1 Kings 2

  1 H3117 Now the days H1732 of David H7126 [H8799] drew near H4191 [H8800] that he should die H6680 [H8762] ; and he charged H8010 Solomon H1121 his son H559 [H8800] , saying,
  2 H1980 [H8802] I go H1870 the way H776 of all the earth H2388 [H8804] : be thou strong H376 therefore, and show thyself a man;
  3 H8104 [H8804] And keep H4931 the charge H3068 of the LORD H430 thy God H3212 [H8800] , to walk H1870 in his ways H8104 [H8800] , to keep H2708 his statutes H4687 , and his commandments H4941 , and his judgments H5715 , and his testimonies H3789 [H8803] , as it is written H8451 in the law H4872 of Moses H7919 [H8686] , that thou mayest prosper H6213 [H8799] in all that thou doest H6437 [H8799] , and wherever thou turnest thyself:
  4 H3068 That the LORD H6965 [H8686] may continue H1697 his word H1696 [H8765] which he spoke H559 [H8800] concerning me, saying H1121 , If thy children H8104 [H8799] take heed H1870 to their way H3212 [H8800] , to walk H6440 before H571 me in truth H3824 with all their heart H5315 and with all their soul H3772 [H8735] , there shall not fail H559 [H8800] thee (said H376 he) a man H3678 on the throne H3478 of Israel.
  5 H3045 [H8804] Moreover thou knowest H3097 also what Joab H1121 the son H6870 of Zeruiah H6213 [H8804] did H6213 [H8804] to me, and 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 [H8799] , whom he slew H7760 [H8799] , and shed H1818 the blood H4421 of war H7965 in peace H5414 [H8799] , and put H1818 the blood H4421 of war H2290 upon his belt H4975 that was about his loins H5275 , and in his shoes H7272 that were on his feet.
  6 H6213 [H8804] Do H2451 therefore according to thy wisdom H7872 , and let not his gray head H3381 [H8686] go down H7585 to the grave H7965 in peace.
  7 H6213 [H8799] But show H2617 kindness H1121 to the sons H1271 of Barzillai H1569 the Gileadite H398 [H8802] , and let them be of those that eat H7979 at thy table H7126 [H8804] : for so they came H1272 [H8800] to me when I fled 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 [H8765] , who cursed H4834 [H8737] me with a grievous H7045 curse H3117 in the day H3212 [H8800] when I went H4266 to Mahanaim H3381 [H8804] : but he came down H7125 [H8800] to meet H3383 me at Jordan H7650 [H8735] , and I swore H3068 to him by the LORD H559 [H8800] , saying H4191 [H8686] , I will not put thee to death H2719 with the sword.
  9 H5352 [H8762] Now therefore hold him not guiltless H2450 : for thou art a wise H376 man H3045 [H8804] , and knowest H6213 [H8799] what thou oughtest to do H7872 to him; but his gray head H3381 [H8689] do thou bring down H7585 to the grave H1818 with blood.
  10 H1732 So David H7901 [H8799] slept H1 with his fathers H6912 [H8735] , and was buried H5892 in the city H1732 of David.
  11 H3117 And the days H1732 that David H4427 [H8804] reigned H3478 over Israel H705 were forty H8141 years H7651 : seven H8141 years H4427 [H8804] reigned H2275 he in Hebron H7970 , and thirty H7969 and three H8141 years H4427 [H8804] reigned H3389 he in Jerusalem.
  12 H8010 Then Solomon H3427 [H8804] was seated H3678 upon the throne H1732 of David H1 his father H4438 ; and his kingdom H3559 [H8735] was established H3966 greatly.
  13 H138 And Adonijah H1121 the son H2294 of Haggith H935 [H8799] came H1339 to Bathsheba H517 the mother H8010 of Solomon H559 [H8799] . And she said H935 [H8800] , Comest H7965 thou peaceably H559 [H8799] ? And he said H7965 , Peaceably.
  14 H559 [H8799] He said H1697 moreover, I have somewhat to say H559 [H8799] to thee. And she said H1696 [H8761] , Say on.
  15 H559 [H8799] And he said H3045 [H8804] , Thou knowest H4410 that the kingdom H3478 was mine, and that all Israel H7760 [H8804] set H6440 their faces H4427 [H8800] on me, that I should reign H4410 : but the kingdom H5437 [H8735] is turned about H251 , and hath become my brother's H3068 : for it was his from the LORD.
  16 H7592 [H8802] And now I ask H259 one H7596 petition H7725 [H8686] of thee, deny H6440 me H559 [H8799] not. And she said H1696 [H8761] to him, Say on.
  17 H559 [H8799] And he said H559 [H8798] , Speak H8010 , I pray thee, to Solomon H4428 the king H7725 0 , (for he will not say H6440 to thee H7725 [H8686] no H5414 [H8799] ,) that he give H49 me Abishag H7767 the Shunammite H802 for a wife.
  18 H1339 And Bathsheba H559 [H8799] said H2896 , Well H1696 [H8762] ; I will speak H4428 for thee to the king.
  19 H1339 Bathsheba H935 [H8799] therefore went H4428 to king H8010 Solomon H1696 [H8763] , to speak H138 to him for Adonijah H4428 . And the king H6965 [H8799] rose up H7125 [H8800] to meet H7812 [H8691] her, and bowed H3427 [H8799] himself to her, and sat down H3678 on his throne H3678 , and caused a seat H7760 [H8799] to be set H4428 for the king's H517 mother H3427 [H8799] ; and she sat H3225 on his right hand.
  20 H559 [H8799] Then she said H7592 [H8802] , I desire H259 one H6996 small H7596 petition H7725 0 of thee; I pray thee, deny H6440 me H7725 [H8686] not H4428 . And the king H559 [H8799] said H7592 [H8798] to her, Ask on H517 , my mother H7725 [H8686] : for I will not deny H6440 thee.
  21 H559 [H8799] And she said H49 , Let Abishag H7767 the Shunammite H5414 [H8714] be given H138 to Adonijah H251 thy brother H802 for a wife.
  22 H4428 And king H8010 Solomon H6030 [H8799] answered H559 [H8799] and said H517 to his mother H7592 [H8802] , And why dost thou ask H49 Abishag H7767 the Shunammite H138 for Adonijah H7592 [H8798] ? 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 [H8735] swore H3068 by the LORD H559 [H8800] , saying H430 , God H6213 [H8799] do H3254 [H8686] so to me, and more also H138 , if Adonijah H1696 [H8765] hath not spoken H1697 this word H5315 against his own life.
  24 H3068 Now therefore, as the LORD H2416 liveth H3559 [H8689] , who hath established H3427 [H8686] me, and set H3678 me on the throne H1732 of David H1 my father H6213 [H8804] , and who hath made H1004 me an house H1696 [H8765] , as he promised H138 , Adonijah H4191 [H8714] shall be put to death H3117 this day.
  25 H4428 And king H8010 Solomon H7971 [H8799] sent H3027 by the hand H1141 of Benaiah H1121 the son H3077 of Jehoiada H6293 [H8799] ; and he fell H4191 [H8799] upon him that he died.
  26 H54 And to Abiathar H3548 the priest H559 [H8804] said H4428 the king H3212 [H8798] , Depart H6068 to Anathoth H7704 , to thy own fields H376 ; for thou art worthy H4194 of death H3117 : but I will not at this time H4191 [H8686] put thee to death H5375 [H8804] , because thou didst bear H727 the ark H136 of the Lord H3069 GOD H6440 before H1732 David H1 my father H6031 [H8694] , and because thou hast been afflicted H1 in all in which my father H6031 [H8694] was afflicted.
  27 H8010 So Solomon H1644 [H8762] removed H54 Abiathar H3548 from being priest H3068 to the LORD H4390 [H8763] ; that he might fulfil H1697 the word H3068 of the LORD H1696 [H8765] , which he spoke H1004 concerning the house H5941 of Eli H7887 in Shiloh.
  28 H8052 Then tidings H935 [H8804] came H3097 to Joab H3097 : for Joab H5186 [H8804] had turned H310 after H138 Adonijah H5186 [H8804] , though he turned H310 not after H53 Absalom H3097 . And Joab H5127 [H8799] fled H168 to the tabernacle H3068 of the LORD H2388 [H8686] , and caught hold H7161 on the horns H4196 of the altar.
  29 H5046 [H8714] And it was told H4428 to king H8010 Solomon H3097 that Joab H5127 [H8804] had fled H168 to the tabernacle H3068 of the LORD H681 ; and, behold, he is by H4196 the altar H8010 . Then Solomon H7971 [H8799] sent H1141 Benaiah H1121 the son H3077 of Jehoiada H559 [H8800] , saying H3212 [H8798] , Go H6293 [H8798] , fall upon him.
  30 H1141 And Benaiah H935 [H8799] came H168 to the tabernacle H3068 of the LORD H559 [H8799] , and said H559 [H8804] to him, Thus saith H4428 the king H3318 [H8798] , Come forth H559 [H8799] . And he said H4191 [H8799] , Nay; but I will die H1141 here. And Benaiah H7725 0 brought H4428 the king H1697 word H7725 [H8686] again H559 [H8800] , saying H1696 [H8765] , Thus said H3097 Joab H6030 [H8804] , and thus he answered me.
  31 H4428 And the king H559 [H8799] said H6213 [H8798] to him, Do H1696 [H8765] as he hath said H6293 [H8798] , and fall H6912 [H8804] upon him, and bury H5493 [H8689] him; that thou mayest take away H2600 the innocent H1818 blood H3097 , which Joab H8210 [H8804] shed H1004 , from me, and from the house H1 of my father.
  32 H3068 And the LORD H7725 [H8689] shall return H1818 his blood H7218 upon his own head H6293 [H8804] , who fell H8147 upon two H582 men H6662 more righteous H2896 and better H2026 [H8799] than he, and slew H2719 them with the sword H1 , my father H1732 David H3045 [H8804] not knowing H74 of it, that is, 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 [H8804] shall therefore return 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 [H8799] went H6293 [H8799] , and fell H4191 [H8686] upon him, and slew H6912 [H8735] him: and he was buried H1004 in his own house H4057 in the wilderness.
  35 H4428 And the king H5414 [H8799] put H1141 Benaiah H1121 the son H3077 of Jehoiada H6635 in his stead over the army H6659 : and Zadok H3548 the priest H4428 the king H5414 [H8804] put H54 in the stead of Abiathar.
  36 H4428 And the king H7971 [H8799] sent H7121 [H8799] and called H8096 for Shimei H559 [H8799] , and said H1129 [H8798] to him, Build H1004 thee an house H3389 in Jerusalem H3427 [H8804] , and dwell H3318 [H8799] there, and go not forth H575 from there to any place whatever.
  37 H3117 For it shall be, that on the day H3318 [H8800] thou shalt go out H5674 [H8804] , and pass over H5158 the brook H6939 Kidron H3045 [H8799] , thou shalt know H3045 [H8800] for certain H4191 [H8800] that thou shalt surely H4191 [H8799] die H1818 : thy blood H7218 shall be upon thy own head.
  38 H8096 And Shimei H559 [H8799] said H4428 to the king H1697 , The saying H2896 is good H113 : as my lord H4428 the king H1696 [H8765] hath said H5650 , so will thy servant H6213 [H8799] do H8096 . And Shimei H3427 [H8799] 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 [H8799] ran away H397 to Achish H1121 son H4601 of Maachah H4428 king H1661 of Gath H5046 [H8686] . And they told H8096 Shimei H559 [H8800] , saying H5650 , Behold, thy servants H1661 are in Gath.
  40 H8096 And Shimei H6965 [H8799] arose H2280 [H8799] , and saddled H2543 his donkey H3212 [H8799] , and went H1661 to Gath H397 to Achish H1245 [H8763] to seek H5650 his servants H8096 : and Shimei H3212 [H8799] went H935 [H8686] , and brought H5650 his servants H1661 from Gath.
  41 H5046 [H8714] And it was told H8010 to Solomon H8096 that Shimei H1980 [H8804] had gone H3389 from Jerusalem H1661 to Gath H7725 [H8799] , and had returned.
  42 H4428 And the king H7971 [H8799] sent H7121 [H8799] and called H8096 for Shimei H559 [H8799] , and said H7650 [H8689] to him, Did I not make thee to swear H3068 by the LORD H5749 [H8686] , and protest H559 [H8800] to thee, saying H3045 [H8799] , Know H3045 [H8800] for a certain H3117 , on the day H3318 [H8800] thou goest out H1980 [H8804] , and walkest H575 any where abroad H4191 [H8800] , that thou shalt surely H4191 [H8799] die H559 [H8799] ? and thou saidst H1697 to me, The word H8085 [H8804] that I have heard H2896 is good.
  43 H8104 [H8804] Why then hast thou not kept H7621 the oath H3068 of the LORD H4687 , and the commandment H6680 [H8765] that I have charged thee with?
  44 H4428 The king H559 [H8799] said H8096 moreover to Shimei H3045 [H8804] , Thou knowest H7451 all the wickedness H3824 which thy heart H3045 [H8804] is aware of H6213 [H8804] , that thou didst H1732 to David H1 my father H3068 : therefore the LORD H7725 [H8689] shall return H7451 thy wickedness H7218 upon thy own head;
  45 H4428 And king H8010 Solomon H1288 [H8803] shall be blessed H3678 , and the throne H1732 of David H3559 [H8737] shall be established H6440 before H3068 the LORD H5704 for H5769 ever.
  46 H4428 So the king H6680 [H8762] commanded H1141 Benaiah H1121 the son H3077 of Jehoiada H3318 [H8799] ; who went out H6293 [H8799] , and fell H4191 [H8799] upon him, that he died H4467 . And the kingdom H3559 [H8738] was established H3027 in the hand H8010 of Solomon.