2 SAMUEL 24:25 – 1 KINGS 1:18
24:25 And there David built an altar to Jehovah, and he offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. And Jehovah responded to the entreaty for the land, and the plague was stayed in Israel.
1:1 Now when King David was old and advanced in years, they covered him with clothing, but he could not get warm.
1:2 So his servants said to him, Let a young virgin be sought for my lord the king, and let her wait on the king and serve him; and let her lie in your bosom so that my lord the king may get warm.
1:3 Thus they sought for a beautiful young woman throughout all the territory of Israel, and they found Abishag the Shunammite and brought her to the king.
1:4 And the young woman was very beautiful, and she served the king and ministered to him; but the king did not know her.
1:5 Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king. And he prepared a chariot and horsemen for himself and fifty men to run before him.
1:6 And his father had never displeased him by saying, Why have you done thus and thus? And he also was very handsome, and his mother bore him after Absalom.
1:7 And he conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest; and following Adonijah, they helped him.
1:8 But Zadok the priest and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada and Nathan the prophet and Shimei and Rei and the mighty men who belonged to David were not with Adonijah.
1:9 And Adonijah sacrificed sheep and oxen and fatlings by the stone of Zoheleth, which is beside En-rogel; and he called all his brothers, the sons of the king, and all the men of Judah, the servants of the king.
1:10 But he did not call Nathan the prophet and Benaiah and the mighty men and Solomon his brother.
1:11 Then Nathan spoke to Bath-sheba, Solomon’s mother, saying, Have you not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith reigns and our lord David does not know it?
1:12 Now therefore come and let me give you counsel to save your life and the life of your son Solomon.
1:13 Go in at once to King David and say to him, Did you not, O my lord the king, swear to your female servant, saying, Solomon your son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne? Then why does Adonijah reign?
1:14 Just when you are there and still speaking with the king, I will come in after you and confirm your words.
1:15 So Bath-sheba went in to the king in the chamber. And the king was very old, and Abishag the Shunammite was ministering to the king.
1:16 And Bath-sheba bowed and paid homage to the king. And the king said, What do you wish?
1:17 And she said to him, My lord, you swore by Jehovah your God to your female servant, saying, Solomon your son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne.
1:18 But now, at this moment Adonijah reigns, and you, my lord the king, know nothing of it.