And King David said, call me Zadok the priest
Not Abiathar the high priest, for he had joined Adonijah; and besides Zadok was David's favourite priest, and for him the high priesthood was designed, as it was in a little time translated to him:
and Nathan the prophet;
who very probably went out of the room when Bathsheba was called in: and
Benaiah the son of Jehoiada;
the captain of his guards:
and they came before the king;
who it is very likely sat up in his bed, and they stood around him.