1 H3117 Now the days H1732 of David H7126 drew nigh [H8799] H4191 that he should die [H8800] H6680 ; and he charged [H8762] H8010 Solomon H1121 his son H559 , saying [H8800] ,
2 H1980 I go [H8802] H1870 the way H776 of all the earth H2388 : be thou strong [H8804] H376 therefore, and shew thyself a man;
3 H8104 And keep [H8804] H4931 the charge H3068 of the LORD H430 thy God H3212 , to walk [H8800] H1870 in his ways H8104 , to keep [H8800] H2708 his statutes H4687 , and his commandments H4941 , and his judgments H5715 , and his testimonies H3789 , as it is written [H8803] H8451 in the law H4872 of Moses H7919 , that thou mayest prosper [H8686] H6213 in all that thou doest [H8799] H6437 , and whithersoever thou turnest [H8799] thyself:
4 H3068 That the LORD H6965 may continue [H8686] H1697 his word H1696 which he spake [H8765] H559 concerning me, saying [H8800] H1121 , If thy children H8104 take heed [H8799] H1870 to their way H3212 , to walk [H8800] H6440 before H571 me in truth H3824 with all their heart H5315 and with all their soul H3772 , there shall not fail [H8735] H559 thee (said [H8800] H376 he) a man H3678 on the throne H3478 of Israel.
5 H3045 Moreover thou knowest [H8804] H3097 also what Joab H1121 the son H6870 of Zeruiah H6213 did [H8804] H6213 to me, and what he did [H8804] 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 [H8799] H7760 , and shed [H8799] H1818 the blood H4421 of war H7965 in peace H5414 , and put [H8799] 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 [H8804] H2451 therefore according to thy wisdom H7872 , and let not his hoar head H3381 go down [H8686] H7585 to the grave H7965 in peace.
7 H6213 But shew [H8799] H2617 kindness H1121 unto the sons H1271 of Barzillai H1569 the Gileadite H398 , and let them be of those that eat [H8802] H7979 at thy table H7126 : for so they came [H8804] H1272 to me when I fled [H8800] H6440 because H53 of Absalom H251 thy brother.
8 H8096 And, behold, thou hast with thee Shimei H1121 the son H1617 of Gera H1145 , a Benjamite H980 of Bahurim H7043 , which cursed [H8765] H4834 me with a grievous [H8737] H7045 curse H3117 in the day H3212 when I went [H8800] H4266 to Mahanaim H3381 : but he came down [H8804] H7125 to meet [H8800] H3383 me at Jordan H7650 , and I sware [H8735] H3068 to him by the LORD H559 , saying [H8800] H4191 , I will not put thee to death [H8686] H2719 with the sword.
9 H5352 Now therefore hold him not guiltless [H8762] H2450 : for thou art a wise H376 man H3045 , and knowest [H8804] H6213 what thou oughtest to do [H8799] H7872 unto him; but his hoar head H3381 bring thou down [H8689] H7585 to the grave H1818 with blood.
10 H1732 So David H7901 slept [H8799] H1 with his fathers H6912 , and was buried [H8735] H5892 in the city H1732 of David.
11 H3117 And the days H1732 that David H4427 reigned [H8804] H3478 over Israel H705 were forty H8141 years H7651 : seven H8141 years H4427 reigned [H8804] H2275 he in Hebron H7970 , and thirty H7969 and three H8141 years H4427 reigned [H8804] H3389 he in Jerusalem.
12 H3427 Then sat [H8804] H8010 Solomon H3678 upon the throne H1732 of David H1 his father H4438 ; and his kingdom H3559 was established [H8735] H3966 greatly.
13 H138 And Adonijah H1121 the son H2294 of Haggith H935 came [H8799] H1339 to Bathsheba H517 the mother H8010 of Solomon H559 . And she said [H8799] H935 , Comest [H8800] H7965 thou peaceably H559 ? And he said [H8799] H7965 , Peaceably.
14 H559 He said [H8799] H1697 moreover, I have somewhat to say H559 unto thee. And she said [H8799] H1696 , Say on [H8761] .
15 H559 And he said [H8799] H3045 , Thou knowest [H8804] H4410 that the kingdom H3478 was mine, and that all Israel H7760 set [H8804] H6440 their faces H4427 on me, that I should reign [H8800] H4410 : howbeit the kingdom H5437 is turned about [H8735] H251 , and is become my brother's H3068 : for it was his from the LORD.
16 H7592 And now I ask [H8802] H259 one H7596 petition H7725 of thee, deny [H8686] H6440 me H559 not. And she said [H8799] H1696 unto him, Say on [H8761] .
17 H559 And he said [H8799] H559 , Speak [H8798] H8010 , I pray thee, unto Solomon H4428 the king H7725 , (for he will not say H6440 thee H7725 nay [H8686] H5414 ,) that he give [H8799] H49 me Abishag H7767 the Shunammite H802 to wife.
18 H1339 And Bathsheba H559 said [H8799] H2896 , Well H1696 ; I will speak [H8762] H4428 for thee unto the king.
19 H1339 Bathsheba H935 therefore went [H8799] H4428 unto king H8010 Solomon H1696 , to speak [H8763] H138 unto him for Adonijah H4428 . And the king H6965 rose up [H8799] H7125 to meet [H8800] H7812 her, and bowed [H8691] H3427 himself unto her, and sat down [H8799] H3678 on his throne H3678 , and caused a seat H7760 to be set [H8799] H4428 for the king's H517 mother H3427 ; and she sat [H8799] H3225 on his right hand.
20 H559 Then she said [H8799] H7592 , I desire [H8802] H259 one H6996 small H7596 petition H7725 of thee; I pray thee, say H6440 me H7725 not nay [H8686] H4428 . And the king H559 said [H8799] H7592 unto her, Ask on [H8798] H517 , my mother H7725 : for I will not say H6440 thee H7725 nay [H8686] .
21 H559 And she said [H8799] H49 , Let Abishag H7767 the Shunammite H5414 be given [H8714] H138 to Adonijah H251 thy brother H802 to wife.
22 H4428 And king H8010 Solomon H6030 answered [H8799] H559 and said [H8799] H517 unto his mother H7592 , And why dost thou ask [H8802] H49 Abishag H7767 the Shunammite H138 for Adonijah H7592 ? ask [H8798] 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 [H8735] H3068 by the LORD H559 , saying [H8800] H430 , God H6213 do [H8799] H3254 so to me, and more also [H8686] H138 , if Adonijah H1696 have not spoken [H8765] H1697 this word H5315 against his own life.
24 H3068 Now therefore, as the LORD H2416 liveth H3559 , which hath established [H8689] H3427 me, and set [H8686] H3678 me on the throne H1732 of David H1 my father H6213 , and who hath made [H8804] H1004 me an house H1696 , as he promised [H8765] H138 , Adonijah H4191 shall be put to death [H8714] H3117 this day.
25 H4428 And king H8010 Solomon H7971 sent [H8799] H3027 by the hand H1141 of Benaiah H1121 the son H3077 of Jehoiada H6293 ; and he fell [H8799] H4191 upon him that he died [H8799] .
26 H54 And unto Abiathar H3548 the priest H559 said [H8804] H4428 the king H3212 , Get [H8798] 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 [H8686] H5375 , because thou barest [H8804] H727 the ark H136 of the Lord H3069 GOD H6440 before H1732 David H1 my father H6031 , and because thou hast been afflicted [H8694] H1 in all wherein my father H6031 was afflicted [H8694] .
27 H8010 So Solomon H1644 thrust out [H8762] H54 Abiathar H3548 from being priest H3068 unto the LORD H4390 ; that he might fulfil [H8763] H1697 the word H3068 of the LORD H1696 , which he spake [H8765] H1004 concerning the house H5941 of Eli H7887 in Shiloh.
28 H8052 Then tidings H935 came [H8804] H3097 to Joab H3097 : for Joab H5186 had turned [H8804] H310 after H138 Adonijah H5186 , though he turned [H8804] H310 not after H53 Absalom H3097 . And Joab H5127 fled [H8799] H168 unto the tabernacle H3068 of the LORD H2388 , and caught hold [H8686] H7161 on the horns H4196 of the altar.
29 H5046 And it was told [H8714] H4428 king H8010 Solomon H3097 that Joab H5127 was fled [H8804] H168 unto the tabernacle H3068 of the LORD H681 ; and, behold, he is by H4196 the altar H8010 . Then Solomon H7971 sent [H8799] H1141 Benaiah H1121 the son H3077 of Jehoiada H559 , saying [H8800] H3212 , Go [H8798] H6293 , fall [H8798] upon him.
30 H1141 And Benaiah H935 came [H8799] H168 to the tabernacle H3068 of the LORD H559 , and said [H8799] H559 unto him, Thus saith [H8804] H4428 the king H3318 , Come forth [H8798] H559 . And he said [H8799] H4191 , Nay; but I will die [H8799] H1141 here. And Benaiah H7725 brought H4428 the king H1697 word H7725 again [H8686] H559 , saying [H8800] H1696 , Thus said [H8765] H3097 Joab H6030 , and thus he answered [H8804] me.
31 H4428 And the king H559 said [H8799] H6213 unto him, Do [H8798] H1696 as he hath said [H8765] H6293 , and fall [H8798] H6912 upon him, and bury [H8804] H5493 him; that thou mayest take away [H8689] H2600 the innocent H1818 blood H3097 , which Joab H8210 shed [H8804] H1004 , from me, and from the house H1 of my father.
32 H3068 And the LORD H7725 shall return [H8689] H1818 his blood H7218 upon his own head H6293 , who fell [H8804] H8147 upon two H582 men H6662 more righteous H2896 and better H2026 than he, and slew [H8799] H2719 them with the sword H1 , my father H1732 David H3045 not knowing [H8804] H74 thereof, 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 Their blood H7725 shall therefore return [H8804] H7218 upon the head H3097 of Joab H7218 , and upon the head H2233 of his seed H5769 for ever H1732 : but upon David H2233 , and upon his seed H1004 , and upon his house H3678 , and upon his throne H7965 , shall there be peace H5704 for H5769 ever H3068 from the LORD.
34 H1141 So Benaiah H1121 the son H3077 of Jehoiada H5927 went up [H8799] H6293 , and fell [H8799] H4191 upon him, and slew [H8686] H6912 him: and he was buried [H8735] H1004 in his own house H4057 in the wilderness.
35 H4428 And the king H5414 put [H8799] 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 [H8804] H54 in the room of Abiathar.
36 H4428 And the king H7971 sent [H8799] H7121 and called [H8799] H8096 for Shimei H559 , and said [H8799] H1129 unto him, Build [H8798] H1004 thee an house H3389 in Jerusalem H3427 , and dwell [H8804] H3318 there, and go not forth [H8799] H575 thence any whither.
37 H3117 For it shall be, that on the day H3318 thou goest out [H8800] H5674 , and passest over [H8804] H5158 the brook H6939 Kidron H3045 , thou shalt know [H8799] H3045 for certain [H8800] H4191 that thou shalt surely [H8800] H4191 die [H8799] H1818 : thy blood H7218 shall be upon thine own head.
38 H8096 And Shimei H559 said [H8799] H4428 unto the king H1697 , The saying H2896 is good H113 : as my lord H4428 the king H1696 hath said [H8765] H5650 , so will thy servant H6213 do [H8799] H8096 . And Shimei H3427 dwelt [H8799] 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 [H8799] H397 unto Achish H1121 son H4601 of Maachah H4428 king H1661 of Gath H5046 . And they told [H8686] H8096 Shimei H559 , saying [H8800] H5650 , Behold, thy servants H1661 be in Gath.
40 H8096 And Shimei H6965 arose [H8799] H2280 , and saddled [H8799] H2543 his ass H3212 , and went [H8799] H1661 to Gath H397 to Achish H1245 to seek [H8763] H5650 his servants H8096 : and Shimei H3212 went [H8799] H935 , and brought [H8686] H5650 his servants H1661 from Gath.
41 H5046 And it was told [H8714] H8010 Solomon H8096 that Shimei H1980 had gone [H8804] H3389 from Jerusalem H1661 to Gath H7725 , and was come again [H8799] .
42 H4428 And the king H7971 sent [H8799] H7121 and called [H8799] H8096 for Shimei H559 , and said [H8799] H7650 unto him, Did I not make thee to swear [H8689] H3068 by the LORD H5749 , and protested [H8686] H559 unto thee, saying [H8800] H3045 , Know [H8799] H3045 for a certain [H8800] H3117 , on the day H3318 thou goest out [H8800] H1980 , and walkest [H8804] H575 abroad any whither H4191 , that thou shalt surely [H8800] H4191 die [H8799] H559 ? and thou saidst [H8799] H1697 unto me, The word H8085 that I have heard [H8804] H2896 is good.
43 H8104 Why then hast thou not kept [H8804] H7621 the oath H3068 of the LORD H4687 , and the commandment H6680 that I have charged [H8765] thee with?
44 H4428 The king H559 said [H8799] H8096 moreover to Shimei H3045 , Thou knowest [H8804] H7451 all the wickedness H3824 which thine heart H3045 is privy to [H8804] H6213 , that thou didst [H8804] H1732 to David H1 my father H3068 : therefore the LORD H7725 shall return [H8689] H7451 thy wickedness H7218 upon thine own head;
45 H4428 And king H8010 Solomon H1288 shall be blessed [H8803] H3678 , and the throne H1732 of David H3559 shall be established [H8737] H6440 before H3068 the LORD H5704 for H5769 ever.