19Bathsheba therefore went unto kingSolomon, to speak unto him for Adonijah. And the king rose up to meet her, and bowed himself unto her, and sat down on his throne, and caused a seat to be set for the king'smother; and she sat on his right hand.20
Then she said , I desireonesmallpetition of thee; I pray thee, sayme not nay . And the kingsaid unto her, Ask on , my mother: for I will not saytheenay .
And she said , Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah thy brother to wife.22
And kingSolomonanswered and said unto his mother, And why dost thou askAbishag the Shunammite for Adonijah?ask for him the kingdom also; for he is mine elderbrother; even for him, and for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab the son of Zeruiah.23
Then kingSolomonsware by the LORD,saying , Goddo so to me, and more also , if Adonijah have not spoken this word against his own life.24
Now therefore, as the LORDliveth, which hath established me, and set me on the throne of David my father, and who hath made me an house, as he promised , Adonijah shall be put to death this day.25
And kingSolomonsent by the hand of Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; and he fell upon him that he died .