1 Kings 2

Now athe days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying, 2 bI go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a man; 3 And keep the charge of the LORD thy God, cto walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself: 4 That the LORD may dcontinue his word which he spake concerning me, saying, eIf thy children take heed to their way, to fwalk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, gthere shall not fail thee (said he) a man on the throne of Israel.

5 Moreover thou knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah hdid to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto iAbner the son of Ner, and unto jAmasa the son of Jether, whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that was about his loins, and in his shoes that were on his feet. 6 Do therefore kaccording to thy wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace. 7 But shew kindness unto the sons of lBarzillai the Gileadite, and let them be of those that meat at thy table: for so nthey came to me when I fled because of Absalom thy brother.

8 And, behold, thou hast with thee oShimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite of Bahurim, which cursed me with a grievous curse in the day when I went to Mahanaim: but he came down to meet me at Jordan, and I sware to him by the LORD, saying, I will not put thee to death with the sword. 9 Now therefore phold him not guiltless: for thou art a wise man, and knowest what thou oughtest to do unto him; but his hoar head bring thou down to the grave with blood.

10 So qDavid slept with his fathers, and was buried in rthe city of David. 11 And the days that David sreigned over Israel were forty years: seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem. 12 tThen sat Solomon upon the throne of David his father; and his kingdom was established greatly.

13 And Adonijah the son of Haggith came to Bath-sheba the mother of Solomon. And she said, uComest thou peaceably? And he said, Peaceably. 14 He said moreover, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And she said, Say on. 15 And he said, Thou knowest that the kingdom was mine, and that all Israel set their faces on me, that I should reign: howbeit the kingdom is turned about, and is become my brother's: for vit was his from the LORD. 16 And now I ask one petition of thee, deny me not. And she said unto him, Say on. 17 And he said, Speak, I pray thee, unto Solomon the king, (for he will not say thee nay,) that he give me wAbishag the Shunammite to wife. 18 And Bath-sheba said, Well; I will speak for thee unto the king.

19 Bath-sheba therefore went unto king Solomon, to speak unto him for Adonijah. And the king rose up to meet her, and xbowed himself unto her, and sat down on his throne, and caused a seat to be set for the king's mother; yand she sat on his right hand. 20 Then she said, I desire one small petition of thee; I pray thee, say me not nay. And the king said unto her, Ask on, my mother: for I will not say thee nay. 21 And she said, Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah thy brother to wife. 22 And king Solomon answered and said unto his mother, And why dost thou ask Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? ask for him the kingdom also; for he is mine elder brother; even for him, and for zAbiathar the priest, and for Joab the son of Zeruiah. 23 Then king Solomon sware by the LORD, saying, aGod do so to me, and more also, if Adonijah have not spoken this word against his own life. 24 Now therefore, as the LORD liveth, which hath established me, and set me on the throne of David my father, and who hath made me an house, as he bpromised, Adonijah shall be put to death this day. 25 And king Solomon sent by the hand of Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; and he fell upon him that he died.

26 And unto Abiathar the priest said the king, Get thee to cAnathoth, unto thine own fields; for thou art worthy of death: but I will not at this time put thee to death, dbecause thou barest the ark of the Lord GOD before David my father, and because ethou hast been afflicted in all wherein my father was afflicted. 27 So Solomon thrust out Abiathar from being priest unto the LORD; that he might ffulfil the word of the LORD, which he spake concerning the house of Eli in Shiloh.

28 Then tidings came to Joab: for Joab ghad turned after Adonijah, though he turned not after Absalom. And Joab fled unto the tabernacle of the LORD, and hcaught hold on the horns of the altar. 29 And it was told king Solomon that Joab was fled unto the tabernacle of the LORD; and, behold, he is by the altar. Then Solomon sent Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, saying, Go, fall upon him.

30 And Benaiah came to the tabernacle of the LORD, and said unto him, Thus saith the king, Come forth. And he said, Nay; but I will die here. And Benaiah brought the king word again, saying, Thus said Joab, and thus he answered me. 31 And the king said unto him, iDo as he hath said, and fall upon him, and bury him; jthat thou mayest take away the innocent blood, which Joab shed, from me, and from the house of my father. 32 And the LORD kshall return his blood upon his own head, who fell upon two men more righteous land better than he, and slew them with the sword, my father David not knowing thereof, to wit, mAbner the son of Ner, captain of the host of Israel, and nAmasa the son of Jether, captain of the host of Judah. 33 Their blood shall therefore return upon the head of Joab, and oupon the head of his seed for ever: pbut upon David, and upon his seed, and upon his house, and upon his throne, shall there be peace for ever from the LORD. 34 So Benaiah the son of Jehoiada went up, and fell upon him, and slew him: and he was buried in his own house in qthe wilderness.

35 And the king put Benaiah the son of Jehoiada in his room over the host: and rZadok the priest did the king put in the room of Abiathar. 36 And the king sent and called for sShimei, and said unto him, tBuild thee an house in Jerusalem, and dwell there, and go not forth thence any whither. 37 For it shall be, that on the day thou goest out, and passest over the brook uKidron, thou shalt know for certain that thou shalt surely die: vthy blood shall be upon thine own head. 38 And Shimei said unto the king, The saying is good: as my lord the king hath said, so will thy servant do. And Shimei dwelt in Jerusalem many days.

39 And it came to pass at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimei ran away unto wAchish son of Maachah king of Gath. And they told Shimei, saying, Behold, thy servants be in Gath. 40 And Shimei xarose, and saddled his ass, and went to Gath to Achish to seek his servants: and Shimei went, and brought his servants from Gath. 41 And it was told Solomon that Shimei had gone from Jerusalem to Gath, and was come again.

42 And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said unto him, Did I not make thee to swear by the LORD, and protested unto thee, saying, Know yfor a certain, on the day thou goest out, and walkest abroad any whither, that thou shalt surely die? and thou saidst unto me, The word that I have heard is good. 43 Why then hast thou not kept the zoath of the LORD, and the commandment that I have charged thee with? 44 The king said moreover to Shimei, Thou knowest all the wickedness which thine heart is privy to, that thou didst to David my father: therefore the LORD shall areturn thy wickedness upon thine own head; 45 And king Solomon shall be blessed, and bthe throne of David shall be established before the LORD for ever. 46 So the king commanded Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; which went out, and fell upon him, that he died. And the kingdom was established in the hand of Solomon.

1 Kings 3

Cross Ref
1 a Gen 3:19
Deu 31:14
2 Sam 14:14
Job 30:23
Psa 89:48
Ecc 12:7
2 b Jos 23:14
Heb 9:27
3 c Deu 17:19
Jos 1:7
1 Sam 18:5
1 Sam 18:14
1 Sam 18:30
1 Chr 22:12-13
4 d 2 Sam 7:25
 e Psa 132:12
 f 2 Kin 20:3
 g 2 Sam 7:12
5 h 2 Sam 3:39
2 Sam 19:5-7
 i 2 Sam 3:27
 j 2 Sam 20:10
6 k Pro 20:26
7 l 2 Sam 19:31
 m 2 Sam 9:7
 n 2 Sam 17:27
8 o 2 Sam 16:5
9 p Exo 20:7
10 q 1 Kin 1:21
Job 14:1
Ecc 12:5
Act 2:29
 r 2 Sam 5:7
11 s 2 Sam 5:4
1 Chr 29:26-27
12 t 1 Chr 29:23
2 Chr 1:1
13 u 1 Sam 16:4
15 v 1 Chr 22:9
1 Chr 28:5-7
2 Chr 20:6
Job 9:12
Psa 33:10-11
Psa 115:3
Psa 132:10
Pro 19:21
Isa 14:27
Isa 43:13
Isa 46:9-10
Dan 2:21
Act 5:39
17 w 1 Kin 1:3-4
19 x Exo 20:12
Lev 19:32
Pro 23:22
 y Psa 45:9
Psa 110:1
Mat 20:21
22 z 1 Kin 1:7
23 a Rth 1:17
1 Sam 14:44
2 Sam 3:9
2 Sam 3:35
1 Kin 20:10
24 b 2 Sam 7:11
26 c Jos 21:18
 d 1 Sam 23:6
2 Sam 15:24
2 Sam 15:29
 e 1 Sam 22:20
2 Sam 15:24
27 f 1 Sam 2:31
28 g 1 Kin 1:7
 h 1 Kin 1:50
Exo 21:14
31 i Exo 21:14
 j Num 35:33
Deu 19:13
32 k Gen 4:11
Jdg 9:24
Psa 7:16
Psa 9:15-16
 l 2 Sam 3:27
2 Chr 21:13
Est 1:19
 m 2 Sam 3:27
 n 2 Sam 20:10
33 o 2 Sam 3:29
 p 2 Sam 3:28
Pro 16:7
Isa 9:6-7
Phi 4:7
Act 7:45-46
34 q Jos 15:61
Mat 3:1
35 r Num 25:11,13
1 Sam 2:35
1 Chr 6:53
36 s 2 Sam 16:5
 t Pro 20:8
Pro 20:26
37 u 2 Sam 15:23
2 Kin 23:6
 v Lev 20:9
2 Sam 1:16
Eze 18:13
39 w 1 Sam 27:2
40 x Pro 15:27
42 y Psa 15:4
43 z Eze 17:19
44 a Psa 7:16
45 b Pro 25:5