1 Kings 2

  1 H3117 Now the days H1732 of David H7126 drew nigh H4191 that he should die; H6680 and he charged H8010 Solomon H1121 his son, H559 saying,
  2 H1980 I am going H1870 the way H776 of all the earth: H2388 be thou strong H376 therefore, and show thyself a man;
  3 H8104 and keep H4931 the charge H3068 of Jehovah H430 thy God, H3212 to walk H1870 in his ways, H8104 to keep H2708 his statutes, H4687 and his commandments, H4941 and his ordinances, H5715 and his testimonies, H3789 according to that which is written H8451 in the law H4872 of Moses, H7919 that thou mayest prosper H6213 in all that thou doest, H6437 and whithersoever thou turnest thyself.
  4 H3068 That Jehovah H6965 may establish H1697 his word H1696 which he spake H559 concerning me, saying, H1121 If thy children H8104 take heed H1870 to their way, H3212 to walk H6440 before H571 me in truth H3824 with all their heart H5315 and with all their soul, H3772 there shall not fail H559 thee (said H376 he) a man H3678 on the throne H3478 of Israel.
  5 H3045 Moreover thou knowest H3097 also what Joab H1121 the son H6870 of Zeruiah H6213 did H6213 unto me, even what he did H8147 to the two H8269 captains H6635 of the hosts H3478 of Israel, H74 unto Abner H1121 the son H5369 of Ner, H6021 and unto Amasa H1121 the son H3500 of Jether, H2026 whom he slew, H7760 and shed H1818 the blood H4421 of war H7965 in peace, H5414 and put H1818 the blood H4421 of war H2290 upon his girdle H4975 that was about his loins, H5275 and in his shoes H7272 that were on his feet.
  6 H6213 Do H2451 therefore according to thy wisdom, H7872 and let not his hoar head H3381 go down H7585 to Sheol H7965 in peace.
  7 H6213 But show H2617 kindness H1121 unto the sons H1271 of Barzillai H1569 the Gileadite, H398 and let them be of those that eat H7979 at thy table; H7126 for so they came H1272 to me when I fled H6440 from H53 Absalom H251 thy brother.
  8 H8096 And, behold, there is with thee Shimei H1121 the son H1617 of Gera, H1145 the Benjamite, H980 of Bahurim, H7043 who cursed H4834 me with a grievous H7045 curse H3117 in the day H3212 when I went H4266 to Mahanaim; H3381 but he came down H7125 to meet H3383 me at the Jordan, H7650 and I sware H3068 to him by Jehovah, H559 saying, H4191 I will not put thee to death H2719 with the sword.
  9 H5352 Now therefore hold him not guiltless, H2450 for thou art a wise H376 man; H3045 and thou wilt know H6213 what thou oughtest to do H7872 unto him, and thou shalt bring his hoar head H3381 down H7585 to Sheol H1818 with blood.
  10 H1732 And David H7901 slept H1 with his fathers, H6912 and was buried H5892 in the city H1732 of David.
  11 H3117 And the days H1732 that David H4427 reigned H3478 over Israel H705 were forty H8141 years; H7651 seven H8141 years H4427 reigned H2275 he in Hebron, H7970 and thirty H7969 and three H8141 years H4427 reigned H3389 he in Jerusalem.
  12 H8010 And Solomon H3427 sat H3678 upon the throne H1732 of David H1 his father; H4438 and his kingdom H3559 was established H3966 greatly.
  13 H138 Then Adonijah H1121 the son H2294 of Haggith H935 came H1339 to Bath-sheba H517 the mother H8010 of Solomon. H559 And she said, H935 Comest H7965 thou peaceably? H559 And he said, H7965 Peaceably.
  14 H559 He said H1697 moreover, I have somewhat to say H559 unto thee. And she said, H1696 Say on.
  15 H559 And he said, H3045 Thou knowest H4410 that the kingdom H3478 was mine, and that all Israel H7760 set H6440 their faces H4427 on me, that I should reign: H4410 howbeit the kingdom H5437 is turned about, H251 and is become my brother's; H3068 for it was his from Jehovah.
  16 H7592 And now I ask H259 one H7596 petition H7725 of thee; deny H6440 me H559 not. And she said H1696 unto him, Say on.
  17 H559 And he said, H559 Speak, H8010 I pray thee, unto Solomon H4428 the king H7725 (for he will not say H6440 thee H7725 nay), H5414 that he give H49 me Abishag H7767 the Shunammite H802 to wife.
  18 H1339 And Bath-sheba H559 said, H2896 Well; H1696 I will speak H4428 for thee unto the king.
  19 H1339 Bath-sheba H935 therefore went H4428 unto king H8010 Solomon, H1696 to speak H138 unto him for Adonijah. H4428 And the king H6965 rose up H7125 to meet H7812 her, and bowed H3427 himself unto her, and sat down H3678 on his throne, H3678 and caused a throne H7760 to be set H4428 for the king's H517 mother; H3427 and she sat H3225 on his right hand.
  20 H7592 Then she said, I ask H259 one H6996 small H7596 petition H7725 of thee; deny H6440 me H7725 not. H4428 And the king H7725 said H7725 unto her, Ask H7592 on, H517 my mother; H7725 for I will H7725 not deny H6440 thee.
  21 H559 And she said, H49 Let Abishag H7767 the Shunammite H5414 be given H138 to Adonijah H251 thy brother H802 to wife.
  22 H4428 And king H8010 Solomon H6030 answered H559 and said H517 unto his mother, H7592 And why dost thou ask H49 Abishag H7767 the Shunammite H138 for Adonijah? H7592 ask H4410 for him the kingdom H1419 also; for he is mine elder H251 brother; H54 even for him, and for Abiathar H3548 the priest, H3097 and for Joab H1121 the son H6870 of Zeruiah.
  23 H4428 Then king H8010 Solomon H7650 sware H3068 by Jehovah, H559 saying, H430 God H6213 do H3254 so to me, and more also, H138 if Adonijah H1696 hath not spoken H1697 this word H5315 against his own life.
  24 H3068 Now therefore as Jehovah H2416 liveth, H3559 who hath established H3427 me, and set H3678 me on the throne H1732 of David H1 my father, H6213 and who hath made H1004 me a house, H1696 as he promised, H138 surely Adonijah H4191 shall be put to death H3117 this day.
  25 H4428 And king H8010 Solomon H7971 sent H3027 by H1141 Benaiah H1121 the son H3077 of Jehoiada; H6293 and he fell H4191 upon him, so that he died.
  26 H54 And unto Abiathar H3548 the priest H559 said H4428 the king, H3212 Get H6068 thee to Anathoth, H7704 unto thine own fields; H376 for thou art worthy H4194 of death: H3117 but I will not at this time H4191 put thee to death, H5375 because thou barest H727 the ark H136 of the Lord H3069 Jehovah H6440 before H1732 David H1 my father, H6031 and because thou wast afflicted H1 in all wherein my father H6031 was afflicted.
  27 H8010 So Solomon H1644 thrust out H54 Abiathar H3548 from being priest H3068 unto Jehovah, H4390 that he might fulfil H1697 the word H3068 of Jehovah, H1696 which he spake H1004 concerning the house H5941 of Eli H7887 in Shiloh.
  28 H8052 And the tidings H935 came H3097 to Joab; H3097 for Joab H5186 had turned H310 after H138 Adonijah, H5186 though he turned H310 not after H53 Absalom. H3097 And Joab H5127 fled H168 unto the Tent H3068 of Jehovah, H2388 and caught hold H7161 on the horns H4196 of the altar.
  29 H5046 And it was told H4428 king H8010 Solomon, H3097 Joab H5127 is fled H168 unto the Tent H3068 of Jehovah, H681 and, behold, he is by H4196 the altar. H8010 Then Solomon H7971 sent H1141 Benaiah H1121 the son H3077 of Jehoiada, H559 saying, H3212 Go, H6293 fall upon him.
  30 H1141 And Benaiah H935 came H168 to the Tent H3068 of Jehovah, H559 and said H559 unto him, Thus saith H4428 the king, H3318 Come forth. H559 And he said, H4191 Nay; but I will die H1141 here. And Benaiah H7725 brought H4428 the king H1697 word H7725 again, H559 saying, H1696 Thus said H3097 Joab, H1696 and thus he answered me.
  31 H4428 And the king H559 said H6213 unto him, Do H1696 as he hath said, H6293 and fall H6912 upon him, and bury H5493 him; that thou mayest take away H1818 the blood, H3097 which Joab H8210 shed H2600 without cause, H1 from me and from my father's H1004 house.
  32 H3068 And Jehovah H7725 will return H1818 his blood H7218 upon his own head, H6293 because he fell H8147 upon two H582 men H6662 more righteous H2896 and better H2026 than he, and slew H2719 them with the sword, H1 and my father H1732 David H3045 knew H74 it not, to wit, Abner H1121 the son H5369 of Ner, H8269 captain H6635 of the host H3478 of Israel, H6021 and Amasa H1121 the son H3500 of Jether, H8269 captain H6635 of the host H3063 of Judah.
  33 H1818 So shall their blood H7725 return H7218 upon the head H3097 of Joab, H7218 and upon the head H2233 of his seed H5769 for ever: H1732 but unto David, H2233 and unto his seed, H1004 and unto his house, H3678 and unto his throne, H7965 shall there be peace H5704 for H5769 ever H3068 from Jehovah.
  34 H1141 Then Benaiah H1121 the son H3077 of Jehoiada H5927 went up, H6293 and fell H4191 upon him, and slew H6912 him; and he was buried H1004 in his own house H4057 in the wilderness.
  35 H4428 And the king H5414 put H1141 Benaiah H1121 the son H3077 of Jehoiada H6635 in his room over the host; H6659 and Zadok H3548 the priest H4428 did the king H5414 put H54 in the room of Abiathar.
  36 H4428 And the king H7971 sent H7121 and called H8096 for Shimei, H559 and said H1129 unto him, Build H1004 thee a house H3389 in Jerusalem, H3427 and dwell H3318 there, and go not forth H575 thence any whither.
  37 H3117 For on the day H3318 thou goest out, H5674 and passest over H5158 the brook H6939 Kidron, H3045 know H3045 thou for certain H4191 that thou shalt surely H4191 die: H1818 thy blood H7218 shall be upon thine own head.
  38 H8096 And Shimei H559 said H4428 unto the king, H1697 The saying H2896 is good: H113 as my lord H4428 the king H1696 hath said, H5650 so will thy servant H6213 do. H8096 And Shimei H3427 dwelt H3389 in Jerusalem H7227 many H3117 days.
  39 H7093 And it came to pass at the end H7969 of three H8141 years, H8147 that two H5650 of the servants H8096 of Shimei H1272 ran away H397 unto Achish, H1121 son H4601 of Maacah, H4428 king H1661 of Gath. H5046 And they told H8096 Shimei, H559 saying, H5650 Behold, thy servants H1661 are in Gath.
  40 H8096 And Shimei H6965 arose, H2280 and saddled H2543 his ass, H3212 and went H1661 to Gath H397 to Achish, H1245 to seek H5650 his servants; H8096 and Shimei H3212 went, H935 and brought H5650 his servants H1661 from Gath.
  41 H5046 And it was told H8010 Solomon H8096 that Shimei H1980 had gone H3389 from Jerusalem H1661 to Gath, H7725 and was come again.
  42 H4428 And the king H7971 sent H7121 and called H8096 for Shimei, H559 and said H7650 unto him, Did I not adjure H3068 thee by Jehovah, H5749 and protest H559 unto thee, saying, H3045 Know H3045 for certain, H3117 that on the day H3318 thou goest out, H1980 and walkest H575 abroad any whither, H4191 thou shalt surely H4191 die? H559 and thou saidst H1697 unto me, The saying H8085 that I have heard H2896 is good.
  43 H8104 Why then hast thou not kept H7621 the oath H3068 of Jehovah, H4687 and the commandment H6680 that I have charged thee with?
  44 H4428 The king H559 said H8096 moreover to Shimei, H3045 Thou knowest H7451 all the wickedness H3824 which thy heart H3045 is privy to, H6213 that thou didst H1732 to David H1 my father: H3068 therefore Jehovah H7725 shall return H7451 thy wickedness H7218 upon thine own head.
  45 H4428 But king H8010 Solomon H1288 shall be blessed, H3678 and the throne H1732 of David H3559 shall be established H6440 before H3068 Jehovah H5704 for H5769 ever.
  46 H4428 So the king H6680 commanded H1141 Benaiah H1121 the son H3077 of Jehoiada; H3318 and he went out, H6293 and fell H4191 upon him, so that he died. H4467 And the kingdom H3559 was established H3027 in the hand H8010 of Solomon.