| 1 Kings 2 - Versions
| 1 Kings 2 Text (WEB)
- Now the days of David drew near that he should die; and he commanded Solomon his son, saying,
- "I am going the way of all the earth. You be strong therefore, and show yourself a man;
- and keep the instruction of Yahweh your God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, his commandments, his ordinances, and his testimonies, according to that which is written in the law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do, and wherever you turn yourself.
- That Yahweh may establish his word which he spoke concerning me, saying, 'If your children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail you,' he said, 'a man on the throne of Israel.'
- "Moreover you know also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, even what he did to the two captains of the armies of Israel, to Abner the son of Ner, and to Amasa the son of Jether, whom he killed, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war on his sash that was about his waist, and in his shoes that were on his feet.
- Do therefore according to your wisdom, and don't let his gray head go down to Sheol in peace.
- But show kindness to the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be of those who eat at your table; for so they came to me when I fled from Absalom your brother.
- "Behold, there is with you Shimei the son of Gera, the Benjamite, of Bahurim, who cursed me with a grievous curse in the day when I went to Mahanaim; but he came down to meet me at the Jordan, and I swore to him by Yahweh, saying, 'I will not put you to death with the sword.'
- Now therefore don't hold him guiltless, for you are a wise man; and you will know what you ought to do to him, and you shall bring his gray head down to Sheol with blood."
- David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David.
- The days that David reigned over Israel were forty years; seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty-three years reigned he in Jerusalem.
- Solomon sat on the throne of David his father; and his kingdom was firmly established.
- Then Adonijah the son of Haggith came to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon. She said, "Do you come peaceably?" He said, "Peaceably.
- He said moreover, I have something to tell you." She said, "Say on."
- He said, "You know that the kingdom was mine, and that all Israel set their faces on me, that I should reign. However the kingdom is turned around, and has become my brother's; for it was his from Yahweh.
- Now I ask one petition of you. Don't deny me." She said to him, "Say on."
- He said, "Please speak to Solomon the king (for he will not tell you 'no'), that he give me Abishag the Shunammite as wife."
- Bathsheba said, "Alright. I will speak for you to the king."
- Bathsheba therefore went to king Solomon, to speak to him for Adonijah. The king rose up to meet her, and bowed himself to her, and sat down on his throne, and caused a throne to be set for the king's mother; and she sat on his right hand.
- Then she said, "I ask one small petition of you; don't deny me." The king said to her, "Ask on, my mother; for I will not deny you."
- She said, "Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah your brother as wife."
- King Solomon answered his mother, "Why do you ask Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? Ask for him the kingdom also; for he is my elder brother; even for him, and for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab the son of Zeruiah."
- Then king Solomon swore by Yahweh, saying, "God do so to me, and more also, if Adonijah has not spoken this word against his own life.
- Now therefore as Yahweh lives, who has established me, and set me on the throne of David my father, and who has made me a house, as he promised, surely Adonijah shall be put to death this day."
- King Solomon sent by Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; and he fell on him, so that he died.
- To Abiathar the priest the king said, "Go to Anathoth, to your own fields; for you are worthy of death. But I will not at this time put you to death, because you bore the ark of the Lord Yahweh before David my father, and because you were afflicted in all in which my father was afflicted."
- So Solomon thrust out Abiathar from being priest to Yahweh, that he might fulfill the word of Yahweh, which he spoke concerning the house of Eli in Shiloh.
- The news came to Joab; for Joab had turned after Adonijah, though he didn't turn after Absalom. Joab fled to the Tent of Yahweh, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.
- It was told king Solomon, "Joab has fled to the Tent of Yahweh, and behold, he is by the altar." Then Solomon sent Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, saying, "Go, fall on him."
- Benaiah came to the Tent of Yahweh, and said to him, "Thus says the king, 'Come forth!'" He said, "No; but I will die here." Benaiah brought the king word again, saying, "Thus said Joab, and thus he answered me."
- The king said to him, "Do as he has said, and fall on him, and bury him; that you may take away the blood, which Joab shed without cause, from me and from my father's house.
- Yahweh will return his blood on his own head, because he fell on two men more righteous and better than he, and killed them with the sword, and my father David didn't know it: Abner the son of Ner, captain of the army of Israel, and Amasa the son of Jether, captain of the army of Judah.
- So shall their blood return on the head of Joab, and on the head of his seed forever. But to David, and to his seed, and to his house, and to his throne, there shall be peace forever from Yahweh."
- Then Benaiah the son of Jehoiada went up, and fell on him, and killed him; and he was buried in his own house in the wilderness.
- The king put Benaiah the son of Jehoiada in his place over the army; and Zadok the priest did the king put in the place of Abiathar.
- The king sent and called for Shimei, and said to him, "Build yourself a house in Jerusalem, and dwell there, and don't go out from there anywhere.
- For on the day you go out, and pass over the brook Kidron, know for certain that you shall surely die: your blood shall be on your own head."
- Shimei said to the king, "The saying is good. As my lord the king has said, so will your servant do." Shimei lived in Jerusalem many days.
- It happened at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimei ran away to Achish, son of Maacah, king of Gath. They told Shimei, saying, "Behold, your servants are in Gath."
- Shimei arose, and saddled his donkey, and went to Gath to Achish, to seek his servants; and Shimei went, and brought his servants from Gath.
- It was told Solomon that Shimei had gone from Jerusalem to Gath, and was come again.
- The king sent and called for Shimei, and said to him, "Didn't I adjure you by Yahweh, and warn you, saying, 'Know for certain, that on the day you go out, and walk abroad any where, you shall surely die?' You said to me, 'The saying that I have heard is good.'
- Why then have you not kept the oath of Yahweh, and the commandment that I have instructed you with?"
- The king said moreover to Shimei, "You know all the wickedness which your heart is privy to, that you did to David my father. Therefore Yahweh shall return your wickedness on your own head.
- But king Solomon shall be blessed, and the throne of David shall be established before Yahweh forever."
- So the king commanded Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; and he went out, and fell on him, so that he died. The kingdom was established in the hand of Solomon.
| 1 Kings 2 Text (Hebrew)
- ויקרבו ימי־דוד למות ויצו את־שלמה בנו לאמר׃
- אנכי הלך בדרך כל־הארץ וחזקת והיית לאיש׃
- ושמרת את־משמרת יהוה אלהיך ללכת בדרכיו לשמר חקתיו מצותיו ומשפטיו ועדותיו ככתוב בתורת משה למען תשכיל את כל־אשר תעשה ואת כל־אשר תפנה שם׃
- למען יקים יהוה את־דברו אשר דבר עלי לאמר אם־ישמרו בניך את־דרכם ללכת לפני באמת בכל־לבבם ובכל־נפשם לאמר לא־יכרת לך איש מעל כסא ישראל׃
- וגם אתה ידעת את אשר־עשה לי יואב בן־צרויה אשר עשה לשני־שרי צבאות ישראל לאבנר בן־נר ולעמשא בן־יתר ויהרגם וישם דמי־מלחמה בשלם ויתן דמי מלחמה בחגרתו אשר במתניו ובנעלו אשר ברגליו׃
- ועשית כחכמתך ולא־תורד שיבתו בשלם שאל׃ ס
- ולבני ברזלי הגלעדי תעשה־חסד והיו באכלי שלחנך כי־כן קרבו אלי בברחי מפני אבשלום אחיך׃
- והנה עמך שמעי בן־גרא בן־הימיני מבחרים והוא קללני קללה נמרצת ביום לכתי מחנים והוא־ירד לקראתי הירדן ואשבע לו ביהוה לאמר אם־אמיתך בחרב׃
- ועתה אל־תנקהו כי איש חכם אתה וידעת את אשר תעשה־לו והורדת את־שיבתו בדם שאול׃
- וישכב דוד עם־אבתיו ויקבר בעיר דוד׃ ף
- והימים אשר מלך דוד על־ישראל ארבעים שנה בחברון מלך שבע שנים ובירושלם מלך שלשים ושלש שנים׃
- ושלמה ישב על־כסא דוד אביו ותכן מלכתו מאד׃
- ויבא אדניהו בן־חגית אל־בת־שבע אם־שלמה ותאמר השלום באך ויאמר שלום׃
- ויאמר דבר לי אליך ותאמר דבר׃
- ויאמר את ידעת כי־לי היתה המלוכה ועלי שמו כל־ישראל פניהם למלך ותסב המלוכה ותהי לאחי כי מיהוה היתה לו׃
- ועתה שאלה אחת אנכי שאל מאתך אל־תשבי את־פני ותאמר אליו דבר׃
- ויאמר אמרי־נא לשלמה המלך כי לא־ישיב את־פניך ויתן־לי את־אבישג השונמית לאשה׃
- ותאמר בת־שבע טוב אנכי אדבר עליך אל־המלך׃
- ותבא בת־שבע אל־המלך שלמה לדבר־לו על־אדניהו ויקם המלך לקראתה וישתחו לה וישב על־כסאו וישם כסא לאם המלך ותשב לימינו׃
- ותאמר שאלה אחת קטנה אנכי שאלת מאתך אל־תשב את־פני ויאמר־לה המלך שאלי אמי כי לא־אשיב את־פניך׃
- ותאמר יתן את־אבישג השנמית לאדניהו אחיך לאשה׃
- ויען המלך שלמה ויאמר לאמו ולמה את שאלת את־אבישג השנמית לאדניהו ושאלי־לו את־המלוכה כי הוא אחי הגדול ממני ולו ולאביתר הכהן וליואב בן־צרויה׃ ף
- וישבע המלך שלמה ביהוה לאמר כה יעשה־לי אלהים וכה יוסיף כי בנפשו דבר אדניהו את־הדבר הזה׃
- ועתה חי־יהוה אשר הכינני על־כסא דוד אבי ואשר עשה־לי בית כאשר דבר כי היום יומת אדניהו׃
- וישלח המלך שלמה ביד בניהו בן־יהוידע ויפגע־בו וימת׃ ס
- ולאביתר הכהן אמר המלך ענתת לך על־שדיך כי איש מות אתה וביום הזה לא אמיתך כי־נשאת את־ארון אדני יהוה לפני דוד אבי וכי התענית בכל אשר־התענה אבי׃
- ויגרש שלמה את־אביתר מהיות כהן ליהוה למלא את־דבר יהוה אשר דבר על־בית עלי בשלה׃ ף
- והשמעה באה עד־יואב כי יואב נטה אחרי אדניה ואחרי אבשלום לא נטה וינס יואב אל־אהל יהוה ויחזק בקרנות המזבח׃
- ויגד למלך שלמה כי נס יואב אל־אהל יהוה והנה אצל המזבח וישלח שלמה את־בניהו בן־יהוידע לאמר לך פגע־בו׃
- ויבא בניהו אל־אהל יהוה ויאמר אליו כה־אמר המלך צא ויאמר לא כי פה אמות וישב בניהו את־המלך דבר לאמר כה־דבר יואב וכה ענני׃
- ויאמר לו המלך עשה כאשר דבר ופגע־בו וקברתו והסירת דמי חנם אשר שפך יואב מעלי ומעל בית אבי׃
- והשיב יהוה את־דמו על־ראשו אשר פגע בשני־אנשים צדקים וטבים ממנו ויהרגמ בחרב ואבי דוד לא ידע את־אבנר בן־נר שר־צבא ישראל ואת־עמשא בן־יתר שר־צבא יהודה׃
- ושבו דמיהם בראש יואב ובראש זרעו לעלם ולדוד ולזרעו ולביתו ולכסאו יהיה שלום עד־עולם מעם יהוה׃
- ויעל בניהו בן־יהוידע ויפגע־בו וימתהו ויקבר בביתו במדבר׃
- ויתן המלך את־בניהו בן־יהוידע תחתיו על־הצבא ואת־צדוק הכהן נתן המלך תחת אביתר׃
- וישלח המלך ויקרא לשמעי ויאמר לו בנה־לך בית בירושלם וישבת שם ולא־תצא משם אנה ואנה׃
- והיה ביום צאתך ועברת את־נחל קדרון ידע תדע כי מות תמות דמך יהיה בראשך׃
- ויאמר שמעי למלך טוב הדבר כאשר דבר אדני המלך כן יעשה עבדך וישב שמעי בירושלם ימים רבים׃ ס
- ויהי מקץ שלש שנים ויברחו שני־עבדים לשמעי אל־אכיש בן־מעכה מלך גת ויגידו לשמעי לאמר הנה עבדיך בגת׃
- ויקם שמעי ויחבש את־חמרו וילך גתה אל־אכיש לבקש את־עבדיו וילך שמעי ויבא את־עבדיו מגת׃
- ויגד לשלמה כי־הלך שמעי מירושלם גת וישב׃
- וישלח המלך ויקרא לשמעי ויאמר אליו הלוא השבעתיך ביהוה ואעד בך לאמר ביום צאתך והלכת אנה ואנה ידע תדע כי מות תמות ותאמר אלי טוב הדבר שמעתי׃
- ומדוע לא שמרת את שבעת יהוה ואת־המצוה אשר־צויתי עליך׃
- ויאמר המלך אל־שמעי אתה ידעת את כל־הרעה אשר ידע לבבך אשר עשית לדוד אבי והשיב יהוה את־רעתך בראשך׃
- והמלך שלמה ברוך וכסא דוד יהיה נכון לפני יהוה עד־עולם׃
- ויצו המלך את־בניהו בן־יהוידע ויצא ויפגע־בו וימת והממלכה נכונה ביד־שלמה׃
| 1 Kings 2 Text (Latin)
- Appropinquaverunt autem dies David ut moreretur, præcepitque Salomoni filio suo, dicens :
- Ego ingredior viam universæ terræ : confortare, et esto vir :
- et observa custodias Domini Dei tui, ut ambules in viis ejus, ut custodias cæremonias ejus, et præcepta ejus, et judicia, et testimonia, sicut scriptum est in lege Moysi : ut intelligas universa quæ facis, et quocumque te verteris :
- ut confirmet Dominus sermones suos, quos locutus est de me, dicens : Si custodierint filii tui vias suas, et ambulaverint coram me in veritate, in omni corde suo, et in omni anima sua, non auferetur tibi vir de solio Israël.
- Tu quoque nosti quæ fecerit mihi Joab filius Sarviæ, quæ fecerit duobus principibus exercitus Israël, Abner filio Ner, et Amasæ filio Jether : quos occidit, et effudit sanguinem belli in pace, et posuit cruorem prælii in balteo suo, qui erat circa lumbos ejus, et in calceamento suo, quod erat in pedibus ejus.
- Facies ergo juxta sapientiam tuam, et non deduces canitiem ejus pacifice ad inferos.
- Sed et filiis Berzellai Galaaditis reddes gratiam, eruntque comedentes in mensa tua : occurrerunt enim mihi quando fugiebam a facie Absalom fratris tui.
- Habes quoque apud te Semei filium Gera filii Jemini de Bahurim, qui maledixit mihi maledictione pessima, quando ibam ad castra : sed quia descendit mihi in occursum cum transirem Jordanem, et juravi ei per Dominum, dicens : Non te interficiam gladio :
- tu noli pati eum esse innoxium. Vir autem sapiens es, ut scias quæ facies ei, deducesque canos ejus cum sanguine ad inferos.
- Dormivit igitur David cum patribus suis, et sepultus est in civitate David.
- Dies autem, quibus regnavit David super Israël, quadraginta anni sunt : in Hebron regnavit septem annis : in Jerusalem, triginta tribus.
- Salomon autem sedit super thronum David patris sui, et firmatum est regnum ejus nimis.
- Et ingressus est Adonias filius Haggith ad Bethsabee matrem Salomonis. Quæ dixit ei : Pacificusne est ingressus tuus ? Qui respondit : Pacificus.
- Addiditque : Sermo mihi est ad te. Cui ait : Loquere. Et ille :
- Tu, inquit, nosti, quia meum erat regnum, et me præposuerat omnis Israël sibi in regem : sed translatum est regnum, et factum est fratris mei : a Domino enim constitutum est ei.
- Nunc ergo petitionem unam precor a te : ne confundas faciem meam. Quæ dixit ad eum : Loquere.
- Et ille ait : Precor ut dicas Salomoni regi (neque enim negare tibi quidquam potest) ut det mihi Abisag Sunamitidem uxorem.
- Et ait Bethsabee : Bene, ego loquar pro te regi.
- Venit ergo Bethsabee ad regem Salomonem, ut loqueretur ei pro Adonia : et surrexit rex in occursum ejus, adoravitque eam, et sedit super thronum suum : positusque est thronus matri regis, quæ sedit ad dexteram ejus.
- Dixitque ei : Petitionem unam parvulam ego deprecor a te, ne confundas faciem meam. Et dixit ei rex : Pete, mater mea : neque enim fas est ut avertam faciem tuam.
- Quæ ait : Detur Abisag Sunamitis Adoniæ fratri tuo uxor.
- Responditque rex Salomon, et dixit matri suæ : Quare postulas Abisag Sunamitidem Adoniæ ? Postula ei et regnum : ipse est enim frater meus major me, et habet Abiathar sacerdotem, et Joab filium Sarviæ.
- Juravit itaque rex Salomon per Dominum, dicens : Hæc faciat mihi Deus, et hæc addat, quia contra animam suam locutus est Adonias verbum hoc.
- Et nunc vivit Dominus, qui firmavit me, et collocavit me super solium David patris mei, et qui fecit mihi domum, sicut locutus est, quia hodie occidetur Adonias.
- Misitque rex Salomon per manum Banaiæ filii Jojadæ, qui interfecit eum, et mortuus est.
- Abiathar quoque sacerdoti dixit rex : Vade in Anathoth ad agrum tuum, equidem vir mortis es : sed hodie te non interficiam, quia portasti arcam Domini Dei coram David patre meo, et sustinuisti laborem in omnibus in quibus laboravit pater meus.
- Ejecit ergo Salomon Abiathar, ut non esset sacerdos Domini, ut impleretur sermo Domini, quem locutus est super domum Heli in Silo.
- Venit autem nuntius ad Joab, quod Joab declinasset post Adoniam, et post Salomonem non declinasset : fugit ergo Joab in tabernaculum Domini, et apprehendit cornu altaris.
- Nuntiatumque est regi Salomoni quod fugisset Joab in tabernaculum Domini, et esset juxta altare : misitque Salomon Banaiam, filium Jojadæ, dicens : Vade, interfice eum.
- Et venit Banaias ad tabernaculum Domini, et dixit ei : Hæc dicit rex : Egredere. Qui ait : Non egrediar, sed hic moriar. Renuntiavit Banaias regi sermonem, dicens : Hæc locutus est Joab, et hæc respondit mihi.
- Dixitque ei rex : Fac sicut locutus est : et interfice eum, et sepeli, et amovebis sanguinem innocentem, qui effusus est a Joab, a me, et a domo patris mei.
- Et reddet Dominus sanguinem ejus super caput ejus, quia interfecit duos viros justos, melioresque se : et occidit eos gladio, patre meo David ignorante, Abner filium Ner principem militiæ Israël, et Amasam filium Jether principem exercitus Juda :
- et revertetur sanguis illorum in caput Joab, et in caput seminis ejus in sempiternum. David autem et semini ejus, et domui, et throno illius, sit pax usque in æternum a Domino.
- Ascendit itaque Banaias filius Jojadæ, et aggressus eum interfecit : sepultusque est in domo sua in deserto.
- Et constituit rex Banaiam filium Jojadæ pro eo super exercitum, et Sadoc sacerdotem posuit pro Abiathar.
- Misit quoque rex, et vocavit Semei, dixitque ei : Ædifica tibi domum in Jerusalem, et habita ibi : et non egredieris inde huc atque illuc.
- Quacumque autem die egressus fueris, et transieris torrentem Cedron, scito te interficiendum : sanguis tuus erit super caput tuum.
- Dixitque Semei regi : Bonus sermo : sicut locutus est dominus meus rex, sic faciet servus tuus. Habitavit itaque in Semei in Jerusalem diebus multis.
- Factum est autem post annos tres ut fugerent servi Semei ad Achis filium Maacha regem Geth : nuntiatumque est Semei quod servi ejus issent in Geth.
- Et surrexit Semei, et stravit asinum suum : ivitque ad Achis in Geth ad requirendum servos suos, et adduxit eos de Geth.
- Nuntiatum est autem Salomoni quod isset Semei in Geth de Jerusalem, et rediisset.
- Et mittens vocavit eum, dixitque illi : Nonne testificatus sum tibi per Dominum, et prædixi tibi : Quacumque die egressus, ieris huc et illuc, scito te esse moriturum : et respondisti mihi : Bonus sermo, quem audivi ?
- Quare ergo non custodisti jusjurandum Domini, et præceptum quod præceperam tibi ?
- Dixitque rex ad Semei : Tu nosti omne malum cujus tibi conscium est cor tuum, quod fecisti David patri meo : reddidit Dominus malitiam tuam in caput tuum.
- Et rex Salomon benedictus, et thronus David erit stabilis coram Domino usque in sempiternum.
- Jussit itaque rex Banaiæ filio Jojadæ, qui egressus, percussit eum, et mortuus est.
| 1 Kings 2 Text (KJV)
- Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying,
- I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a man;
- And keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to 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:
- That the LORD may continue his word which he spake concerning me, saying, If thy children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail thee (said he) a man on the throne of Israel.
- Moreover thou knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto Abner the son of Ner, and unto Amasa 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.
- Do therefore according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace.
- But shew kindness unto the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be of those that eat at thy table: for so they came to me when I fled because of Absalom thy brother.
- And, behold, thou hast with thee Shimei 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.
- Now therefore hold 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.
- So David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David.
- And the days that David reigned over Israel were forty years: seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem.
- Then sat Solomon upon the throne of David his father; and his kingdom was established greatly.
- And Adonijah the son of Haggith came to Bath-sheba the mother of Solomon. And she said, Comest thou peaceably? And he said, Peaceably.
- He said moreover, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And she said, Say on.
- 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 it was his from the LORD.
- And now I ask one petition of thee, deny me not. And she said unto him, Say on.
- And he said, Speak, I pray thee, unto Solomon the king, (for he will not say thee nay,) that he give me Abishag the Shunammite to wife.
- And Bath-sheba said, Well; I will speak for thee unto the king.
- Bath-sheba therefore went unto king Solomon, to speak unto him for Adonijah. And the king rose up to meet her, and bowed himself unto her, and sat down on his throne, and caused a seat to be set for the king's mother; and she sat on his right hand.
- 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.
- And she said, Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah thy brother to wife.
- 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 Abiathar the priest, and for Joab the son of Zeruiah.
- Then king Solomon sware by the LORD, saying, God do so to me, and more also, if Adonijah have not spoken this word against his own life.
- 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 promised, Adonijah shall be put to death this day.
- And king Solomon sent by the hand of Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; and he fell upon him that he died.
- And unto Abiathar the priest said the king, Get thee to Anathoth, unto thine own fields; for thou art worthy of death: but I will not at this time put thee to death, because thou barest the ark of the Lord GOD before David my father, and because thou hast been afflicted in all wherein my father was afflicted.
- So Solomon thrust out Abiathar from being priest unto the LORD; that he might fulfil the word of the LORD, which he spake concerning the house of Eli in Shiloh.
- Then tidings came to Joab: for Joab had turned after Adonijah, though he turned not after Absalom. And Joab fled unto the tabernacle of the LORD, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.
- 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.
- 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.
- And the king said unto him, Do as he hath said, and fall upon him, and bury him; that thou mayest take away the innocent blood, which Joab shed, from me, and from the house of my father.
- And the LORD shall return his blood upon his own head, who fell upon two men more righteous and better than he, and slew them with the sword, my father David not knowing thereof, to wit, Abner the son of Ner, captain of the host of Israel, and Amasa the son of Jether, captain of the host of Judah.
- Their blood shall therefore return upon the head of Joab, and upon the head of his seed for ever: but upon David, and upon his seed, and upon his house, and upon his throne, shall there be peace for ever from the LORD.
- So Benaiah the son of Jehoiada went up, and fell upon him, and slew him: and he was buried in his own house in the wilderness.
- And the king put Benaiah the son of Jehoiada in his room over the host: and Zadok the priest did the king put in the room of Abiathar.
- And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said unto him, Build thee an house in Jerusalem, and dwell there, and go not forth thence any whither.
- For it shall be, that on the day thou goest out, and passest over the brook Kidron, thou shalt know for certain that thou shalt surely die: thy blood shall be upon thine own head.
- 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.
- And it came to pass at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimei ran away unto Achish son of Maachah king of Gath. And they told Shimei, saying, Behold, thy servants be in Gath.
- And Shimei arose, and saddled his ass, and went to Gath to Achish to seek his servants: and Shimei went, and brought his servants from Gath.
- And it was told Solomon that Shimei had gone from Jerusalem to Gath, and was come again.
- 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 for a certain, on the day thou goest out, and walkest abroad any wither, that thou shalt surely die? and thou saidst unto me, The word that I have heard is good.
- Why then hast thou not kept the oath of the LORD, and the commandment that I have charged thee with?
- 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 return thy wickedness upon thine own head;
- And king Solomon shall be blessed, and the throne of David shall be established before the LORD for ever.
- 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.