so that you should preserve your life, and the life of Solomon your son. 13 Come, enter unto king David. And you shall say to him, Have you not, O my master, O king, sworn by an oath to your maidservant, saying that, Solomon your son, he shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne. Then why is it that Adonijah reigns? 14 And behold, while you are speaking there with the king, that I shall enter after you, and I will fulfill your words. 15 And Bath-sheba entered to the king in the inner chamber. And the king was an old man, exceedingly. And Abishag the Shunamite was ministering to the king. 16 And Bath-sheba bowed, and did obeisance to the king. And [3said 1the 2king], What is it to you? 17 And she said, O my master, O king, you swore by an oath to the  lord your God to your maidservant, saying that, Solomon your son, he shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne. 18 And now behold, Adonijah reigns; and you, O my master, O king, do not know. 19 And he sacrificed calves and lambs and sheep in multitude, and he called all the sons of the king, and Abiathar the priest, and Joab the ruler of the force; and Solomon your servant he did not call. 20 And you, O my master, O king, the eyes of all Israel are towards you to report to them who shall sit upon the throne of my master the king after him. 21 And it will be in the sleeping of my master the king with his fathers, that I will be myself and Solomon your son as sinners. 22 And behold, while she spoke with the king, that Nathan the prophet entered. 23 And it was announced to the king, saying, Behold, Nathan the prophet. And he entered in front of the king, and did obeisance to the king upon his face upon the ground. 24 And Nathan said, O my master, O king, have you said, Adonijah shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne? 25 For he went down today and sacrificed calves and lambs and sheep in multitude, and called all the sons of the king, and the rulers of the force, and Abiathar the priest; and behold, they are eating and drinking before him, and they said, Let [3live 1king 2Adonijah]! 26 And me your servant, and Zadok the priest, and Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and Solomon your servant he did not call. 27 If [3through 4my master 5the 6king 2has taken place 1this thing], then you did not make known to your servant who shall sit upon the throne of my master the king after him. 28 And [3answered 1king 2David], and said, Call to me Bath-sheba! And she entered before the king, and stood before him. 29 And [3swore by an oath 1the 2king], and said, As the  lord lives, who ransomed my soul from out of all affliction, 30 that as I swore by an oath to you according to the  lord God of Israel, saying that, Solomon your son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne instead of me; that thus I will do this day. 31 And Bath-sheba bowed upon her face upon the earth, and did obeisance to the king, and said, Let [4live 1my master 2king 3David] into the eon! 32 And [3said 1king 2David], Call to me Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah son of Jehoiada! And they entered before the king. 33 And [3said 1the 2king] to them, Take with you the servants of your master, and set Solomon my son upon [2mule 1my], and lead him unto Gihon! 34 And let [8anoint 9him 10there 1Zadok 2the 3priest 4and 5Nathan 6the 7prophet] for king over Israel! And trump the horn! And you shall say, Let [3live 1king 2Solomon]! 35 And you shall ascend after him. And he shall enter, and he shall sit upon my throne, and he shall reign instead of me. And to him I gave charge to be for leader over Israel and over Judah. 36 And [4responded 1Benaiah 2son 3of Jehoiada] to the king, and said, May it be so. May [6confirm it 1the  lord 2God 3of my master 4the 5king]. 37 As the  lord was with my master the king, so may it be with Solomon, and to magnify his throne above the throne of my master king David.

Solomon is Anointed King

38 And [4went down 1Zadok 2the 3priest], and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethite, and the Pelethite. And they sat Solomon upon the mule of king David, and they took him to Gihon. 39 And [4took 1Zadok 2the 3priest] the horn of the oil from out of the tent, and anointed Solomon, and trumped the horn. And [4said 1all 2the 3people], Let [3live 1king 2Solomon]! 40 And [4ascended 1all 2the 3people] after him, and all the people joined in a dance by companies of dancers, and making glad [2gladness 1in great]. And [3tore 1the 2earth] with the sound of them. 41 And Adonijah heard, and all the invited ones with him; and they completed eating. And Joab heard the sound of the horn, and said, What is the sound of the city sounding? 42 While he was speaking, that behold, Jonathan son of Abiathar the priest came in. And Adonijah said, Enter, for [2a man 3of power 1you are], and for good you announce good news! 43 And Jonathan answered and said to Adonijah, And by all means our master king David established Solomon to reign. 44 And [3sent 4with 5him 1the 2king] Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethite, and the Pelethite. And they sat him upon the mule of the king. 45 And [4anointed 5him 1Zadok 2the 3priest], and Nathan the prophet as king at Gihon. And they ascended from there making glad. And [3sounded 1the 2city] this sound which you heard. 46 And Solomon is seated upon the throne of the kingdom. 47 And also [5came 1the 2servants 3of the 4king] to bless our master king David, saying, [2make good 1God] the name of your son Solomon above your name, and magnify his throne above your throne! And [3did obeisance 1the 2king] upon his bed. 48 And indeed thus [3said 1the 2king], Blessed is the  lord God of Israel, who gave today from out of my seed one sitting upon my throne, and my eyes see it. 49 And [5were startled 6and 7rose up 1all 2the ones 3called by 4Adonijah], and [2departed 1each] unto his way. 50 And Adonijah feared from the face of Solomon, and he rose up and went forth, and took hold of of the horns of the altar. 51 And it was announced to Solomon, saying, Behold, Adonijah fears king Solomon, and he takes hold of the horns of the altar, saying, Let [3swear by an oath 4to me 5today 1king 2Solomon] to not put to death his servant by the broadsword. 52 And Solomon said, If he should be a son of power, in no way should there fall from his head a hair upon the ground. But if evil should be found in him, he shall be put to death. 53 And [3sent 1king 2Solomon], and brought him from on top of the altar. And he entered and did obeisance to king Solomon. And [2said 3to him 1Solomon], Go unto your house!
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