Adonijah

Adonijah

 
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  • Word soon reached Solomon that Adonijah had seized the horns of the altar and that he was pleading, "Let Solomon swear today that he will not kill me!" - 1 Kings 1:51


  • So King Solomon summoned Adonijah, and they brought him down from the altar. He came and bowed low before the king, and Solomon dismissed him, saying, "Go on home." - 1 Kings 1:53


  • One day Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith, came to see Bathsheba, Solomon's mother. "Have you come to make trouble?" she asked him. "No," he said, "I come in peace. - 1 Kings 2:13


  • So Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak on Adonijah's behalf. The king rose from his throne to meet her, and he bowed down before her. When he sat down on his throne again, he ordered that a throne be brought for his mother, and she sat at his right hand. - 1 Kings 2:19


  • "Then let your brother Adonijah marry Abishag, the girl from Shunem," she replied. - 1 Kings 2:21


  • "How can you possibly ask me to give Abishag to Adonijah?" Solomon demanded. "You might as well be asking me to give him the kingdom! You know that he is my older brother, and that he has Abiathar the priest and Joab son of Zeruiah on his side." - 1 Kings 2:22


  • Then King Solomon swore solemnly by the LORD: "May God strike me dead if Adonijah has not sealed his fate with this request. - 1 Kings 2:23


  • The LORD has confirmed me and placed me on the throne of my father, David; he has established my dynasty as he promised. So as surely as the LORD lives, Adonijah will die this very day!" - 1 Kings 2:24


  • So King Solomon ordered Benaiah son of Jehoiada to execute him, and Adonijah was put to death. - 1 Kings 2:25


  • Although he had not followed Absalom earlier, Joab had also joined Adonijah's revolt. When Joab heard about Adonijah's death, he ran to the sacred tent of the LORD and caught hold of the horns of the altar. - 1 Kings 2:28


  • The third was Absalom, whose mother was Maacah, the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur. The fourth was Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith. - 1 Chronicles 3:2


  • He sent Levites along with them, including Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah, and Tob-adonijah. He also sent out the priests, Elishama and Jehoram. - 2 Chronicles 17:8


  • Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin, - Nehemiah 10:16

  • New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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