Then Adoni'jah the son of Haggith came to Bathshe'ba the mother of Solomon. And she said, "Do you come peaceably?" He said, "Peaceably."
Then he said, "I have something to say to you." She said, "Say on."
He said, "You know that the kingdom was mine, and that all Israel fully expected me to reign; however the kingdom has turned about and become my brother's, for it was his from the LORD.
And now I have one request to make of you; do not refuse me." She said to him, "Say on."
And he said, "Pray ask King Solomon--he will not refuse you--to give me Ab'ishag the Shu'nammite as my wife."
Bathshe'ba said, "Very well; I will speak for you to the king."