And Adonijah the son of Haggith came to Bathsheba, the mother
Into her apartment; Abarbinel thinks it was a few days after the death of David:
and she said, comest thou peaceably?
in a friendly manner, with no ill design, only to pay a friendly visit; for she might fear he came to avenge himself on her, and destroy her, because she had been the instrument of disappointing him of the kingdom, and of getting her son Solomon set upon the throne, and established in it; and therefore could not tell what envy, rage, and disappointment, might prompt him to:
and he said, peaceably;
he meant no harm unto her.