Parallel Bible results for 1 Kings 2:1-21

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1 Kings 2:1-21

NLT 1 As the time of King David’s death approached, he gave this charge to his son Solomon: NIV 1 When the time drew near for David to die, he gave a charge to Solomon his son. NLT 2 “I am going where everyone on earth must someday go. Take courage and be a man. NIV 2 “I am about to go the way of all the earth,” he said. “So be strong, act like a man, NLT 3 Observe the requirements of the LORD your God, and follow all his ways. Keep the decrees, commands, regulations, and laws written in the Law of Moses so that you will be successful in all you do and wherever you go. NIV 3 and observe what the LORD your God requires: Walk in obedience to him, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and regulations, as written in the Law of Moses. Do this so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go NLT 4 If you do this, then the LORD will keep the promise he made to me. He told me, ‘If your descendants live as they should and follow me faithfully with all their heart and soul, one of them will always sit on the throne of Israel.’ NIV 4 and that the LORD may keep his promise to me: ‘If your descendants watch how they live, and if they walk faithfully before me with all their heart and soul, you will never fail to have a successor on the throne of Israel.’ NLT 5 “And there is something else. You know what Joab son of Zeruiah did to me when he murdered my two army commanders, Abner son of Ner and Amasa son of Jether. He pretended that it was an act of war, but it was done in a time of peace, staining his belt and sandals with innocent blood. NIV 5 “Now you yourself know what Joab son of Zeruiah did to me—what he did to the two commanders of Israel’s armies, Abner son of Ner and Amasa son of Jether. He killed them, shedding their blood in peacetime as if in battle, and with that blood he stained the belt around his waist and the sandals on his feet. NLT 6 Do with him what you think best, but don’t let him grow old and go to his grave in peace. NIV 6 Deal with him according to your wisdom, but do not let his gray head go down to the grave in peace. NLT 7 “Be kind to the sons of Barzillai of Gilead. Make them permanent guests at your table, for they took care of me when I fled from your brother Absalom. NIV 7 “But show kindness to the sons of Barzillai of Gilead and let them be among those who eat at your table. They stood by me when I fled from your brother Absalom. NLT 8 “And remember Shimei son of Gera, the man from Bahurim in Benjamin. He cursed me with a terrible curse as I was fleeing to Mahanaim. When he came down to meet me at the Jordan River, I swore by the LORD that I would not kill him. NIV 8 “And remember, you have with you Shimei son of Gera, the Benjamite from Bahurim, who called down bitter curses on me the day I went to Mahanaim. When he came down to meet me at the Jordan, I swore to him by the LORD: ‘I will not put you to death by the sword.’ NLT 9 But that oath does not make him innocent. You are a wise man, and you will know how to arrange a bloody death for him. ” NIV 9 But now, do not consider him innocent. You are a man of wisdom; you will know what to do to him. Bring his gray head down to the grave in blood.” NLT 10 Then David died and was buried with his ancestors in the City of David. NIV 10 Then David rested with his ancestors and was buried in the City of David. NLT 11 David had reigned over Israel for forty years, seven of them in Hebron and thirty-three in Jerusalem. NIV 11 He had reigned forty years over Israel—seven years in Hebron and thirty-three in Jerusalem. NLT 12 Solomon became king and sat on the throne of David his father, and his kingdom was firmly established. NIV 12 So Solomon sat on the throne of his father David, and his rule was firmly established. NLT 13 One day Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith, came to see Bathsheba, Solomon’s mother. “Have you come with peaceful intentions?” she asked him. “Yes,” he said, “I come in peace. NIV 13 Now Adonijah, the son of Haggith, went to Bathsheba, Solomon’s mother. Bathsheba asked him, “Do you come peacefully?” He answered, “Yes, peacefully.” NLT 14 In fact, I have a favor to ask of you.” “What is it?” she asked. NIV 14 Then he added, “I have something to say to you.” “You may say it,” she replied. NLT 15 He replied, “As you know, the kingdom was rightfully mine; all Israel wanted me to be the next king. But the tables were turned, and the kingdom went to my brother instead; for that is the way the LORD wanted it. NIV 15 “As you know,” he said, “the kingdom was mine. All Israel looked to me as their king. But things changed, and the kingdom has gone to my brother; for it has come to him from the LORD. NLT 16 So now I have just one favor to ask of you. Please don’t turn me down.” “What is it?” she asked. NIV 16 Now I have one request to make of you. Do not refuse me.” “You may make it,” she said. NLT 17 He replied, “Speak to King Solomon on my behalf, for I know he will do anything you request. Ask him to let me marry Abishag, the girl from Shunem.” NIV 17 So he continued, “Please ask King Solomon—he will not refuse you—to give me Abishag the Shunammite as my wife.” NLT 18 “All right,” Bathsheba replied. “I will speak to the king for you.” NIV 18 “Very well,” Bathsheba replied, “I will speak to the king for you.” NLT 19 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. NIV 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. NLT 20 “I have one small request to make of you,” she said. “I hope you won’t turn me down.” “What is it, my mother?” he asked. “You know I won’t refuse you.” NIV 20 “I have one small request to make of you,” she said. “Do not refuse me.” The king replied, “Make it, my mother; I will not refuse you.” NLT 21 “Then let your brother Adonijah marry Abishag, the girl from Shunem,” she replied. NIV 21 So she said, “Let Abishag the Shunammite be given in marriage to your brother Adonijah.”

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