Solomon Anointed King
Then King David answered and said, "Call Bathsheba to me." So she came into the king's presence and stood before the king.
And the king took an oath and said, x "As the LORD lives, who has redeemed my life from every distress,
y "just as I swore to you by the LORD God of Israel, saying, 'Assuredly Solomon your son shall be king after me, and he shall sit on my throne in my place,' so I certainly will do this day."
Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth, and paid homage to the king, and said, z "Let my lord King David live forever!"
And King David said, "Call to me Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada." So they came before the king.
The king also said to them, a "Take with you the servants of your lord, and have Solomon my son ride on my own b mule, and take him down to c Gihon.
"There let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet d anoint him king over Israel; and e blow the horn, and say, 'Long live King Solomon!'
"Then you shall come up after him, and he shall come and sit on my throne, and he shall be king in my place. For I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel and Judah."
Benaiah the son of Jehoiada answered the king and said, f "Amen! May the LORD God of my lord the king say so too.
g "As the LORD has been with my lord the king, even so may He be with Solomon, and h make his throne greater than the throne of my lord King David."
So Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, i Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the j Cherethites, and the Pelethites went down and had Solomon ride on King David's mule, and took him to Gihon.
Then Zadok the priest took a horn of k oil from the tabernacle and l anointed Solomon. And they blew the horn, m and all the people said, "Long live King Solomon!"
And all the people went up after him; and the people played the flutes and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth seemed to split with their sound.
Now Adonijah and all the guests who were with him heard it as they finished eating. And when Joab heard the sound of the horn, he said, "Why is the city in such a noisy uproar?"
While he was still speaking, there came n Jonathan, the son of Abiathar the priest. And Adonijah said to him, "Come in, for o you are a prominent man, and bring good news."
Then Jonathan answered and said to Adonijah, "No! Our lord King David has made Solomon king.
"The king has sent with him Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the Cherethites, and the Pelethites; and they have made him ride on the king's mule.
"So Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him king at Gihon; and they have gone up from there rejoicing, so that the city is in an uproar. This is the noise that you have heard.
"Also Solomon p sits on the throne of the kingdom.
"And moreover the king's servants have gone to bless our lord King David, saying, q 'May God make the name of Solomon better than your name, and may He make his throne greater than your throne.' r Then the king bowed himself on the bed.
"Also the king said thus, 'Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who has s given one to sit on my throne this day, while my eyes see t it!' "
So all the guests who were with Adonijah were afraid, and arose, and each one went his way.
Now Adonijah was afraid of Solomon; so he arose, and went and u took hold of the horns of the altar.
And it was told Solomon, saying, "Indeed Adonijah is afraid of King Solomon; for look, he has taken hold of the horns of the altar, saying, 'Let King Solomon swear to me today that he will not put his servant to death with the sword.' "
Then Solomon said, "If he proves himself a worthy man, v not one hair of him shall fall to the earth; but if wickedness is found in him, he shall die."
So King Solomon sent them to bring him down from the altar. And he came and fell down before King Solomon; and Solomon said to him, "Go to your house."
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2 Samuel 4:9
But David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said to them, " As the LORD lives, who has redeemed my life from all adversity.
2 Samuel 12:5
So David's anger was greatly aroused against the man, and he said to Nathan, " As the LORD lives, the man who has done this shall surely die!
1 Kings 1:13
"Go immediately to King David and say to him, 'Did you not, my lord, O king, swear to your maidservant, saying, "Assuredly your son Solomon shall reign after me, and he shall sit on my throne"? Why then has Adonijah become king?'
1 Kings 1:17
Then she said to him, "My lord, you swore by the LORD your God to your maidservant, saying, 'Assuredly Solomon your son shall reign after me, and he shall sit on my throne.
And said to the king, "May the king live forever! Why should my face not be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' tombs, lies waste, and its gates are burned with fire?
Then the Chaldeans spoke to the king in Aramaic, "O king, live forever! Tell your servants the dream, and we will give the interpretation.
They spoke and said to King Nebuchadnezzar, "O king, live forever!
2 Samuel 20:6
And David said to Abishai, "Now Sheba the son of Bichri will do us more harm than Absalom. Take your lord's servants and pursue him, lest he find for himself fortified cities, and escape us.
Let a royal robe be brought which the king has worn, and a horse on which the king has ridden, which has a royal crest placed on its head.
2 Chronicles 32:30
This same Hezekiah also stopped the water outlet of Upper Gihon, and brought the water by tunnel to the west side of the City of David. Hezekiah prospered in all his works.
2 Chronicles 33:14
After this he built a wall outside the City of David on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, as far as the entrance of the Fish Gate; and it enclosed Ophel, and he raised it to a very great height. Then he put military captains in all the fortified cities of Judah.
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2 Samuel 15:10
Then Absalom sent spies throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, "As soon as you hear the sound of the trumpet, then you shall say, 'Absalom reigns in Hebron!'
2 Kings 9:13
Then each man hastened to take his garment and put it under him on the top of the steps; and they blew trumpets, saying, "Jehu is king!
2 Kings 11:14
When she looked, there was the king standing by a pillar according to custom; and the leaders and the trumpeters were by the king. All the people of the land were rejoicing and blowing trumpets. So Athaliah tore her clothes and cried out, "Treason! Treason!
And the prophet Jeremiah said, "Amen! The LORD do so; the LORD perform your words which you have prophesied, to bring back the vessels of the LORD's house and all who were carried away captive, from Babylon to this place.
No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you.
Just as we heeded Moses in all things, so we will heed you. Only the LORD your God be with you, as He was with Moses.
1 Samuel 20:13
May the LORD do so and much more to Jonathan. But if it pleases my father to do you evil, then I will report it to you and send you away, that you may go in safety. And the LORD be with you as He has been with my father.
1 Kings 1:47
And moreover the king's servants have gone to bless our lord King David, saying, 'May God make the name of Solomon better than your name, and may He make his throne greater than your throne.' Then the king bowed himself on the bed.
2 Samuel 8:18
Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over both the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David's sons were chief ministers.
2 Samuel 23:20 - 23
Benaiah was the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man from Kabzeel, who had done many deeds. He had killed two lion-like heroes of Moab. He also had gone down and killed a lion in the midst of a pit on a snowy day.
2 Samuel 20:7
So Joab's men, with the Cherethites, the Pelethites, and all the mighty men, went out after him. And they went out of Jerusalem to pursue Sheba the son of Bichri.
1 Chronicles 18:17
Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David's sons were chief ministers at the king's side.
Also take for yourself quality spices - five hundred shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much sweet-smelling cinnamon (two hundred and fifty shekels ), two hundred and fifty shekels of sweet-smelling cane.
And you shall make from these a holy anointing oil, an ointment compounded according to the art of the perfumer. It shall be a holy anointing oil.
It shall not be poured on man's flesh; nor shall you make any other like it, according to its composition. It is holy, and it shall be holy to you.
I have found My servant David; With My holy oil I have anointed him.
1 Chronicles 29:22
So they ate and drank before the LORD with great gladness on that day. And they made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and anointed him before the LORD to be the leader, and Zadok to be priest.
1 Samuel 10:24
And Samuel said to all the people, "Do you see him whom the LORD has chosen, that there is no one like him among all the people?" So all the people shouted and said, "Long live the king!
2 Samuel 17:17
Now Jonathan and Ahimaaz stayed at En Rogel, for they dared not be seen coming into the city; so a female servant would come and tell them, and they would go and tell King David.
2 Samuel 17:20
And when Absalom's servants came to the woman at the house, they said, "Where are Ahimaaz and Jonathan?" So the woman said to them, "They have gone over the water brook." And when they had searched and could not find them, they returned to Jerusalem.
2 Samuel 18:27
So the watchman said, "I think the running of the first is like the running of Ahimaaz the son of Zadok." And the king said, "He is a good man, and comes with good news.
1 Kings 2:12
Then Solomon sat on the throne of his father David; and his kingdom was firmly established.
1 Chronicles 29:23
Then Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king instead of David his father, and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him.
1 Kings 1:37
"As the LORD has been with my lord the king, even so may He be with Solomon, and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord King David."
Then he said, "Swear to me." And he swore to him. So Israel bowed himself on the head of the bed.
1 Kings 3:6
And Solomon said: "You have shown great mercy to Your servant David my father, because he walked before You in truth, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with You; You have continued this great kindness for him, and You have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
The LORD has sworn in truth to David; He will not turn from it: "I will set upon your throne the fruit of your body.
If your sons will keep My covenant And My testimony which I shall teach them, Their sons also shall sit upon your throne forevermore.
2 Samuel 7:12
When your days are fulfilled and you rest with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom.
You shall make its horns on its four corners; its horns shall be of one piece with it. And you shall overlay it with bronze.
"And Aaron shall make atonement upon its horns once a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonement; once a year he shall make atonement upon it throughout your generations. It is most holy to the LORD."
1 Kings 2:28
Then news came to Joab, for Joab had defected to Adonijah, though he had not defected to Absalom. So Joab fled to the tabernacle of the LORD, and took hold of the horns of the altar.
1 Samuel 14:45
But the people said to Saul, "Shall Jonathan die, who has accomplished this great deliverance in Israel? Certainly not! As the LORD lives, not one hair of his head shall fall to the ground, for he has worked with God this day." So the people rescued Jonathan, and he did not die.
2 Samuel 14:11
Then she said, "Please let the king remember the LORD your God, and do not permit the avenger of blood to destroy anymore, lest they destroy my son." And he said, " As the LORD lives, not one hair of your son shall fall to the ground.
"Therefore I urge you to take nourishment, for this is for your survival, since not a hair will fall from the head of any of you."