Then you are to go up with him, and he is to come and sit on my throne and reign in my place. I have appointed him ruler over Israel and Judah."
Benaiah son of Jehoiada answered the king, "Amen! May the LORD, the God of my lord the king, so declare it.
As the LORD was with my lord the king, so may he be with1 Solomon to make his throne even greater2 than the throne of my lord King David!"
So Zadok3 the priest, Nathan the prophet, Benaiah son of Jehoiada, the Kerethites4 and the Pelethites went down and put Solomon on King David's mule and escorted him to Gihon.539
Zadok the priest took the horn of oil6 from the sacred tent7 and anointed Solomon. Then they sounded the trumpet8 and all the people shouted,9 "Long live King Solomon!"
And all the people went up after him, playing flutes10 and rejoicing greatly, so that the ground shook with the sound.
Adonijah and all the guests who were with him heard it as they were finishing their feast. On hearing the sound of the trumpet, Joab asked, "What's the meaning of all the noise in the city?"1142
Even as he was speaking, Jonathan12 son of Abiathar the priest arrived. Adonijah said, "Come in. A worthy man like you must be bringing good news."1343
"Not at all!" Jonathan answered. "Our lord King David has made Solomon king.
The king has sent with him Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, Benaiah son of Jehoiada, the Kerethites and the Pelethites, and they have put him on the king's mule,
and Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him king at Gihon. From there they have gone up cheering, and the city resounds14 with it. That's the noise you hear.