Tyndale Bible

1 Kings 1

Abishag cherisheth David in his extreme age.

1 Kings 1:1 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Now king David was old [and] stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he got no heat. 1 Kings 1:2 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king may get heat. 1 Kings 1:3 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag a Shunammite, and brought her to the king. 1 Kings 1:4 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And the damsel [was] very fair, and cherished the king, and ministered to him: but the king knew her not.

Adonijah, David's darling, usurpeth the kingdom.

1 Kings 1:5 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him. 1 Kings 1:6 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And his father had not displeased him at any time in saying, Why hast thou done so? and he also [was a] very goodly [man]; and [his mother] bore him after Absalom. 1 Kings 1:7 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And he conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest: and they following Adonijah helped [him]. 1 Kings 1:8 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} But Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and Nathan the prophet, and Shimei, and Rei, and the mighty men which [belonged] to David, were not with Adonijah. 1 Kings 1:9 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And Adonijah slew sheep and oxen and fat cattle by the stone of Zoheleth, which [is] by En-rogel, and called all his brethren the king's sons, and all the men of Judah the king's servants: 1 Kings 1:10 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} But Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah, and the mighty men, and Solomon his brother, he called not.

By the counsel of Nathan,

1 Kings 1:11 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Wherefore Nathan spoke unto Bath-sheba the mother of Solomon, saying, Hast thou not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith doth reign, and David our lord knoweth [it] not? 1 Kings 1:12 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Now therefore come, let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel, that thou mayest save thine own life, and the life of thy son Solomon. 1 Kings 1:13 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Go and get thee in unto king David, and say unto him, Didst not thou, my lord, O king, swear unto thine handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne? why then doth Adonijah reign? 1 Kings 1:14 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Behold, while thou yet talkest there with the king, I also will come in after thee, and confirm thy words.

Bath-sheba moveth the king,

1 Kings 1:15 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And Bath-sheba went in unto the king into the chamber: and the king was very old; and Abishag the Shunammite ministered unto the king. 1 Kings 1:16 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And Bath-sheba bowed, and did obeisance unto the king. And the king said, What wouldest thou? 1 Kings 1:17 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And she said unto him, My lord, thou swarest by the LORD thy God unto thine handmaid, [saying], Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne. 1 Kings 1:18 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And now, behold, Adonijah reigneth; and now, my lord the king, thou knowest [it] not: 1 Kings 1:19 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And he hath slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance, and hath called all the sons of the king, and Abiathar the priest, and Joab the captain of the host: but Solomon thy servant hath he not called. 1 Kings 1:20 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And thou, my lord, O king, the eyes of all Israel [are] upon thee, that thou shouldest tell them who shall sit on the throne of my lord the king after him. 1 Kings 1:21 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Otherwise it shall come to pass, when my lord the king shall sleep with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon shall be counted offenders.

and Nathan secondeth her.

1 Kings 1:22 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And, lo, while she yet talked with the king, Nathan the prophet also came in. 1 Kings 1:23 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And they told the king, saying, Behold Nathan the prophet. And when he was come in before the king, he bowed himself before the king with his face to the ground. 1 Kings 1:24 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And Nathan said, My lord, O king, hast thou said, Adonijah shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne? 1 Kings 1:25 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} For he is gone down this day, and hath slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance, and hath called all the king's sons, and the captains of the host, and Abiathar the priest; and, behold, they eat and drink before him, and say, God save king Adonijah. 1 Kings 1:26 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} But me, [even] me thy servant, and Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and thy servant Solomon, hath he not called. 1 Kings 1:27 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Is this thing done by my lord the king, and thou hast not showed [it] unto thy servant, who should sit on the throne of my lord the king after him?

David reneweth his oath to Bath-sheba.

1 Kings 1:28 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Then king David answered and said, Call me Bath-sheba. And she came into the king's presence, and stood before the king. 1 Kings 1:29 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And the king swore, and said, [As] the LORD liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress, 1 Kings 1:30 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Even as I swore unto thee by the LORD God of Israel, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead; even so will I certainly do this day. 1 Kings 1:31 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Then Bath-sheba bowed with [her] face to the earth, and did reverence to the king, and said, Let my lord king David live forever.

Solomon, by David's appointment, being anointed king by Zadok and Nathan, the people triumph.

1 Kings 1:32 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And king David said, Call me Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada. And they came before the king. 1 Kings 1:33 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} The king also said unto them, Take with you the servants of your lord, and cause Solomon my son to ride upon mine own mule, and bring him down to Gihon: 1 Kings 1:34 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him there king over Israel: and blow ye with the trumpet, and say, God save king Solomon. 1 Kings 1:35 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Then ye shall come up after him, that he may come and sit upon my throne; for he shall be king in my stead: and I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel and over Judah. 1 Kings 1:36 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada answered the king, and said, Amen: the LORD God of my lord the king say so [too]. 1 Kings 1:37 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} As the LORD hath been with my lord the king, even so be he with Solomon, and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord king David. 1 Kings 1:38 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} So Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, went down, and caused Solomon to ride upon king David's mule, and brought him to Gihon. 1 Kings 1:39 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And Zadok the priest took a horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon. And they blew the trumpet; and all the people said, God save king Solomon. 1 Kings 1:40 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rent with the sound of them.

Jonathan bringing these news, Adonijah's guests flee.

1 Kings 1:41 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And Adonijah and all the guests that [were] with him heard [it] as they had made an end of eating. And when Joab heard the sound of the trumpet, he said, Wherefore [is this] noise of the city being in an uproar? 1 Kings 1:42 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And while he yet spoke, behold, Jonathan the son of Abiathar the priest came: and Adonijah said unto him, Come in; for thou [art] a valiant man, and bringest good tidings. 1 Kings 1:43 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And Jonathan answered and said to Adonijah, Verily our lord king David hath made Solomon king. 1 Kings 1:44 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And the king hath sent with him Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, and they have caused him to ride upon the king's mule: 1 Kings 1:45 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him king in Gihon: and they are come up from thence rejoicing, so that the city rang again. This [is] the noise that ye have heard. 1 Kings 1:46 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And also Solomon sitteth on the throne of the kingdom. 1 Kings 1:47 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And moreover the king's servants came to bless our lord king David, saying, God make the name of Solomon better than thy name, and make his throne greater than thy throne. And the king bowed himself upon the bed. 1 Kings 1:48 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And also thus said the king, Blessed [be] the LORD God of Israel, which hath given [one] to sit on my throne this day, mine eyes even seeing [it]. 1 Kings 1:49 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And all the guests that [were] with Adonijah were afraid, and rose up, and went every man his way.

Adonijah, fleeing to the horns of the altar, upon his good behaviour is dismissed by Solomon.

1 Kings 1:50 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And Adonijah feared because of Solomon, and arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the altar. 1 Kings 1:51 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And it was told Solomon, saying, Behold, Adonijah feareth king Solomon: for, lo, he hath caught hold on the horns of the altar, saying, Let king Solomon swear unto me today that he will not slay his servant with the sword. 1 Kings 1:52 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And Solomon said, If he will show himself a worthy man, there shall not a hair of him fall to the earth: but if wickedness shall be found in him, he shall die. 1 Kings 1:53 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} So king Solomon sent, and they brought him down from the altar. And he came and bowed himself to king Solomon: and Solomon said unto him, Go to thine house.

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