1 Kings 2:19

19 Then Bethsabee came to king Solomon, to speak to him for Adonias: and the king arose to meet her, and bowed to her, and sat down upon his throne: and a throne was set for the king’s mother, and she sat on his right hand.

1 Kings 2:19 Meaning and Commentary

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.

1 Kings 2:19 In-Context

17 And he said I pray thee speak to king Solomon (for he cannot deny thee any thing) to give me Abisag, the Sunamitess, to wife.
18 And Bethsabee said: Well, I will speak for thee to the king.
19 Then Bethsabee came to king Solomon, to speak to him for Adonias: and the king arose to meet her, and bowed to her, and sat down upon his throne: and a throne was set for the king’s mother, and she sat on his right hand.
20 And she said to him: I desire one small petition of thee; do not put me to confusion. And the king said to her: My mother ask, for I must not turn away thy face.
21 And she said: Let Abisag, the Sunamitess, be given to Adonias, thy brother, to wife.