1 Kings 1:43

“And Jonathan answered and said to Adonijah, Verily our lord king David hath made Solomon king.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Ionathan answered, and said to Adoniiah, Uerily our lorde king Dauid hath made Solomon king.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But Jonathan replied to Adonijah, "No! Our lord King David has made Solomon king.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jonathan answered and said to Adonijah, Verily our lord king David hath made Solomon king:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jonathan, answering, said to Adonijah, Not so, but our lord King David has made Solomon king:
- Basic English Bible

And Jonathan answered and said to Adonijah, Indeed, our lord king David has made Solomon king.
- Darby Bible

And Jonathan answered and said to Adonijah, Verily our lord king David hath made Solomon king.
- Webster's Bible

Jonathan answered Adonijah, "Most certainly our lord king David has made Solomon king.
- World English Bible

And Jonathan answereth and saith to Adonijah, `Verily our lord king David hath caused Solomon to reign,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Jonathan answered and said to Adonijah: 'Verily our lord king David hath made Solomon king.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for 1 Kings 1

  • Iniabasi mbukpa
    God is always Good,and he wants the best for us all his children,if only we walk in the light of his word n in the mind of his spirit,he will builld us up n grant us life eternal with him n give us a Peace that passeth all understanding.
  • 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.

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