1 H4428 Now king H1732 David H2204 was old H935 and stricken H3117 in years; H3680 and they covered H899 him with clothes, H3179 but he gat no heat.
2 H5650 Wherefore his servants H559 said H1245 unto him, Let there be sought H113 for my lord H4428 the king H5291 a young H1330 virgin: H5975 and let her stand H6440 before H4428 the king, H5532 and cherish H7901 him; and let her lie H2436 in thy bosom, H113 that my lord H4428 the king H2552 may get heat.
3 H1245 So they sought H3303 for a fair H5291 damsel H1366 throughout all the borders H3478 of Israel, H4672 and found H49 Abishag H7767 the Shunammite, H935 and brought H4428 her to the king.
4 H5291 And the damsel H3966 was very H3303 fair; H5532 and she cherished H4428 the king, H8334 and ministered H4428 to him; but the king H3045 knew her not.
5 H138 Then Adonijah H1121 the son H2294 of Haggith H4984 exalted H559 himself, saying, H4427 I will be king: H6213 and he prepared H7393 him chariots H6571 and horsemen, H2572 and fifty H376 men H7323 to run H6440 before him.
6 H1 And his father H6087 had not displeased H3117 him at any time H559 in saying, H6213 Why hast thou done so? H3966 and he was also a very H2896 goodly H3205 man; and he was born H310 after H53 Absalom.
7 H1697 And he conferred H3097 with Joab H1121 the son H6870 of Zeruiah, H54 and with Abiathar H3548 the priest: H310 and they following H138 Adonijah H5826 helped him.
8 H6659 But Zadok H3548 the priest, H1141 and Benaiah H1121 the son H3077 of Jehoiada, H5416 and Nathan H5030 the prophet, H8096 and Shimei, H7472 and Rei, H1368 and the mighty men H1732 that belonged to David, H138 were not with Adonijah.
9 H138 And Adonijah H2076 slew H6629 sheep H1241 and oxen H4806 and fatlings H68 by the stone H2120 of Zoheleth, H681 which is beside H5883 En-rogel; H7121 and he called H251 all his brethren, H4428 the king's H1121 sons, H582 and all the men H3063 of Judah, H4428 the king's H5650 servants:
10 H5416 but Nathan H5030 the prophet, H1141 and Benaiah, H1368 and the mighty men, H8010 and Solomon H251 his brother, H7121 he called not.
11 H5416 Then Nathan H559 spake H1339 unto Bath-sheba H517 the mother H8010 of Solomon, H559 saying, H8085 Hast thou not heard H138 that Adonijah H1121 the son H2294 of Haggith H4427 doth reign, H1732 and David H113 our lord H3045 knoweth it not?
12 H3212 Now therefore come, H3289 let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel, H4422 that thou mayest save H5315 thine own life, H5315 and the life H1121 of thy son H8010 Solomon.
13 H3212 Go H935 and get thee in H4428 unto king H1732 David, H559 and say H113 unto him, Didst not thou, my lord, H4428 O king, H7650 swear H519 unto thy handmaid, H559 saying, H3588 Assuredly H8010 Solomon H1121 thy son H4427 shall reign H310 after H3427 me, and he shall sit H3678 upon my throne? H138 why then doth Adonijah H4427 reign?
14 H1696 Behold, while thou yet talkest H4428 there with the king, H935 I also will come in H310 after H4390 thee, and confirm H1697 thy words.
15 H1339 And Bath-sheba H935 went in H4428 unto the king H2315 into the chamber: H4428 and the king H3966 was very H2204 old; H49 and Abishag H7767 the Shunammite H8334 was ministering H4428 unto the king.
16 H1339 And Bath-sheba H6915 bowed, H7812 and did obeisance H4428 unto the king. H4428 And the king H559 said, What wouldest thou?
17 H559 And she said H113 unto him, My lord, H7650 thou swarest H3068 by Jehovah H430 thy God H519 unto thy handmaid, H8010 saying, Assuredly Solomon H1121 thy son H4427 shall reign H310 after H3427 me, and he shall sit H3678 upon my throne.
18 H138 And now, behold, Adonijah H4427 reigneth; H113 and thou, my lord H4428 the king, H3045 knowest it not:
19 H2076 and he hath slain H7794 oxen H4806 and fatlings H6629 and sheep H7230 in abundance, H7121 and hath called H1121 all the sons H4428 of the king, H54 and Abiathar H3548 the priest, H3097 and Joab H8269 the captain H6635 of the host; H8010 but Solomon H5650 thy servant H7121 hath he not called.
20 H113 And thou, my lord H4428 the king, H5869 the eyes H3478 of all Israel H5046 are upon thee, that thou shouldest tell H3427 them who shall sit H3678 on the throne H113 of my lord H4428 the king H310 after him.
21 H113 Otherwise it will come to pass, when my lord H4428 the king H7901 shall sleep H1 with his fathers, H1121 that I and my son H8010 Solomon H2400 shall be counted offenders.
22 H1696 And, lo, while she yet talked H4428 with the king, H5416 Nathan H5030 the prophet H935 came in.
23 H5046 And they told H4428 the king, H559 saying, H5416 Behold, Nathan H5030 the prophet. H935 And when he was come in H6440 before H4428 the king, H7812 he bowed H4428 himself before the king H639 with his face H776 to the ground.
24 H5416 And Nathan H559 said, H113 My lord, H4428 O king, H559 hast thou said, H138 Adonijah H4427 shall reign H310 after H3427 me, and he shall sit H3678 upon my throne?
25 H3381 For he is gone down H3117 this day, H2076 and hath slain H7794 oxen H4806 and fatlings H6629 and sheep H7230 in abundance, H7121 and hath called H4428 all the king's H1121 sons, H8269 and the captains H6635 of the host, H54 and Abiathar H3548 the priest; H398 and, behold, they are eating H8354 and drinking H6440 before H559 him, and say, H2421 Long live H4428 king H138 Adonijah.
26 H5650 But me, even me thy servant, H6659 and Zadok H3548 the priest, H1141 and Benaiah H1121 the son H3077 of Jehoiada, H5650 and thy servant H8010 Solomon, H7121 hath he not called.
27 H1697 Is this thing H1961 done H113 by my lord H4428 the king, H3045 and thou hast not showed H5650 unto thy servants H3427 who should sit H3678 on the throne H113 of my lord H4428 the king H310 after him?
28 H4428 Then king H1732 David H6030 answered H559 and said, H7121 Call H1339 to me Bath-sheba. H935 And she came H4428 into the king's H6440 presence, H5975 and stood H6440 before H4428 the king.
29 H4428 And the king H7650 sware, H559 and said, H3068 As Jehovah H2416 liveth, H6299 who hath redeemed H5315 my soul H6869 out of all adversity,
30 H7650 verily as I sware H3068 unto thee by Jehovah, H430 the God H3478 of Israel, H559 saying, H8010 Assuredly Solomon H1121 thy son H4427 shall reign H310 after H3427 me, and he shall sit H3678 upon my throne H6213 in my stead; verily so will I do H3117 this day.
31 H1339 Then Bath-sheba H6915 bowed H639 with her face H776 to the earth, H7812 and did obeisance H4428 to the king, H559 and said, H113 Let my lord H4428 king H1732 David H2421 live H5769 for ever.
32 H4428 And king H1732 David H559 said, H7121 Call H6659 to me Zadok H3548 the priest, H5416 and Nathan H5030 the prophet, H1141 and Benaiah H1121 the son H3077 of Jehoiada. H935 And they came H6440 before H4428 the king.
33 H4428 And the king H559 said H3947 unto them, Take H5650 with you the servants H113 of your lord, H8010 and cause Solomon H1121 my son H7392 to ride H6506 upon mine own mule, H3381 and bring him down H1521 to Gihon:
34 H6659 and let Zadok H3548 the priest H5416 and Nathan H5030 the prophet H4886 anoint H4428 him there king H3478 over Israel; H8628 and blow H7782 ye the trumpet, H559 and say, H2421 Long live H4428 king H8010 Solomon.
35 H5927 Then ye shall come up H310 after H935 him, and he shall come H3427 and sit H3678 upon my throne; H4427 for he shall be king H6680 in my stead; and I have appointed H5057 him to be prince H3478 over Israel H3063 and over Judah.
36 H1141 And Benaiah H1121 the son H3077 of Jehoiada H6030 answered H4428 the king, H559 and said, H543 Amen: H3068 Jehovah, H430 the God H113 of my lord H4428 the king, H559 say so too.
37 H3068 As Jehovah H3068 hath been with my lord H4428 the king, H8010 even so be he with Solomon, H1431 and make H3678 his throne H1431 greater H3678 than the throne H113 of my lord H4428 king H1732 David.
38 H6659 So Zadok H3548 the priest, H5416 and Nathan H5030 the prophet, H1141 and Benaiah H1121 the son H3077 of Jehoiada, H3774 and the Cherethites H6432 and the Pelethites, H3381 went down, H8010 and caused Solomon H7392 to ride H4428 upon king H1732 David's H6506 mule, H3212 and brought H1521 him to Gihon.
39 H6659 And Zadok H3548 the priest H3947 took H7161 the horn H8081 of oil H168 out of the Tent, H4886 and anointed H8010 Solomon. H8628 And they blew H7782 the trumpet; H5971 and all the people H559 said, H2421 Long live H4428 king H8010 Solomon.
40 H5971 And all the people H5927 came up H310 after H5971 him, and the people H2490 piped H2485 with pipes, H8056 and rejoiced H1419 with great H8057 joy, H776 so that the earth H1234 rent H6963 with the sound of them.
41 H138 And Adonijah H7121 and all the guests H8085 that were with him heard H3615 it as they had made an end H398 of eating. H3097 And when Joab H8085 heard H6963 the sound H7782 of the trumpet, H559 he said, H6963 Wherefore is this noise H7151 of the city H1993 being in an uproar?
42 H1696 While he yet spake, H3129 behold, Jonathan H1121 the son H54 of Abiathar H3548 the priest H935 came: H138 and Adonijah H559 said, H935 Come H935 in; H376 for thou art a worthy man, H1319 and bringest H2896 good H1319 tidings.
43 H3129 And Jonathan H6030 answered H559 and said H138 to Adonijah, H61 Verily H113 our lord H4428 king H1732 David H8010 hath made Solomon H4427 king:
44 H4428 and the king H7971 hath sent H6659 with him Zadok H3548 the priest, H5416 and Nathan H5030 the prophet, H1141 and Benaiah H1121 the son H3077 of Jehoiada, H3774 and the Cherethites H6432 and the Pelethites; H7392 and they have caused him to ride H4428 upon the king's H6506 mule;
45 H6659 and Zadok H3548 the priest H5416 and Nathan H5030 the prophet H4886 have anointed H4428 him king H1521 in Gihon; H5927 and they are come up H8056 from thence rejoicing, H7151 so that the city H1949 rang again. H6963 This is the noise H8085 that ye have heard.
47 H4428 And moreover the king's H5650 servants H935 came H1288 to bless H113 our lord H4428 king H1732 David, H559 saying, H430 Thy God H8034 make the name H8010 of Solomon H3190 better H8034 than thy name, H1431 and make H3678 his throne H1431 greater H3678 than thy throne: H4428 and the king H7812 bowed H4904 himself upon the bed.
48 H559 And also thus said H4428 the king, H1288 Blessed H3068 be Jehovah, H430 the God H3478 of Israel, H5414 who hath given H3427 one to sit H3678 on my throne H3117 this day, H5869 mine eyes H7200 even seeing it.
49 H7121 And all the guests H138 of Adonijah H2729 were afraid, H6965 and rose up, H3212 and went H376 every man H1870 his way.
50 H138 And Adonijah H3372 feared H6440 because H8010 of Solomon; H6965 and he arose, H3212 and went, H2388 and caught hold H7161 on the horns H4196 of the altar.
51 H5046 And it was told H8010 Solomon, H559 saying, H138 Behold, Adonijah H3372 feareth H4428 king H8010 Solomon; H270 for, lo, he hath laid hold H7161 on the horns H4196 of the altar, H559 saying, H4428 Let king H8010 Solomon H7650 swear H3117 unto me first H4191 that he will not slay H5650 his servant H2719 with the sword.
52 H8010 And Solomon H559 said, H2428 If he shall show himself a worthy H1121 man, H8185 there shall not a hair H5307 of him fall H776 to the earth; H7451 but if wickedness H4672 be found H4191 in him, he shall die.