1 Kings 1:18

“And now, behold, Adonijah reigneth; and now, my lord the king, thou knowest it not:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And now behold, Adoniiah reigneth; and now my lord the king, thou knowest it not.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Now, behold, Adonijah is king; and now, my lord the king, you do not know {it.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And now, behold, Adonijah reigneth; and thou, my lord the king, knowest it not:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And now, see, Adonijah has made himself king without my lord's knowledge;
- Basic English Bible

And now behold, Adonijah is king; and now, my lord the king, thou knowest it not.
- Darby Bible

And now, behold, Adonijah reigneth; and now, my lord the king, thou knowest it not:
- Webster's Bible

Now, behold, Adonijah reigns; and you, my lord the king, don't know it.
- World English Bible

and now, lo, Adonijah hath reigned, and now, my lord, O king, thou hast not known;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And now, behold, Adonijah reigneth; and thou, my lord the king, knowest it not.
- 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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