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1 Kings 1

NIV 1 When King David was old and well advanced in years, he could not keep warm even when they put covers over him. NIV 1 When King David was old and well advanced in years, he could not keep warm even when they put covers over him. 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." 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." NIV 3 Then they searched throughout Israel for a beautiful girl and found Abishag, a Shunammite, 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.) 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.) NIV 7 Adonijah conferred with Joab son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest, and they gave him their support. NIV 7 Adonijah conferred with Joab son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest, and they gave him their support. 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. 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. 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, 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, NIV 10 but he did not invite Nathan the prophet or Benaiah or the 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. 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? 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? NIV 12 Now then, let me advise you how you can save your own life and the life of your son Solomon. NIV 12 Now then, let me advise you how you can save your own life and the life of your son Solomon. 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?' 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?' NIV 14 While you are still there talking to the king, I will come in and confirm what you have said." NIV 14 While you are still there talking to the king, I will come in and confirm what you have said." NIV 15 So Bathsheba went to see the aged king in his room, where Abishag the Shunammite was attending him. NIV 15 So Bathsheba went to see the aged king in his room, where Abishag the Shunammite was attending him. NIV 16 Bathsheba bowed low and knelt before the king. "What is it you want?" the king asked. NIV 16 Bathsheba bowed low and knelt before the king. "What is it you want?" the king asked. 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.' 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.' NIV 18 But now Adonijah has become king, and you, my lord the king, do not know about it. NIV 18 But now Adonijah has become king, and you, my lord the king, do not know about it. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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." 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." NIV 22 While she was still speaking with the king, Nathan the prophet arrived. NIV 22 While she was still speaking with the king, Nathan the prophet arrived. 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. 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. 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? 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? 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!' 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!' NIV 26 But me your servant, and Zadok the priest, and Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and your servant Solomon he did not invite. NIV 26 But me your servant, and Zadok the priest, and Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and your servant Solomon he did not invite. 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?" 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?" NIV 28 Then King David said, "Call in Bathsheba." So she came into the king's presence and stood before him. NIV 28 Then King David said, "Call in Bathsheba." So she came into the king's presence and stood before him. NIV 29 The king then took an oath: "As surely as the LORD lives, who has delivered me out of every trouble, NIV 29 The king then took an oath: "As surely as the LORD lives, who has delivered me out of every trouble, 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." 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." 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!" 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!" NIV 32 King David said, "Call in Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet and Benaiah son of Jehoiada." 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, 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. 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. 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!' 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!' 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." 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." NIV 36 Benaiah son of Jehoiada answered the king, "Amen! May the LORD, the God of my lord the king, so declare it. NIV 36 Benaiah son of Jehoiada answered the king, "Amen! May the LORD, the God of my lord the king, so declare it. 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!" 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!" 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. 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. 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!" 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!" NIV 40 And all the people went up after him, playing flutes and rejoicing greatly, so that the ground shook with the sound. NIV 40 And all the people went up after him, playing flutes and rejoicing greatly, so that the ground shook with the sound. 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?" 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?" 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." 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." NIV 43 "Not at all!" Jonathan answered. "Our lord King David has made Solomon king. NIV 43 "Not at all!" Jonathan answered. "Our lord King David has made Solomon king. 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, 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, 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. 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. NIV 46 Moreover, Solomon has taken his seat on the royal throne. NIV 46 Moreover, Solomon has taken his seat on the royal throne. 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 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 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.' " 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.' " NIV 49 At this, all Adonijah's guests rose in alarm and dispersed. NIV 49 At this, all Adonijah's guests rose in alarm and dispersed. NIV 50 But Adonijah, in fear of Solomon, went and took hold of the horns of the altar. NIV 50 But Adonijah, in fear of Solomon, went and took hold of the horns of the altar. 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.' " 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.' " 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." 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." 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." 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."