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2 Sam. 3.4.


aiah, and the mighty men, and Solo- B. C. 1015.

mon his brother, he called not.
Abishag cherisheth Darid in his extreme age. 5 Ado-

nijak aspireth to the kingdom. 11 Nathan and Bath- 11 | Wherefore Nathan spake unto
sheba induce the king to secure the succession to Sol Bath-sheba the mother of Solomon,

32 Solomon anointed king. 41 At the ti-
dings thereof, Adonijah pleeth to the horns of the al saying, Hast thou not heard that
tar. 51 He is spared by Solomon.

Adonijah the son of Haggith doth i 2 Sam. 3. 4.
TOW king David was old and reign, and David our lord knoweth

+ stricken in years; and they it not?
into days.

covered him with clothes, but he gat 12 Now therefore come, let me, I
no heat.

pray thee, give thee counsel, that
2 Wherefore his servants said unto thou mayest save thine own life, and
him, + Let there be sought for my the life of thy son Solomon.
lord the king ta young virgin : and 13 Go and get thee in unto king
let her stand before the king, and let David, and say unto him, Didst not
her + cherish him, and let her lie in thou, my lord, o king, swear unto
thy bosom, that my lord the king thine handmaid, saying, “ Assuredly * 1 Chr. 22. 9.
may get heat.

Solomon thy son shall reign after me,
3. So they sought for a fair damsel and he shall sit upon my throne? why

throughout all the coasts of Israel, then doth Adonijah reign?
1 Josh. 19. 18. and found Abishag a - Shunammite, 14 Behold, while thou yet talkest
and brought her to the king.

there with the king, I also will come
*4 And the damsel was very fair, and in after thee, and confirm thy words. + Heb. fill up.
cherished the king, and ministered to 15 | And Bath-sheba went in unto
him: but the king knew her not. the king into the chamber: and the
59 Then "Adonijah the son of Hag- king was very old; and Abishag
gith exalted himself

, saying, I will the Shunammite ministered unto the
+ Heb. reign. be king: and he prepared him char- king,
< 2 Sam. 15. 1. iots and horsemen, and fifty men to

16 And Bath-sheba bowed, and did

obeisance unto the king. And the
6 And his father had not displeased king said, + What wouldest thou ?
+ Heb from him tat any time in saying, Why 17 And she said unto him, My lord,

hast thou done so ? and he also was 'thou swarest by the Lord thy God 1 ver. 18, 30.
1601.22.4 a very goodly man; d and his mother unto thine handmaid, saying, Assur-
bare him after Absalom.

edly Solomon thy son shall reign after 7 And the conferred with Joab the me, and he shall sit upon my throne.

son of Zeruiah, and with • Abiathar 18 And now, behold, Adonijah reignat het hele the priest: and they + following Ado- eth ; and now, my lord the king, thou

knowest it not: 8 But Zadok the priest, and Benaiah 19 m And he hath slain oxen and m ver. 7, 8, 9, 23, the son of Jehoiada, and Nathan the fat cattle and sheep in abundance,

prophet, and Shimei, and Rei, and and hath called all the sons of the ** Sam. 2.2 "the mighty men which belonged to king, and Abiathar the priest, and

were not with Adonijah.

And Adonijah slew sheep and oxen Solomon thy servant hath he not
107. The well which is by i En-rogel, and called all
and fat cattle by the stone of Zoheleth, called.

20 And thou, my lord, O king, the
his brethren the king's sons, and all eyes of all Israel are upon thee, that
men of Judah the king's serv- tħou shouldest tell them who shall sit

run before him.

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on the throne of my lord the king 10 But Nathan the prophet, and Ben- / after him.

2 sam. 17. 17.

the ants :

David's oath to Bath-sheba.


Solomon is anointed king.

z Josh. 1.5,17. 1 Sam. 20. 18.

a ver. 47.

o ver. 19.

& 33. 20-3.

32. Ps. 89. 20.

+ Heb. Let

B. C. 1015. 21 Otherwise it shall come to pass, \ that he may come and sit upon B. C. 1015.

when iny lord the king shall "sleep my throne ; for he shall be king in Deut. 31. 16. with his fathers, that I and my son my stead: and I have appointed him + Heb.sinners. Solomon shall be counted toffenders. to be ruler over Israel and over Ju

22 And, lo, while she yet talked dah.
with the king, Nathan the prophet 36 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada
also came in.

answered the king, and said, Amen:
23 And they told the king, saying, the LORD God of my lord the king say
Behold Nathan the prophet. And so too.
when he was come in before the king, 37 · As the Lord hath been with my
he bowed himself before the king with lord the king, even so be he with Sol-
his face to the ground.

omon, and a make his throne greater
24 And Nathan said, My lord, o than the throne of my lord king Da-
king, hast thou said, Adonijah shall vid.
reign after me, and he shall sit upon 38 So Zadok the priest, and Nathan
my throne ?

the prophet, "and Benaiah the son of b2 Sam. 9. 18.
25 °For he is gone down this day, Jehoiada, and the Cherethites, and the
and hath slain oxen and fat cattle and Pelethites, went down, and caused
sheep in abundance, and hath called Solomon to ride upon king David's
all the king's sons, and the captains mule, and brought him to Gihon.

of the host, and Abiathar the priest; 39 And Zadok the priest took a horn p1 Sam. 10.24. and, behold, they eat and drink be- of oil out of the tabernacle, and dan- • Ex. 30.8.25

fore him, and say, Pt God save king ointed Solomon. And they blew the di Chr. 29.22. king Adonijali live. Adonijah.

trumpet; € and all the people said, Gode 1 Sam. 10. 24. 26 But me, even me thy servant, and save king Solomon. Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son 40 And all the people came up afof Jehoiada, and thy servant Solomon, ter him, and the people piped with hath he not called.

" pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so 1 Or, flutes. 27 Is this thing done by my lord that the earth rent with the sound of the king, and thou hast not shewed them. it unto thy servant, who should sit 41 | And Adonijah and all the guests on the throne of my lord the king that were with him heard it as they after him?

had made an end of eating. And when 28 T Then king David answered and Joab heard the sound of the trumpet,

said, Call me Bath-sheba. And she he said, Wherefore is this noise of the + Heb. Before came t into the king's presence, and city being in an uproar ? the king. stood before the king.

42 And while he yet spake, behold, 29 And the king sware, and said, 'As Jonathan the son of Abiathar the the Lord liveth, that hath redeemed priest came: and Adonijah said unto my soul out of all distress,

him, Come in ; for thou art a valiant 12 Sam. 18.2. 30 "Even as I sware unto thee by man, and bringest good tidings. the Lord God of Israel, saying, As- 43 And Jonathan answered and said suredly Solomon thy son shall reign to Adonijah, Verily our lord king Daafter me, and he shall sit upon my vid hath made Solomon king. throne in my stead; even so will I 44 And the king hath sent with him certainly do this day.

Zadok the priest, and Nathan the
31 Then Bath-sheba bowed with her prophet, and Benaiah the son of Je-
face to the earth, and did reverence hoiada, and the Cherethites, and the
to the king, and said, • Let my lord Pelethites, and they have caused him
king David live for ever.

to ride upon the king's mule :
32 | And king David said, Call me 45 And Zadok the priest and Nathan

Zadok the priest, and Nathan the the prophet have anointed him king 1 2 Sam. 20. 6. prophet, and Benaiah the son of Je- in Gihon: and they are come up from u 2 Chr. 32. 30. hoiada. And they came before the thence rejoicing, so that the city rang 11 Sam. 10. 1. king.

again. This is the noise that ye have 33 The king also said unto them, heard. ch. 19. Take with you the servants of your 16 And also Solomon 5 sitteth on the 51 Chr. 29. 28. 9.3. & 11. 12. lord, and cause Solomon my son to throne of the kingdom.

ride upon + mine own mule, and bring 47 And moreover the king's servants belongeth to him down to “Gihon :

came to bless our lord king David, 34 And let Zadok the priest and Na- saying, "God make the name of Solo- 1 ver. 57.

than the prophet *anoint him there mon better than thy name, and make 9 2 Sam. 15.10. king over Ísrael : and 'blow ye with his throne greater than thy throne. & Ki. 14.9. 18. the trumpet, and say, God save king And the king bowed himself upon 1 Gen. 17. 31. Solomon.

the bed.
35 Then ye shall come up after him, 48 And also thus said the king, Bless-

92 Sam, 4. 9.

r ver. 17.

3 Neh. 2. 3. Dan. 2. 4.

& 16. 3, 12.
2 Sam 2. 4. &
5. 3.

+ Heb. which

me. See

Esth. 6. 8.

Adonijah is spared by him.


The petition of Adonijah.

tch. 3. 6.
Ps. 132. 11,

m ver. 9. Prov. 20. 20.

31, 38. 0 2 Sam. 9, 7, 10. & 19. 28.

Ich 2 28.

r 2 Sam. 19. 18. $ 2 Sam. 19. 28.

m 1 Sam. 14.


Job 9. 28.

u Gen. 42. 38. & 44. 31.

Acts 2. 29. & 13, 36. y 2 Sam. 5. 7.

1 Chr. 29. 26, 27.

B. C. 1015. ed be the Lord God of Israel, which that was about his loins, and in his B. C. 1015.

hath "given one to sit on my throne shoes that were on his feet.
this day, mine eyes even seeing it. 6 Do therefore maccording to thy

49 And all the guests that were with wisdom, and let not his hoar head go
Adonijah were afraid, and rose up, down to the grave in peace.
and went every man his way.

7 But shew kindness unto the sons
50 I And Adonijah feared because of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let 1 2 Sam. 19.
of Solomon, and arose, and went, and them be of those that 'eat at thy
'caught hold on the horns of the al- table: for so P they came to me
when I fled because of Absalom thy P2 Sam. 17.

27. 51 And it was told Solomon, saying, brother. Behold, Adonijah feareth king Solo- 8 And, behold, thou hast with thee mon : for, lo, he hath caught hold on Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite 9 2 Sam. 16. 5. the horns of the altar, saying, Let of Bahurim, which cursed me with king Solomon swear unto me to day a tgrievous curse in the day when + Heb. strong. that he will not slay his servant with I went to Mahanaim: but 'he came the sword.

down to meet me at Jordan, and I 52 And Solomon said, If he will sware to him by the Lord, saying,

shew himself a worthy man, m there I will not put thee to death with the IL Acts 2. shall not a hair of him fall to the sword.

earth: but if wickedness shall be 9 Now therefore 'hold him not guilt- Ex. 20,7. found in him, he shall die.

less : for thou art a wise man, and 53 So king Solomon sent, and they knowest what thou oughtest to do brought him down from the altar. unto him; but his hoar head bring And he came and bowed himself to thou down to the grave with blood. king Solomon: and Solomon said un- 10 So *David slept with his fa- ch. 1. 21. to him, Go to thine house.

thers, and was buried in the city of


11 And the days that David ? reigned 22 Sam. 5. 4.

over Israel were forty years : seven
Darid's charge to Solomon. 5 His directions concern-

ing Job, 7 Barzillai, 8 and Shimei. 10 His death. years reigned he in Hebron, and
12 Solomon succeedeth him. 13 Admijah, suing for thirty and three years reigned he in
of the priesthood. 28 Joab fleeing to the horns of the Jerusalem.
altar is there slain. 35 Benaiah is put in Joab's

12 I a Then sat Solomon upon the 2 1 Chr. 29, 23.
place, and Zadok in Abiathar's. 36 Shimei is or.
dered to remain in Jerusalem ; 39 but disobeying he throne of David his father; and his
is put to death.
kingdom was established greatly.

1014. Ningh that he should Die i landene gith came to Bath-sheba the mother charged Solomon his son, saying, of Solomon. And she said, “Comest 5 1 Sam. 16. 4,

2 bị go the way of all the earth : thou peaceably? And he said, PeaceDeal 17. 19, be thou strong therefore, and shew ably. thyself a man;

14 He said moreover, I have some3 And keep the charge of the Lord what to say unto thee. And she said, thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep Say on. his statutes, and his commandments, 15 And he said, Thou knowest that and his judgments, and his testimo- the kingdom was mine, and that all - ch. 1. 5. nies, as it is written in the law of Israel set their faces on me, that I Moses, that thou mayest dll prosper in should reign : howbeit the kingdom all that thou doest, and whithersoever is turned about, and is become my thou turnest thyself :

brother's: for dit was his from the di Chr. 22. 4 That the Lord may continue his Lord.

word which he spake concerning me, 16 And now I ask one petition of 2 Kings 20. saying, 'If thy children take heed to thee, + deny me not. And she said + Heb. turn

their way, to walk before me in unto him, Say on.

truth with all their heart and with 17 And he said, Speak, I pray thee, * Het be cut all their soul, 6 there shall not + fail unto Solomon the king, (for he will

thee, said he, a man on the throne not say thee nay,) that he give me
of Israel.

e Abishag the Shunammite to wife. e ch. 1. 3, 4. 5 Moreover thou knowest also what 18 And Bath-sheba said, Well; I Sam 9:39: Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, will speak for thee unto the king.

and what he did to the two captains 19 [ Bath-sheba therefore went unto * 1Sam. 8. 21. of the hosts of Israel, unto Abner king Solomon, to speak unto him for '? Sam. 20. 10. the son of Ner, and unto 'Amasa the Adonijah. And the king rose up to

son of Jether, whom he slew, and meet her, and bowed himself unto Ex. 20. 12.

shed the blood of war in peace, and her, and sat down on his throne, and
put the blood of war upon his girdle caused a seat to be set for the king's

2 Chr. 1. 1.

Detal. S. 14.

Josh. 3. 14.


4 Dent, 22.9. Joh. 1.7. 1 C1. 22. 12,

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Adonijah is put to death.


Joab is slain at the altar.

g See Pe. 45.9.

Deut. 19. 18. & 21. 8, 9.

thee nay:

57. Ps. 7. 16.

h ch. 1. 7.

i Ruth 1. 17.

11, 12, 13, 1 Sam. 2. 35. See I Chr. 6. 58. & 21. 3. c ver. 27.

ver. 8.

B. C. 1014. mother; band she sat on his right as he hath said, and fall upon him, B.C. 1014. hand.

and bury him; 'that thou mayest 20 Then she said, I desire one small take away the innocent blood, which Neue 15. petition of thee; I pray thee, say me Joab shed, from me, and from the not nay. And the king said unto her, house of my father. Ask on, my mother; for I will not say 32 And the LORD shall return hist Judg. 9. 24,

blood upon his own head, who fell 21 And she said, Let Abishag the upon two men more righteous "and u 2 Chr.21.13 Shunammite be given to Adonijah better than he, and slew them with thy brother to wife.

the sword, my father David not know-
22 And king Solomon answered and ing thereof, to wit, * Abner the son of - 2 Sam. 8. 27.
said unto his mother, And why dost Ner, captain of the host of Israel, and
thou ask Abishag the Shunammite for Amasa the son of Jether, captain of v 2 Sam. 20.10.
Adonijah ? ask for him the kingdom the host of Judah.
also; for he is mine elder brother; 33 Their blood shall therefore return
even for him, and for "Abiathar the upon the head of Joab, and ? upon the | 2 2 Sam. 3. 29.
priest, and for Joab the son of Zer- head of his seed for ever : but upon a Prov. 25.5.

David, and upon his seed, and upon
23 Then king Solomon sware by the his house, and upon his throne, shall
Lord, saying, God do so to me, and there be peace for ever from the
more also, if Adonijah have not spo- Lord.
ken this word against his own life. 34 So Benaiah the son of Jehoiada

24 Now therefore, as the Lord liv- went up, and fell upon him, and slew
eth, which hath established me, and him: and he was buried in his own
set me on the throne of David my house in the wilderness.

father, and who hath made me a 35 | And the king put Benaiah the k 2 Sam. 7. 11, house, as he k promised, Adonijah son of Jehoiada in his room over the 18.1 Chr. 22. shall be put to death this day. host: and Zadok the priest did the Num. 23

25 And king Solomon sent by the king put in the room of Abiathar.
hand of Benaiah the son of Jehoi- 36 | And the king sent and called
ada; and he fell upon him that he for Shimei, and said unto him, Build

thee a house in Jerusalem, and dwella 2 Sam. 16. 5.
26 | And unto Abiathar the priest there, and go not forth thence any
said the king, Get thee to 'Anathoth, whither.

unto thine own fields; for thou art 37 For it shall be, that on the day + Heb. a man + worthy of death: but I will not at thou goest out, and passest over the • 2 Sam. 15. 28.

this time put thee to death, mbe- brook Kidron, thou shalt know for
cause thou barest the ark of the Lord certain that thou shalt surely die :
God before David my father, and be- 'thy blood shall be upon thine own
cause n thou hast been afflicted in all head.
wherein my father was afflicted. 38 And Shimei said unto the king,

27 So Solomon thrust out Abiathar The saying is good : as my lord the
from being priest unto the Lord; king hath said, so will thy servant
that he mighto fulfil the word of the do. And Shimei dwelt in Jerusalem
Lord, which he spake concerning the many days.
house of Eli in Shiloh.

39 And it came to pass at the end 28 1 Then tidings came to Joab : of three years, that two of the servP ch. 1. 7. for Joab Phad turned after Adonijah, ants of Shimei ran away unto 5 Achish 1011.

though he turned not after Absalom. son of Maachah king of Gath. And 61 Sam. 27.2
And Joab fled unto the tabernacle of they told Shimei, saying, Behold, thy
the Lord, and I caught hold on the servants be in Gath.
horns of the altar.

40 And Shimei arose, and saddled
29 And it was told king Solomon his ass, and went to Gath to Achish
that Jcab was fled unto the taber- to seek his servants: and Shimei
nacle of the Lord; and, behold, he went, and brought his servants from
is by the altar. Then Solomon sent Gath.
Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, saying, 41 And it was told Solomon that
Go, fall upon him.

Shimei had gone from Jerusalem to
30 And Benaiah came to the taber- Gath, and was come again.
nacle of the LORD, and said unto him, 42 And the king sent and called for
Thus saith the king, Come forth. Shimei, and said unto him, Did I not
And he said, Nay; but I will die make thee to swear by the Lord, and
here. And Benaiah brought the king protested unto thee, saying, know
word again, saying, Thus said Joab, for a certain, on the day thou goest
and thus he answered me.

out, and walkest abroad any whither,
31 And the king said unto him, 'Do that thou shalt surely die ? and thou

1 Josh. 21. 18.

of death. m 1 Sam. 23. 6. 2 Sam. 15. 24, 29.

Lev. 20.9. Josh. 2. 19. 2 Sam. 1. 16.

n 1 Sam. 22,
20, 23. 2 Sam.
15. 24.

01 Sam. 2 31-35.

9 ch. 1. 50.

Ex. 21. 14.

Solomon asketh for wisdom.


The answer of God to him.

& 15. 5.

2. . James 1.5.

Ez. 17. 19.

z James 4. 3.

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15. b ch. 4. 29, 30, 31. & 5. 12. & 10. 24. Ecc. 1. 16.

c Matt. 6. 33.

.. 7.8. & 9.

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& 10. 23, 25,
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(Ps. 91. 16.

B.C. 1011. saidst unto me, The word that I have thy people which thou hast chosen, a B. C. 1014. heard is good. great people, 'that cannot be number

s Deut. 7. 6. 43 Why then hast thou not kept ed nor counted for multitude. the oath of the Lord, and the com- 9 "Give therefore thy servant an tun- + Heb. hear

ing. mandment that I have charged thee derstanding heart to judge thy peo- Gen. 13. 16. with ?

ple, that I may y discern between good 44 The king said moreover to Shimei, and bad : for who is able to judge this 12 Chr. 1:10. 1 1 2 Sam. 16. &. Thou knowest h all the wickedness thy so great a people ? which thine heart is privy to, that 10 And the speech pleased the Lord, Ps. 72. 1, 2

y Heb. 5. 14. thou didst to David my father; there that Solomon had asked this thing. 1 Pa 7. 16. fore the LORD shall return thy wick- 11 And God said unto him, Because

edness upon thine own head : thou hast asked this thing, and hast

45 And king Solomon shall be bless- z not asked for thyself + long life; nei- 1 Heb. many t Prov. 25. 5. ed, and the throne of David shall be ther hast asked riches for thyself, nor days.

established before the Lord for ever. hast asked the life of thine enemies ;

46 So the king commanded Benaiah | but hast asked for thyself understand-
the son of Jehoiada ; which went out, | ing to discern judgment;

+ Heb. to hear.
and fell upon him, that he died. And 12 a Behold, I have done according to a 1 John 5. 14,
the kingdom was established in the thy word : blo, I have given thee a
hand of Solomon.

wise and an understanding heart; so

that there was none like thee before
thee, neither after thee shall



like unto thee.
Solomon marricth Pharaoh's daughter. 2 High places
being in use, Solomon sacrificeth at Gibeon the great
13 And I have also given thee that

Eph. 3. 20.
high place. 5 His prayer for wisdom. 10 God's an- which thou hast not asked, both
swer, 16 Solomon's decision betroeen the tro mothers.

d riches, and honour: so that there 1014. ND - Solomon made affinity with shall not be any among the kings 50r, hath not

been. Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took like unto thee all thy days. Pharaoh's daughter, and brought her 14 And if thou wilt walk in my into the city of David, until he had ways, to keep my statutes and my made an end of building his own commandments, as thy father David . ch. 15. 5. house, and the house of the LORD, did walk, then I will lengthen thy

Prov. 3. 2 och 9, 15, 19. and the wall of Jerusalem round days. about.

15 And Solomon 3 awoke; and, be- & So Gen.41.7. 2 'Only the people sacrificed in high hold, it was a dream. And he came places, because there was no house to Jerusalem, and stood before the built unto the name of the Lord, un-ark of the covenant of the LORD, and til those days.

offered up burnt offerings, and offered 3 And Solomon & loved the Lord, peace offerings, and "made a feast to n So Gen. 40. -walking in the statutes of David his all his servants.

Esth. 1. 3. father: only he sacrificed and burnt 16 | Then came there two woinen, incense in high places.

that were harlots, unto the king, and
4 And the king went to Gibeon to stood before him.
!! Chr. 16. 39. sacrifice there; *for that was the great 17 And the one woman said, O my

high place: a thousand burnt offer-lord, I and this woman dwell in one
ings did Solomon ofler upon that house ; and I was delivered of a child

with her in the house.
51' In Gibeon the Lord appeared 18 And it came to pass the third day
to Solomon min a dream by night: after that I was delivered, that this
and God said, Ask what I shall give woman was delivered also: and we

were together, there was no stranger
6 * And Solomon said, Thou hast with us in the house, save we two in
shewed unto thy servant David my the house.

father great I mercy, according as he 19 And this woman's child died in
24.& 9.4. walked before thee in truth, and in the night; because she overlaid it.

righteousness, and in uprightness of 20 And she arose at midnight, and
heart with thee; and thou hast kept took my son from beside me, while
for him this great kindness, that thou thine handmaid slept, and laid it in
Phast given him a son to sit on his her bosom, and laid her dead child in
throne, as it is this day.

7 And now, O Lord my God, thou 21 And when I rose in the morning

hast made thy servant king instead of to give my child suck, behold, it was 11 Chr. 28. 1. David my father : 4 and I am but a dead: but when I had considered it ? Num. 27. 17. little child: I know not how 'to go in the morning, behold, it was not my out or come in.

son, which I did bear.
8 And thy servant is in the midst of| 22 And the other woman said, Nay;

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Pa 3.3 B92 28. 1 CO. ver. 6, 14. 2 Chr. 1.3.

Dan. 5. 1.
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