King James Bible

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Adonijah


My Lord is Jehovah. (1.) The fourth son of David (2 Sam. 3:4). "After the death of his elder brothers, Amnon and Absalom, he" "became heir-apparent to the throne. But Solomon, a younger" "brother, was preferred to him. Adonijah, however, when his" "father was dying, caused himself to be proclaimed king. But" Nathan and Bathsheba induced David to give orders that Solomon should at once be proclaimed and admitted to the throne. "Adonijah fled and took refuge at the altar, and received pardon" for his conduct from Solomon on the condition that he showed "himself "a worthy man" (1 Kings 1:5-53). He afterwards made a" "second attempt to gain the throne, but was seized and put to" death (1 Kings 2:13-25). "(2.) A Levite sent with the princes to teach the book of the law to the inhabitants of Judah (2 Chr. 17:8). "(3.) One of the "chiefs of the people" after the Captivity (Neh. 10:16).


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Definition of Adonijah:
"the Lord is my master"