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1 Kings 1

NCV 1 At this time King David was very old, and although his servants covered him with blankets, he could not keep warm. NIV 1 When King David was old and well advanced in years, he could not keep warm even when they put covers over him. NCV 2 They said to him, "We will look for a young woman to care for you. She will lie close to you and keep you warm." NIV 2 So his servants said to him, "Let us look for a young virgin to attend the king and take care of him. She can lie beside him so that our lord the king may keep warm." NCV 3 After searching everywhere in Israel for a beautiful young woman, they found a girl named Abishag from Shunam and brought her to the king. NIV 3 Then they searched throughout Israel for a beautiful girl and found Abishag, a Shunammite, and brought her to the king. NCV 4 The girl was very beautiful, and she cared for the king and served him. But the king did not have sexual relations with her. NIV 4 The girl was very beautiful; she took care of the king and waited on him, but the king had no intimate relations with her. NCV 5 Adonijah was the son of King David and Haggith, and he was very proud. "I will be the king," he said. So he got chariots and horses for himself and fifty men for his personal bodyguard. NIV 5 Now Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith, put himself forward and said, "I will be king." So he got chariots and horses ready, with fifty men to run ahead of him. NCV 6 Now David had never interfered with Adonijah by questioning what he did. Born next after Absalom, Adonijah was a very handsome man. NIV 6 (His father had never interfered with him by asking, "Why do you behave as you do?" He was also very handsome and was born next after Absalom.) NCV 7 Adonijah spoke with Joab son of Zeruiah and Abiathar the priest, and they agreed to help him. NIV 7 Adonijah conferred with Joab son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest, and they gave him their support. NCV 8 But Zadok the priest, Benaiah son of Jehoiada, Nathan the prophet, Shimei, Rei, and King David's special guard did not join Adonijah. NIV 8 But Zadok the priest, Benaiah son of Jehoiada, Nathan the prophet, Shimei and Rei and David's special guard did not join Adonijah. NCV 9 Then Adonijah killed some sheep, cows, and fat calves for sacrifices at the Stone of Zoheleth near the spring of Rogel. He invited all his brothers, the other sons of King David, to come, as well as all the men of Judah. NIV 9 Adonijah then sacrificed sheep, cattle and fattened calves at the Stone of Zoheleth near En Rogel. He invited all his brothers, the king's sons, and all the men of Judah who were royal officials, NCV 10 But Adonijah did not invite Nathan the prophet, Benaiah, his father's special guard, or his brother Solomon. NIV 10 but he did not invite Nathan the prophet or Benaiah or the special guard or his brother Solomon. NCV 11 When Nathan heard about this, he went to Bathsheba, Solomon's mother. "Have you heard that Adonijah, Haggith's son, has made himself king?" Nathan asked. "Our real king, David, does not know it. NIV 11 Then Nathan asked Bathsheba, Solomon's mother, "Have you not heard that Adonijah, the son of Haggith, has become king without our lord David's knowing it? NCV 12 I strongly advise you to save yourself and your sons. NIV 12 Now then, let me advise you how you can save your own life and the life of your son Solomon. NCV 13 Go to King David and tell him, 'My master and king, you promised that my son Solomon would be king and would rule on your throne after you. Why then has Adonijah become king?' NIV 13 Go in to King David and say to him, 'My lord the king, did you not swear to me your servant: "Surely Solomon your son shall be king after me, and he will sit on my throne"? Why then has Adonijah become king?' NCV 14 While you are still talking to the king, I will come in and tell him that what you have said about Adonijah is true." NIV 14 While you are still there talking to the king, I will come in and confirm what you have said." NCV 15 So Bathsheba went in to see the aged king in his bedroom, where Abishag, the girl from Shunam, was caring for him. NIV 15 So Bathsheba went to see the aged king in his room, where Abishag the Shunammite was attending him. NCV 16 Bathsheba bowed and knelt before the king. He asked, "What do you want?" NIV 16 Bathsheba bowed low and knelt before the king. "What is it you want?" the king asked. NCV 17 She answered, "My master, you made a promise to me in the name of the Lord your God. You said, 'Your son Solomon will become king after me, and he will rule on my throne.' NIV 17 She said to him, "My lord, you yourself swore to me your servant by the LORD your God: 'Solomon your son shall be king after me, and he will sit on my throne.' NCV 18 But now, unknown to you, Adonijah has become king. NIV 18 But now Adonijah has become king, and you, my lord the king, do not know about it. NCV 19 He has killed many cows, fat calves, and sheep for sacrifices. And he has invited all your sons, as well as Abiathar the priest and Joab the commander of the army, but he did not invite Solomon, who serves you. NIV 19 He has sacrificed great numbers of cattle, fattened calves, and sheep, and has invited all the king's sons, Abiathar the priest and Joab the commander of the army, but he has not invited Solomon your servant. NCV 20 My master and king, all the Israelites are watching you, waiting for you to decide who will be king after you. NIV 20 My lord the king, the eyes of all Israel are on you, to learn from you who will sit on the throne of my lord the king after him. NCV 21 As soon as you die, Solomon and I will be treated as criminals." NIV 21 Otherwise, as soon as my lord the king is laid to rest with his fathers, I and my son Solomon will be treated as criminals." NCV 22 While Bathsheba was still talking with the king, Nathan the prophet arrived. NIV 22 While she was still speaking with the king, Nathan the prophet arrived. NCV 23 The servants told the king, "Nathan the prophet is here." So Nathan went to the king and bowed facedown on the ground before him. NIV 23 And they told the king, "Nathan the prophet is here." So he went before the king and bowed with his face to the ground. NCV 24 Nathan said, "My master and king, have you said that Adonijah will be the king after you and that he will rule on your throne? NIV 24 Nathan said, "Have you, my lord the king, declared that Adonijah shall be king after you, and that he will sit on your throne? NCV 25 Today he has sacrificed many cows, fat calves, and sheep, and he has invited all your other sons, the commanders of the army, and Abiathar the priest. Right now they are eating and drinking with him. They are saying, 'Long live King Adonijah!' NIV 25 Today he has gone down and sacrificed great numbers of cattle, fattened calves, and sheep. He has invited all the king's sons, the commanders of the army and Abiathar the priest. Right now they are eating and drinking with him and saying, 'Long live King Adonijah!' NCV 26 But he did not invite me, your own servant, or Zadok the priest, or Benaiah son of Jehoiada, or your son Solomon. NIV 26 But me your servant, and Zadok the priest, and Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and your servant Solomon he did not invite. NCV 27 Did you do this? Since we are your servants, why didn't you tell us who should be king after you?" NIV 27 Is this something my lord the king has done without letting his servants know who should sit on the throne of my lord the king after him?" NCV 28 Then the king said, "Tell Bathsheba to come in!" So she came in and stood before the king. NIV 28 Then King David said, "Call in Bathsheba." So she came into the king's presence and stood before him. NCV 29 Then the king made this promise, "The Lord has saved me from all trouble. As surely as he lives, NIV 29 The king then took an oath: "As surely as the LORD lives, who has delivered me out of every trouble, NCV 30 I will do today what I have promised you in the name of the Lord, the God of Israel. I promised that your son Solomon would be king after me and rule on my throne in my place." NIV 30 I will surely carry out today what I swore to you by the LORD, the God of Israel: Solomon your son shall be king after me, and he will sit on my throne in my place." NCV 31 Then Bathsheba bowed facedown on the ground and knelt before the king and said, "Long live my master King David!" NIV 31 Then Bathsheba bowed low with her face to the ground and, kneeling before the king, said, "May my lord King David live forever!" NCV 32 Then King David said, "Tell Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah son of Jehoiada to come in." When they came before the king, NIV 32 King David said, "Call in Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet and Benaiah son of Jehoiada." When they came before the king, NCV 33 he said to them, "Take my servants with you and put my son Solomon on my own mule. Take him down to the spring called Gihon. NIV 33 he said to them: "Take your lord's servants with you and set Solomon my son on my own mule and take him down to Gihon. NCV 34 There Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet should pour olive oil on him and make him king over Israel. Blow the trumpet and shout, 'Long live King Solomon!' NIV 34 There have Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him king over Israel. Blow the trumpet and shout, 'Long live King Solomon!' NCV 35 Then come back up here with him. He will sit on my throne and rule in my place, because he is the one I have chosen to be the ruler over Israel and Judah." NIV 35 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." NCV 36 Benaiah son of Jehoiada answered the king, "Amen! This is what the Lord, the God of my master, has declared! NIV 36 Benaiah son of Jehoiada answered the king, "Amen! May the LORD, the God of my lord the king, so declare it. NCV 37 The Lord has always helped you, our king. May he also help Solomon and make King Solomon's throne an even greater throne than yours." NIV 37 As the LORD was with my lord the king, so may he be with Solomon to make his throne even greater than the throne of my lord King David!" NCV 38 So Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah son of Jehoiada left with the Kerethites and Pelethites. They put Solomon on King David's mule and took him to the spring called Gihon. NIV 38 So Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, Benaiah son of Jehoiada, the Kerethites and the Pelethites went down and put Solomon on King David's mule and escorted him to Gihon. NCV 39 Zadok the priest took the container of olive oil from the Holy Tent and poured the oil on Solomon's head to show he was the king. Then they blew the trumpet, and all the people shouted, "Long live King Solomon!" NIV 39 Zadok the priest took the horn of oil from the sacred tent and anointed Solomon. Then they sounded the trumpet and all the people shouted, "Long live King Solomon!" NCV 40 All the people followed Solomon into the city. Playing flutes and shouting for joy, they made so much noise the ground shook. NIV 40 And all the people went up after him, playing flutes and rejoicing greatly, so that the ground shook with the sound. NCV 41 At this time Adonijah and all the guests with him were finishing their meal. When he heard the sound from the trumpet, Joab asked, "What does all that noise from the city mean?" NIV 41 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?" NCV 42 While Joab was speaking, Jonathan son of Abiathar the priest arrived. Adonijah said, "Come in! You are an important man, so you must be bringing good news." NIV 42 Even as he was speaking, Jonathan son of Abiathar the priest arrived. Adonijah said, "Come in. A worthy man like you must be bringing good news." NCV 43 But Jonathan answered, "No! Our master King David has made Solomon the new king. NIV 43 "Not at all!" Jonathan answered. "Our lord King David has made Solomon king. NCV 44 King David sent Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and all the king's bodyguards with him, and they have put Solomon on the king's own mule. NIV 44 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, NCV 45 Then Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet poured olive oil on Solomon at Gihon to make him king. After that they went into the city, shouting with joy. Now the whole city is excited, and that is the noise you hear. NIV 45 and Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him king at Gihon. From there they have gone up cheering, and the city resounds with it. That's the noise you hear. NCV 46 Solomon has now become the king. NIV 46 Moreover, Solomon has taken his seat on the royal throne. NCV 47 All the king's officers have come to tell King David that he has done a good thing. They are saying, 'May your God make Solomon even more famous than you and an even greater king than you.'" Jonathan continued, "And King David bowed down on his bed to worship God, NIV 47 Also, the royal officials have come to congratulate our lord King David, saying, 'May your God make Solomon's name more famous than yours and his throne greater than yours!' And the king bowed in worship on his bed NCV 48 saying, 'Bless the Lord, the God of Israel. Today he has made one of my sons the king and allowed me to see it.'" NIV 48 and said, 'Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, who has allowed my eyes to see a successor on my throne today.' " NCV 49 Then all of Adonijah's guests were afraid, and they left quickly and scattered. NIV 49 At this, all Adonijah's guests rose in alarm and dispersed. NCV 50 Adonijah was also afraid of Solomon, so he went and took hold of the corners of the altar. NIV 50 But Adonijah, in fear of Solomon, went and took hold of the horns of the altar. NCV 51 Then someone told Solomon, "Adonijah is afraid of you, so he is at the altar, holding on to its corners. He says, 'Tell King Solomon to promise me today that he will not kill me.'" NIV 51 Then Solomon was told, "Adonijah is afraid of King Solomon and is clinging to the horns of the altar. He says, 'Let King Solomon swear to me today that he will not put his servant to death with the sword.' " NCV 52 So Solomon answered, "Adonijah must show that he is a man of honor. If he does that, I promise he will not lose even a single hair from his head. But if he does anything wrong, he will die." NIV 52 Solomon replied, "If he shows himself to be a worthy man, not a hair of his head will fall to the ground; but if evil is found in him, he will die." NCV 53 Then King Solomon sent some men to get Adonijah. When he was brought from the altar, he came before King Solomon and bowed down. Solomon told him, "Go home." NIV 53 Then King Solomon sent men, and they brought him down from the altar. And Adonijah came and bowed down to King Solomon, and Solomon said, "Go to your home."