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 raise H1697 his word H1696 [H8765] which he spoke H559 [H8800] concerning me, saying, H1121 If thy sons H8104 [H8799] take heed H1870 to their way, H3212 [H8800] to walk H6440 at the face of H571 me in truth H3824 with all their heart H5315 and with all their breath, H3772 [H8735] there shall not be cut off H559 [H8800] to thee (said H376 he) a man H3678 from upon 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 mercy 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 Sovereign H3069 LORD H6440 at the face of 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] drove out 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 tent 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 tent 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 tent 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 to the age: 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 sovereign 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 evil 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 evil 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 at the face of 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.