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1 Kings 2

KJV 1 Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die ; and he charged Solomon his son, saying , NIV 1 When the time drew near for David to die, he gave a charge to Solomon his son. KJV 2 I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a man; NIV 2 "I am about to go the way of all the earth," he said. "So be strong, show yourself a man, KJV 3 And keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest , and whithersoever thou turnest thyself: NIV 3 and observe what the LORD your God requires: Walk in his ways, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and requirements, as written in the Law of Moses, so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go, KJV 4 That the LORD may continue his word which he spake concerning me, saying , If thy children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail thee (said he) a man on the throne of Israel. NIV 4 and that the LORD may keep his promise to me: 'If your descendants watch how they live, and if they walk faithfully before me with all their heart and soul, you will never fail to have a man on the throne of Israel.' KJV 5 Moreover thou knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto Abner the son of Ner, and unto Amasa the son of Jether, whom he slew , and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that was about his loins, and in his shoes that were on his feet. NIV 5 "Now you yourself know what Joab son of Zeruiah did to me--what he did to the two commanders of Israel's armies, Abner son of Ner and Amasa son of Jether. He killed them, shedding their blood in peacetime as if in battle, and with that blood stained the belt around his waist and the sandals on his feet. KJV 6 Do therefore according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace. NIV 6 Deal with him according to your wisdom, but do not let his gray head go down to the grave in peace. KJV 7 But shew kindness unto the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be of those that eat at thy table: for so they came to me when I fled because of Absalom thy brother. NIV 7 "But show kindness to the sons of Barzillai of Gilead and let them be among those who eat at your table. They stood by me when I fled from your brother Absalom. KJV 8 And, behold, thou hast with thee Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite of Bahurim, which cursed me with a grievous curse in the day when I went to Mahanaim: but he came down to meet me at Jordan, and I sware to him by the LORD, saying , I will not put thee to death with the sword. NIV 8 "And remember, you have with you Shimei son of Gera, the Benjamite from Bahurim, who called down bitter curses on me the day I went to Mahanaim. When he came down to meet me at the Jordan, I swore to him by the LORD: 'I will not put you to death by the sword.' KJV 9 Now therefore hold him not guiltless : for thou art a wise man, and knowest what thou oughtest to do unto him; but his hoar head bring thou down to the grave with blood. NIV 9 But now, do not consider him innocent. You are a man of wisdom; you will know what to do to him. Bring his gray head down to the grave in blood." KJV 10 So David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David. NIV 10 Then David rested with his fathers and was buried in the City of David. KJV 11 And the days that David reigned over Israel were forty years: seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem. NIV 11 He had reigned forty years over Israel--seven years in Hebron and thirty-three in Jerusalem. KJV 12 Then sat Solomon upon the throne of David his father; and his kingdom was established greatly. NIV 12 So Solomon sat on the throne of his father David, and his rule was firmly established. KJV 13 And Adonijah the son of Haggith came to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon. And she said , Comest thou peaceably? And he said , Peaceably. NIV 13 Now Adonijah, the son of Haggith, went to Bathsheba, Solomon's mother. Bathsheba asked him, "Do you come peacefully?" He answered, "Yes, peacefully." KJV 14 He said moreover, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And she said , Say on . NIV 14 Then he added, "I have something to say to you." "You may say it," she replied. KJV 15 And he said , Thou knowest that the kingdom was mine, and that all Israel set their faces on me, that I should reign : howbeit the kingdom is turned about , and is become my brother's: for it was his from the LORD. NIV 15 "As you know," he said, "the kingdom was mine. All Israel looked to me as their king. But things changed, and the kingdom has gone to my brother; for it has come to him from the LORD. KJV 16 And now I ask one petition of thee, deny me not. And she said unto him, Say on . NIV 16 Now I have one request to make of you. Do not refuse me." "You may make it," she said. KJV 17 And he said , Speak , I pray thee, unto Solomon the king, (for he will not say thee nay ,) that he give me Abishag the Shunammite to wife. NIV 17 So he continued, "Please ask King Solomon--he will not refuse you--to give me Abishag the Shunammite as my wife." KJV 18 And Bathsheba said , Well; I will speak for thee unto the king. NIV 18 "Very well," Bathsheba replied, "I will speak to the king for you." KJV 19 Bathsheba therefore went unto king Solomon, 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's mother; and she sat on his right hand. NIV 19 When Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him for Adonijah, the king stood up to meet her, bowed down to her and sat down on his throne. He had a throne brought for the king's mother, and she sat down at his right hand. KJV 20 Then she said , I desire one small petition of thee; I pray thee, say me not nay . And the king said unto her, Ask on , my mother: for I will not say thee nay . NIV 20 "I have one small request to make of you," she said. "Do not refuse me." The king replied, "Make it, my mother; I will not refuse you." KJV 21 And she said , Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah thy brother to wife. NIV 21 So she said, "Let Abishag the Shunammite be given in marriage to your brother Adonijah." KJV 22 And king Solomon answered and said unto his mother, And why dost thou ask Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? ask for him the kingdom also; for he is mine elder brother; even for him, and for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab the son of Zeruiah. NIV 22 King Solomon answered his mother, "Why do you request Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? You might as well request the kingdom for him--after all, he is my older brother--yes, for him and for Abiathar the priest and Joab son of Zeruiah!" KJV 23 Then king Solomon sware by the LORD, saying , God do so to me, and more also , if Adonijah have not spoken this word against his own life. NIV 23 Then King Solomon swore by the LORD: "May God deal with me, be it ever so severely, if Adonijah does not pay with his life for this request! KJV 24 Now therefore, as the LORD liveth, 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. NIV 24 And now, as surely as the LORD lives--he who has established me securely on the throne of my father David and has founded a dynasty for me as he promised--Adonijah shall be put to death today!" KJV 25 And king Solomon sent by the hand of Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; and he fell upon him that he died . NIV 25 So King Solomon gave orders to Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and he struck down Adonijah and he died. KJV 26 And unto Abiathar the priest said the king, Get thee to Anathoth, unto thine own fields; for thou art worthy of death: but I will not at this time put thee to death , because thou barest the ark of the Lord GOD before David my father, and because thou hast been afflicted in all wherein my father was afflicted . NIV 26 To Abiathar the priest the king said, "Go back to your fields in Anathoth. You deserve to die, but I will not put you to death now, because you carried the ark of the Sovereign LORD before my father David and shared all my father's hardships." KJV 27 So Solomon thrust out Abiathar from being priest unto the LORD; that he might fulfil the word of the LORD, which he spake concerning the house of Eli in Shiloh. NIV 27 So Solomon removed Abiathar from the priesthood of the LORD, fulfilling the word the LORD had spoken at Shiloh about the house of Eli. KJV 28 Then tidings came to Joab: for Joab had turned after Adonijah, though he turned not after Absalom. And Joab fled unto the tabernacle of the LORD, and caught hold on the horns of the altar. NIV 28 When the news reached Joab, who had conspired with Adonijah though not with Absalom, he fled to the tent of the LORD and took hold of the horns of the altar. KJV 29 And it was told king Solomon that Joab was fled unto the tabernacle of the LORD; and, behold, he is by the altar. Then Solomon sent Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, saying , Go , fall upon him. NIV 29 King Solomon was told that Joab had fled to the tent of the LORD and was beside the altar. Then Solomon ordered Benaiah son of Jehoiada, "Go, strike him down!" KJV 30 And Benaiah came to the tabernacle of the LORD, and said unto him, Thus saith the king, Come forth . And he said , Nay; but I will die here. And Benaiah brought the king word again , saying , Thus said Joab, and thus he answered me. NIV 30 So Benaiah entered the tent of the LORD and said to Joab, "The king says, 'Come out!' " But he answered, "No, I will die here." Benaiah reported to the king, "This is how Joab answered me." KJV 31 And the king said unto him, Do as he hath said , and fall upon him, and bury him; that thou mayest take away the innocent blood, which Joab shed , from me, and from the house of my father. NIV 31 Then the king commanded Benaiah, "Do as he says. Strike him down and bury him, and so clear me and my father's house of the guilt of the innocent blood that Joab shed. KJV 32 And the LORD shall return his blood upon his own head, who fell upon two men more righteous and better than he, and slew them with the sword, my father David not knowing thereof, to wit, Abner the son of Ner, captain of the host of Israel, and Amasa the son of Jether, captain of the host of Judah. NIV 32 The LORD will repay him for the blood he shed, because without the knowledge of my father David he attacked two men and killed them with the sword. Both of them--Abner son of Ner, commander of Israel's army, and Amasa son of Jether, commander of Judah's army--were better men and more upright than he. KJV 33 Their blood shall therefore return upon the head of Joab, and upon the head of his seed for ever: but upon David, and upon his seed, and upon his house, and upon his throne, shall there be peace for ever from the LORD. NIV 33 May the guilt of their blood rest on the head of Joab and his descendants forever. But on David and his descendants, his house and his throne, may there be the LORD's peace forever." KJV 34 So Benaiah the son of Jehoiada went up , and fell upon him, and slew him: and he was buried in his own house in the wilderness. NIV 34 So Benaiah son of Jehoiada went up and struck down Joab and killed him, and he was buried on his own land in the desert. KJV 35 And the king put Benaiah the son of Jehoiada in his room over the host: and Zadok the priest did the king put in the room of Abiathar. NIV 35 The king put Benaiah son of Jehoiada over the army in Joab's position and replaced Abiathar with Zadok the priest. KJV 36 And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said unto him, Build thee an house in Jerusalem, and dwell there, and go not forth thence any whither. NIV 36 Then the king sent for Shimei and said to him, "Build yourself a house in Jerusalem and live there, but do not go anywhere else. KJV 37 For it shall be, that on the day thou goest out , and passest over the brook Kidron, thou shalt know for certain that thou shalt surely die : thy blood shall be upon thine own head. NIV 37 The day you leave and cross the Kidron Valley, you can be sure you will die; your blood will be on your own head." KJV 38 And Shimei said unto the king, The saying is good: as my lord the king hath said , so will thy servant do . And Shimei dwelt in Jerusalem many days. NIV 38 Shimei answered the king, "What you say is good. Your servant will do as my lord the king has said." And Shimei stayed in Jerusalem for a long time. KJV 39 And it came to pass at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimei ran away unto Achish son of Maachah king of Gath. And they told Shimei, saying , Behold, thy servants be in Gath. NIV 39 But three years later, two of Shimei's slaves ran off to Achish son of Maacah, king of Gath, and Shimei was told, "Your slaves are in Gath." KJV 40 And Shimei arose , and saddled his ass, and went to Gath to Achish to seek his servants: and Shimei went , and brought his servants from Gath. NIV 40 At this, he saddled his donkey and went to Achish at Gath in search of his slaves. So Shimei went away and brought the slaves back from Gath. KJV 41 And it was told Solomon that Shimei had gone from Jerusalem to Gath, and was come again . NIV 41 When Solomon was told that Shimei had gone from Jerusalem to Gath and had returned, KJV 42 And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said unto him, Did I not make thee to swear by the LORD, and protested unto thee, saying , Know for a certain , on the day thou goest out , and walkest abroad any whither, that thou shalt surely die ? and thou saidst unto me, The word that I have heard is good. NIV 42 the king summoned Shimei and said to him, "Did I not make you swear by the LORD and warn you, 'On the day you leave to go anywhere else, you can be sure you will die'? At that time you said to me, 'What you say is good. I will obey.' KJV 43 Why then hast thou not kept the oath of the LORD, and the commandment that I have charged thee with? NIV 43 Why then did you not keep your oath to the LORD and obey the command I gave you?" KJV 44 The king said moreover to Shimei, Thou knowest all the wickedness which thine heart is privy to , that thou didst to David my father: therefore the LORD shall return thy wickedness upon thine own head; NIV 44 The king also said to Shimei, "You know in your heart all the wrong you did to my father David. Now the LORD will repay you for your wrongdoing. KJV 45 And king Solomon shall be blessed , and the throne of David shall be established before the LORD for ever. NIV 45 But King Solomon will be blessed, and David's throne will remain secure before the LORD forever." KJV 46 So the king commanded Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; which went out , and fell upon him, that he died . And the kingdom was established in the hand of Solomon. NIV 46 Then the king gave the order to Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and he went out and struck Shimei down and killed him. The kingdom was now firmly established in Solomon's hands.