1 H3117 Now the days H1732 of David H7126 drew near H4191 that he should die; H6680 and he commanded H8010 Solomon H1121 his son, H559 saying,
2 H1980 "I am going H1870 the way H776 of all the earth. H2388 You be strong H376 therefore, and show yourself a man;
3 H8104 and keep H4931 the instruction H3068 of Yahweh H430 your God, H3212 to walk H1870 in his ways, H8104 to keep H2708 his statutes, H4687 his commandments, H4941 his ordinances, H5715 and his testimonies, H3789 according to that which is written H8451 in the law H4872 of Moses, H7919 that you may prosper H6213 in all that you do, H6437 and wherever you turn yourself.
4 H3068 That Yahweh H6965 may establish H1697 his word H1696 which he spoke H559 concerning me, saying, H1121 ‘If your 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 you,' he said, H376 ‘a man H3678 on the throne H3478 of Israel.'
5 H3045 "Moreover you know H3097 also what Joab H1121 the son H6870 of Zeruiah H6213 did H6213 to me, even what he did H8147 to the two H8269 captains H6635 of the armies H3478 of Israel, H74 to Abner H1121 the son H5369 of Ner, H6021 and to Amasa H1121 the son H3500 of Jether, H2026 whom he killed, H7760 and shed H1818 the blood H4421 of war H7965 in peace, H5414 and put H1818 the blood H4421 of war H2290 on his sash H4975 that was about his waist, H5275 and in his shoes H7272 that were on his feet.
6 H6213 Do H2451 therefore according to your wisdom, H7872 and don't let his gray head H3381 go down H7585 to Sheol H7965 in peace.
7 H6213 But show H2617 kindness H1121 to the sons H1271 of Barzillai H1569 the Gileadite, H398 and let them be of those who eat H7979 at your table; H7126 for so they came H1272 to me when I fled H1272 from H53 Absalom H251 your brother.
8 H8096 "Behold, there is with you 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 swore H3068 to him by Yahweh, H559 saying, H4191 ‘I will not put you to death H2719 with the sword.'
9 H5352 Now therefore don't hold him guiltless, H2450 for you are a wise H376 man; H3045 and you will know H6213 what you ought to do H7872 to him, and you shall bring his gray head H3381 down H7585 to Sheol H1818 with blood."
10 H1732 David H7901 slept H1 with his fathers, H6912 and was buried H5892 in the city H1732 of David.
11 H3117 The days H1732 that David H4427 reigned H3478 over Israel H705 were forty H8141 years; H4427 he reigned H7651 seven H8141 years H2275 in Hebron, H4427 and he reigned H7970 thirty - H7969 three H8141 years H3389 in Jerusalem.
12 H8010 Solomon H3427 sat H3678 on the throne H1732 of David H1 his father; H4438 and his kingdom H3966 was firmly H3559 established.
13 H138 Then Adonijah H1121 the son H2294 of Haggith H935 came H1339 to Bathsheba H517 the mother H8010 of Solomon. H559 She said, H935 "Do you come H7965 peaceably?" H559 He said, H7965 "Peaceably.
15 H559 He said, H3045 "You know H4410 that the kingdom H3478 was mine, and that all Israel H7760 set H6440 their faces H4427 on me, that I should reign. H4410 However the kingdom H5437 is turned around, H251 and has become my brother's; H3068 for it was his from Yahweh.
16 H7592 Now I ask H259 one H7596 petition H7725 of you. Don't deny H6440 me." H559 She said H1696 to him, "Say on."
17 H559 He said, H559 "Please speak H8010 to Solomon H4428 the king H7725 (for he will not tell H6440 you H7725 ‘no'), H5414 that he give H49 me Abishag H7767 the Shunammite H802 as wife."
19 H1339 Bathsheba H935 therefore went H4428 to king H8010 Solomon, H1696 to speak H138 to him for Adonijah. H4428 The king H6965 rose up H7125 to meet H7812 her, and bowed H3427 himself to her, and sat down H3678 on his throne, H3678 and caused a throne H7760 to be set H4428 for the king's H517 mother; H7760 and she sat H3225 on his right hand.
20 H7592 Then she said, "I ask H259 one H6996 small H7596 petition H7725 of you; don't H7725 deny H6440 me." H4428 The king H7725 said H7725 to her, "Ask H7592 on, H517 my mother; H7725 for I will H7725 not deny H6440 you."
21 H559 She said, H49 "Let Abishag H7767 the Shunammite H5414 be given H138 to Adonijah H251 your brother H802 as wife."
22 H4428 King H8010 Solomon H6030 answered H517 his mother, H7592 "Why do you ask H49 Abishag H7767 the Shunammite H138 for Adonijah? H7592 Ask H4410 for him the kingdom H1419 also; for he is my 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 swore H3068 by Yahweh, H559 saying, H430 "God H6213 do H3254 so to me, and more also, H138 if Adonijah H1696 has not spoken H1697 this word H5315 against his own life.
24 H3068 Now therefore as Yahweh H2416 lives, H3559 who has established H3427 me, and set H3678 me on the throne H1732 of David H1 my father, H6213 and who has made H1004 me a house, H1696 as he promised, H138 surely Adonijah H4191 shall be put to death H3117 this day."
25 H4428 King H8010 Solomon H7971 sent H3027 by H1141 Benaiah H1121 the son H3077 of Jehoiada; H6293 and he fell H4191 on him, so that he died.
26 H54 To Abiathar H3548 the priest H4428 the king H559 said, H3212 "Go H6068 to Anathoth, H7704 to your own fields; H376 for you are worthy H4194 of death. H3117 But I will not at this time H4191 put you to death, H5375 because you bore H727 the ark H136 of the Lord H3069 Yahweh H6440 before H1732 David H1 my father, H6031 and because you were afflicted H1 in all in which my father H6031 was afflicted."
27 H8010 So Solomon H1644 thrust out H54 Abiathar H3548 from being priest H3068 to Yahweh, H4390 that he might fulfill H1697 the word H3068 of Yahweh, H1696 which he spoke H1004 concerning the house H5941 of Eli H7887 in Shiloh.
28 H8052 The news H935 came H3097 to Joab; H3097 for Joab H5186 had turned H310 after H138 Adonijah, H5186 though he didn't turn H310 after H53 Absalom. H3097 Joab H5127 fled H168 to the Tent H3068 of Yahweh, H2388 and caught hold H7161 on the horns H4196 of the altar.
29 H5046 It was told H4428 king H8010 Solomon, H3097 "Joab H5127 has fled H168 to the Tent H3068 of Yahweh, 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 on him."
30 H1141 Benaiah H935 came H168 to the Tent H3068 of Yahweh, H559 and said H559 to him, "Thus says H4428 the king, H3318 ‘Come forth!'" H559 He said, H4191 "No; but I will die H1141 here." 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 The king H559 said H6213 to him, "Do H559 as he has said, H6293 and fall H6912 on him, and bury H5493 him; that you may 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 Yahweh H7725 will return H1818 his blood H7218 on his own head, H6293 because he fell H8147 on two H582 men H6662 more righteous H2896 and better H2026 than he, and killed H2719 them with the sword, H1 and my father H1732 David H3045 didn't know H74 it: Abner H1121 the son H5369 of Ner, H8269 captain H6635 of the army H3478 of Israel, H6021 and Amasa H1121 the son H3500 of Jether, H8269 captain H6635 of the army H3063 of Judah.
33 H1818 So shall their blood H7725 return H7218 on the head H3097 of Joab, H7218 and on the head H2233 of his seed H5769 forever. H1732 But to David, H2233 and to his seed, H1004 and to his house, H3678 and to his throne, H7965 there shall be peace H5704 H5769 forever H3068 from Yahweh."
34 H1141 Then Benaiah H1121 the son H3077 of Jehoiada H5927 went up, H6293 and fell H4191 on him, and killed H6912 him; and he was buried H1004 in his own house H4057 in the wilderness.
35 H4428 The king H5414 put H1141 Benaiah H1121 the son H3077 of Jehoiada H6635 in his place over the army; H4428 and the king H5414 put H6659 Zadok H3548 the priest H54 in the place of Abiathar.
36 H4428 The king H7971 sent H7121 and called H8096 for Shimei, H559 and said H1129 to him, "Build H1004 yourself a house H3389 in Jerusalem, H3427 and dwell H3318 there, and don't go out H575 from there anywhere.
37 H3117 For on the day H3318 you go out, H5674 and pass over H5158 the brook H6939 Kidron, H3045 know H3045 for certain H4191 that you shall surely H4191 die: H1818 your blood H7218 shall be on your own head."
38 H8096 Shimei H559 said H4428 to the king, H559 "The saying H2896 is good. H113 As my lord H4428 the king H1696 has said, H5650 so will your servant H6213 do." H8096 Shimei H3427 lived H3389 in Jerusalem H7227 many H3117 days.
39 H7093 It happened at the end H7969 of three H8141 years, H8147 that two H5650 of the servants H8096 of Shimei H1272 ran away H397 to Achish, H1121 son H4601 of Maacah, H4428 king H1661 of Gath. H5046 They told H8096 Shimei, H559 saying, H5650 "Behold, your servants H1661 are in Gath."
40 H8096 Shimei H6965 arose, H2280 and saddled H2543 his donkey, 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 It was told H8010 Solomon H8096 that Shimei H1980 had gone H3389 from Jerusalem H1661 to Gath, H7725 and had come again.
42 H4428 The king H7971 sent H7121 and called H8096 for Shimei, H559 and said H7650 to him, "Didn't I adjure H3068 you by Yahweh, H5749 and warn H559 you, saying, H3045 ‘Know H3045 for certain, H3117 that on the day H3318 you go out, H1980 and walk H575 abroad any where, H4191 you shall surely H4191 die?' H559 You said H1697 to me, ‘The saying H8085 that I have heard H2896 is good.'
43 H8104 Why then have you not kept H7621 the oath H3068 of Yahweh, H4687 and the commandment H6680 that I have instructed you with?"
44 H4428 The king H559 said H8096 moreover to Shimei, H3045 "You know H7451 all the wickedness H3824 which your heart H3045 is privy to, H6213 that you did H1732 to David H1 my father. H3068 Therefore Yahweh H7725 shall return H7451 your wickedness H7218 on your 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 Yahweh H5704 H5769 forever."