1 Kings 2:21

21 And she said: Let Abisag, the Sunamitess, be given to Adonias, thy brother, to wife.

1 Kings 2:21 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 2:21

And she said, let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah
thy brother to wife.
] For so Adonijah was by his father's side; and Bathsheba makes use of the relation, the more to move upon him to grant the request.

1 Kings 2:21 In-Context

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.
22 And king Solomon answered, and said to his mother: Why dost thou ask Abisag, the Sunamitess, for Adonias? ask for him also the kingdom; for he is my elder brother, and hath Abiathar, the priest, and Joab, the son of Sarvia.
23 Then king Solomon swore by the Lord, saying: So and so may God do to me, and add more, if Adonias hath not spoken this word against his own life.