1 Kings Chapter 1
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2 Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king may get heat.
13 Go and get thee in unto king David, and say unto him, Didst not thou, my lord, O king, swear unto thine handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne? why then doth Adonijah reign?
19 And he hath slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance, and hath called all the sons of the king, and Abiathar the priest, and Joab the captain of the host: but Solomon thy servant hath he not called.
25 For he is gone down this day, and hath slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance, and hath called all the king's sons, and the captains of the host, and Abiathar the priest; and, behold, they eat and drink before him, and say, God save king Adonijah.
38 So Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, went down, and caused Solomon to ride upon king David's mule, and brought him to Gihon.
41 And Adonijah and all the guests that were with him heard it as they had made an end of eating. And when Joab heard the sound of the trumpet, he said, Wherefore is this noise of the city being in an uproar?
44 And the king hath sent with him Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, and they have caused him to ride upon the king's mule:
47 And moreover the king's servants came to bless our lord king David, saying, God make the name of Solomon better than thy name, and make his throne greater than thy throne. And the king bowed himself upon the bed.
51 And it was told Solomon, saying, Behold, Adonijah feareth king Solomon: for, lo, he hath caught hold on the horns of the altar, saying, Let king Solomon swear unto me to day that he will not slay his servant with the sword.
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Matthew Henry's 1 Kings Chapter 1 Bible commentary...
The history now before us accounts for the affairs of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel, yet with special regard to the kingdom of God among them; for it is a sacred history. It is earlier as to time, teaches much more, and is more interesting than any common histories.David's declining age. (1-4) Adonijah aspires to the throne. (5-10) David makes Solomon king. (11-31) Solomon is anointed king, and Adonijah's usurpation stopped. (32-53)1-4 We have David sinking under infirmities. He was chastised for his recent sins, and felt the effects of his former toils and hardships.
5-10 Indulgent parents are often chastised with disobedient children, who are anxious to possess their estates. No worldly wisdom, nor experience, nor sacredness of character, can insure the continuance in any former course of those who remain under the power of self-love. But we may well wonder by what arts Joab and Abiathar could be drawn aside.
11-31 Observe Nathan's address to Bathsheba. Let me give thee counsel how to save thy own life, and the life of thy son. Such as this is the counsel Christ's ministers give us in his name, to give all diligence, not only that no man take our crown, #Re 3:11|, but that we save our lives, even the lives of our souls. David made a solemn declaration of his firm cleaving to his former resolution, that Solomon should be his successor. Even the recollection of the distresses from which the Lord redeemed him, increased his comfort, inspired his hopes, and animated him to his duty, under the decays of nature and the approach of death.
32-53 The people expressed great joy and satisfaction in the elevation of Solomon. Every true Israelite rejoices in the exaltation of the Son of David. Combinations formed upon evil principles will soon be dissolved, when self-interest calls another way. How can those who do evil deeds expect to have good tidings? Adonijah had despised Solomon, but soon dreaded him. We see here, as in a glass, Jesus, the Son of David and the Son of God, exalted to the throne of glory, notwithstanding all his enemies. His kingdom is far greater than that of his father David, and therein all the true people of God cordially rejoice. The prosperity of his cause is vexation and terror to his enemies. No horns of the altar, nor forms of godliness, nor pretences to religion, can profit those who will not submit to His authority, and accept of his salvation; and if their submission be hypocritical, they shall perish without remedy.
Rachael Ceasor's 1 Kings Chapter 1 comment on 8/26/2013, 4:00pm...
Osbaldo's 1 Kings Chapter 1 comment about verse 13 on 7/18/2013, 12:04pm...
It is not mentioned in the bible that King David said those words...King David was old and Nathan the prophet took advantage of that by giving counsel to Bath-sheba about her life and her son's life.. Solomon...Chileab was the next of kin to be the king, for Amnon and Absalom where dead...but they where born in Hebron...Solomon was born in Jerusalem... bottom line...it was God's purpose for Solomon to be King..
Brenda Mkonkholo's 1 Kings Chapter 1 comment on 6/06/2013, 7:57am...
If God says yes, no one can say no. God said yes to Solomon, even though Adonijah tried to take away Solomon's blessings, God never allowed it. Praise God.
Adole Adole 2's 1 Kings Chapter 1 comment on 5/15/2013, 4:47am...
The LORD appoints and no one can disannul.
He ALONE has the final say.
As xtians lets live christlike, not Christianity made easy. This fad will pass.
He sees the heart, weighs actions/inactions. He rewards...
James's 1 Kings Chapter 1 comment on 5/06/2013, 9:40am...
((((PRAISE GOD)))) God bless us,every one.
Elias Mwirigi's 1 Kings Chapter 1 comment on 2/09/2013, 3:38am...
What you can achieve with God in one hour, someone who doesn't know God cannot achieve in his/her whole life time.
Boateng's 1 Kings Chapter 1 comment on 1/06/2013, 4:11pm...
The Adonijah in the world today must know that there's nothing they can do to stop the promise of God in Christ Jesus.
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