1 Kings Chapter 2 Discussion

  • Marke - in Reply on 1 Kings 2
    Adonijah had a history of rebellion against God and treason against Solomon and Isreal. He knew God had selected Solomon to be king yet he set himself up as king instead anyway.

    1 Kings 1:5

    Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.

    Solomon showed mercy at first to Adonijah and forgave him but warned him not to show rebellion against the king in the future.

    1 Kings 5

    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 today that he will not slay his servant with the sword.

    52 And Solomon said, If he will shew himself a worthy man, there shall not an hair of him fall to the earth: but if wickedness shall be found in him, he shall die.

    53 So king Solomon sent, and they brought him down from the altar. And he came and bowed himself to king Solomon: and Solomon said unto him, Go to thine house.

    Adonijah failed to keep the charge given him by Solomon and was put to death accordingly for claiming he should have been king instead of Solomon.

    1 Kings 2

    13 And Adonijah the son of Haggith came to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon. And she said, Comest thou peaceably? And he said, Peaceably.

    14 He said moreover, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And she said, Say on.

    15 And he said, Thou knowest that the kingdom was mine, and that all Israel set their faces on me, that I should reign: howbeit the kingdom is turned about, and is become my brother's: for it was his from the Lord.

    16 And now I ask one petition of thee, deny me not. And she said unto him, Say on.

    17 And he said, Speak, I pray thee, unto Solomon the king, (for he will not say thee nay,) that he give me Abishag the Shunammite to wife.
  • Hanna - in Reply on 1 Kings 2
    Thanks so much!
  • T. Levis - in Reply on 1 Kings 2
    Hello Hanna,

    1Kings 2,

    Why did Solomon have Adonijah put death?

    1st because Adonijah asked Solomon's mother to conspire to do an unlawful act, trying to get Solomon also to be part of breaking GOD's law. 1Kings 2:13-21, The law: Leviticus 18:8, Leviticus 20:11,

    2nd Treason, I believe Solomon saw this as an act of Treason, also punishable by death even by law today. Please see 2Kings 2:22, Adonijah had already tried to take the kingdom from Solomon: 1Kings 1,

    David was promised that his son Solomon was to reign as king after him & that Solomon was going to build the temple for GOD. This was known: 1Chronicles 28:5, 1Chronicles 22:5-9, note: 1Chronicles 22:17, "all the princes of Israel" 1Chronicles 29:1, please read all of Chapter, 1Chronicles 22. & 1Chronicles 28,

    Note: 1Chronicles 29:22

    3rd the curse, was Adonijah trying to curse Solomon, his Father's household & Israel? Leviticus 20:9, Deuteronomy 11:27-28,

    Hopefully these are helpful
  • Frances - in Reply on 1 Kings 2
    King David had promised Solomon would be king upon his death. See 2 Samuel 15. King David made the promise to Bathsheba. Adonijah attempts to have himself anointed king trying to usurp the right of Solomon. That is why Solomon is not invited to the feast. He clearly understood his actions. This action suggests that he is someone who will cause great problems for Solomon in the future. Solomon forgives him provided he would abide by the restrictions. Solomon told him he would allow him to live if he showed himself to be a worthy man. However, after the death of King David, Adonijah goes to Bathsheba asking for Abishag from David's harem which could be seen as an affront to Solomon's authority. In first Kings chapter 2 you will see that Solomon obviously understood this. He would always have conflict throughout his reign as king if he did not settle the problem of Adonijah
  • Hanna on 1 Kings 2
    Why did Solomon have Adonijah killed? I don't understand that.
  • David garrett on 1 Kings 2
    why was adonijah killed?
  • Linda Rice on 1 Kings 2
    What do 21 mean
  • Kimani on 1 Kings 2
    simple actions make great things happen.our only by faith you can please God.i wish i can always be walking in faith and make mountains of life shake and crumble.faith does not show up or want to be recognized but its work are thurderstoms in life.
  • Afolabi olatunde on 1 Kings 2
    a lot of lesson to learn in chapter, David unforgiven spirit regard Joab and other. We can see Solomon too was nursing those instruction to deal with his father enemies.
  • Cassandra byas on 1 Kings 2
    The answer to the trivia question,after David 's death,King Solomon began to reign and the kingdom was greatly established in his hand.
  • Cassandra byas on 1 Kings 2
    I Love this Holy Bible,and Holy Bible reading.Thank you.
  • Leon lyons on 1 Kings 2
    Its the model of the kingdom of the Christ that is here on the earth whish is establish through Jesus from heaven to earth by the root of David and his kingdom.
  • Insight 777 on 1 Kings 2
    Verse 5, Joab may represent a terrorist that sheds the blood of war when there is no war, in times of peace. Verse 6, "let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace "...this seems to be representing a terrorist that is willing to self destruct. The word hoar can mean layers of water, water can be symbolic of men, that can shatter when buried under snow causing an avalanche. The weight of their belief system moving forward causes death. David may be saying to Solomon, use your wisdom to prevent terrorism. If not, the end could be nuclear winter.
  • M. lynn on 1 Kings 2
    The Lord is my shepherd. He is the way, the truth and the life.
  • Sebati Dingwe on 1 Kings 2
    We prosper and mature much when we are obedient to the Lord
  • Terry on 1 Kings 2
    The wisdom of Solomon is very much in evidence here Solomon discerned adonijah s to request for Abishag was to get closer to getting back the kingdom Adonijah and everyone knew no one was to marry or lay w the king s wives or concubines Remember Absalom laying with David s concubine Adonijah wanted to dishonor his father and figured he was going to get the kingdom back and at David and Solomon one way or another but it s backfired on him He was just plain wicked
  • Julius on 1 Kings 2
    we must bless our children in our days of living
  • Stephen on 1 Kings 2
    This is a lesson that though there may be personal forgiveness, justice for crime must still be done in the land.
  • Fidel on 1 Kings 2
    The enemies of the faithfuls automatically become the enemies of God.
  • Salomao on 1 Kings 2
    It is important to remember that King David was a man after God's heart, and as we know the Judgment is given to the son, so david commanded solomon to execute judgment over his enimies. another aspect is, if David would have not awakened solomon about those enimies, solomon would have run the risk of being killed. Praise God that leads us always in triumph.
  • Adole Adole 2 on 1 Kings 2:8
    We should learn forgiveness from David. Shimei cursed him but when he went to Jordan to meet David, I want to believe he apologised and was forgiven.

    David instructed his son to note this, so as not to purnish him much later
  • Delores on 1 Kings 2
    We are so bless to have a God that love us so much that , he left a guide for us to be one with him.
  • Jim on 1 Kings 2
    Joab loved his place of honor in the Kingdom of David, but he did not love the KING. Everything he did was what he thought would bring more glory to the Kingdom and himself; very often at the expense of the King. This is a picture of those today that love their place in religion, but do not love the will of God.
  • Lillie on 1 Kings 2
    What is for you is for you.
  • Bro Dickson on 1 Kings 2
    God used King David to teach us our obligation as a father or a leader, we must teach our children and the church the way of God from their tender age; in verse 3, keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments. This made Solomon to love God and keep His commandments.
  • RALPH M. WATERS on 1 Kings 2
    This was a very powerful chapter: David instructs Soloman to be a stronge man of God, to use wisdom in his actions, and to keep the promises made to GOD. Inwhich, Soloman, being very knowledgeable of the law was able to see deceit and lies, and those found guilty, gave their lives in exchange. This was not murder, it was The Hand of God, strking vengeance, through Soloman. Then at the same time, Soloman showed Mercy (The Lord), He, just asked you to keep your word, if not their is retribution.
  • Matthew on 1 Kings 2
    Whatever the Lord speaketh shall surely come to pass
  • Roslyn Chase on 1 Kings 2
    Trying to keep the names straight is challenging. Was King Solomon's love of his father, King David that great or was he being too ruthless?
  • Brendan Hartman on 1 Kings 2
    Poor Joab.
  • Paul Adams on 1 Kings 2
    A lot of summary executions. Don't mess with a King.

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