Luganda Contemporary Bible

1 Bassekabaka 1:1-53

Adoniya yeefuula Kabaka

1Awo kabaka Dawudi bwe yali akaddiye nnyo, nga ne bwe bamubikka takyabuguma, 2abaweereza be ne bamuwa ekirowoozo nti, “Banoonyeze mukama waffe kabaka, omuwala embeerera ayimirirenga mu maaso ga kabaka era amuweerezenga; era agalamirenga mu kifuba kya mukama waffe kabaka amubugumyenga.” 31:3 Yos 19:18Awo ne banoonya okubuna ensalo zonna eza Isirayiri omuwala omulungi, ne bazuula Abisaagi Omusunammu, ne bamuleetera kabaka. 4Omuwala oyo yali mulungi nnyo; n’ajjanjabanga kabaka era n’amuweerezanga, naye kabaka teyamumanya.

51:5 a 2Sa 3:4 b 2Sa 15:1Awo Adoniya1:5 Adoniya ye yali mutabani wa Dawudi owookuna (2Sa 3:4) ng’aweza emyaka nga asatu mu etaano. Amunoni, ne Abusaalomu, ne Kiriyaabu (eyafa nga muto) bonna baali baafa mutabani wa Dawudi gwe yazaala mu Kaggisi ne yeegulumiza ng’ayogera nti, “Nze ndiba kabaka.” Ne yeetegekera amagaali n’abeebagala embalaasi, n’abasajja amakumi ataano ab’ebigere okuddukiranga mu maaso ge. 61:6 2Sa 3:3-4Kitaawe n’atamunenya ku mubuuza nti, “Lwaki weeyisa bw’otyo?” Adoniya yali alabika bulungi nnyo, nga y’adda ku Abusaalomu.

71:7 a 1Bk 2:22, 28; 1By 11:6 b 1Sa 22:20; 2Sa 20:25Adoniya yateesa ne Yowaabu mutabani wa Zeruyiya1:7 Zeruyiya ye yali mwannyina Dawudi. ne Abiyasaali kabona, ne baamuwagira. 81:8 a 2Sa 20:25 b 2Sa 8:18 c 2Sa 12:1 d 1Bk 4:18 e 2Sa 23:8Naye Zadooki kabona, ne Benaya mutabani wa Yekoyaada, ne Nasani nnabbi, ne Simeeyi, ne Leeyi, n’abasajja ba Dawudi ab’amaanyi abalala tebaali ku ludda lwa Adoniya.

91:9 2Sa 17:17Adoniya n’attira endiga n’ente n’ebyassava awali ejjinja Zokeresi eririraanye Enerogeri, n’ayita baganda be bonna, abaana ba kabaka, n’abakungu bonna aba Yuda, 101:10 2Sa 12:24naye n’atayita Sulemaani muganda we wadde Nasani nnabbi, newaakubadde Benaya, newaakubadde abasajja ba Dawudi ab’amaanyi abalala.

111:11 a 2Sa 12:24 b 2Sa 3:4Awo Nasani n’agenda eri Basuseba nnyina Sulemaani n’amugamba nti, “Towulidde nga Adoniya mutabani wa Kaggisi alidde obwakabaka, Dawudi mukama waffe nga takimanyi? 121:12 Nge 15:22Kale nno kankuwe amagezi, owonye obulamu bwo n’obwa mutabani wo Sulemaani. 131:13 nny 30; 1By 22:9-13Genda eri Kabaka Dawudi, omugambe nti, ‘Mukama wange Kabaka, tewalayirira muzaana wo nti, Sulemaani mutabani wo y’alirya obwakabaka oluvannyuma lwange, era y’alituula ku ntebe yange ey’obwakabaka? Kale lwaki Adoniya alidde obwakabaka?’ 14Laba bw’onooba ng’okyayogera ne kabaka, nange nnaayingira ne nkakasa ebigambo byo.”

151:15 nny 1Awo Basuseba n’agenda eri Kabaka, mu kisenge kye, era Kabaka yali mukadde nnyo nga Abisaagi Omusunammu amuweereza. 16Basuseba n’akka n’afukamirira kabaka.

Kabaka n’amubuuza nti, “Nkukolere ki?”

171:17 nny 13, 30N’amuddamu nti, “Mukama wange, ggwe walayirira omuzaana wo eri Mukama Katonda wo nti, ‘Sulemaani mutabani wo y’alirya obwakabaka oluvannyuma lwange, era y’alituula ku ntebe yange ey’obwakabaka.’ 18Naye kaakano Adoniya alidde obwakabaka, newaakubadde mukama wange kabaka, tokimanyi. 191:19 nny 9Asse ente, n’ebyassava n’endiga nnyingi, era ayise abaana ba kabaka bonna, ne Abiyasaali kabona, ne Yowaabu omukulu w’eggye, naye Sulemaani omuddu wo tamuyise. 20Kaakano mukama wange kabaka, amaaso ga Isirayiri gatunuulidde gwe, okubategeeza anaatuula ku ntebe y’obwakabaka eya mukama wange kabaka, oluvannyuma lwe. 211:21 Ma 31:16; 1Bk 2:10Bw’otookole bw’otyo, awo olulituuka, mukama wange kabaka bw’olyebakira awamu ne bajjajjaabo, nze ne mutabani wange Sulemaani tuliyitibwa babi.”

22Awo bwe yali akyayogera ne kabaka, Nasani nnabbi n’ayingira. 23Ne babuulira kabaka nti, “Nasani nnabbi ali wano.” Awo n’ayingira mu maaso ga kabaka, era n’avuunama amaaso ge mu maaso ga kabaka.

24Nasani n’ayogera nti, “Mukama wange, wagamba nti Adoniya y’alirya obwakabaka oluvannyuma lwo, era y’alituula ku ntebe yo? 25Olwa leero aserengese, era asse ente, n’ebyassava n’endiga nnyingi, era ayise abaana ba kabaka bonna n’abakulu b’eggye ne Abiyasaali kabona. Mu kiseera kino balya era banywera wamu naye, nga boogera nti, ‘Kabaka Adoniya awangaale!’ 261:26 nny 8, 10Naye nze omuddu wo, ne Zadooki kabona, ne Benaya mutabani wa Yekoyaada n’omuddu wo Sulemaani, tatuyise. 27Kino mukama wange kabaka, okikoze n’ototegeeza baweereza bo alituula ku ntebe ya mukama wange kabaka ey’obwakabaka, oluvannyuma lwe?”

28Awo Kabaka Dawudi n’addamu nti, “Muyite Basuseba.” Basuseba n’ajja awali kabaka n’ayimirira mu maaso ge.

291:29 2Sa 4:9Awo kabaka n’alayira ng’ayogera nti, “Nga Mukama bw’ali omulamu eyannunula mu buli kabi konna; 301:30 nny 13, 17era nga bwe nakulayirira mu maaso ga Mukama, Katonda wa Isirayiri, Sulemaani mutabani wo y’alirya obwakabaka oluvannyuma lwange, era y’alituula ku ntebe yange ey’obwakabaka mu kifo kyange.”

31Awo Basuseba n’avuunama ku ttaka mu maaso ga kabaka ng’agamba nti, “Mukama wange Kabaka Dawudi awangaale emirembe gyonna!” 32Kabaka Dawudi n’ayogera nti, “Muyite Zadooki kabona, ne Nasani nnabbi ne Benaya mutabani wa Yekoyaada bayingire.” Bwe bajja mu maaso ga kabaka, 331:33 a 2Sa 20:6-7 b 2By 32:30; 33:14n’abagamba nti, “Mutwale abaweereza1:33 Abaweereza mu nsonga eno kitegeeza eggye lya kabaka erimukuuma ba mukama wammwe, mwebagaze Sulemaani mutabani wange ennyumbu yange, mumuserengese e Gikoni. 341:34 a 1Sa 10:1; 16:3, 12; 1Bk 19:16; 2Bk 9:3, 13 b nny 25; 2Sa 5:3; 15:10Zadooki kabona ne Nasani nnabbi bamufukireko eyo amafuta okuba kabaka wa Isirayiri. Mufuuwe ekkondeere era muleekaane nti, ‘Kabaka Sulemaani awangaale.’ 35Mwambuke naye, atuule ku ntebe yange ey’obwakabaka era afuge mu kifo kyange. Mmufudde omukulembeze wa Isirayiri ne Yuda.”

36Benaya mutabani wa Yekoyaada n’addamu kabaka nti, “Amiina! Mukama Katonda wa mukama wange kabaka akituukirize. 371:37 a Yos 1:5, 17; 1Sa 20:13 b nny 47Mukama nga bwe yabeeranga ne mukama wange kabaka, abeere ne Sulemaani okufuula entebe ye ey’obwakabaka ey’ekitiibwa n’okusinga entebe ey’obwakabaka eya mukama wange Kabaka Dawudi!”

381:38 a nny 8 b 2Sa 8:18 c 2Sa 8:33Awo Zadooki kabona, ne Nasani nnabbi ne Benaya mutabani wa Yekoyaada, n’Abakeresi n’Abaperesi1:38 Abakeresi n’Abaperesi baali bakuumi ba Dawudi ab’oku mwanjo. Baava Kuleete ne Bufirisuuti (2Sa 8:18) ne beebagaza Sulemaani ennyumbu ya Kabaka Dawudi, ne baserengeta nga bamuwerekera okugenda e Gikoni. 391:39 a Kuv 30:23-32; Zab 89:20 b nny 34; 1Sa 10:24Zadooki kabona n’aggya ejjembe ery’amafuta mu weema,1:39 Eweema eyogerwako wano ye weema Dawudi gye yakolera essanduuko ey’endagaano ya Katonda. Eweema ey’Okukuŋŋaanirangamu eyazimbibwa, ng’Abayisirayiri bakyali mu ddungu, yali ekyali e Gibyoni (3:4; 2Sa 6:17) n’afuka amafuta ku Sulemaani. Awo ne bafuuwa ekkondeere, abantu bonna ne baleekaana mu ddoboozi ery’omwanguka nti, “Kabaka Sulemaani awangaale.” 40Abantu bonna ne bambuka okumugoberera nga bafuuwa endere, era nga basanyuka essanyu lingi, ettaka n’okwatika ne lyatika olw’oluyoogaano olunene.

41Adoniya n’abagenyi be bonna ne bawulira oluyoogaano bwe baali nga bamaliriza okulya. Yowaabu bwe yawulira eddoboozi ly’ekkondeere, n’abuuza nti, “Ekibuga nga kiyoogaana?” 421:42 a 2Sa 15:27, 36 b 2Sa 18:26Awo bwe yali ng’akyayogera laba, Yonasaani mutabani wa Abiyasaali kabona n’atuuka. Adoniya n’ayogera nti, “Yingira kubanga omusajja omulungi nga ggwe ateekwa kuba ng’aleese mawulire malungi.”

43Yonasaani n’addamu nti, “Nedda. Mukama waffe Kabaka Dawudi, obwakabaka abuwadde Sulemaani, 44era kabaka atumye Zadooki kabona, ne Nasani nnabbi, ne Benaya mutabani wa Yekoyaada, n’Abakeresi n’Abaperesi, okugenda naye nga bamwebagazza ennyumbu ya kabaka. 451:45 nny 40Zadooki kabona ne Nasani nnabbi bamufukiddeko amafuta e Gikoni, era bambuse okuvaayo nga bajaguza, n’ekibuga kiwuumira ddala. Okwo kwe kuleekaana kwe muwulira. 46Kaakano Sulemaani atudde ku ntebe ey’obwakabaka. 471:47 nny 37; Lub 47:31N’abakungu ba kabaka bazze okusanyukirako mukama waffe Kabaka Dawudi, nga boogera nti, ‘Katonda wo afuule erinnya lya Sulemaani ekkulu n’okusinga eriryo era n’entebe ye ey’obwakabaka enkulu n’okusinga eyiyo!’ Era Kabaka akutamye ng’asinza ku kitanda kye, 481:48 2Sa 7:12; 1Bk 3:6n’agamba nti, ‘Yeebazibwe Mukama, Katonda wa Isirayiri, akkirizza amaaso gange okulaba omusika ku ntebe yange ey’obwakabaka leero.’ ”

49Abagenyi ba Adoniya bonna olwawulira ebyo ne beekanga nnyo, ne basituka ne basaasaana. 501:50 1Bk 2:28Adoniya n’aggwaamu amaanyi olwa Sulemaani okulya obwakabaka, era n’agenda ne yeekwata ku mayembe g’ekyoto. 51Awo ne babuulira Sulemaani nti, “Adoniya atidde kabaka Sulemaani era yeekutte ku mayembe g’ekyoto. Agambye nti, ‘Kabaka Sulemaani andayirire leero nti tajja kutta muddu we n’ekitala.’ ”

521:52 1Sa 14:45; 2Sa 14:11Sulemaani n’addamu nti, “Bw’alyeraga okuba omusajja omulungi, tewaliba luviiri lwe na lumu oluligwa wansi; naye bw’alirabikamu ekibi, alifa.” 53Awo Kabaka Sulemaani n’atuma abasajja, ne baggya Adoniya ku kyoto. N’ajja n’avuunamira kabaka Sulemaani, Sulemaani n’amugamba nti, “Weddireyo ewuwo.”

New International Reader’s Version

1 Kings 1:1-53

Adonijah Makes Himself King

1King David was now very old. He couldn’t keep warm even when blankets were spread over him. 2So his attendants spoke to him. They said, “You are our king and master. Please let us try to find a young virgin to serve you. She can take care of you. She can lie down beside you to keep you warm.”

3So David’s attendants looked all over Israel for a beautiful young woman. They found Abishag. She was from the town of Shunem. They brought her to the king. 4The woman was very beautiful. She took care of the king and served him. But the king didn’t have sex with her.

5Adonijah was the son of David and his wife Haggith. He came forward and announced, “I’m going to be the next king.” So he got chariots and horses ready. He also got 50 men to run in front of him. 6His father had never tried to stop him from doing what he wanted to. His father had never asked him, “Why are you acting the way you do?” Adonijah was also very handsome. Now that Absalom was dead, Adonijah was David’s oldest son.

7Adonijah talked things over with Joab, the son of Zeruiah. He also talked with Abiathar the priest. They agreed to help him. 8But Zadok the priest and Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada, didn’t join Adonijah. Nathan the prophet didn’t join him. Shimei and Rei didn’t join him. And neither did David’s special guard.

9Adonijah sacrificed sheep, cattle and fat calves. He sacrificed them at the Stone of Zoheleth near En Rogel. He invited all his brothers, the king’s sons, and all the royal officials of Judah. 10But he didn’t invite Benaiah or Nathan the prophet. He didn’t invite the special guard or his brother Solomon either.

11Nathan asked Solomon’s mother Bathsheba, “Haven’t you heard? Adonijah, the son of Haggith, has made himself king. And King David doesn’t know anything about it. 12So let me tell you what to do to save your life. It will also save the life of your son Solomon. 13Go in and see King David. Say to him, ‘You are my king and master. You promised me, “You can be sure that your son Solomon will be king after me. He will sit on my throne.” If that’s really true, why has Adonijah become king?’ 14While you are still talking to the king, I’ll come in and support what you have said.”

15So Bathsheba went to see the old king in his room. Abishag, the Shunammite, was taking care of him there. 16Bathsheba bowed low in front of the king.

“What do you want?” the king asked.

17She said to him, “My master, you made a promise in the name of the Lord your God. You promised me, ‘Your son Solomon will be king after me. He will sit on my throne.’ 18But now Adonijah has made himself king. And you don’t even know about it. 19He has sacrificed large numbers of cattle, fat calves and sheep. He has invited all the king’s sons. He has also invited Abiathar the priest and Joab, the commander of the army. But he hasn’t invited your son Solomon. 20You are my king and master. All the Israelites are watching to see what you will do. They want to find out from you who will sit on the throne after you. 21If you don’t do something, I and my son Solomon will be treated like people who have committed crimes. That will happen as soon as you join the members of your family who have already died.”

22While she was still speaking with the king, Nathan the prophet arrived. 23The king was told, “Nathan the prophet is here.” So Nathan went to the king. He bowed down with his face toward the ground.

24Nathan said, “You are my king and master. Have you announced that Adonijah will be king after you? Have you said he will sit on your throne? 25Today he has gone down outside the city. He has sacrificed large numbers of cattle, fat calves and sheep. He has invited all the king’s sons. He has also invited the commanders of the army and Abiathar the priest. Even now they are eating and drinking with him. They are saying, ‘May King Adonijah live a long time!’ 26But he didn’t invite me. He didn’t invite Zadok the priest or Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada. He didn’t invite your son Solomon either. 27King David, have you allowed all of that to happen? Did you do it without letting us know about it? Why didn’t you tell us who is going to sit on your throne after you?”

David Makes Solomon King

28King David said, “Tell Bathsheba to come in.” So she came and stood in front of the king.

29Then the king made a promise. He said, “The Lord has saved me from all my troubles. You can be sure that he lives. 30And you can be just as sure I will do what I promised. This is the day I will do what I promised in the name of the Lord. He is the God of Israel. I promised you that your son Solomon would be king after me. He will sit on my throne in my place.”

31Then Bathsheba bowed down in front of the king. Her face was toward the ground. She said, “King David, you are my master. May you live forever!”

32King David said, “Tell Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet to come in. Also tell Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada, to come.” So they came to the king. 33He said to them, “Take my officials with you. Have my son Solomon get on my own mule. Take him down to the Gihon spring. 34Have Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him as king over Israel there. Blow a trumpet. Shout, ‘May King Solomon live a long time!’ 35Then come back up to the city with him. Have him sit on my throne. He will rule in my place. I’ve appointed him ruler over Israel and Judah.”

36Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada, answered the king. “Amen!” he said. “May the Lord your God make it come true. 37You are my king and master. The Lord has been with you. May he also be with Solomon. King David, may the Lord make Solomon’s kingdom even greater than yours!”

38So Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet left the palace. Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada, went with them. So did the Kerethites and Pelethites. They had Solomon get on King David’s mule. And they brought him down to the Gihon spring. 39Zadok the priest had taken an animal horn from the sacred tent. The horn was filled with olive oil. He anointed Solomon with the oil. A trumpet was blown. All the people shouted, “May King Solomon live a long time!” 40Then they went up toward the city. Solomon was leading the way. The people were playing flutes. They were filled with great joy. The ground shook because of all the noise.

41Adonijah and all his guests heard it. They were just finishing their meal. Joab heard the sound of the trumpet. So he asked, “What does all this noise in the city mean?”

42While Joab was still speaking, Jonathan arrived. Jonathan was the son of Abiathar the priest. Adonijah said, “Come in. I have respect for you. You must be bringing good news.”

43“No! I’m not!” Jonathan answered. “Our master King David has made Solomon king. 44David sent Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet along with Solomon. He also sent Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada, with him. He sent the Kerethites and Pelethites with him too. They put him on the king’s mule. 45They took him down to the Gihon spring. There Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anointed him as king. Now they’ve gone back up to the city. They were cheering all the way. The city is filled with the sound of it. That’s the noise you hear. 46And that’s not all. Solomon has taken his seat on the royal throne. 47The royal officials came to give their blessing to our master King David. They said, ‘May your God make Solomon’s name more famous than yours! May he make Solomon’s kingdom greater than yours!’ While King David was sitting on his bed, he bowed in worship. 48He said, ‘I praise the Lord. He is the God of Israel. He has let me live to see my son sitting on my throne today as the next king.’ ”

49When all Adonijah’s guests heard that, they were terrified. So they got up and scattered. 50Adonijah was afraid of what Solomon might do to him. So he went and grabbed the horns of the altar for burnt offerings. Those horns stuck out from its upper corners. 51Then Solomon was told, “King Solomon, Adonijah is afraid of you. He’s holding onto the horns of the altar. He says, ‘I want King Solomon to make a promise today. I want him to promise that he won’t kill me with his sword.’ ”

52Solomon replied, “Let him show that he’s a man people can respect. Then not even one hair on his head will fall to the ground. But if I find out he’s done something evil, he will die.” 53King Solomon got some men to bring Adonijah down from the altar. He came and bowed down to King Solomon. Solomon said, “Go on home.”