1Now king David was old and stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he gat no heat.1.1 stricken…: Heb. entered into days 2Wherefore 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.1.2 Let there…: Heb. Let them seek1.2 a young…: Heb. a damsel, a virgin1.2 cherish…: Heb. be a cherisher unto him 3So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag a Shunammite, and brought her to the king. 4And the damsel was very fair, and cherished the king, and ministered to him: but the king knew her not.
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.1.5 be king: Heb. reign 6And his father had not displeased him at any time in saying, Why hast thou done so? and he also was a very goodly man; and his mother bare him after Absalom.1.6 at any…: Heb. from his days 7And he conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest: and they following Adonijah helped him.1.7 he…: Heb. his words were with1.7 following…: Heb. helped after Adonijah 8But Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and Nathan the prophet, and Shimei, and Rei, and the mighty men which belonged to David, were not with Adonijah. 9And Adonijah slew sheep and oxen and fat cattle by the stone of Zoheleth, which is by En-rogel, and called all his brethren the king’s sons, and all the men of Judah the king’s servants:1.9 En-rogel: or, the well Rogel 10But Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah, and the mighty men, and Solomon his brother, he called not.
11¶ Wherefore Nathan spake unto Bath-sheba the mother of Solomon, saying, Hast thou not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith doth reign, and David our lord knoweth it not? 12Now therefore come, let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel, that thou mayest save thine own life, and the life of thy son Solomon. 13Go 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? 14Behold, while thou yet talkest there with the king, I also will come in after thee, and confirm thy words.1.14 confirm: Heb. fill up
15¶ And Bath-sheba went in unto the king into the chamber: and the king was very old; and Abishag the Shunammite ministered unto the king. 16And Bath-sheba bowed, and did obeisance unto the king. And the king said, What wouldest thou?1.16 What…: Heb. What to thee? 17And she said unto him, My lord, thou swarest by the LORD thy God unto thine handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne. 18And now, behold, Adonijah reigneth; and now, my lord the king, thou knowest it not: 19And 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. 20And thou, my lord, O king, the eyes of all Israel are upon thee, that thou shouldest tell them who shall sit on the throne of my lord the king after him. 21Otherwise it shall come to pass, when my lord the king shall sleep with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon shall be counted offenders.1.21 offenders: Heb. sinners
22¶ And, lo, while she yet talked with the king, Nathan the prophet also came in. 23And they told the king, saying, Behold Nathan the prophet. And when he was come in before the king, he bowed himself before the king with his face to the ground. 24And Nathan said, My lord, O king, hast thou said, Adonijah shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne? 25For 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.1.25 God…: Heb. Let king Adonijah live 26But me, even me thy servant, and Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and thy servant Solomon, hath he not called. 27Is this thing done by my lord the king, and thou hast not shewed it unto thy servant, who should sit on the throne of my lord the king after him?
28¶ Then king David answered and said, Call me Bath-sheba. And she came into the king’s presence, and stood before the king.1.28 into…: Heb. before the king 29And the king sware, and said, As the LORD liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress, 30Even as I sware unto thee by the LORD God of Israel, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead; even so will I certainly do this day. 31Then Bath-sheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the king, and said, Let my lord king David live for ever.
32¶ And king David said, Call me Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada. And they came before the king. 33The king also said unto them, Take with you the servants of your lord, and cause Solomon my son to ride upon mine own mule, and bring him down to Gihon:1.33 mine…: Heb. which belongeth to me 34And let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him there king over Israel: and blow ye with the trumpet, and say, God save king Solomon. 35Then ye shall come up after him, that he may come and sit upon my throne; for he shall be king in my stead: and I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel and over Judah. 36And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada answered the king, and said, Amen: the LORD God of my lord the king say so too. 37As the LORD hath been with my lord the king, even so be he with Solomon, and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord king David. 38So 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. 39And Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon. And they blew the trumpet; and all the people said, God save king Solomon. 40And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rent with the sound of them.1.40 pipes: or, flutes
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? 42And while he yet spake, behold, Jonathan the son of Abiathar the priest came: and Adonijah said unto him, Come in; for thou art a valiant man, and bringest good tidings. 43And Jonathan answered and said to Adonijah, Verily our lord king David hath made Solomon king. 44And 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: 45And Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him king in Gihon: and they are come up from thence rejoicing, so that the city rang again. This is the noise that ye have heard. 46And also Solomon sitteth on the throne of the kingdom. 47And 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. 48And also thus said the king, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, which hath given one to sit on my throne this day, mine eyes even seeing it. 49And all the guests that were with Adonijah were afraid, and rose up, and went every man his way.
50¶ And Adonijah feared because of Solomon, and arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the altar. 51And 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. 52And 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. 53So 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.
Adonija Gwĩtua Mũthamaki
1Hĩndĩ ĩrĩa Mũthamaki Daudi aakũrire na agatindĩka mĩaka-rĩ, ndaiguaga ũrugarĩ o na mamũhumbĩra na nguo. 2Nĩ ũndũ ũcio ndungata ciake ikĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Reke tũcarie mũirĩtu mwĩthĩ gathirange, atungatagĩre mũthamaki na ũndũ wa kũmũmenyerera, na akomage hamwe nake nĩguo mũthamaki, mwathi witũ, aiguage ũrugarĩ.”
31:3 2Sam 3:7; Josh 19:18Magĩetha mũirĩtu mũthaka Isiraeli guothe, makĩona Abishagi ũrĩa Mũshunami, na makĩmũrehe kũrĩ mũthamaki. 4Mũirĩtu ũcio aarĩ mũthaka mũno; nake akĩmenyerera mũthamaki na akĩmũtungatĩra, no mũthamaki ndaigana gũkoma nake.
51:5 2Sam 3:4; 1Sam 8:11Na rĩrĩ, Adonija, ũrĩa nyina aarĩ Hagithu,1:5 Adonija aarĩ mwana wa kana wa Daudi (2Sam 3:4). akĩĩyumĩria, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Nĩ niĩ ngũtuĩka mũthamaki.” Nĩ ũndũ ũcio agĩthagathaga ngaari cia ita na mbarathi, na andũ mĩrongo ĩtano mathiiage matengʼerete marĩ mbere yake. 61:6 1Sam 3:13(Ithe ndaamũkaanĩtie ũndũ, kana akamũũria atĩrĩ, “Wĩkĩte ũna na ũna nĩkĩ?” Ningĩ aarĩ mũndũ mũthaka mũno, na nĩwe waciarĩtwo thuutha wa Abisalomu.)
71:7 2Sam 2:13; 1Sam 22:20Nake Adonija akĩrĩkanĩra na Joabu mũrũ wa Zeruia, na Abiatharu mũthĩnjĩri-Ngai, nao magĩtĩkĩra kũmũteithĩrĩria. 81:8 2Sam 23:8; 1Ath 4:18No Zadoku mũthĩnjĩri-Ngai, na Benaia mũrũ wa Jehoiada, na Nathani ũrĩa mũnabii, na Shimei, na Rei, na arangĩri arĩa a mwanya a Daudi matianyiitanĩire na Adonija.
91:9 2Sam 17:17; 1Maũ 29:24Nake Adonija akĩruta igongona rĩa ngʼondu, na ngʼombe, na njaũ iria noru Ihiga-inĩ rĩa Zohelethu, hakuhĩ na Eni-Rogeli. Nake agĩĩta ariũ a ithe othe, na nĩo ariũ a mũthamaki, na andũ othe a Juda arĩa maarĩ anene a nyũmba ya ũthamaki, 10no ndaigana gwĩta Nathani ũrĩa mũnabii, kana Benaia, kana arangĩri arĩa a mwanya, o na kana mũrũ wa ithe Solomoni.
111:11 2Sam 3:4Nake Nathani akĩũria Bathisheba, nyina wa Solomoni atĩrĩ, “Nĩũiguĩte atĩ Adonija mũrũ wa Hagithu nĩatuĩkĩte mũthamaki, Daudi mwathi witũ atekũmenya? 121:12 Thim 15:22Na rĩrĩ, reke ngũtaare ũrĩa ũngĩhota kũhonokia muoyo waku na muoyo wa mũrũguo Solomoni. 13Ũkĩra ũthiĩ kũrĩ Mũthamaki Daudi ũmwĩre atĩrĩ, ‘Mũthamaki mwathi wakwa, githĩ ndwehĩtire kũrĩ niĩ, ndungata yaku ũkĩnjĩĩra atĩrĩ: “Ti-itherũ Solomoni mũrũguo nĩwe ũgaatuĩka mũthamaki thuutha wakwa, na nĩwe ũgaikarĩra gĩtĩ gĩakwa gĩa ũthamaki”? Rĩu-rĩ, nĩ kĩĩ gĩtũmĩte Adonija atuĩke mũthamaki?’ 14Ũrĩ o kũu ũkĩaria na mũthamaki, na niĩ njũke ndoonye kuo nĩguo njĩkĩre hinya ũguo ũkũmwĩra.”
15Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Bathisheba agĩthiĩ kuona mũthamaki ũcio mũkũrũ kanyũmba gake ga thĩinĩ, kũrĩa aatungatagĩrwo nĩ Abishagi ũrĩa Mũshunami. 16Bathisheba akĩinamĩrĩra, agĩturia ndu mbere ya mũthamaki.
Nake mũthamaki akĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Ũkwenda atĩa?”
17Akĩmũcookeria atĩrĩ, “Mwathi wakwa, wee mwene nĩwehĩtire harĩ niĩ ndungata yaku na rĩĩtwa rĩa Jehova Ngai waku, ũkiuga atĩrĩ: ‘Solomoni mũrũguo nĩwe ũgaatuĩka mũthamaki thuutha wakwa, na nĩwe ũgaikarĩra gĩtĩ gĩakwa kĩa ũnene.’ 18No rĩrĩ, Adonija nĩatuĩkĩte mũthamaki, na wee mũthamaki mwathi wakwa ndũmenyete ũhoro ũcio. 191:19 1Ath 1:9Nĩarutĩte igongona inene rĩa ngʼombe nyingĩ, na njaũ noru, na ngʼondu, na ageeta ariũ a mũthamaki othe, na Abiatharu ũrĩa mũthĩnjĩri-Ngai, na Joabu ũrĩa mũnene wa mbũtũ cia ita, no ndetĩte Solomoni ndungata yaku. 20Mũthamaki mwathi wakwa, andũ a Isiraeli othe nĩwe macũthĩrĩirie, nĩguo ũmamenyithie nũũ ũgaikarĩra gĩtĩ kĩa ũnene thuutha waku wee mũthamaki, mwathi wakwa. 211:21 Kĩam 15:15; 1Ath 2:10Kwaga ũguo-rĩ, rĩrĩa mũthamaki mwathi wakwa agaakoma ahurũke hamwe na maithe make, niĩ na mũrũ wakwa Solomoni tũgaatuuo ta andũ ageri ngero.”
22Hĩndĩ ĩrĩa aaragia na mũthamaki, Nathani ũrĩa mũnabii agĩkinya. 23Nao makĩĩra mũthamaki atĩrĩ, “Mũnabii Nathani arĩ haha.” Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Nathani agĩthiĩ mbere ya mũthamaki, akĩinamĩrĩra, agĩturumithia ũthiũ thĩ.
24Nathani akĩũria atĩrĩ, “Wee mũthamaki mwathi wakwa-rĩ, nĩũtuĩte atĩ Adonija nĩwe ũgaatuĩka mũthamaki thuutha waku, na atĩ nĩwe ũgaikarĩra gĩtĩ gĩaku kĩa ũnene? 25Ũmũthĩ nĩaikũrũkĩte na akaruta igongona inene rĩa ngʼombe nyingĩ, na njaũ noru, na ngʼondu. Na ageeta ariũ a mũthamaki othe, na anene a thigari othe, na Abiatharu ũrĩa mũthĩnjĩri-Ngai. Rĩu nĩ kũrĩa maraarĩa na makanyua marĩ hamwe nake, makiugaga atĩrĩ, ‘Mũthamaki Adonija arotũũra nginya tene!’ 26No rĩrĩ, niĩ ndungata yaku, na Zadoku ũrĩa mũthĩnjĩri-Ngai, na Benaia mũrũ wa Jehoiada, na ndungata yaku Solomoni ndanatwĩta. 27Ũndũ ũyũ-rĩ, nĩ mũthamaki mwathi wakwa wĩkĩte atamenyithĩtie ndungata ciake nũũ ũgũikarĩra gĩtĩ kĩa ũnene kĩa mũthamaki mwathi wakwa thuutha wake?”
Daudi Gũtua Solomoni Mũthamaki
28Hĩndĩ ĩyo Mũthamaki Daudi akiuga atĩrĩ, “Ĩtai Bathisheba oke.” Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Bathisheba agĩũka harĩ mũthamaki, akĩrũgama mbere yake.
291:29 2Sam 4:9Nake mũthamaki akĩĩhĩta, akiuga atĩrĩ: “O ta ũrĩa Jehova atũũraga muoyo, ũrĩa wanaahonokia kuuma mathĩĩna-inĩ mothe, 30ti-itherũ ũmũthĩ nĩguo ngũhingia ũrĩa ndehĩtire kũrĩ we na rĩĩtwa rĩa Jehova Ngai wa Isiraeli, ngĩkwĩra atĩrĩ: Solomoni mũrũguo nĩwe ũgaatuĩka mũthamaki thuutha wakwa, na nĩwe ũgaikarĩra gĩtĩ gĩakwa kĩa ũnene handũ hakwa.”
31Nake Bathisheba akĩinamĩrĩra, agĩturumithia ũthiũ thĩ, na agĩturia ndu mbere ya mũthamaki, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Mũthamaki mwathi wakwa Daudi arotũũra nginya tene!”
321:32 1Sam 2:35Mũthamaki Daudi akiuga atĩrĩ, “Ĩtai Zadoku ũrĩa mũthĩnjĩri-Ngai, na Nathani ũrĩa mũnabii, na Benaia mũrũ wa Jehoiada moke.” Rĩrĩa mookire mbere ya mũthamaki, 331:33 Atiir 10:4; 2Maũ 32:30akĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Thiĩi na ndungata cia mwathi wanyu na mũhaicie Solomoni mũrũ wakwa igũrũ rĩa nyũmbũ yakwa, mũmũikũrũkie nginya Gihoni. 341:34 1Sam 10:1; 2Sam 15:10Mũrĩ kũu, mũreke Zadoku ũrĩa mũthĩnjĩri-Ngai na Nathani ũrĩa mũnabii mamũitĩrĩrie maguta atuĩke mũthamaki wa Isiraeli. Ningĩ mũhuhe karumbeta, na mwanĩrĩre atĩrĩ, ‘Mũthamaki Solomoni arotũũra nginya tene!’ 35Ningĩ mũcooke mwambate nake, oke aikarĩre gĩtĩ gĩakwa kĩa ũnene, na athamake handũ hakwa. Nĩndĩmũthuurĩte aathanage Isiraeli na Juda.”
36Benaia mũrũ wa Jehoiada agĩcookeria mũthamaki atĩrĩ, “Ameni! Jehova, Ngai wa mũthamaki mwathi wakwa arotũma gũtuĩke guo. 371:37 Josh 1:5, 17O ta ũrĩa Jehova akoretwo arĩ hamwe na mũthamaki mwathi wakwa, aroikara hamwe na Solomoni na atũme wathani wake ũnenehe gũkĩra wathani wa mũthamaki mwathi wakwa Daudi!”
381:38 1Sam 30:14; 2Sam 15:18Tondũ ũcio Zadoku ũrĩa mũthĩnjĩri-Ngai, na Nathani ũrĩa mũnabii, na Benaia mũrũ wa Jehoiada, hamwe na Akerethi na Apelethi,1:38 Akerethi na Apelethi maarĩ thigari iria ciarũgamagĩrĩra Daudi. magĩikũrũka, makĩhaicia Solomoni nyũmbũ ya Mũthamaki Daudi, makĩmumagaria nginya Gihoni. 391:39 Thab 89:20; Thaam 26:1; Thab 47:5Zadoku ũrĩa mũthĩnjĩri-Ngai akĩruta rũhĩa rwa maguta kuuma hema-inĩ ĩrĩa nyamũre1:39 Ĩno nĩ hema ĩrĩa Daudi aakire ya kũiga ithandũkũ rĩa Maathani, no ti Hema-ya-Gũtũnganwo ĩrĩa yarĩ Gibeoni (3:4; 2Sam 6:17). na agĩitĩrĩria Solomoni. Ningĩ makĩhuha karumbeta, nao andũ othe makĩanĩrĩra, makiuga atĩrĩ, “Mũthamaki Solomoni arotũũra nginya tene!” 401:40 1Sam 10:5Andũ othe makĩambata mamũrũmĩrĩire, makĩhuhaga mĩtũrirũ me na gĩkeno kĩnene, nginya thĩ ĩgĩthingitha nĩ mũrurumo.
411:41 1Maũ 23:12-13Adonija na ageni othe arĩa maarĩ hamwe nake makĩigua mũrurumo ũcio rĩrĩa maarĩ hakuhĩ kũrĩĩkia iruga rĩao. Rĩrĩa maiguire mũgambo wa karumbeta, Joabu akĩũria atĩrĩ, “Inegene rĩu rĩothe rĩrĩ itũũra-inĩ nĩ rĩa kĩĩ?”
421:42 2Sam 18:26O akĩaragia-rĩ, Jonathani mũrũ wa Abiatharu ũrĩa mũthĩnjĩri-Ngai agĩkinya. Adonija akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Toonya thĩinĩ. Mũndũ wa bata tawe no nginya akorwo nĩ ũhoro mwega aatũrehere.”
43Jonathani agĩcookia atĩrĩ; “Aca ti ũguo! Mũthamaki Daudi mwathi witũ nĩatuĩte Solomoni mũthamaki. 44Mũthamaki nĩoimagarĩtie Solomoni hamwe na Zadoku ũrĩa mũthĩnjĩri-Ngai, na Nathani ũrĩa mũnabii, na Benaia mũrũ wa Jehoiada, na Akerethi na Apelethi, na nĩmahaicĩtie Solomoni nyũmbũ ya mũthamaki, 45na rĩrĩ, Zadoku ũrĩa mũthĩnjĩri-Ngai, na Nathani ũrĩa mũnabii nĩmamũitĩrĩirie maguta kũu Gihoni atuĩke mũthamaki. Kuuma hau nĩmambatĩte makiugagĩrĩria, narĩo itũũra rĩothe rĩkamaamũkĩria. Rĩu nĩrĩo inegene rĩrĩa mũraigua. 461:46 Gũcook 17:18O na ningĩ, Solomoni nĩaikarĩire gĩtĩ gĩake kĩa ũnene gĩa ũthamaki. 471:47 1Ath 1:37Ningĩ atongoria a ũthamaki nĩmokĩte gũcookeria Mũthamaki Daudi, mwathi witũ, ngaatho, makoiga atĩrĩ: ‘Ngai waku arotũma rĩĩtwa rĩa Solomoni rĩgĩe na ngumo gũkĩra rĩaku, naguo ũthamaki wake ũroneneha gũkĩra waku!’ Nake mũthamaki nĩainamĩrĩra na aakĩgooca arĩ o gĩtanda-inĩ, 481:48 1Ath 3:6oiga atĩrĩ, ‘Jehova Ngai wa Isiraeli arogoocwo, ũrĩa wĩtĩkĩrĩtie maitho makwa meyonere mwana ũmwe wakwa agĩikarĩra gĩtĩ gĩakwa kĩa ũnene ũmũthĩ.’ ”
49Hĩndĩ ĩyo ageni othe a Adonija makĩmaka, magĩũkĩra, magĩĩthiĩra, o mũndũ na njĩra yake. 501:50 Thaam 27:2No rĩrĩ, Adonija, nĩ ũndũ wa gwĩtigĩra Solomoni, agĩthiĩ akĩĩnyiitĩrĩra hĩa cia kĩgongona. 51Hĩndĩ ĩyo Solomoni akĩmenyithio atĩrĩ, “Adonija nĩaretigĩra Mũthamaki Solomoni, na nĩenyiitĩrĩire hĩa cia kĩgongona. Aroiga atĩrĩ, ‘Mũthamaki Solomoni nĩehĩte harĩ niĩ ũmũthĩ anjĩĩre atĩ ndekũũraga ndungata yake na rũhiũ rwa njora.’ ”
521:52 1Sam 14:45Solomoni agĩcookia atĩrĩ, “Angĩona atĩ nĩ mũndũ wagĩrĩire, gũtirĩ rũcuĩrĩ rwake rwa mũtwe rũkaagũa thĩ; no angĩoneka na ũũru no agaakua.” 53Ningĩ Mũthamaki Solomoni agĩtũma andũ, nao makĩmũikũrũkia kuuma kĩgongona-inĩ. Adonija akĩinamĩrĩra harĩ Mũthamaki Solomoni, nake Solomoni akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Inũka gwaku mũciĩ.”