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His fourth son was Adonijah, the son of Haggith. His fifth son was Shephatiah, the son of Abitail.
She said, “Allow Abishag the Shunammite to be given to your brother Adonijah as a wife.”
He collaborated 1 with Joab son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest, and they supported 2 him. 3
But now, look, Adonijah has become king! But you, 1 my master the king, are not even aware of it! 2
Jonathan replied 1 to Adonijah: “No! 2 Our master 3 King David has made Solomon king.
All of Adonijah’s guests panicked; 1 they jumped up and rushed off their separate ways.
Adonijah feared Solomon, so he got up and went and grabbed hold of the horns of the altar. 1
the third was Absalom whose mother was Maacah, daughter of King Talmai of Geshur; the fourth was Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith;
Now Adonijah, son of David and Haggith, 1 was promoting himself, 2 boasting, 3 “I will be king!” He managed to acquire 4 chariots and horsemen, as well as fifty men to serve as his royal guard. 5
But Zadok the priest, Benaiah son of Jehoiada, Nathan the prophet, Shimei, Rei, and David’s elite warriors 1 did not ally themselves 2 with Adonijah.
Nathan said, “My master, O king, did you announce, ‘Adonijah will be king after me; he will sit on my throne’?
As he was still speaking, Jonathan 1 son of Abiathar the priest arrived. Adonijah said, “Come in, for 2 an important man like you must be bringing good news.” 3
Haggith’s son Adonijah visited Bathsheba, Solomon’s mother. She asked, “Do you come in peace?” He answered, “Yes.” 1
King Solomon then swore an oath by the Lord, “May God judge me severely, 1 if Adonijah does not pay for this request with his life! 2
They were accompanied by the Levites Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah, and Tob-Adonijah, and by the priests Elishama and Jehoram.
Adonijah sacrificed sheep, cattle, and fattened steers at the Stone of Zoheleth near En Rogel. He invited all his brothers, the king’s sons, 1 as well as all the men of Judah, the king’s servants.
Nathan said to Bathsheba, Solomon’s mother, “Has it been reported to you 1 that Haggith’s son Adonijah has become king behind our master David’s back? 2
Visit 1 King David and say to him, ‘My master, O king, did you not solemnly promise 2 your servant, “Surely your son Solomon will be king after me; he will sit on my throne”? So why has Adonijah become king?’
For today he has gone down and sacrificed many cattle, steers, and sheep and has invited all the king’s sons, the army commanders, and Abiathar the priest. At this moment 1 they are having a feast 2 in his presence, and they have declared, ‘Long live King Adonijah!’ 3