1 Kings 1:1-8

1 King David had grown old, and although he was covered with blankets, he couldn't get warm.
2 His officials told him, "Your Majesty, let us search for a young woman who has never been married. She can stay with you and be your servant. She can lie in your arms and keep you warm."
3 So they searched throughout Israel for a beautiful, young woman. They found Abishag from Shunem and brought her to the king.
4 The woman was very beautiful. She became the king's servant and took care of him, but the king did not make love to her.
5 Adonijah, son of Haggith, was very handsome. His mother gave birth to him after Maacah had Absalom. Adonijah was boasting that he was king. So he got a chariot and horses and 50 men to run ahead of him.
6 His father had never confronted him by asking why he was doing this.
7 But Adonijah had discussed his actions with Joab (son of Zeruiah) and with the priest Abiathar, so they supported him.
8 But the priest Zadok, Benaiah (son of Jehoiada), the prophet Nathan, Shimei, Rei, and David's [thirty] fighting men did not join Adonijah.
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