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1 Kings 1

David in Old Age

1Now King David was [a]old, advanced in years; they covered him with clothes, but he could not get warm. So his servants said to him, “Let a young virgin be found for my lord the king and let her attend him and become his nurse; let her lie against your chest, so that my lord the king may feel warm.” So they searched for a beautiful girl throughout the territory of Israel, and found Abishag the [b]Shunammite, and brought her to the king. The girl was very beautiful; and she became the king’s nurse and served him, but the king [c]was not intimate with her.

Then Adonijah the son of [David’s wife] Haggith exalted himself, saying, “I [the eldest living son] will be king.” So [following Absalom’s example] he prepared for himself chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him. His father [David] had [d]never rebuked him at any time by asking, “Why have you done this?” Adonijah was also a very handsome man, and he was born after Absalom. He had conferred with [e]Joab the son of Zeruiah [David’s half sister] and with Abiathar the priest; and they followed Adonijah and helped him. But Zadok the priest, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, Nathan the prophet, Shimei, Rei, and David’s [f]most formidable warriors did not side with Adonijah [in his desire to become king].

Adonijah sacrificed sheep and oxen and fattened steers by the Stone of Zoheleth, which is beside [the well] En-rogel; and he invited all his brothers, the king’s sons, and all the men of Judah, the king’s servants [to this feast]. 10 But he did not invite Nathan the prophet, Benaiah, the most formidable warriors, or his brother Solomon.

Nathan and Bathsheba

11 Then Nathan spoke to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, “Have you not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith has become king, and David our lord does not know about it? 12 Come now, please let me advise you and save your life and the life of your son Solomon. 13 Go at once to King David and say to him, ‘Did you not, my lord, O king, swear to your maidservant, saying, “Solomon your son shall certainly be king after me, and he shall sit on my throne”? Why then has Adonijah become king?’ 14 Behold, while you are still there speaking with the king, I will come in after you and confirm your words.”

15 So Bathsheba went to the king in his bedroom. Now the king was very old and weak, and Abishag the Shunammite was attending the king. 16 So Bathsheba bowed down and paid respect to the king. And the king said, “[g]What do you wish?” 17 She said to him, “My lord, you swore by the Lord your God to your maidservant, saying, ‘Solomon your son shall certainly be king after me and he shall sit on my throne.’ 18 But now, behold, Adonijah is [acting as] king; and now [as things stand], my lord the king, you do not know it. 19 He has sacrificed oxen and fattened steers and sheep in abundance, and has invited all the king’s sons and Abiathar the priest and Joab the commander of the army [to a feast], but he did not invite your servant Solomon. 20 Now as for you, my lord the king, the eyes of all [h]Israel are on you [waiting for you] to tell them who shall sit on the throne of my lord the king after him. 21 Otherwise it will come about when my lord the king lies down [in death] with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon will be considered [i]political enemies.”

22 While she was still speaking with the king, Nathan the prophet came in. 23 The king was told, “Here is Nathan the prophet.” And when he came before the king, he bowed before the king with his face to the ground. 24 Then Nathan said, “My lord the king, have you said, ‘Adonijah shall be king after me, and he shall sit on my throne’? 25 Because he has gone down today [to En-Rogel] and has sacrificed oxen and fattened steers and sheep in abundance, and has invited all the king’s sons, the commanders of the army and Abiathar the priest [to this feast]; and [right now] they are eating and drinking in his presence; and they say, ‘Long live King Adonijah!’ 26 But he has not invited me, your servant, nor Zadok the priest, nor Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, nor your servant Solomon. 27 If this thing has been done by my lord the king, why have you not shown your servants who shall sit on the throne of my lord the king after him?”

28 King David answered, “Call Bathsheba to me.” And she came into the king’s presence and stood before him. 29 Then the king swore an oath and said, “As the Lord lives, who has redeemed my soul from all distress, 30 even as I swore to you by the Lord, the God of Israel, saying, ‘Solomon your son shall certainly be king after me, and he shall sit on my throne in my place’; I will indeed do so this very day.” 31 Bathsheba bowed down with her face to the ground, and laid herself face down before the king and said, “May my lord King David live forever!”

32 Then King David said, “Call Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada to me.” And they came before the king. 33 The king told them, “Take the [j]servants of your lord with you and have Solomon my son [k]ride on my own mule, and bring him down to [the spring at] [l]Gihon [in the Kidron Valley]. 34 Let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him there as king over Israel. Then blow the trumpet and say, ‘Long live King Solomon!’ 35 Then you shall come up [to Jerusalem] after him, and he shall come and sit on my throne and he shall reign as king in my place; for I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel and Judah.” 36 Benaiah [the overseer of the king’s bodyguards], the son of Jehoiada answered the king and said, “Amen! (So be it!) May the Lord, the God of my lord the king, say so too. 37 [m]Just as the Lord has been with my lord the king, so may He be with Solomon, and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord King David!”

Solomon Anointed King

38 So Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the Cherethites, and the Pelethites [the king’s bodyguards] went down [from Jerusalem] and had Solomon ride on King David’s mule, and brought him to [the spring at] Gihon. 39 Zadok the priest took a horn of [olive] oil from the [sacred] tent and anointed Solomon. They blew the trumpet, and all the people said, “Long live King Solomon!” 40 All the people went up after him, and they were playing on flutes and rejoicing with great joy, so that the earth shook and seemed to burst open with their [joyful] sound.

41 Now Adonijah and all the guests who were with him heard it as they finished eating. When Joab heard the trumpet sound, he said, “[n]Why is the city in such an uproar?” 42 While he was still speaking, behold, Jonathan the son of Abiathar the priest arrived. And Adonijah said, “Come in, for you are a valiant and trustworthy man and you bring good news.” 43 But Jonathan replied to Adonijah, “No, on the contrary, our lord King David has made Solomon king! 44 The king has sent him with Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the Cherethites, and the Pelethites; and they have had him ride on the king’s [own royal] mule. 45 Also, Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him king in Gihon, and they have come up from there celebrating, so the city is in an uproar. This is the noise which you have heard. 46 Besides, Solomon has taken his seat on the throne of the kingdom. 47 Moreover, the king’s servants came to bless (congratulate) our lord King David, saying, ‘May [o]your God make the name of Solomon better (more famous) than your name and make his throne greater than your throne.’ And the king bowed himself [before God] upon the bed. 48 The king has also said this: ‘Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who has granted one [of my descendants] to sit on my throne today and allowed my eyes to see it.’”

49 Then all Adonijah’s guests were terrified [of being branded as traitors] and stood up and left the feast, and each one went on his way. 50 And Adonijah feared Solomon, and he got up and went [to the tabernacle on Mt. Zion] and took hold of the horns of the altar [seeking asylum]. 51 Now Solomon was told, “Behold, Adonijah is afraid of King Solomon, and behold, he has grasped the horns of the altar [seeking God’s protection], saying, ‘King Solomon must swear to me today that he will not kill his servant with the sword.’” 52 Solomon said, “If he [proves he] is a worthy man, not even one of his hairs shall fall to the ground; but if wickedness is found in him, he shall die.” 53 So King Solomon sent [soldiers], and they brought Adonijah down from the altar [that was in front of the tabernacle]. And he came and bowed down to King Solomon, and Solomon said to him, “Go to your house.”

Notas al pie

  1. 1 Kings 1:1 I.e. about seventy years old.
  2. 1 Kings 1:3 The town of Shunam was located within the territory of Issachar.
  3. 1 Kings 1:4 Lit did not know her.
  4. 1 Kings 1:6 David’s failure to discipline his sons always resulted in tragedy.
  5. 1 Kings 1:7 The commander of Israel’s army.
  6. 1 Kings 1:8 Lit mighty men and so throughout the chapter.
  7. 1 Kings 1:16 Lit What to you.
  8. 1 Kings 1:20 In general, sons of Israel or Israel or Israelites refers to all the people (males and females) of the various tribes descended from the twelve sons (Gen 35:23-26) of Jacob (later renamed Israel by God). In verses concerning things such as warfare or circumcision sons of Israel or Israel or Israelites usually refers only to the males. Tribes of ancient people were identified by the name of their founding ancestor. Therefore, this same general rule applies when referring to individual tribal groups, e.g. sons of Reuben, Reuben, Reubenites and so throughout.
  9. 1 Kings 1:21 Lit sinners.
  10. 1 Kings 1:33 This group would have included David’s personal bodyguards.
  11. 1 Kings 1:33 Placing Solomon on his royal mule announced to the people that David had chosen Solomon as his successor.
  12. 1 Kings 1:33 This was near En-rogel, the site of Adonijah’s celebration.
  13. 1 Kings 1:37 This was a declaration of support for David and his choice of Solomon.
  14. 1 Kings 1:41 Gihon was nearby, but because of the topography it was not visible.
  15. 1 Kings 1:47 See note v 37.

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1 Reis 1

Adonias Declara-se Rei

1Quando o rei Davi envelheceu, estando já de idade bem avançada, cobriam-no de cobertores, mas ele não se aquecia. Por isso os seus servos lhe propuseram: “Vamos procurar uma jovem virgem para servir e cuidar do rei. Ela se deitará ao seu lado, a fim de aquecer o rei”.

Então procuraram em todo o território de Israel uma jovem que fosse bonita e encontraram Abisague, uma sunamita, e a levaram ao rei. A jovem, muito bonita, cuidava do rei e o servia, mas o rei não teve relações com ela.

Ora, Adonias, cuja mãe se chamava Hagite, tomou a dianteira e disse: “Eu serei o rei”. Providenciou uma carruagem e cavalos[a], além de cinqüenta homens para correrem à sua frente. Seu pai nunca o havia contrariado; nunca lhe perguntava: “Por que você age assim?” Adonias também tinha boa aparência e havia nascido depois de Absalão.

Adonias fez acordo com Joabe, filho de Zeruia, e com o sacerdote Abiatar, e eles o seguiram e o apoiaram. Mas o sacerdote Zadoque, Benaia, filho de Joiada, o profeta Natã, Simei, Reí e a guarda especial de Davi não deram apoio a Adonias.

Então Adonias sacrificou ovelhas, bois e novilhos gordos junto à pedra de Zoelete, próximo a En-Rogel. Convidou todos os seus irmãos, filhos do rei, e todos os homens de Judá que eram conselheiros do rei, 10 mas não convidou o profeta Natã nem Benaia nem a guarda especial nem o seu irmão Salomão.

11 Natã perguntou então a Bate-Seba, mãe de Salomão: “Você ainda não sabe que Adonias, o filho de Hagite, tornou-se rei, sem que o nosso senhor Davi ficasse sabendo? 12 Agora, vou dar-lhe um conselho para salvar a sua vida e também a vida do seu filho Salomão. 13 Vá perguntar ao rei Davi: Ó rei, meu senhor, não juraste a esta tua serva, prometendo: ‘Pode estar certa de que o seu filho Salomão me sucederá como rei, e se assentará no meu trono’? Por que foi, então, que Adonias se tornou rei? 14 Enquanto você ainda estiver conversando com o rei, eu entrarei e confirmarei as suas palavras”.

15 Então Bate-Seba foi até o quarto do rei, já idoso, onde a sunamita Abisague cuidava dele. 16 Bate-Seba ajoelhou-se e prostrou-se, rosto em terra, diante do rei.

“O que você quer?”, o rei perguntou.

17 Ela respondeu: “Meu senhor, tu mesmo juraste a esta tua serva, pelo Senhor, o teu Deus: ‘Seu filho Salomão me sucederá como rei e se assentará no meu trono’. 18 Mas agora Adonias se tornou rei, sem que o rei, meu senhor, o soubesse. 19 Ele sacrificou muitos bois, novilhos gordos e ovelhas, e convidou todos os filhos do rei, o sacerdote Abiatar, e Joabe, o comandante do exército, mas não convidou o teu servo Salomão. 20 Agora, ó rei, meu senhor, os olhos de todo o Israel estão sobre ti para saber de tua parte quem sucederá ao rei, meu senhor, no trono. 21 De outro modo, tão logo o rei, meu senhor, descanse com os seus antepassados, eu e o meu filho Salomão seremos tratados como traidores”.

22 Ela ainda conversava com o rei, quando o profeta Natã chegou. 23 Assim que informaram o rei que o profeta Natã havia chegado, ele entrou e prostrou-se, rosto em terra, diante do rei.

24 E Natã lhe perguntou: “Ó rei, meu senhor, por acaso declaraste que Adonias te sucederia como rei e que ele se assentaria no teu trono? 25 Hoje ele foi matar muitos bois, novilhos gordos e ovelhas. Convidou todos os filhos do rei, os comandantes do exército e o sacerdote Abiatar. Agora eles estão comendo e bebendo com ele e celebrando: ‘Viva o rei Adonias!’ 26 Mas ele não convidou a mim, que sou teu servo, nem ao sacerdote Zadoque, nem a Benaia, filho de Joiada, nem a teu servo Salomão. 27 Seria isto algo que o rei, meu senhor, fez sem deixar que os seus conselheiros soubessem quem sucederia ao rei, meu senhor, no trono?”

O Início do Reinado de Salomão

28 Então o rei Davi ordenou: “Chamem Bate-Seba”. Ela entrou e ficou em pé diante dele.

29 O rei fez um juramento: “Juro pelo nome do Senhor, o qual me livrou de todas as adversidades, 30 que, sem dúvida, hoje mesmo vou executar o que jurei pelo Senhor, o Deus de Israel. O meu filho Salomão me sucederá como rei e se assentará no meu trono em meu lugar”.

31 Então Bate-Seba prostrou-se, rosto em terra, e, ajoelhando-se diante do rei, disse: “Que o rei Davi, meu senhor, viva para sempre!”

32 O rei Davi ordenou: “Chamem o sacerdote Zadoque, o profeta Natã e Benaia, filho de Joiada”. Quando eles chegaram à presença do rei, 33 ele os instruiu: “Levem os conselheiros do seu senhor com vocês, ponham o meu filho Salomão sobre a minha mula e levem-no a Giom. 34 Ali o sacerdote Zadoque e o profeta Natã o ungirão rei sobre Israel. Nesse momento toquem a trombeta e gritem: Viva o rei Salomão! 35 Depois acompanhem-no, e ele virá assentar-se no meu trono e reinará em meu lugar. Eu o designei para governar Israel e Judá”.

36 Benaia, filho de Joiada, respondeu ao rei: “Assim se fará! Que o Senhor, o Deus do rei, meu senhor, o confirme. 37 Assim como o Senhor esteve com o rei, meu senhor, também esteja ele com Salomão para que ele tenha um reinado ainda mais glorioso[b] que o reinado de meu senhor, o rei Davi!”

38 Então o sacerdote Zadoque, o profeta Natã, Benaia, filho de Joiada, os queretitas e os peletitas fizeram Salomão montar a mula do rei Davi e o escoltaram até Giom. 39 O sacerdote Zadoque pegou na Tenda o chifre com óleo e ungiu Salomão. A seguir tocaram a trombeta e todo o povo gritou: “Viva o rei Salomão!” 40 E todo o povo o acompanhou, tocando flautas e celebrando, de tal forma que o chão tremia com o barulho.

41 Adonias e todos os seus convidados souberam disso quando estavam terminando o banquete. Ao ouvir o toque da trombeta, Joabe perguntou: “O que significa essa gritaria, esse alvoroço na cidade?”

42 Falava ele ainda, quando chegou Jônatas, filho do sacerdote Abiatar. E Adonias lhe disse: “Entre, pois um homem digno como você deve estar trazendo boas notícias!”

43 “De modo algum”, respondeu Jônatas a Adonias. “Davi, o nosso rei e senhor, constituiu rei a Salomão. 44 O rei enviou com ele o sacerdote Zadoque, o profeta Natã, Benaia, filho de Joiada, os queretitas e os peletitas, e eles o fizeram montar a mula do rei. 45 Depois o sacerdote Zadoque e o profeta Natã o ungiram rei em Giom. De lá eles saíram celebrando, e a cidade está alvoroçada. É esse o barulho que vocês ouvem. 46 Além disso, Salomão já se assentou no trono real. 47 Até mesmo os oficiais do rei foram cumprimentar Davi, o nosso rei e senhor, dizendo: ‘Que o teu Deus torne o nome de Salomão mais famoso que o teu, e o seu reinado mais glorioso do que o teu!’ E o rei curvou-se reverentemente em sua cama, 48 e disse: ‘Bendito seja o Senhor, o Deus de Israel, que permitiu que os meus olhos vissem hoje um sucessor em meu trono’”.

49 Diante disso, todos os convidados de Adonias entraram em pânico e se dispersaram. 50 Mas Adonias, com medo de Salomão, foi agarrar-se às pontas do altar. 51 Então informaram a Salomão: “Adonias está com medo do rei Salomão e está agarrado às pontas do altar. Ele diz: ‘Que o rei Salomão jure que não matará este seu servo pela espada’”.

52 Salomão respondeu: “Se ele se mostrar confiável, não cairá nem um só fio de cabelo da sua cabeça; mas se nele se descobrir alguma maldade, ele morrerá”. 53 Então o rei enviou alguns soldados, e eles o fizeram descer do altar. E Adonias veio e se curvou solenemente perante o rei Salomão, que lhe disse: “Vá para casa”.

Notas al pie

  1. 1.5 Ou condutores de carros
  2. 1.37 Hebraico: torne o seu trono ainda maior; também no versículo 47.