1 Kings 1:50

“And Adonijah feared because of Solomon, and arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Adoniiah feared because of Solomon, and arose, and went, and caught hold on the hornes of the Altar.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And Adonijah was afraid of Solomon, and he arose, went and took hold of the horns of the altar.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Adonijah feared because of Solomon; and he arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Adonijah himself was full of fear because of Solomon; and he got up and went to the altar, and put his hands on its horns.
- Basic English Bible

And Adonijah feared because of Solomon, and arose and went and caught hold of the horns of the altar.
- Darby Bible

And Adonijah feared because of Solomon, and arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.
- Webster's Bible

Adonijah feared because of Solomon; and he arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.
- World English Bible

and Adonijah feareth because of Solomon, and riseth, and goeth, and layeth hold on the horns of the altar.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Adonijah feared because of Solomon; and he arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.
- 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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