Adonijah Sets Himself Up as King

1 Kings 1

5 Now b Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, "I will be king." c And he prepared for himself chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him. 6 His father had never at any time displeased him by asking, "Why have you done thus and so?" He was also a very handsome man, d and he was born next after Absalom. 7 He conferred with e Joab the son of Zeruiah and with f Abiathar the priest. And they followed Adonijah and helped him. 8 But f Zadok the priest and g Benaiah the son of Jehoiada and h Nathan the prophet and i Shimei and Rei and j David's mighty men were not with Adonijah.

9 Adonijah sacrificed sheep, oxen, and fattened cattle by the Serpent's Stone, which is beside k En-rogel, and he invited all his brothers, the king's sons, and all the royal officials of Judah, 10 but he did not invite Nathan the prophet or Benaiah or the mighty men or l Solomon his brother.

  1. Cross References
    2 Samuel 3:4
    And the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith; and the fifth, Shephatiah the son of Abital.
  2. Cross References
    2 Samuel 15:1
    After this Absalom got himself a chariot and horses, and fifty men to run before him.
  3. Cross References
    2 Samuel 3:3 - 4
    And his second, Chileab, of Abigail the widow of Nabal of Carmel; and the third, Absalom the son of Maacah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur.
    1 Chronicles 3:2
    The third, Absalom, whose mother was Maacah, the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur; the fourth, Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith.
  4. Cross References
    2 Samuel 2:13
    And Joab the son of Zeruiah and the servants of David went out and met them at the pool of Gibeon. And they sat down, the one on the one side of the pool, and the other on the other side of the pool.
    2 Samuel 2:18
    And the three sons of Zeruiah were there, Joab, Abishai, and Asahel. Now Asahel was as swift of foot as a wild gazelle.
  5. Cross References
    2 Samuel 20:25
    And Sheva was secretary; and Zadok and Abiathar were priests.
  6. Cross References
    1 Kings 1:7
    He conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest. And they followed Adonijah and helped him.
  7. Cross References
    2 Samuel 8:18
    And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites, and David's sons were priests.
  8. Cross References
    2 Samuel 12:1
    And the Lord sent Nathan to David. He came to him and said to him, "There were two men in a certain city, the one rich and the other poor.
  9. Cross References
    1 Kings 4:18
    Shimei the son of Ela, in Benjamin.
  10. Cross References
    2 Samuel 23:8 - 39
    These are the names of the mighty men whom David had: Josheb-basshebeth a Tahchemonite; he was chief of the three. He wielded his spear against eight hundred whom he killed at one time.
  11. Cross References
    Joshua 15:7
    And the boundary goes up to Debir from the Valley of Achor, and so northward, turning toward Gilgal, which is opposite the ascent of Adummim, which is on the south side of the valley. And the boundary passes along to the waters of En-shemesh and ends at En-rogel.
    2 Samuel 17:17
    Now Jonathan and Ahimaaz were waiting at En-rogel. A female servant was to go and tell them, and they were to go and tell King David, for they were not to be seen entering the city.
  12. Cross References
    2 Samuel 12:24
    Then David comforted his wife, Bathsheba, and went in to her and lay with her, and she bore a son, and he called his name Solomon. And the Lord loved him
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