1 Kings 1:12

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now therefore come, let mee, I pray thee, giue thee counsell, that thou mayest saue thine owne life, and the life of thy sonne Solomon.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"So now come, please let me give you counsel and save your life and the life of your son Solomon.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So now, let me make a suggestion, so that you may keep your life safe and the life of your son Solomon.
- Basic English Bible

And now, come, let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel, that thou mayest save thine own life, and the life of thy son Solomon.
- Darby Bible

Now therefore come, let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel, that thou mayest save thy own life, and the life of thy son Solomon.
- Webster's Bible

Now therefore come, please let me give you counsel, that you may save your own life, and the life of your son Solomon.
- World English Bible

and now, come, let me counsel thee, I pray thee, and deliver thy life, and the life of thy son Solomon;
- Youngs Literal Bible

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.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for 1 Kings 1

  • Tayo Adeyemo
    This passage teaches some lessons:
    1. He that exalts himself shall be abased-v.5. Adonijah exalted himself forgetting that legitimacy comes only through appointment by the appropriate authority-David.
    2. David failed as a parent in the upbringing of Adonijah. He never corrected/rebuked him over any matter at all-v.6.
    3. Decisiveness. David made sure Solomon was anointed king that same date.
  • Faith Ilori
    Lesson learnt: When it is God that enthrone you and not men the earth will rent with the sound, your voice will be heard and your authority will be felt by all men. Wait for God to enthrone you.
  • Ann
    Solomon rode in on a donkey from where

  • Dewey J
    Gbenga, I think not. Romans 14:5 says, Let Everyman be fully persuaded in his own mind. Nathan had a pure heart therefore Adonijah and Joab knew that so he was not invited to the illegal crowning of Adonijah. Glory be to God in the highest through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ amen!
  • Kenielhuntley
    The Lord had long ordained Solomon to be king, over Israel and Judah. The lesson learnt is: on your journey to becoming your purpose, the devil will attempt to hinder your success, by putting his own people in your way, attempting to rob you of your right as a child of God, however, you must contact the correct authority,God, and he'll clarify the situation for you.
  • TATA M. JALEIBAH-NEAL for verse 34
    Inspiring anthem that was sang to anoint Solomon King.

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