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1 Kings 1:10-13

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1:10 But he did not invite Nathan the prophet, Benaiah, the elite warriors, 1  or his brother Solomon.

1:11 Nathan said to Bathsheba, Solomon’s mother, “Has it been reported to you 2  that Haggith’s son Adonijah has become king behind our master David’s back? 3  1:12 Now 4  let me give you some advice as to how 5  you can save your life and your son Solomon’s life. 1:13 Visit 6  King David and say to him, ‘My master, O king, did you not solemnly promise 7  your servant, “Surely your son Solomon will be king after me; he will sit on my throne”? So why has Adonijah become king?’

1 tn Or “bodyguard” (Heb “mighty men”).

2 tn Heb “Have you not heard?”

3 tn Heb “and our master David does not know.”

4 tn Heb “now, come.” The imperative of הָלַךְ (halakh) is here used as an introductory interjection. See BDB 234 s.v. חָלַךְ.

5 tn Or “so that.”

6 tn Heb “come, go to.” The imperative of הָלַךְ (halakh) is here used as an introductory interjection. See BDB 234 s.v. חָלַךְ.

7 tn Or “swear an oath to.”



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