1 Kings 2:19

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.

Read 1 Kings 2:19 Using Other Translations

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.
So Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him on behalf of Adonijah. And the king rose to meet her and bowed down to her. Then he sat on his throne and had a seat brought for the king's mother, and she sat on his right.
So Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak on Adonijah’s behalf. The king rose from his throne to meet her, and he bowed down before her. When he sat down on his throne again, the king ordered that a throne be brought for his mother, and she sat at his right hand.

What does 1 Kings 2:19 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 2:19

Bathsheba therefore went unto King Solomon, to speak unto him
for Adonijah
She went from her own house to the palace; for she might not live at court; or however had an apartment to herself, from whence she went to the king with her suit in favour of Adonijah:

and the king rose up to meet her, and bowed himself unto her;
upon her entrance into the presence chamber, in honour to her as a parent, he rose up from his throne, and made his obeisance to her, as a dutiful son:

and sat down on his throne, and caused a seat to be set for the king's
mother;
a magnificent seat or throne, as the word is, was ordered to be set for her:

and she sat on his right hand;
where he placed her in honour to her as his mother; so Nero F1 placed Tiridates king of Armenia at his right hand, to do him honour.


FOOTNOTES:

F1 Suetonius in Vit. Neron. c. 13.
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