Get Your Free Devotional From Tim Tebow

1 Kings 1:25

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!’

Read 1 Kings 1:25 Using Other Translations

For he is gone down this day, and hath slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance, and hath called all the king's sons, and the captains of the host, and Abiathar the priest; and, behold, they eat and drink before him, and say, God save king Adonijah.
For he has gone down this day and has sacrificed oxen, fattened cattle, and sheep in abundance, and has invited all the king's sons, the commanders of the army, and Abiathar the priest. And behold, they are eating and drinking before him, and saying, 'Long live King Adonijah!'
Today he has sacrificed many cattle, fattened calves, and sheep, and he has invited all the king’s sons to attend the celebration. He also invited the commanders of the army and Abiathar the priest. They are feasting and drinking with him and shouting, ‘Long live King Adonijah!’

What does 1 Kings 1:25 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 1:25

For he is gone down this day
From Jerusalem, which lay high, to the stone of Zoheleth, in Enrogel, which lay in the valley, ( 1 Kings 1:9 ) ;

and hath slain oxen, and fat cattle, and sheep in abundance;
not by way of sacrifice, but for a feast, on account of his coming to the kingdom:

and hath called all the king's sons;
invited them to the entertainment:

and the captains of the host;
or army; not only Joab, it seems, the general of it, but the captains of thousands and hundreds under him, being desirous of engaging the militia in his favour, and which was not an impolitic step:

and Abiathar the priest;
to consult with by Urim and Thummim, and to anoint him, and use his interest with the populace for him, who might be supposed a man of influence, being the high priest of the nation:

and, behold, they eat and drink before him;
they were now at it, at this time, they were not only invited, but they accepted the invitation, and came; which is afore than what was before related:

and say, God save King Adonijah;
they proclaimed and saluted him as king, and drank his health, and wished him all prosperity; and so the Targum,

``may King Adonijah prosper!''
California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information  California - CCPA Notice