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 1 Kings 2:12 - 46
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   Book of 1 Kings
   Chapter 2
2:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Solomon sat on the throne of his father David, and his rule was firmly established.
 
2:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now Adonijah, the son of Haggith, went to Bathsheba, Solomon's mother. Bathsheba asked him, "Do you come peacefully?" He answered, "Yes, peacefully."
 
2:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then he added, "I have something to say to you." "You may say it," she replied.
 
2:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"As you know," he said, "the kingdom was mine. All Israel looked to me as their king. But things changed, and the kingdom has gone to my brother; for it has come to him from the LORD.
 
2:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now I have one request to make of you. Do not refuse me." "You may make it," she said.
 
2:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So he continued, "Please ask King Solomon - he will not refuse you - to give me Abishag the Shunammite as my wife."
 
2:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Very well," Bathsheba replied, "I will speak to the king for you."
 
2:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him for Adonijah, the king stood up to meet her, bowed down to her and sat down on his throne. He had a throne brought for the king's mother, and she sat down at his right hand.
 
2:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"I have one small request to make of you," she said. "Do not refuse me." The king replied, "Make it, my mother; I will not refuse you."
 
2:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So she said, "Let Abishag the Shunammite be given in marriage to your brother Adonijah."
 
2:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
King Solomon answered his mother, "Why do you request Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? You might as well request the kingdom for him - after all, he is my older brother - yes, for him and for Abiathar the priest and Joab son of Zeruiah!"
 
2:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then King Solomon swore by the LORD: "May God deal with me, be it ever so severely, if Adonijah does not pay with his life for this request!
 
2:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And now, as surely as the LORD lives - he who has established me securely on the throne of my father David and has founded a dynasty for me as he promised - Adonijah shall be put to death today!"
 
2:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So King Solomon gave orders to Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and he struck down Adonijah and he died.
 
2:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
To Abiathar the priest the king said, "Go back to your fields in Anathoth. You deserve to die, but I will not put you to death now, because you carried the ark of the Sovereign LORD before my father David and shared all my father's hardships."
 
2:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Solomon removed Abiathar from the priesthood of the LORD, fulfilling the word the LORD had spoken at Shiloh about the house of Eli.
 
2:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the news reached Joab, who had conspired with Adonijah though not with Absalom, he fled to the tent of the LORD and took hold of the horns of the altar.
 
2:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
King Solomon was told that Joab had fled to the tent of the LORD and was beside the altar. Then Solomon ordered Benaiah son of Jehoiada, "Go, strike him down!"
 
2:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Benaiah entered the tent of the LORD and said to Joab, "The king says, 'Come out!'" But he answered, "No, I will die here." Benaiah reported to the king, "This is how Joab answered me."
 
2:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then the king commanded Benaiah, "Do as he says. Strike him down and bury him, and so clear me and my father's house of the guilt of the innocent blood that Joab shed.
 
2:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The LORD will repay him for the blood he shed, because without the knowledge of my father David he attacked two men and killed them with the sword. Both of them - Abner son of Ner, commander of Israel's army, and Amasa son of Jether, commander of Judah's army - were better men and more upright than he.
 
2:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
May the guilt of their blood rest on the head of Joab and his descendants forever. But on David and his descendants, his house and his throne, may there be the LORD's peace forever."
 
2:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Benaiah son of Jehoiada went up and struck down Joab and killed him, and he was buried on his own land F4 in the desert.
 
2:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The king put Benaiah son of Jehoiada over the army in Joab's position and replaced Abiathar with Zadok the priest.
 
2:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then the king sent for Shimei and said to him, "Build yourself a house in Jerusalem and live there, but do not go anywhere else.
 
2:37 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The day you leave and cross the Kidron Valley, you can be sure you will die; your blood will be on your own head."
 
2:38 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Shimei answered the king, "What you say is good. Your servant will do as my lord the king has said." And Shimei stayed in Jerusalem for a long time.
 
2:39 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But three years later, two of Shimei's slaves ran off to Achish son of Maacah, king of Gath, and Shimei was told, "Your slaves are in Gath."
 
2:40 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
At this, he saddled his donkey and went to Achish at Gath in search of his slaves. So Shimei went away and brought the slaves back from Gath.
 
2:41 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When Solomon was told that Shimei had gone from Jerusalem to Gath and had returned,
 
2:42 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
the king summoned Shimei and said to him, "Did I not make you swear by the LORD and warn you, 'On the day you leave to go anywhere else, you can be sure you will die'? At that time you said to me, 'What you say is good. I will obey.'
 
2:43 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Why then did you not keep your oath to the LORD and obey the command I gave you?"
 
2:44 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The king also said to Shimei, "You know in your heart all the wrong you did to my father David. Now the LORD will repay you for your wrongdoing.
 
2:45 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But King Solomon will be blessed, and David's throne will remain secure before the LORD forever."
 
2:46 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then the king gave the order to Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and he went out and struck Shimei down and killed him. The kingdom was now firmly established in Solomon's hands.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F4 Or buried in his tomb

 
 

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