"But 1showkindness to the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and 2let them be among those who eat at your table; 3for they aassisted me when I fled from Absalom your brother.
8"Behold, 4there is with you Shimei the son of Gera the Benjamite, of Bahurim; now it was he who cursed me with a bviolentcurse on the day I went to Mahanaim. But when 5he camedown to me at the Jordan, I swore to him by the LORD, saying, 'I will not put you to death with the sword.'
9"Now therefore, do not let him gounpunished, 6for you are a wiseman; and you will knowwhat you ought to do to him, and you will bring his grayhairdown to cSheol with blood."
Then 7Davidslept with his fathers and was buried in 8the city of David.
119The days that DavidreignedoverIsrael were fortyyears: 10sevenyears he reigned in Hebron and thirty-threeyears he reigned in Jerusalem.
And 11Solomonsat on the throne of David his father, and his kingdom was firmlyestablished.
Now Adonijah the son of Haggithcame to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon. And she said, "12Do you comepeacefully?" And he said, "Peacefully."
Then he said, "I have something to say to you." And she said, "Speak."
So he said, "You know that 13the kingdom was mine and 14that allIsraeldexpected me to be king; 15however, the kingdom has turnedabout and become my brother's, 16for it was his from the LORD.
16"Now I am makingonerequest of you; do not erefuse me." And she said to him, "Speak."
Then he said, "Pleasespeak to Solomon the king, for he will not frefuse you, that he may give me 17Abishag the Shunammite as a wife."