CLV(i) 1 And king David [is] old, entering into days, and they cover him with garments, and he has no heat, 2 and his servants say to him, `Let them seek for my lord the king a young woman, a virgin, and she has stood before the king, and is to him a companion, and has lain in your bosom, and my lord the king has heat.. 3 And they seek a fair young woman in all the border of Israel, and find Abishag the Shunammite, and bring her in to the king, 4 and the young woman [is] very very fair, and she is to the king a companion, and serves him, and the king has not known her. 5 And Adonijah son of Haggith is lifting himself up, saying, `I do reign;' and he prepares for himself a chariot and horsemen, and fifty men running before him, 6 and his father has not grieved him [all] his days, saying, `Wherefore thus have you done?' and he also [is] of a very good form, and [his mother] bare him after Absalom. 7 And his words are with Joab son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest, and they help after Adonijah;" 8 and Zadok the priest, and Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and Nathan the prophet, and Shimei, and Rei, and the mighty ones whom David has, have not been with Adonijah. 9 And Adonijah sacrifices sheep and oxen and fatlings near the stone of Zoheleth, that [is] by En-Rogel, and calls all his brethren, sons of the king, and for all the men of Judah, servants of the king;" 10 and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah, and the mighty ones, and Solomon his brother, he has not called. 11 And Nathan speaks unto Bath-Sheba, mother of Solomon, saying, `Have you not heard that Adonijah son of Haggith has reigned, and our lord David has not known? 12 and now, come, let me counsel you, I pray you, and deliver your life, and the life of your son Solomon;" 13 go and enter in unto king David, and you have said unto him, Have you not, my lord, O king, sworn to your handmaid, saying, Surely Solomon your son does reign after me, and he does sit on my throne? and wherefore has Adonijah reigned? 14 Lo, you are yet speaking there with the king, and I come in after you, and have completed your words.. 15 And Bath-Sheba comes in unto the king, to the inner chamber, and the king [is] very aged, and Abishag the Shunammite is serving the king. 16 and Bath-Sheba bows and does obeisance to the king, and the king said, `What--to you?. 17 And she said to him, `My lord, you have sworn by Yahweh your Elohim to your handmaid:Surely Solomon your son does reign after me, and he does sit on my throne;" 18 and now, lo, Adonijah has reigned, and now, my lord, O king, you have not known;" 19 and he sacrifices ox, and fatling, and sheep in abundance, and calls for all the sons of the king, and for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab head of the host--and for Solomon your servant he has not called. 20 And you, my lord, O king, the eyes of all Israel [are] on you, to declare to them who does sit on the throne of my lord the king after him;" 21 and it has been, when my lord the king lies with his fathers, that I have been, I and my son Solomon--[reckoned] sinners.. 22 And lo, she is yet speaking with the king, and Nathan the prophet has come in;" 23 and they declare to the king, saying, `Lo, Nathan the prophet;' and he comes in before the king, and bows himself to the king, on his face to the earth. 24 And Nathan said, `My lord, O king, you have said, Adonijah does reign after me, and he does sit on my throne;" 25 for he has gone down to-day, and does sacrifice ox, and fatling, and sheep, in abundance, and calls for all the sons of the king, and for the heads of the host, and for Abiathar the priest, and lo, they are eating and drinking before him, and they say, Let king Adonijah live!" 26 `And for me--me, your servant, and for Zadok the priest, and for Benaiah, son of Jehoiada, and for Solomon your servant, he has not called;" 27 if from my lord the king this thing has been, then you have not caused your servant to know who does sit on the throne of my lord the king after him.. 28 And king David answers and said, `Call for me for Bath-Sheba;' and she comes in before the king, and stands before the king. 29 And the king swears and said, `Yahweh lives, who has redeemed my soul out of all adversity;" 30 surely as I sware to you by Yahweh, Elohim of Israel, saying, Surely Solomon your son does reign after me, and he does sit on my throne in my stead; surely so I do this day.. 31 And Bath-Sheba bows--face to the earth--and does obeisance to the king, and said, `Let my lord, king David, live to the eon.. 32 And king David said, `Call for me for Zadok the priest, and for Nathan the prophet, and for Benaiah son of Jehoiada;' and they come in before the king. 33 And the king said to them, `Take with you the servants of your lord, and you have caused Solomon my son to ride on mine own mule, and caused him to go down unto Gihon, 34 and anointed him there has Zadok the priest--and Nathan the prophet--for king over Israel, and you have blown with a trumpet, and said, Let king Solomon live;" 35 and you have come up after him, and he has come in and has sat on my throne, and he does reign in my stead, and him I have appointed to be leader over Israel, and over Judah.. 36 And Benaiah son of Jehoiada answers the king, and said, `Amen! so does Yahweh, Elohim of my lord the king, say;" 37 as Yahweh has been with my lord the king, so is He with Solomon, and does make his throne greater than the throne of my lord king David.. 38 And Zadok the priest goes down, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethite, and the Pelethite, and they cause Solomon to ride on the mule of king David, and cause him to go unto Gihon, 39 and Zadok the priest takes the horn of oil out of the tent, and anoints Solomon, and they blow with a trumpet, and all the people say, `Let king Solomon live.. 40 And all the people come up after him, and the people are piping with pipes, and rejoicing--great joy, and the earth rends with their voice. 41 And Adonijah hears, and all those called, who [are] with him, and they have finished to eat, and Joab hears the noise of the trumpet, and said, `Wherefore [is] the noise of the city roaring?. 42 He is yet speaking, and lo, Jonathan son of Abiathar the priest has come in, and Adonijah said, `Come in, for a man of valor you [are], and you bear good tidings.. 43 And Jonathan answers and said to Adonijah, `Verily our lord king David has caused Solomon to reign, 44 and the king sends with him Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethite, and the Pelethite, and they cause him to ride on the king's mule, 45 and they anoint him--Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet--for king in Gihon, and are come up thence rejoicing, and the city is moved; it [is] the noise that you have heard. 46 `And also Solomon has sat on the throne of the kingdom, 47 and also the servants of the king have come into bless our lord king David, saying, Your Elohim does make the name of Solomon better than your name, and his throne greater than your throne; and the king bows himself on the bed, 48 and also thus has the king said, Blessed [is] Yahweh, Elohim of Israel, who has given to-day [one] sitting on my throne, and mine eyes seeing.. 49 And they tremble, and rise--all those called who [are] for Adonijah--and go, each on his way;" 50 and Adonijah fears because of Solomon, and rises, and goes, and lays hold on the horns of the altar. 51 And it is declared to Solomon, saying, `Lo, Adonijah fears king Solomon, and lo, he has laid hold on the horns of the altar, saying, Let king Solomon swear to me as to-day--he does not put to death his servant by the sword.. 52 And Solomon said, `If he becomes a virtuous man--there does not fall of his hair to the earth, and if evil is found in him--then he has died.. 53 And king Solomon sends, and they bring him down from off the altar, and he comes in and bows himself to king Solomon, and Solomon said to him, `Go to your house..